I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Taken by a Dragon by Felicity Heaton
Series: Eternal Mates #7
Published by Felicity Heaton on March 10th 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Possessed by a need to save a beautiful Amazon warrior from the vision he witnessed, Loke snatched her from the midst of the battle between the Third and Fifth realm of the demons, and carried her to his home deep in the black mountains of Hell to protect her. But as the fierce little female awakens, he finds she’s anything but grateful, and his dragon instincts roar to life to warn she might be more to him than an enemy—she might be his fated female.
Anais remembers meeting a handsome warrior in the heat of battle, a man who was her enemy but who looked at her with eyes that held dark heat and wicked promises. When she wakes to find that same dragon shifter has taken her captive, desire is the last thing on her mind, but escaping him to return to Archangel, the hunter organisation she works for, sounds less than appealing when he reveals the reason he took her—to stop her from dying.
Can Loke protect Anais from the dangers of his realm and how far will he go to save her from the future he keeps witnessing? Can Anais resist the fierce attraction that burns between them as hot as fire and stay true to Archangel or will her heart be taken by the dragon?
I loved how Heaton took well-known dragon traits and included them in Loke as a human and dragon. And I really enjoyed the fact that Loke lets Anais know that there is no man and dragon, that he is both no matter what form he is in. Heaton helped give a visual picture of the man and dragon with the physical look of Loke. He has blue hair and wears blue leather pants when he is in human form, then when he shifts into his dragon form his has blue scales. There was one trait that kind of was creepy, the two rows of teeth. I think the second roll only showed when Loke was really upset/mad.
Loke is very endearing. He lives in hell and has no idea about modern technology. He doesn’t know what electricity is and it’s fun to watch Anais try to explain these things to him.
Fans of Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series will enjoy Heaton’s Eternal Mates series. Heaton weaves her characters’ timelines in a similar manner as Cole but on a smaller scale. You could read Taken by a Dragon after Claimed by a Demon King, but you would miss a little of the character references, but overall you’d be ok reading it sooner rather than later if you are new to the series.
I have one more book in the series to read to be caught up, Marked by an Assassin. I look forward to reading it and enjoying another couples’ HEA since we got a peek at the male in Taken by a Dragon. I wonder how many more books will be in the series since there was a hand full of new characters introduced towards the end of this installment. I love how the surly elf, Blue keeps making cameos. Do believe that Heaton threw us a bone about who his mate will be.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).