Book 1, Nightwing
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In a world divided by prejudice and hatred, only love can bridge the chasm.
Tensions are rising in the Gladium Province. The boundary between humans and Morgons has begun to blur. While the human aristocracy strives to maintain distance between their daughters and the dragon-hybrid race, fate has other plans.
As the daughter of the corporate king, Jessen Cade is duty-bound to honor her arranged marriage to a man she detests. Feeling trapped by family duty and a loveless future, she longs for more, straying to the Morgon side of the city.
Lucius Nightwing is the eldest son of the powerful Morgon clan, and the greatest enemy of Jessen's father. When a bar-room brawl thrusts Jessen into his arms, his dragon roars to the surface, craving to sate his carnal hunger in the brown-eyed beauty. The beast in Lucius recognizes her as his own, even if the man refuses to admit the truth.
A Perfect Indulgence
I'm a bit of an OCD gal, so I was kind of worried I'd throw myself for a loop with the Nightwing series since I read the last book (book 3) first. I enjoyed it immensely, so I backed up and bought books 1 and 2 (Soulfire and Windburn) as soon as I was done. I wasn't disappointed. I read both books in one night--much to the disgruntlement of my family who freaks out when I check out of reality with a good book.
Everything about this series is fantastic. It's creative. The romance is beautiful--classic alpha, swoon worthy, and champion modeled heroes. The writing is beautiful. (See aforementioned comment about checking out of reality for an entire night to read two books. Only this kind of writing can do that for me.)
If you want to relax and bury yourself in a fantastic world with heroes that take your breath away, then buy this series. Buy all three at the same time, put the world on notice for awhile, and enjoy. Though you should be forewarned--Juliette has several other books with more on the way. (And yeah, I've read those, too.) You might find yourself needing more than just a day or two to indulge.
Nice love story. Too short!
I wasn't sure which way I was going to go with this review. I'm glad I finished the book. I don't particularly like bigotry. I read for the enjoyment of it, as I read the tragedy of ones life for my work daily. (Work in a defense law firm). Anyway, I was a little skeptical. I was constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. I kept imagining that Lucius was going to be tortured by Jessen's crazy father or rapist betroth Aron. I am glad that was not to be the case.
It was actually an enjoyable read. Jessen's father was trying to force her into the life, I'm assuming, her mother was forced into. I believe the reason for her fathers hatred toward the Morgon's was lost in this story, as it was never mentioned to Jessen. His behavior was based on revenge, losing the women he loved, if capable, to Lucius' father. I also hoped, because towards the end Demetrious seemed tortured, that light would have been shed on that. I do understand that this book, as well as the next two, are setting a foundation for the series, but I do hate holes. Which is why the 4 stars.
One of the other reviewers mentioned she did not feel the connection because Jessen and Lucius did not spend time together. I totally disagree with that. I felt they spent as much time as necessary, considering this is a PNR and it only takes one meeting, stir things up.
I did love Jessen and her friends open minds. It was refreshing. Sorcha, strong and bold. Good for Jessen. I also loved the Morgons. Interesting characters. Lucius' dragon was having none of that nonsense. He wanted his mate, period. A lot of passion in this couple. Too bad the story was so short. I have found that I'm being drawn to Ms. Cross' books. She does have a tendency to take me away. I highly recommend. Enjoy!