Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
If, like me, you are obsessed with this series, then you know all about Marco da Silva and his determination to never find a mate or love. His heart was shattered by a woman named Olivia and whenever he sees a woman it is her he sees. Unfortunately, his determination will be tested when he goes to the rescue of a young dragon being chased by another dragon and a vampire.
Laura Sampao has dragon shifter blood that has been dormant for at least ninety years until the day she is given a pendant from a distant relative and the dormancy is no more. Laura shifts into a dragon and with no knowledge of how to fly or control her other half she goes to Lisbon, Portugal in the hopes of contacting the Guardians for help. Unfortunately, she is chased by a vampire and a dragon and with no other recourse she shifts and flies. Marco comes to her rescue and immediately his dragon knows she is his mate, something he refuses to acknowledge. He takes her home and tries to find someone to help her but since he has turned his back on the Guardians because of their complacency and because they are still stuck in the old ways he is forced to do the training.
Marco is the heir to an ancient dragon dynasty but all he wants since he returned from the Foreign Legion is to be alone and now with Laura and his army buddy Finn there to help his sanctuary and his ten years of celibacy are not looking good. There is trouble in Lisbon and Marco recognizes that Laura may be the Fire Maiden that the Guardians have been searching for. Olivia the woman who broke his heart is now partnered with the dragon who chased Laura and with their enemy the Lombardis. Now more than ever he must protect Laura.
Even when he takes her to the Island of Madeira where he feels she will be safe it doesn’t take long before that safety is threatened. Laura has finally been able to fly and control her dragon, he has taught her how to defend herself but she still can’t make a landing without banging into things, but she knows the important things. Her bravery astounds Marco, no matter what he asks of her she is willing to do it or at least die trying.
If you aren’t acquainted with this series yet and although the books can be read alone I highly recommend starting with book one, each book takes you to a new country filled with history, handsome men, and beautiful heroines.