Review: Releasing Her Dragon (Dragon Blood #1) by Elianne Adams

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Review: Releasing Her Dragon (Dragon Blood #1) by Elianne Adams three-stars
Releasing Her Dragon by Elianne Adams
Series: Dragon Blood #1
Published by Self-Published on October 27, 2015
Genres: Fantasy Romance, PNR, Romance
Pages: 75
Format: eBook
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Trapped in her own body, she-dragon, Stella Montrose has no choice but to find her mate. Whether he likes it or not, he either has to claim her, or set her free, otherwise she'll lose the ability to shift. Sounds simple, only, every time she gets near him, he disappears.

When Brycen Conners signs on to protect an annoying human woman, he never imagined he'd cross paths with his mate. Once the job is done, he'll do whatever it takes to win her heart. Until then, he has to stay away.

I’m not really sure how I feel about Releasing Her Dragon.

At first, I was pretty interested. I was intrigued with the idea of fated mates that could be “released” and allowed to find someone new. I was also interested in the idea of needing a mate to keep from being “stuck” in one form.

Releasing Her Dragon started to go downhill for me around the first sex scene. The first sex scene wasn’t that sexy (to me) since the scene was a constant interruption by the hero, Brycen, trying to force the heroine’s dragon to appear. Then Brycen has to leave for work reasons and it just got rougher (for me).

It was at that point that I realized that I wasn’t going to get the explanations that I’d been patiently waiting for. I never learned why the heroine, Stella, was completely alone and never found any other dragons. Ever. But [the others] did. And no real good reason given as to why Brycen was avoiding Stella. Yeah, I know it said he was working…but WTF. Am I supposed to believe he’s been hiding in the damn woods with Blondie for months? Not buying that one.

There was a decided lack of completed world-building. Things/ideas would be introduced and then not fully explored. Those dangling questions left me feeling a little irritated and unfulfilled.

So, all in all, it’s ok. There’s potential there – it remains to be seen if the series will live up to that potential.

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