Review: Wicked Dark Dragon by Lolita Lopez

Posted September 14th, 2015 in book review / 24 comments

Review: Wicked Dark Dragon by Lolita LopezWicked Dark Dragon by Lolita Lopez
Series: Dragon Heat #3
Publisher: Forever Yours on March 3, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Adult
Pages: 128
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: two-stars

Adopted a few weeks after birth, Ivy Morales suspects that she might not be totally human. Fully aware that one whisper of such insanity would land her in a mental institution, she keeps the outlandish thought to herself. But there's no ignoring the increasingly vivid and stunningly powerful dreams of an ancient blood feud that plague her nightly—or the darkly erotic turn those dreams have recently taken.

Drawn to Mexico for Spring Break, Ivy unwittingly stumbles right into the path of the same evil presence from her mysterious dreams. Kidnapped and held hostage, she has only one chance to survive. She reaches out to the wickedly sexy man from her dreams and prays he'll answer her call for help.

Welsh dragon shifter Ian Madoc struggles to understand the strange dream connection he shares with this unknown woman. In all his centuries of life, he's never experienced anything like it—and it unsettles him. When the dreams turn to pleas for help, Mad rushes off in the middle of the night, hell-bent on saving the young woman he fears may be his mate.

But rescuing Ivy from the clutches of the Knights is only the beginning of Mad's problems. When Ivy's true identity is revealed, old secrets and a close friend's betrayal put him at odds with the rest of the Brotherhood. Protecting the dragon species is no longer his top priority. He'll do anything to keep Ivy safe, even if it means walking away from the only life he's ever known.

At A Glance

Loved then hated it.

The Good

So I haven’t read the first two books and I am 50-50 on whether I needed to or not. I understood what was going on but I can tell I missed a lot. I just couldn’t turn down a dragon book.

I really liked the beginning. I love books that start out with prisoners and torture. I know, I’m weird, but it really sets the mood. Ivy and Mad were enjoyable, strong characters for the most part. I really liked them together. I also enjoyed the action and dragon politics.

The Bad

I didn’t realize the books in this series are short. About 130 pages. I felt gypped because the story didn’t feel complete at all. You really have to read the whole series to get a full story, that’s my guess anyway.

Ivy and Mad spent more than half the book in prison, waiting to get rescued. Really? Come on!

The worst part was the forced sex. This is spoilery! While in prison, the bad people give Mad and Ivy a lust drug that painfully makes them want to have sex. The baddies wanted to force the couple’s mating on them. It was an uncomfortable scene but hey, they are bad guys, of course they are going to do bad things. When Ivy and Mad are saved by their dragon friends, guess what their dragon friends do? The exact same thing! They trick them into taking an even more powerful sex drug that makes them vulnerable when the bad guys attack. WTF? The book could have been saved if the dragons who betrayed them were extremely punished. But no, they get a slap on the wrist, those naughty dragons. DIS-GUS-TING. I guess dragon rape date drug is just not for me.

The Snuggly

Well, considering most of their sex scenes were forced on them because of a drug, I can say I didn’t enjoy the snuggly. I actually skipped most of it because I felt uncomfortable.

Final Thoughts

Some things are just not alright with me, and the good guys giving the main couple a date-rape like drug is not funny, romantic, or okay in any way. I was actually going to stop reading and DNF the book but there was literally 5 more pages to read and I thought I might as well finish it. Not recommended.

Quotes

“Checkmate.”

“What? Again?” He sat back and studied the board. How had he missed that? “Damn. You’ve whipped my ass every match today.”

“I’m starting to think you like getting spanked by a girl.”

He smiled at her teasing remark. Even here in their awful predicament, she found a way to be silly and make him laugh. “Sorry, sweetheart, that’s not really my thing. Now if the roles were reversed?”

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24 Responses to “Review: Wicked Dark Dragon by Lolita Lopez”

  1. kindlemom1

    Too bad this didn’t work as a stand alone. I don’t mind short stories, In fact I love them every now and then but I do still want them to read like a full length novel. Maybe I ask too much?

  2. Lekeisha

    I’m sorry this was a dud. Darn, and that cover looks good too. Like you, I love dragons as well. Too bad it didn’t live up to your tastes. And what’s with the forced sex between the two main characters? That’s just all out wrong.

  3. anna (herding cats & burning soup)

    That sucks. I had a great time with the first one in the series but yeah they’re quickie reads. I didn’t think there was too much carry over gonna happen in them but stinks that there was. And the weird forced sex as a storyline. Blerg.

  4. Shane Morgan (@itchingforbooks)

    I’m kinda intrigued by stories that start out with prisoners too, so I guess we’re both weird lol but too bad you didn’t enjoy this. It does have a sexy cover. Still, I’m feeling uncomfortable just from what you said about the forced sex and their so-called friends giving them the same drugs. What tha? I usually don’t mind short stories but this definitely doesn’t seem like its for me. Thanks for your honesty.

  5. Nathan

    To bad it couldn’t stand alone. Forced sex is well, wrong. Yes, the bad guys will do bad things, but I agree you would think they would get punished by the end of the story. If your characters are getting drugged by both sides, well their being skerwed and really need rescuing.

  6. Christy

    So … the only times they got naughty was when they were drugged into it? I’m curious about their reactions to each incident afterwards and the difference in reactions from when the bad guys did it and the ‘good’ guys did it. Maybe the first two are amazing and you got the crappy one out of the way first. lol

    • Jennifer Bielman

      They were mad about their friends doing it but they still talked to them like normal, fought beside them, trusted them. They just mentioned moving out. That’s it.

  7. Kristin

    Nah. I think I’ll pass on this one. I read the first book and it was enjoyable enough. Nothing memorable though. I’m just curious…. why is everyone forcing them to mate? Why does everyone care? Seems a little weird and honestly just a cheap way for the author to write in all the sex scenes without having to build anything up.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      The forced mating was because the girl had special gifts that once she mated would be amplified and they all want to use her.

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