Monday, February 16, 2015
Review: The Highland Dragon's Lady
The Highland Dragon's Lady by Isabel Cooper
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was a continuation of the Highland Dragon series. I think this can be read as a standalone (if you want to). The book combined a historical fiction with some different paranormal elements from the first.
Colin is a highland dragon shifter who is always on the search for his next adventure. Life has gotten monotonous and it's led him to a supposedly haunted house. He's procured an invitation from a friend and son of the house owner. Everything is going according to plan until Reggie (the owner's daughter) ends up barging into his bedroom at night. She thought she was continuing to save her brother from some misunderstood female attention, but a shifting of rooms throws her into the arms of something even more fantastical than herself. When she touches him, she immediately learns that he's a dragon shifter.
This pair has to wait a long while in between meetings to get each other alone due to the time period, but their alliance held strong. Together, they (and the rest of the guests) are working to rid the house of a malevolent spirit. While Colin's dragon shifter heritage doesn't necessary aid his quest here, his knowledge from years and years of research does. The story was mostly a mystery, with some romance thrown in. You get a HEA, so for the anti-cliffhanger group, you won't be disappointed.
Ultimately, I had a hard time getting through the book. I took some breaks and found it difficult to feel any attachment to the characters. Maybe it was just me, but the pacing was a little slow. That being said, if historical fiction is your thing, this might be a little easier for you. I tend to only check out historical fiction if it has a paranormal edge (which this did).
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