Dragon's Curse

I love the language of the King James Bible as much as the next person, actually probably a lot more, but I found all the, `Ye' `Nay' and `E'en' s were just getting on my nerves, and distracting from the story of Brianna and Draco. Poor Draco had spent over a decade blaming himself for the death of his clan. He became a scapegoat, because a grief stricken mother had cursed him as the only survivor of his clan. Even in death, her curse took affect forcing him to take the form of a dragon and to hear the thoughts of those who saw him. The vengeful ghost often visits him to taunt him as if her curse alone isn't enough. Exiled on an otherwise uninhabited Isle, a lonely Draco meets Brianna. In his dragon form he saves her from drowning as the cave she seeks refuge in fills with water when the tide came in.

In his human form, he charms Brianna by feeding her and offering her a lovely gown to make up for the clothing she lost. He ignites her body to the reality of sexual desire with one kiss and then lets her go, to return to a life as the servant/ward of Laird McLeod. A bemused Brianna has no idea what to think about the beast who saved her life or the man who kisses her with such passion before acting as though he despised her. I was not all sure what to make of the Laird who uses Brianna foresight for his own uses, he's happy for her to slave as one of his servants, only able to protect herself with her own wits from his lecherous guests, and yet is supposed to be under his protection as his ward? Surely then she should be treated as a daughter? As it is this is a satisfactory shifter romance. It has a great premise, but the book itself was only `alright'.

Book Blurb for Dragon's Curse

Sometimes a special gift and an unwanted curse cannot keep destined lovers apart.

Brianna Macleod has accompanied a shipload of her guardian’s friends to a remote island off the coast of Scotland. She eludes these Highland hunters to keep her innocence…and her gift of sight. Her attitude against falling for womanly desires changes when she nearly drowns. Saved by the talons of a terrifying winged beast, she awakens—naked—in a cave, beside an unusual man.

Cursed by a vengeful witch to transform into a dragon at inopportune times, Draco MacDonald hides on this deserted island to live alone: until he plucks a servant girl from certain death. Fueled by jealousy, and tempered by fear for her safety, he succumbs to an unfamiliar desire to mate. Her kisses propel him to dare to make her his own.

Set in 1592 Scotland on the Scottish island of Staffa, the cursed hero battles a ghostly witch, a hunter set on rape, and his own growing desire for a young woman with premonitions of his death. Her kisses propel him to dare to make her his own.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2011 3.00