I found this story awesome!
Madoc (Zir) was obsessed with making a watch to turn back time. He met Zina on his quest. Zina did not have a good memory of Madoc. Will she ever forgive him? Could Zina survive the Zir mating bite?
I identified with the Zir. I felt sorry that the elemental dragon princes (Zir) were stuck in human form. I was disappointed that so few woman survived the mating bite. The Zir desired a Zir mate, but not enough humans were compatible for the transformation.
The setting was so realistic that I could imagine myself taking a walk in England (London) during the 1800s or seeing the Spectacle of Time. This story was well-written and I never lost my concentration while reading it. The dynamic characters make you want to read on. I just can't wait for the next book.
I am glad that I put aside my doubts about reading a historical paranormal romance novel. I read it and overcame my doubts. I almost missed out. You'll just have to read the story to find out what happens next and the HEA. I highly recommend this author.
Open Flame gets 4.5 stars and a Top Pick! The book can be read standalone. Open Flame is the second book in the Dragon's Fate Series by Lacy Danes.
Between hate and lust lies heaven, hell…and smoldering love.
Like his brothers, Madoc is a dragon born by blood magic. Unlike them, he has only once bitten a human in a near-hopeless quest to find his eternal mate. Watching that woman die nearly destroyed him.
Now he works to invent a watch that will rewind time. When he attends the Spectacle of Time in Paris, though, he finds a woman who shakes the foundation of his world and crumbles his ferocious control.
Ever since the black-haired man with the red crescent on his cheek ruined her family, Fina has hated him. When she runs into him in Paris, she is determined to show him just how much. Instead, overwhelmed by the desire to both kill him and bed him, her body betrays her and she melts in his arms.
Sparks fly, and—when his teeth sink into her skin—she ignites. But she can’t run far and fast enough to avoid the burning truth. She is now part of Madoc’s dangerous world…body, soul, and fire.
Warning: This novel contains explicit sex, time-shifting, distance-hopping, a super-hot dragon, and a woman who can take the heat.