Author: Coreene Callahan
Trapped by a future she refuses to face…
Accused of cyber espionage by the United States government, ethical hacker Ivy Macpherson is now on the FBI’s most wanted list. Out of options, she runs, desperate for time to prove her innocence. When fate takes an unexpected turn, bringing her face-to-face with Tydrin, she must decide—trust a man more dangerous than the hunters on her trail to keep her safe. Or risk capture by a covert agency well known for ruthlessness.
Condemned by a past he doesn’t want to remember…
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a wonderful short story based in the Dragonfury universe. I really enjoyed it.
Ivy Macpherson is a wonderful character, I liked her. She is an ethical hacker, working with the FBI. However, she's been set up by her boss and is now on the run for something she didn't do. When she meets Tydrin in a Scottish cemetery, she's not sure she can trust him.
Tydrin is also a wonderful character. Part of the Scottish dragonkind pack and brother to Cyprus, the pack leader, he is full of remorse for an accident that happened in the past. He stumbles across Ivy in a cemetery and sparks fly.
I love the Dragonfury series, so was looking forward to reading this novella. The story takes the reader into the Scottish Highlands and introduces us to a Scottish pack. I am not sure if these are the same pack that Forge belonged to or not before he became a member of the Dragonfury one.
Although the story was full of action of the romantic kind, there wasn't much in the way of fighting. I missed those aerial maneuvers that the author is known for. I also found myself slightly disappointed that it wasn't a little longer in length. This seems to be a build up for the larger story arc that flows within the Dragonfury series, though I can't be sure, as there is no mention of the Seattle pack.
Unfortunately, I felt the story had more than a few loose ends too. Ivy's flight due to her ex-boss setting her up to take the fall for his espionage is left dangling in mid-air, so it makes me curious to know how this fits in with the Dragonfury series. Not only that, this story seemed a little rushed compared to the main series novels. Nevertheless, it has a sexy dragon shifter and a feisty female protagonist, which is what you want with a erotic paranormal romance. Though the other characters in the pack do not seem to be as well developed than one would like, I hope that these Scottish dragons will become less mysterious and we will get to know them better as the story arc carries on, or if they get their own series. I am now eagerly waiting on the next book in the Dragonfury series to see how it all ties together (including the other novella the author wrote about Ivar and his encounter with a HE female in Fury of Fate).
Coreene Callahan has written another fantastic paranormal romance. She is fast becoming one of my favourite authors to read. Her books are fast paced, exciting and extremely addictive! I love her writing style and the flow is absolutely wonderful!
Due to the use of bad language and the explicit sexual scenes, I do not recommend this book for younger readers. However, I highly recommend this book if you love erotic paranormal romances or books with sexy dragon shifters! - Lynn Worton
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After growing up as the only girl on an all-male hockey team, Coreene Callahan knows a thing or two about tough guys, and loves to write characters inspired by them. After graduating with honors in psychology, and taking a detour to work in interior design, Coreene finally gave in and returned to her first love: writing. Her debut novel, Fury of Fire, was a finalist in the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Contest in two categories: Best First Book and Best Paranormal. She combines her love of romance, adventure and writing with her passion for history in her novels Fury of Fire, Fury of Ice, Fury of Seduction, and Knight Awakened. She currently lives in Canada with her family, a spirited golden retriever, and her wild imaginary world.