Contains strong language, semi-consensual and anal sex.
Synopsis: Life isn’t easy for a modern-day dragon shifter. Unlike those wuss werewolves, dragons cant just shift and go for a run through the nearest forest. They cant go flying on a whim. Forget about scared villagers slinging arrows; these days its Neighbourhood Watch zealots with AK-47s. Then there’s the whole sex issue. Try telling the little cutie at the local Starbucks that a soul-shattering orgasm might end in bed flambé.No, being a dragon shifter kinda sucks. And for Tyson, its even worse because he’s suddenly in heat. Bad news for the stranger he spies running along Bondi Beach. Ty instantly recognizes Sera as his mate. Now he has to convince her, while also dodging the psychopathic dragon hunter on his tail. Scorching sexual persuasion should do the trick. Hopefully. Because if Ty doesn’t join with his Fire Mate before his heat cycle finishes, bad things will happen. Lots of bad things.
NWW Review: This novella is short, sweet and deliciously wicked. There is no room for elaborate plot or deep psychological character-building. The story is simple, used as a backdrop to show the explosive passion between a dragon-shifter in heat, Tyson and his Fire Mate, Sera. I felt that the book might be a bit overpriced for such a short story but I have enjoyed it fully. It is exactly what it promises to deliver and Lexxie Couper uses just the right amount of backstory to fill out the gaps between each encounter without the feeling of it being artificial, rushed or otherwise incomplete. The sex is fabulously written, not the first time for Ellora’s Cave book, and the whole ‘running out of time’ and longing aspects are just adding to the sexual tension between the two characters. I believe I can safely say that if you are looking for an explosive quickie for a lovely evening with wine and something naughty to read then Lexxie’s novella will definitely not disappoint.