Synopsis: Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder Races. As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they’ve ignited in each other. Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul
I loved this book. I couldn’t help comparing it a little to Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series, which is probably part of the reason I really enjoyed it. I was a little hesitant going in, but this is nothing like the typical fantasy-romance I usually stumble across. The rules of the magic world aren’t that original, but I found everything quite vividly imagined and described.
The nature of the relationship between Pia and Dragos- his possessiveness and her blind attraction to him would usually annoy me to no end, but the way Thea handled it was actually quite interesting.
The later books in the series take on the perspective of other characters that are introduced in this first one. Some of them aren’t my favourites, and while this was initially a turn-off, I did come to like some of the future protagonists more so than Pia and Dragos.