Wow! This one hit me right in the feels! And other places too 😉 It was recommended to me by the amazing Belle, so I started it immediately and my first thoughts? Why oh why didn’t I read this sooner?!
Dragon Bound is the story of Pia Giovanni who is half-human and half-Wyr. Pia has spent her entire life hiding. She wants to stay under the radar, avoid drawing any attention to herself, because that’s what her mother taught her. So when she steals from the biggest and baddest of all Wry, Dragos Cuelebre, it goes against everything she was taught. Suddenly she finds herself the interest of not only the dragon, but also his enemies.
I absolutely loved this book! I’m always on the look out for new paranormal series to feed my addiction, but I have to admit they are few and far between. I downloaded the sample of this book and it didn’t immediately grab me… but going of Belle’s recommendation I decided to buy the book and I wasn’t disappointed! Far from it, the book just keeps picking up and goes from nothing to everything in a matter of seconds!
Pia and Dragos are attracted to each other… but Dragos is a leader amongst the Wry and Pia is a half breed… not much Wry… what exactly is she anyway? Yes, that was the biggest mystery. As an amateur sleuth I love trying to figure out the mysteries in books and unfortunately most of them are easily solved. Not this one, I honestly had no clue until she was revealed! Way to go Ms. Harrison!!!
But mystery aside, we get the world building. I’m always amazed at the creativity of the top authors in this genre. Think JR Ward, Kresley Cole, Jeaniene Frost, Karen Marie Moning.. these are my absolute favorites and I’ve been trying to get the same feeling I get from them by trying new authors… and getting so disappointed! Till Thea Harrison that is, I’ve already downloaded book two because I absolutely cannot get enough of her writing! She explains her amazing Wry-Human world without it getting convoluted… she keeps me interested in it. She introduces new characters and I get so excited to read their story… so yes, I can’t wait to finish writing this review so I can get to reading! You’ve been warned, I see an addiction coming on 🙂
And right next to the mystery is the romance. God, these two heat up the pages! I haven’t been so turned on in a long while! I loved that while Dragos was extreme alpha male, Pia could handle him. She was strong and funny and exciting… the kind of heroine I love to read about. And yes, he was sexy and growly and just so freakin hot! I love the possesive kind and he was that to a T. And I loved that Pia didn’t just roll over and give him what he wanted.
“You can deny it, argue, throw fits, try to runaway. But. You’re. Still. Mine.”
“That’s insane,” She whispered. “I don’t belong to you or anyone else.”
“Yes, you do. You are mine and I will keep you. I will not hurt you and I will protect you.”
“I am not a piece of property damn it!”
“But you are in my possession.”
I loved that Dragos fell for Pia and fell hard. That he had to do all the grovelling…
“You’ve been crying again,” he said. “Why?”
She chuckled, a small, hollow sound. “Hard day, I guess.”
“Don’t deflect,” he said. “Tell me why.”
“What if I don’t want to,” she snapped.
“Tough,” he told her. He took hold of her shoulders and drew her into his arms. “You have to tell me so I can learn not to do whatever it is I did.”
Man, did I fall for this dragon! I love it when the strong, tough men become soft only for their women. When they fall so hard they shock themselves and those around them.
They hurt her. They hurt her, and that hurt him inside somewhere, in a place he had never been hurt before. He had sustained physical injury and pain many times before. It meant little to him. But this new hurt – he was in shock. He had never realised just how invincible he had been until it was ripped away from him.
Sigh… I highlighted so much of the book, I have to stop myself from jamming it all in my review. I just fell in love with this book. Everything about it. The writing, the story, the mystery, the characters (every one of them)… I’m off to read book #2!
Amazon Buy Link -> Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison