Drawn to Mexico for Spring Break, Ivy unwittingly stumbles right into the path of the same evil presence from her mysterious dreams. Kidnapped and held hostage, she has only one chance to survive. She reaches out to the wickedly sexy man from her dreams and prays he'll answer her call for help.
Welsh dragon shifter Ian Madoc struggles to understand the strange dream connection he shares with this unknown woman. In all his centuries of life, he's never experienced anything like it—and it unsettles him. When the dreams turn to pleas for help, Mad rushes off in the middle of the night, hell-bent on saving the young woman he fears may be his mate.
But rescuing Ivy from the clutches of the Knights is only the beginning of Mad's problems. When Ivy's true identity is revealed, old secrets and a close friend's betrayal put him at odds with the rest of the Brotherhood. Protecting the dragon species is no longer his top priority. He'll do anything to keep Ivy safe, even if it means walking away from the only life he's ever known.
First, I have to say Wicked Dark Dragon is the third in a series (now I have more to add to my never ending TBR pile!) but I found it works very well as a standalone and I had absolutely no trouble whatsoever in understanding this world Ms Lopez has created. I really felt the connection between these two characters and it didn't feel forced or particularly rushed in any way. Yes, for most of this story Ivy and Mad are in an almost impossible situation but for me that's probably what made it work. I felt it enabled the story and their growing relationship to be fleshed out and boy is this Dragon willing to go to any lengths to protect Ivy. Is she his true Mate? Circumstances point to it, but there's a nice twist with their history that adds a little mystery and suspense.
I do adore Dragon shifter stories but did feel a little let down by the actions taken by the other members of the Brotherhood, but no spoilers here. No, let down is too mild, I thought they overstepped the mark!
So, in hindsight a longer story than I expected which is good! Uber protective hero and a vulnerable but intelligent heroine, who is prepared to bite the proverbial bullet! Yes, it's a very sexy story but it's the characters that held me gripped. If you want a steamy Dragon story then try this series. I don't think you will regret it!