Type: Paranormal Romance – Erotic
My Copy: NetGalley
Griffin Cadogan is shocked to see Avani Monroe, sworn enemy of his dragon family, walk into his gym. With his mating phase soon approaching, Griffin is curious as to why she has to come enemy territory knowing the risks. Not only does she surprise Griffin and his cousin, Mad, by coming to enemy territory, but what she wants is borderline insane-Griffin must help her have a baby.
After her mother’s line was annihilated by the Knights, Avani accepted her duty to ensure the continuation of their unique dragon breed. She’s searched the dragon registries and Griffin is the most likely candidate for her crazy plan. Working up the courage to approach a man who considers her an enemy wasn’t easy but she manages to calmly lay out her carefully orchestrated plan.
But Griffin isn’t about to agree to her harsh terms. If she wants him to father her child, he intends to play an active role in his offspring’s life, not simply walk away as she requires. Shocked by her instant attraction to him, she agrees to his terms. Once together, they realize their connection is about more than creating a child, but that happiness is short-lived when Mad suddenly disappears. Knowing the dragon slayers are behind it, Griffin must risk it all to save the ones he loves.
Short and sweet review:
I seem to enjoy everything I read from Lopez. While I found Red Hot Dragon to be a bit slower than it’s predecessor, Dead Sexy Dragon, I still enjoyed the continued world building, larger than life characters and yes….the sex. True to a Lopez book there is a TON of sex. Sex everywhere, all the time. At times it can blur the erotic/erotica line but nonetheless, it’s done well. Going into these books you should kinda know there will be a ton of sex, I mean the series is called DRAGON HEAT. Heat being the operative word there. So anyone that says, there is too much sex, whoa is me, obvi didn’t read the series title.
Red Hot Dragon finds red dragon Griffin, entering his mating cycle and needing to get into seclusion until it’s run it’s course. Naga dragon (think Chinese dragon) Avani has other plans though, which include getting Griffin to father her child to help preserve her dwindling line. He is understandably hesitant at first since their lines of heritage have been at war with each other for centuries but he quickly..ummm…gets “on board”.
As they each fight their mating link and instead try to limit their activities to just mating, a far more vicious predator moves in for the kill. Their only priority to make sure Avani’s line is completely extinguished and Griffin’s elite group of brothers are taken out in the process.
I wasn’t crazy about Avani’s dragon line. I often enjoy when shifters communicate while in animal form and Avani couldn’t do that even though Griffin could. It took a bit away from their connection for me. For his part Griffin gave me what I wanted. A huge protective male who wasn’t afraid to go for what he wanted and whose gentleness (even in the face of danger) was sigh worthy.
I look forward to continuing this series of short, super hot, dragon shifter books with the next installment about Griffin’s cousin and his mate. Though short, these pack a punch giving me the sex I crave, the story line that keeps me coming back and with the shifters I have a huge soft spot for…dragons.
I give Red Hot Dragon by Lolita Lopez 3.75 stars!