Published By: eXtasy Books
Authors: Gabriella Bradley, Taryn Jameson
Word Count: 42718
Publication Date: September 1, 2017
Series: Crimson Realm Chronicles #1
Available Formats: Adobe Acrobat, Epub, Mobipocket, Mobipocket (.mobi)
Categories: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Shapeshifter
Bound by a curse, Brenn must find a way to save his pride.
Brenn returns from a war far from his home to find that his village is destroyed and his pride missing. With the help of his guardian dragon, Ciara, he sets out to find his missing family and pride.
After Ciara saves Brenn's life twice, he begins to realize that he isn't as invincible as he once thought. He must accept his limitations and the help of his lifemate to keep him safe.
Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Okay, where to begin. In Search of Pride really started with Carnal Twilight. I loved that little story. It was dreamy, erotic, and full of romance and heartache. In Search, that story between Brenn and Ciara continues on. But the reader is never given the time to get ready for their difficulties ahead, or what these two lovers have to go through to fulfill their mating.
Brenn has to keep Ciara's presence a secret, for there is a stigma to dragons. Fortunately, that is soon resolved after Brenn's companions shed their initial fears and realize their fortune in Ciara's presence. As a dragon, she is truly fierce and magical and protects Brenn to the point of risking her own life. The love between the two is obvious, not just in their thoughts or actions, or the erotic scenes. Ciara does what she could in her capacity, while Brenn does the same, in his capacity.
The thing is: they can never be truly together. Think starcrossed lovers at this point in their story. It is disappointing, it is thrilling, it moves their romance to heights that make you, as a reader, demand they get over their difficulties soon because their love is real and deserves so much more. But the road is perilous and your heart aches. Brenn and Ciara deserve so much more than what they're served.
The writing duo that is Taryn Jameson and Gabriella Bradley succeeded in giving us a story that is not only plot driven, but imagery driven. I have never, in my reading and reviewing, wanted to see more of the monsters that place the characters' lives in danger. I mean, I actually wanted to read more about these monsters, wanted them to kill more just because I want to read how Brenn and his companions would deal with the dangers they encounter. The introduction of other characters also provides a glimpse of what is to come in the future installments.
I love this series, and I can't wait for the next installments. I need and crave the fulfillment of a love story set in a fantastical planet where magic and science work hand in hand.