Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Grigori (Brothers of Ash and Fire #1) by Lauren Smith

My Rating: 5 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: Yes, Brothers of Ash and Fire #1.
Subject: A true timeless love story! 
He’s one of the last of a powerful but vanishing bloodline …
Grigori Barinov is the eldest in an ancient line of dragon shifters and the guardian of his family’s lands and fortune. Sworn to protect their history and magic, he won’t rest until he neutralizes any threat to their existence. When he discovers an ancient manuscript that exposes his family and their dragon lineage has fallen into a mortal woman’s hands, he knows he must get the book back by any means necessary. If that means seducing a nosy American woman with an intoxicating scent, he is more than willing to carry her off to his palatial home deep in the heart of Russia.

She’s the one woman who could expose him to the world…
Madelyn Haynes has never fit in. As an adopted child she grew up in a loving home but never felt as though she belonged. Plagued by mysterious dreams she’s had of a silver scaled beast ever since she was a little girl, she is convinced dragons are real. While in Russia working on her PhD in mythology in order to escape the ridicule from fellow professors, she unexpectedly crosses paths with the sexy and dominating Grigori, and after just one night with the man whose eyes seem to burn, she starts to change inside. Isolated in the Russian wilderness Grigori calls home, Madelyn can’t help but fall under his sensual spell, yet something deep inside her calls out that she can’t trust him. She has to show the world dragons are real to salvage academic reputation, even if it means costing her the heart of the dragon she’s falling in love with.

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a good supernatural book and I loved every second of this one!

This is the second book I’ve read about Dragon shifters and I have to say it feels like something out of a fairy tale. 

The way in which the author describes these majestic creatures made me want to be there just to touch their multicolored skin. And thinking they are actually people made them even more fascinating, since I could picture their different personality traits showing in their animal form.

Madelyn was a sweet girl that seemed lost, she didn’t know exactly what fascinated her about Grigori’s picture but she couldn’t stop herself from wanting a second look. Little did she know, she will get much more than that when she gets caught up in a Shifter war.

Their connection was instant and I loved the animalistic aspect of it. Grigori’s reaction to her smell was something else; there was no way he was going to let her go after having a taste.

The love at first sight kind of thing didn’t bother me at all, because the author made us believe that there was so much more than just physical attraction and good sex; their souls knew each other on a deep level and it was destiny that brought her into his arms.

A true timeless love story! I can’t wait for the next book.

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