This is a spinoff of the Ujal series. Jarek is a Preor, or dragon shifter to us humans. He has a past that haunts him and has made him feared and even hated by his own people. He’s on the mission to Earth to find brides as a commander only. He’s not “shopping” for a mate and it would cause problems if he did. Oops.
Melissa has been a fixture in the past several Ujal books. It’s now her turn to have her romance but she’s not overly thrilled. She’s struck with the Knowing (a Preor mystical mate match) with Jarek and all hell breaks loose.
I was a little skeptical of the dragon aspect but it grew on me. Those big wings would be a tad bit unwieldy, don’t you think? Melissa and Jarek were a good match, and while the Knowing threw them together they connected in other ways as well, and quickly at that. The back story of racism fed the story’s progress, and how it played out was political and I’m sure will come back to bite someone on the ass. The chemistry grew slowly, as did Jarek’s and Melissa’s need and eventual love for one another. The ending was very romantic and I look forward to more books in this new vein.
What’s hotter than an alien with scales? An alien with wings and scales, not to mention a hot body.
At 457 Preor years old, Jarek sen Claron is a dragon ready for his final flight into the skies. This voyage to Earth as the War Master of the third fleet will be his final assignment. Once he has helped his fellow Preors secure human mates, he will return to Preor before the madness of loneliness overtakes his mind.
That all changes when he meets Melissa. Human Melissa with her sparkling eyes, bright smile, and body that would make any hot-blooded male drool. Unfortunately, she never registered as a Preor mate hopeful. No matter, the Knowing stretches between them and there is no way she can resist him. Until she does.
Jarek wishes to give her the choice to mate him, while everything inside him screams to take Melissa beneath his wing, now. No choosing necessary.
But should he draw her to his side when his enemies are circling? Many males do not believe the son of a Preor mass murderer deserves to have a mate. Can he survive the coming battles? Or will he die without tasting sweet Melissa’s lips?