Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Can an amnesiac warrior recover his memories in time to find his missing love and help his entire race?
The red dragon warrior appeared out of a storm, a traumatic injury, leaving him only with the memory of the name of Jackson. Suffering from agonizing seizures, he dreams and draws intricate portraits of the same ethereal woman.
After a making his way across the snowy lands to the remote cabin he’s seen in his dreams, Jackson tries to unlock the door of memories to discover who he--and the woman haunting his vision--are.
Will the angelic face of his dreams be the one to open the door or will the darkness of his missing past overwhelm any chance of love and recovery?
There was so much to like about this book and also so many issues that made it difficult for me to absolutely fall in love with it. It’s a short—not a problem for me—but for a story as brief as it is, it spends a lot of time, most of the first three chapters, wrapping up things that happened in the first book in the series—Dragon’s Grace. This is part of the problem with the book. I haven’t read Dragon’s Grace and I did feel as though I was at a disadvantage for not having done so.
The reader is given the impression that something really significant has happened before the book started and certainly I was enough intrigued that I will probably read Dragon’s Grace now to see what exactly that was. Still, I think that most of the time you can pick up the second book in a series and read it without feeling like you’ve missed a major portion of the series, especially if the characters are different than the ones in the first book, which they were in this case.
Jackson, the hero, is a hot red dragon with amnesia. He has no idea who he is and ventures off in search of a woman and a cabin he keeps seeing in his visions. He finds the cabin but not the woman. Instead, he finds Marisa the woman’s granddaughter. Her grandmother is long since dead. Marisa helps Jackson to regain his memories and ultimately it is discovered that she is his mate.
These characters have great chemistry, the kind most authors would kill to create. They seemed to pour off the page and I loved reading them. Since the book is as short as it is, I really felt that they should have been on the page the entire book and left the previous book where it belonged—in the previous book.
Lovely characters, hot sex scenes. I recommend giving it a try but maybe read the first book first. You won’t regret falling in love with Jackson and Marisa.
3 ½ Tea Cups!