Narrator: Morgan Hallett
Length: 15 hrs 15 mins
Series: Dragon Kin #7
Published by Zebra on November 25, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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The trouble with humans is that they're far too sensitive. Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few months - and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I'm trapped with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight... gods! That endless name!
But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female.
Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely unimpressed by me. How is that even possible? But I know what I want and, for the moment, I want her. And I'm sure that she, like all females, will learn to adore me. How could she not when I am just so damn charming?
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I am really enjoying this series. There is so much packed into each book, it’s hard to pick something that makes the books stand out. Celyn is so funny. He is so full of himself, and since the Queen herself named him Charming, he thinks the world should agree. His selfishness really stands out when Elina of the long name attempts to assassinate the Dragon Queen and Celyn is ordered to put her somewhere safe. He drops her off in Annwyl’s human jail and proceeds to forget about her. Needless to say, that does not make a good impression.
Celyn and Elina have been given a task by the two queens and since she has not been executed for her attempt on Queen Rhiannon’s life, she has aligned herself with Annwyl and Rhiannon to try and work towards an alliance with the Sisters of the Steppes.
I love Elina’s attitude with Celyn. She may be attracted to the dolt, but she is not going to let him sneak into her heart. In her world, women take many husbands and they all work to make the woman’s life easier. Elina doesn’t think Celyn is much more than that to her. Listening to them work through their different attitudes towards relationships was so funny. I loved it.
It was also great to work through all the politics of this world. Besides the attempt at peace with the Sisters of the Steppe, there is also a cult following that are plotting against Annwyl and Rhiannon. The battles were exciting and easy to get wrapped up in. This is definitely one of my favorites for all the action, romance and politics that involved all the previous characters.
However, I still am not thrilled with this narrator. She changes the pronunciations of things from previous books and keeps me totally confused with what she is talking about at times. She definitely does not do the book justice.
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