Feel the Burn (Dragonkin)
War makes strange bedfellows.
I, Gaius Domitus, one-eyed rebel dragon king of the Provinces, know that better than most, since I have to fight off half my ungrateful family on a regular basis to keep law and order here in my lands. But I never expected to have to consort with a barbarian human woman. Kachka is beautiful, if you like them fierce—and of course I do. But she keeps complaining about how spoiled and decadent I am, and how a feared Daughter of the Steppes has no time for foolish dragons. I think she likes my eye patch, though. It is quite dashing. With death always at our tails, we take our passion like we take our allies. As they say, love the barbarian you’re with…
This is a book that seems to be written as a series of meshed novellas, rather than the single novel it is supposed to be. I had been loosing interest in this series a couple of books back and decided to give this author another shot since the beginning of the series was so much fun. However, nothing seems to have changed and I find that it just isn't fun anymore. The interaction between the main lovers doesn't even start until you are approximately 43% through with the book. There are so many sub-plots by this point in the book, that I can't keep them all straight. I am sure that they are all straightened out by the end, but I have simply lost interest in what might happen in the future. It is too bad too since the main plot of the desecration of the Temples, was an interesting one. However, Gaius and Kachka just got on my nerves after a while...especially Kachka. Trying to see them in a romance no matter how it was going to be portrayed - was typical of this author. Take two highly unlikely, poles apart people (dragon King/female warrior and shove them into bed together and voilà instalove! This trope is getting old.
The editing/formatting issues had supposedly been fixed, but you can't prove it by my Kindle edition!