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I wish I had skipped this ham-handed attempt at a lighthearted dopey-dragon-rescues-prickly-damsel story. The plot was simplistic and the characters were inconsistant and outright silly. The villains were elusive and lacked any real meance at all.
Bastion Dragonelli is a dragon masquerading as a handyman in pursuit of his heart-mate, a struggling B&B owner, MacKenna, who’s been targeted by an evil condo developer. (You see, Bastion was HIDING his dragon-nature. That’s why he went with “Dragonelli.”)
We know that Dragonelli has spent the last few thousand years banished with his brother dragons to a fairy island, and emerged in this world as an overlly-literal “alpha” male. We know this because the author takes every possible opportunity to allow Dragonelli to misunderstand the meaning of words to an extent impossible for those over the age of five and free of brain damage. For instance, Dragonelli moronically persists in believing “gay” means happy, despite a lot of context to the contrary. Sometimes Dragonelli has moments of amazing insight, however, like his instinctive understanding of the phrase “Special Ops.” Perhaps Delta Force had an outpost on his fairy island. Or maybe Dragonelli’s status as an “alpha male” automatically allowed him to understand manly terms like that. I wonder if all “alpha males” from Dragonelli’s world also take so readily to interior design?
I could go on, but I already wasted enough time reading this book. For anyone still considering this purchase, one final fact: Dragonelli refers to his er … package … over and over again (sometimes out load) as his “man lance.” Man. Lance. Enough said.
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The people who gave this book a two-starred review basically had it right, but I was so irritated at having purchased it and then spent the time to read it, I did this review to bring the rating down.
The premise started off promising enough. There was some humor in the way the dragon/man was written. He hadn’t been around for hundreds of years so obviously he didn’t understand anything around him. There was a plot–the heroine is about to lose her family home to a bad guy, and interesting supporting characters. But the author didn’t know how or couldn’t weave an interesting story around the plot and characters.
And then she went overboard. …the hero’s man spear… You read it correctly…an ugly thing that kept poking out. Then it turns out to have scales and wraps itself around her wrist. I can’t adequately describe the amount of eye rolling that I was doing while trying to read this.
I almost quit at the 80 percent mark on my Kindle–that’s how uninteresting I found the book.
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