Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Book Review: Taken By The Dragon King by Amelia Shaw


Book Description

Stavrok won’t let anything stand between him and his mate.
There’s a beast inside of me, and there will be a time when I can’t control him. That’s what my father told me happens when my dragon finds his mate. He will claim them. He will not be gentle. He will not be sweet. My dragon will do whatever it takes to ensure his mate doesn’t leave, no matter the cost.

Lucy thinks soulmates are only for her dreams.
When a stranger breaks into my home and comes after me, I recognize his face. He’s the man from my dreams—the one I’m destined to fall in love with. But I don’t believe in soulmates. That’s why I try to flee.

Stavrok takes Lucy to the snowy mountains, hellbent on proving she’s his mate.
But then his kingdom is attacked, and Lucy is stolen away from the Dragon King. Now her only hope lies in knowing Stavrok will turn the world to ash and brimstone looking for her...and his dragon babies.

My Review

Lucy has been having dreams of a man she doesn't know, so when he comes into her home, kidnaps her and she spends the night with him...she thinks it's all a dream. When she wakes up the next morning and finds herself in a strange bed and the man from her dreams is there, she's not sure what to think except that she needs to get home. When Stavrok tells her that she's his soulmate and wants her to stay there with him, she just wants to get a way. So he makes a deal with her, stay for a few days and if after that time if she still wants to leave, he'll take her home. He's just hoping that in that time he can convince her that they are soulmates and she'll stay with him because he's not sure he can ever let her go. 

Stavrok is a dragon shifter from a different realm where he is the King. He never wanted to be like his ancestors where they had stolen their mates and brought them back but when he finds Lucy, his dragon takes over and doesn't give him a choice. Now he understands how they felt and why they kidnapped their mates. But he is going to give Lucy a choice if he can and make a deal with her so she can get to know him and his people. 

They are making great strides to get to know each other and she even knows that she's falling for him but when she is kidnapped by a neighboring King to barter her in exchange for some land, Stavrok is enraged beyond belief and he goes after the King to save his mate. 

Oh this was a good one. I wasn't sure if I was going to like the whole kidnap aspect of this book but it ended up being a great story and I liked how nice Stavrok was to Lucy and how be became the alpha dragon king once she was stolen from him. If I had a dragon shifter who was a King, telling me I was his soulmate who looked like the guy on the cover, I'd probably stay too. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.