REVIEWED BY Christie
SERIES: Faeted, Book 1
AUTHOR: Caitlin Ricci
PUBLISHER: Pride Publishing
LENGTH: 40 Pages
RELEASE DATE: January 24, 2017
Book one in the Faeted series There’s only one place to go for a guaranteed happily ever after… Joshua, a dragon shifter, hates having to go to the Faeted Matchmaking Agency, but he’s running out of time to find a mate, and he’s failed everywhere else. He only has a few more months before he enters the next stage of his life, and he’s getting desperate. Dragon tradition states that he must have a partner to help him transition into independence from his clan. A long-time friend would be sufficient, but Joshua doesn’t have any of those, either. Faeted is his last hope. Rex expected Faeted to set him up with someone fun and sexy, but he was never expecting a dragon. As Rex is an eagle shifter, a dragon would be a good match for him, since they’re both born to fly. Joshua is far more cautious than Rex expects a dragon to be, but Rex knows he can get Joshua to loosen up with a bit of a push.
The blurb for Joshua was pretty intriguing, so I decided to snatch the book up and give it a whirl. I mean really, dragon shifters, a matchmaking service, and guaranteed happily ever after? Sounds good to me. Well, it was definitely a steamy short story for sure. But, for me it was hard to enjoy the story as much as I wanted to. I ended up with too many questions and not enough backstory for my tastes.
Joshua is desperate. As a dragon shifter, he is ready for the next step in his life. Well, almost ready. The only thing missing is a partner to help him transition into his new life. After exhausting all of his options, his last chance is to meet with someone from Faeted Matchmaking Agency. There, Joshua learns that they have the perfect match for him; an eagle shifter named Rex. And, they are set to meet at the next matchmaking social in a couple days.
Joshua and Rex’s first meeting is quite steamy, that’s for sure. I’m just not sure that they’re meant for each other. I am also confused on the whole dragon shifter needing a partner to advance to the next stage in their life thing. Honestly, I wholeheartedly believe that the story has great potential, if expanded even into a novella. That way, there can be more of a backstory, and dragon shifters life stages can be expounded upon. And, we can see Joshua and Rex’s relationship develop a bit more. Joshua’s not a bad story, it just has a ton of potential to be much better than it is.