Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Under the Dragon’s Spell
SERIES: Fires of Fate #1
AUTHOR: Ann-Katrin Byrde
PUBLISHER: Self – Published
LENGTH: 179 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 28th, 2016
Coming from a broken home, Adrian’s biggest dream in life has always been to find a loving partner and start a family of his own. But when his boyfriend kicks him out, it’s starting to look like that’s never going to happen. Worse yet, he has to move in with his brother to keep from living on the street, and the prevalent bias against men with the ability to carry children keeps him from finding a job of his own.
He’s about ready to give up hope when he finds a job offer in the newspaper searching for someone to produce an heir for a rich dragon shifter. Having a baby with a stranger, even if he’s enigmatic and hot as hell, is not his definition of happiness, but when he finds himself falling for the dragon, he starts to hope again.
If only it wasn’t for the competition…
New to me author, Ann-Katrin Byrde created a cute story about fated mates, Tyrel and Adrian. This was pretty good; I didn’t love it, however. I think my biggest issue was the connection between Adrian and Tyrel. Being fated mates I would have thought their chemistry would have been more out of control and all consuming. At times it all felt really forced and not believable. But like I mentioned the story is good and the writing was very well done.
Tyrel is use to placating his mother so it’s no surprise he’s going along with her ridiculous plans on landing himself a mate for procreation purposes.
Adrian enters into the competition because he’s always wanted to carry children for his life partner. Parenthood has always been Adrian’s number 1 goal. He’s not prepared for the attraction he immediately feels for Tyrel, however.
Tyrel is fascinated by Adrian as well so they immediately forego the competition and start practicing baby making. I liked the whole pregnancy aspect to the story. I think it added another level that I don’t usually see in m/m stories.
Since this author is new to me I am curious about the other books in this series. She left it sort of open ended as to who the next book could be able.
Overall, this was pretty good.