For A Dragon's Protection (Highland Dragons #2)
by Charlie Richards
Published September 15th 2013 by Extasy Books
Formats Available: Adobe Acrobat, Palm DOC/iSolo, Microsoft Reader, Hiebook, HTML, Mobipocket, Rocket, Epub, Sony PDF, Sony LRF
My Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Two men. One only wants to help a friend. The other wants to capture his heart.
When Elder Combs —leader for the gray caste of dragons— discovers Ewan MacNiery dying on the side of the mountain, he’s instantly smitten. Helping the human regain his health comes first, followed closely by seducing him and making him his own. Except Ewan claims he’s not interested in males and fights their attraction. Between the danger Ewan’s appearance in the valley represents and the human’s own resistances, can Combs figure out how to convince Ewan that staying and building a life with a male dragon will fulfill the desires of his heart?
Reading For A Dragon's Protection right after I had done with For A Dragon's Touch (Highland Dragons #1) was a great idea on my part. This story steps right in where the first dropped off. So this is, in effect, a literal sequel. This means readers interested in this series have to make sure to read the books in order of publication.
Now, where the first book established what a dragon/human bonding could mean and the probability of a bit of war-freak drama from Ian's father the chieftain, this second book establishes how EROTIC the dragon/human bonding could be. Or, is. In short, this is an erotic ride where the other book was not (it was more like barely there than erotic).
And, really, this is my point of contention. This story could have come out better, it could have driven the arc to a newer level. Instead, we get an erotic ride, we get to see that the much older elder dragon is one naughty guy, much experienced in training the men under his command, who knows just the right words to speak, knows just the right caress to touch and knows just the right sexiness to turn a heterosexual male into his bonded love.
Was I less entertained? On the contrary, I definitely enjoyed this, but at a different level, if you get my drift. This is totally different from the first book - like poles apart - and this makes me think how that third book will read. We caught a glimpse on who the next characters are going to be around the end of this story and the glimpse 'pinged' my curiosity radar.
The Highland Dragon Series is an interesting light read that is very entertaining. I read this in bed last night and finished it within the hour, highly entertained and definitely smiling goofy. (I think I better think up of a gif to get this goofy smile on my blogs now hehehehe) Dragonmen in tight, tighties leaving nothing to the imagination was a great visual, Ms. Charlie Richards!
Looking forward to the third book!