Wow! What a beginning! Action from page one! Gemma Archer is on the run! She is being stalked by a crazy guy called Petro. He tells her that she is his maiden! I mean, who talks like that these days? Gemma can’t understand why he’s pursuing her. After all she considers herself to be more the girl next door type, not a beauty. Luckily she can go to her father in London but she makes a number of plane changes and pays in cash for the tickets. She’s taking no chances! Once in London she gets a part time job and finds a house-sitting job on a cute houseboat. Then, DISASTER! She is on the Tube, on her way to work, when she sees a man who looks uncannily like Petro! He sees her and immediately boards the train! He is making his way towards her with that smarmy, creepy smirk on his face that Petro had and he is mouthing the same words! You are mine maiden! She frantically tries to decide what to do when ‘Sir Lancelot’ gets into the carriage between them.
‘Sir Lancelot’ is Liam Bennett who we last met in Fire Maidens: Paris. He has finished a ten year stint in the Foreign Legion and has returned to London to take up his duties as a Guardian but he’s also walked back into the same old problems that he’s always had. Why? Because he is the son of a highly ranked Lion shifter mother and a Welsh dragon! His maternal family take him in as a child after his parents died but have always put his father down and denigrated his dragon blood to the point that he is ashamed of it.
He is on his way home when he steps into the situation with Gemma. He immediately recognises the creep as a dragon shifter, probably a Lombardi a clan of evil dragons who have been causing problems all over the world. The Petro look alike backs off from a confrontation with Liam which gives Liam and Gemma a chance to meet. They are both immediately smitten and would like to get to know one another but duty calls and Liam is called away.
Don’t worry! Fate is at work here and you’re in for a great ride!
A mixture of action and romance, this is a gem of a story that will appeal to all fans of Anna Lowe and anyone who likes their romance a bit more adventurous! It can be read as a stand-alone but I’d also recommend Fire Maidens: Paris!
I have voluntarily reviewed this book after receiving an ARC from the author.
- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 8 hours and 43 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Twin Moon Press
- Audible.com.au Release Date: 11 September 2019
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B07XGK49MY
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,949 in Audible (See Top 100 in Audible)