To tell you the truth, during the first few chapters, I was a little hesitant as to whether I should put this book down or not. I struggled with the story and the character of Talaith herself through the first half of the book, so much so that I felt the urge to DNF. In this book, Talaith annoyed me to no end. For the most part, this book didnt disappoint me.
Anyway, I'm not sure what she does under her other pen name (Shelley Laurenston?), but if she thinks being a violent bitch is the same as being "full of spark and fire", then she needs to actually meet some women in person. I think what ticks me off is that there are chapters that are pretty amusing. There's some really funny stuff in here, with a dragon so arrogant and unfamiliar with humans that his first words to the heroine are basically: "come with me, I wish to have you." He's actually pretty funny most of the time. And it does help very much that we actually see them thinking through what they're going to start an argument about so they can launch into a passionate episode. But it would work better if the violent temper-losing and poorly thought out rejection didn't come along with it.
But, there was still a lot of funny in the book. To the man who tried to kill you..Let's see..what were his exact words again? Our dragon hero dude saves her from hanging and being burnt at the stake - by her husband no less, and she bitches and moans the whole book about how the dragon kidnapped her. And, much like a holiday dinner, we get to listen to these two argue and bitch at each other for the entire book. I love how we get to read her thought process as she is at a boring party stuck listening to a boring man bore her to death: his nose was excessively long. Yeah, I often let my mind wander when someone is going on and on about nothing to me too.
Imagine her surprise when it turns out the silver dragon is actually Briec the Mighty (no he did not give himself that name). Briec has noticed that his brother, Fearghus, seems especially happy these days. So, Briec sees Talaith, rescues her, and now considers her his. Briec and Talaith have a very fun relationship. Talaith is opinionated and cranky, and enjoys nothing so much as arguing constantly. :) I loved watching Briec try to justify keeping her to himself. The fact that he didn't let Talaith in on his couple hundred years plan led to a very cranky situation for Briec. I also really enjoyed watching Talaith get over her fear of Briec (or any of his family) in dragon form.
3.5 stars Oh my God. All the characters behave like children xD I really enjoyed this, I thought there's maybe a little, just a teeny tiny bit too much sex for my liking and I got a little tired about the constant, non-stopping sibling fighting.
Briec is the most arrogant dragon we've met so far (and that's saying something!) but Talaith isn't impressed, she refuses to bow down before any man or dragon and she gives as good as she gets. They make a great couple but Talaith has a secret mission that she must complete and nothing, not even her love for an arrogant dragon, will sway her from her task. Briec has waited a long time for his mate and he isn't going to let her get away from him that easily though.
I love this series :)) It makes me laugh so hard! And dont let Gwenvael goad you into a fight. She rubbed his snout with her hand. She turned from Éibhear and walked up to Gwenvael. Laughing, Talaith reached up and rubbed her hand against the scale-covered flesh between his nostrils, successfully avoiding the fresh wound. He looked like you ripped his heart out of his chest, threw it to the ground, and stomped all over it while singing a jaunty tune. Annwyl laughed. Once the couple were gone, Éibhear headed back to the closet, but Gwenvaels next words caused him to hit himself with the closet door.
It goes on and on and on, especially since the h is a chatterbox, but oh so fun to read -the antics between the dragon brothers -Interactions between Talaith and the funny Gwenvael ( always getting beaten up?
Briec the Mighty knew the moment he laid eyes on Talaith that she would be his, but he'd counted on tongue-lashings of an altogether different sort. No, Briec has been spellbound by something altogether different-and if he doesn't tread carefully, what he doesn't know about human women could well be the undoing of his entire race... My Review: Talaith is a powerful witch assassin stuck in a small village far, far from home, like whole different country. Briec is a bit of a jackass, he really just wants to live in peace far away from his siblings. What Briec doesn't realize is that Talaith isn't exactly what she seems and she's keeping a ton of secrets from him that might just kill them both.
When she is roused from her sleep and taken to be burned by an angry town determined to kill her for being a witch, Talaith gets a little pissed off. But before Talaith gets burned to a crisp, a dragon saves her and suddenly, she finds herself the property of Mr. Briec the Mighty to use and abuse as he pleases. However, Talaith has more fight in her. It becomes a constant battle between Talaith and Briec as they fight for domination. This is one of my favourite parts: He sighed. A big, long sigh.