Thursday, May 28, 2020

Review: Soulfire by Juliette Cross


Book Description

Tensions are rising in the Gladium Province. The boundary between humans and Morgons has begun to blur. While the human aristocracy strives to maintain distance between their daughters and the dragon-hybrid race, fate has other plans.

As the daughter of the corporate king, Jessen Cade is duty-bound to honor her arranged marriage to a man she detests. Feeling trapped by family duty and a loveless future, she longs for more, straying to the Morgon side of the city.

Lucius Nightwing is the eldest son of the powerful Morgon clan, and the greatest enemy of Jessen’s father. When a bar-room brawl thrusts Jessen into his arms, his dragon roars to the surface, craving to sate his carnal hunger in the brown-eyed beauty. The beast in Lucius recognizes her as his own, even if the man refuses to admit the truth.


My Review

I started reading the Vale of Stars series and didn't realize that this series, the Nightwing series was connected to that series. All I knew is that I wanted to read more from Juliette Cross so I picked this one and I'm glad that I did. 

Lucius is part of the powerful Morgon clan and a serious enemy of Jessen's father but that doesn't stop him from falling head over heals for Jessen. 

Jessen knows that she's supposed to marry a man that her father has picked for her to strengthen her family's ties with his. But she's not in love with this guy, she doesn't even like him and with good reason. So when she's around Lucius, a supposed enemy of her family, she's not sure how to feel but it sure isn't hate. 

Jessen needed to get away from her father and brother because they were both control freaks, hell bent on telling Jessen what she was allowed to do with her life and I hated them. So when Jessen and Lucius started hanging out more and acted on their attraction, I knew Jessen would not be stuck in a marriage that would have been awful for her. 

Lucius is a Morgon and has an inner dragon as well as wings so he can fly and I loved the flying scenes when he either swoops in for some reason or takes her for a flight around. Lucius doesn't want to be attracted to a human and Jessen has grown up believing all kinds of bad things about Morgonkind so they both have some things to work through. But once they do, there's no stopping these two from becoming one of my all time favorite couples. Now I'm really looking forward to reading more from this author. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 

47 comments:

  1. This sounds good. But then I have a very big weakness for dragons.

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  2. I really like the cover, it's stunnin'. 💜💙

    5 out of 5? Guess it's really good, then. 👌🏻

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  3. I did enjoy a few books by this author and I should read more

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  4. You're reading some good books lately.

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  5. Sounds like a good one.

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  6. Yep, you're sure on a roll with the good books!

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    1. I know. It's nice to find good books.

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  7. I've never read Juliette Cross, but I've seen some good things about her books. This sounds like something I'd enjoy, too.

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  8. This sounds so tempting! I need to get through my review copies so I can read some of these books you are recommending. I miss romance.

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  9. I ADORE Juliette Cross....she is wonderful. I need to pick up more of her works for sure. Sounds like a keeper here.

    Great review

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  10. Wow, that's a way to get back at one's father, go for a dragon! Sounds creative.

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  11. Neat that you got a series from her written in the same world of the one you enjoyed.
    Yeah, sounds like she was much better off ditching her dad and brother.

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  12. You're on a roll with 4-5 star reads Mary!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I know. It's so nice to find a bunch of good books.

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  13. It's great when linked books keep up the standard of ones we've already enjoyed. I'm glad this was a 5 star rwad for you :-)

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  14. Sounds like you really liked it. Good review.

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  15. I like the way you describe Jessen's and Lucius's relationship. :)

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    1. Thank you. They were great together.

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  16. Twould be nice having dragon wings!

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  17. It's great you enjoyed the story although it's not the kind of thing I usually read!

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  18. This sounds great and I love the cover!

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  19. Nothing like finding a book or book series that you can really connect with. I experience a wee bit of sadness once I complete a good book...because it's over. Thanks for sharing your review.

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  20. I love Juliette Cross' books, and this sounds so good, kind of like a Romeo and Juliet type of situation. I'm glad the couple overcomes their prejudices in order to be with one another. Great Review Mary!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  21. I like stories that have dragon mythology. Reading it makes the imagination scatter :)

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  22. Ohh flying! Scary or cool, who knows

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  23. I have heard great things about this author. This sounds really good!

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