Series: Stonefire Dragons #1
Publisher: Mythical Lake Press on July 19, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Adult
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In exchange for a vial of dragon’s blood to save her brother’s life, Melanie Hall offers herself up as a sacrifice to one of the British dragon-shifter clans. Being a sacrifice means signing a contract to live with the dragon-shifters for six months to try to conceive a child. Her assigned dragonman, however, is anything but easy. He’s tall, broody, and alpha to the core. There’s only one problem—he hates humans.
Due to human dragon hunters killing his mother, Tristan MacLeod despises humans. Unfortunately, his clan is in desperate need of offspring to repopulate their numbers and it’s his turn to service a human female. Despite his plans to have sex with her and walk away, his inner dragon has other ideas. The curvy human female tempts his inner beast like no other.
At A Glance
Why can’t I find an amazing dragonshifter book? *sigh*
Well, dragons. That’s the good part of this book. Dragonshifters are my weakness and a book with dragonshifters gets an automatic star or two. It’s the only thing that redeemed this book a little. The dragony parts were awesome.
Melanie offers herself as a dragon sacrifice in order to get a vial of healing dragon’s blood for her dying brother. A sacrifice must stay with the dragons for 6 months and try to get pregnant by a chosen dragonshifter in the hopes of helping the decreasing dragon population. Melanie gets screwed over when the dragon chosen for her hates humans for what they did to his family. Oh, and humans that get pregnant with dragon babies often die in childbirth. Awkward! Sucky situation but it sounded like a great plot to me.
Melanie was a boring character. We were told she has fight but we never saw this imaginary fight/tenacity/oomph. Tristan is just a plain asshole. He treats Melanie pretty badly for some time and I could never get over that. I did like his dragon side, though it was a bit childish. Now that I think about it, all of the characters were pretty flat. Not one grabbed my attention. Relationships never went farther than the surface, so it was hard to root for anyone.
Sacrificed to the Dragon was in major need of world building. I wanted to know more about being a dragon and their history but we only got a glimpse.
I really wanted something interesting to happen. At the end it did, but we missed all the action and only saw the result. Ugh, boring!
The sex was pretty hot but it was just sex, no love, so it wasn’t deep or emotional.
So, yeah, not my favorite book. I always expect more out of a dragon book because, come on, dragons! You have it halfway in the bag with just that fact. But no, Sacrificed to the Dragon was not very interesting and the characters were not deep enough for me. Not recommended.
“Wow, a week. She vaguely remembered the sun coming and going, but it was a haze of sleeping, eating, and fucking. Oh, and orgasming. There had been lots of orgasming.
She looked over to the other side of the bed, but it was empty. While she’s done very little talking with Tristan over the last week, she’s grown used to his heat and weight either beside her or on top of her. His absence felt…wrong.”