Tina Moreland is a Peeping Tina, who is about to get herself in a lot of trouble with a very hot dragon. While working a construction job, Tina happens to spy Devin Ken'Draga in the office building across from her site. Before she knows it she's hooked on watching the handsome stranger through her binoculars. One misstep though causes Devin to drop everything and leap to her salvation. Unfortunately, in the saving he accidently transports them both to the land of dragons where he reveals to her that he himself is a dragon. And there is no returning to earth.
I particularly liked this story because Tina was such a strong character; she has a master's degree and specializes in Architecture which is something that she is still able to use in the world of dragons. Too often we see our damsels caught up in the hero, and their own accomplishments are diminished or at least not focused on in the story. However, Tina is different. Devin may be an alpha male, but with a bit of help and coaxing he is able to see the wisdom of Tina's plan to save his home and possibly the snarky Elders as well. Although she's always been different, and in the land of dragons she is still different, it's that uniqueness that ends up being her greatest strength.
I found this story very enjoyable, and will look forward to reading this author's next endeavor.
When architecture student and summertime welder Tina Moreland develops a reputation as a peeping Tom, it isn’t the first time she’s been teased for being different. Catching a glimpse of the man of her dreams is worth the aggravation. But when she witnesses him doing something stranger than stripping in his hightower office, it’s enough to make her forget that when working unharnessed on the fifth floor, the first step is a long way down.
Working in the human world leaves Devin Ken’Draga frustrated and exhausted. Things aren’t going well. Devin is the Kenta – prime dragon - in a world not far from earth, only a magical breath of flame away. It is a world that is having problems, and he is expected to solve them. The question is how. Civil war has shattered his land and destroyed his home. He can’t come up with an Answer, and the Elders can only tell him he will find what he needs on Earth.
Devin doesn’t have time to rescue a damsel in distress. But since she is literally falling at his feet, he can’t help but to save Tina. Bringing her home wasn’t part of the plan, but once they fall through the magical portal together, there is no going back. It is only when he spreads his wings in his true dragon form that Devin realizes something he hadn’t anticipated – the woman is a virgin, a temptation no dragon can resist.
Together Devin and Tina create a sensual bond, gladly sacrificing her virginity to protect her from the dragon males who might think that hurting her would be a good way to hurt Devin. Her virginity is a gift – with it’s loss comes a release of power that Devin collects into a gemstone. It isn’t enough to stop the war, and Devin is worried. There is no way for him or Tina to ever return to Earth – the magic that rules the land only allows that trip once. He’s lost his chance to bring back a way to find peace for his people. The entire Southern Dragon race is at risk, so many have dies from the war. He turns to Tina for distraction and comfort.
Tina knows Devin is worried and does what she can to soothe him. But she is all that he brought back from Earth – what more can she do to save his people? The questions haunt her. When inspiration strikes, she develops a plan to save them, not realizing how it will hurt Devin. Devin will do anything to save his people, but he must deal with his inner demons, along with those who oppose him physically. Together they must find a way to stand together.
When the time comes, Tina proves her worth to Devin and all the dragons. Devin fights to protect her and his people, and using the magic from their first lovemaking he gifts her with it, mating with her for life and giving his people hope along with a new queen.
To My Readers: I am thrilled to bring you a taste of the dragon world of Sa’Harin! My heroine, Tina, found it to be an eye-opener, and that’s quite a compliment from a reputed Peeping Tom. Devin gives her a lot to look at – between his delicious masculinity and his jaw-dropping beauty as a powerful dragon. Enjoy!