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Tempting the Dragon by Karen Whiddon
Publication Date: July 1, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
WHAT LIES BENEATH
Investigative reporter Rance Sleighter had promised to prove the mythical Lake Creature existed. But its protector had already given him a heap of trouble, as well as inspired one too many hot fantasies. If Rance was going to get some answers, he’d have to get on the gorgeous Jade Burnett’s good side…and keep her away from his bed!
For generations, Jade’s shape-shifting pack had kept the Creature safe. Now Rance’s appearance had her rethinking all her vows. She’d seen him in her dreams, knew he was a shifter and that they possibly shared a life-changing bond. Yet could she find the courage to trust the dragon with the truth…and her own fragile heart?
I love dragon shifters and anytime I spot a romance book featuring a dragon I snag it. Karen Whiddon’s Tempting the Dragon also had a sexy cover so I didn’t even have to read the description before deciding I wanted it in my greedy little hands. I believe I have read a few of Karen Whitton’s books but it has been a while. She’s now on my list of must read authors and I’ll be following her releases.
Tempting the Dragon had everything I look for in a good story and once I picked it up I didn’t put it down until I finished. It had dragons, wolves, fairies and other paranormal creatures and I loved the world Karen Whiddon created in this book. Rance and Jade meet when Rance comes into Jade’s town to investigate a mythical lake creature he wants to photograph for his step-daughter. An adventure then ensues that’s takes the reader on a mysterious and exciting journey with the characters. Rance and Jade’s chemistry was scorching hot but the relationship was a slow build. The storyline was unique. I kept flipping the pages to see what would happen next and trying to figure out the different mysteries. Plus did I mention that Rance a is sexy dragon shifter who loves his step-daughter like she’s his own blood and he’s a photojournalist?
I really enjoyed this one and I recommend this book for paranormal romance lovers looking for a little mystery with their paranormal romance. Tempting the Dragon is a standalone and not part of a series. I’d love to read about some of the secondary characters in this book though. I want more and think there are several possible storylines in this world Karen Whiddon could create for us. I’ll definitely be following her releases to see if she goes back to this world.
*Review copy provided by Harlequin in exchange for an honest review.
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Karen Whiddon spun fanciful tales for her younger brothers as early as the age of eleven. Growing up in the Catskill Mountains of New York, then the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, she found enough magic in the rugged peaks to keep her imagination fueled for years.
Now making her home in North Texas, she shares her life with her hero-like husband and three doting dogs. She writes paranormal tales for Harlequin Nocturne and romantic suspense stories for Silhouette Romantic Suspense. She’s also written Fae novels for Lovespell and a long time ago, she wrote five Precious Gem Romances for Kensington publishing.