Monday, November 20, 2017

Book Review: 'The Dragon In the Stone' by Doris O’Connor

It’s a fairy tale comes to life. You could say that this is a twist in the beauty and the beast story except the beast is a dragon and the beauty is a librarian.
I loved the beginning. It starts out with the curse and then time changes and you see a child and how she fell in love with anything dragon.
The Dragon in the Stone is smoothly written, never letting me getting lost or asking myself ‘which time period am I in now?’ which is often the case with books that move back and forth between the past and present. I don’t enjoy having to go backwards in a book to reorient myself or keep myself on track.
Drorgan is a dragon shifter, the only one for centuries. He’s been stuck in limbo thanks to a curse for too long because of his past behavior. He’s changed a lot over the years, and seen the changes that the humans have taken. He also knows that if the humans knew about the existence of his species there is a high possibility of he would be killed.
The Dragon in The Stone is a full on erotic story with a lot of hot, spicy moments, bondage, sex, and spanking.
Rhonda is a woman who grew up in a foster home. While Drorgan was cursed to stone until he finds the love of his life that’s willing to not only deal with his human side but also with the dragon side.
My first thought when I read about how Rhonda and Drorgan met was ‘Now, that’s gonna leave a lasting impression on him’. The author put me right in the scene. I was able to see and feel what they felt.
Rhonda is persistent and determined. She has to be to deal with the Dragon who almost always got what he came for or wanted. I liked reading about their spats/talks/conversation. It brought a smile to my face.
Dragons, curses, witches, and magic castles…oh my! Growing up I read a lot of fairy tales and before I started reading erotic I never thought a fairy tale story could be like this. This is essentially a fairy tale BUT a fairy tale for adults, not children or teenagers. It is for readers who enjoy a full body story with more heat than dragon’s breath. Really good read!

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