Beat down and feeling the sting of losing his human veneer at the hands of his mad scientist uncle, Brandon is sticking to the shadows while he pursues said uncle and his sister, unwilling captive. Brand is determined to save Sue Ellen the horrors he’s experienced and will stop at nothing to make her freedom a reality. But then he runs into an immovable object named Aimi.
Convinced he’s a monster, imagine his surprise when Brand is told he is instead a dragon and that Aimi is going to keep him? Screw that, he was a prisoner long enough under his uncle’s insane rule at Bittech. So begins the courtship.
Loved Aimi and her attitude that it all revolves around her. Don’t we all feel that way? She’s just not afraid to admit it. Brand’s attraction does battle with his reflexive recoil to being owned, but it’s just a matter of time. The story moved along nicely and after my initial disorientation, I made the connection to the Bitten Point series. That Brandon!
Brandon is a true southern gentleman, putting women he loves ahead of his own needs. That’s kind of what gets him in the messes he does and allows his uncle to manipulate him. I appreciated Brand’s indulgence of Aimi’s crazy as he fell in love as well as the struggle with the new entity that replaced his gator.
The crazy south meets the upper crust and it’s a riot as the two mesh. With the always enjoyed edge of snark the romance was quirky and quick and had a few unanticipated surprises that I thoroughly enjoyed. Some teasers for the next book have me totally intrigued and the book ended with an epilogue for Aimi and Brandon, which I personally always enjoy.
Can he embrace the beast within?
I’m a monster. That’s what Brandon thinks when he flees the medical institute that changed him. Living a normal life isn’t in the cards for him because, while he can hide his scaly skin, his wings are hard to miss. So he runs and lives in the shadows where monsters belong. What he didn’t expect to find were others just like him, and they call themselves dragons. Or so Aimi with the violet eyes tells him when she pins him to the ground.
Seriously, though, dragons?
He doesn’t want to believe, but the evidence is mounting. Not helping his resolve is the fact that the woman with the silver hair doesn’t fear the monster and wants to claim him.
However, before he can think of his own happiness, he has to rescue his little sister. Uncle Theo kidnapped her, and Brandon will do anything to get her back, even if he must embrace the monster to become the dragon.