*I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher. This has not influenced my review.*
This book picked back up just a few weeks or so after the previous one, this time with Ken and Amr as the main couple and Diamond and York as the side couple. But like the previous book, this also a fairly sweet story (despite the violent and somewhat dark backdrop) with cute romances and characters who cared about each other.
I have to admit though, I think I burnt myself out on fluffy books by reading too many in a short period of time. And unfortunately this was the one when I started to get frustrated. I got tired of Ken being angsty and thinking Amr didn’t want him anymore, even when Amr kept doing everything possible to make it clear that he did. And Diamond’s character seemed very similar to Ken’s in many ways, although he at least seemed to be able to accept the idea that someone wanted him.
Speaking of Diamond, him getting and bonding with his dragon seemed sudden. I’m also confused because it was my understanding that owners sleeping with dragons was taboo and a big no-no among the syndicates, and he worked for a syndicate, yet he immediately took his dragon to bed without a single hesitation and seemed to know all about them, how to treat them, how to bond with them, etc. as though he were part of or trained by a clan, even though he was new to the whole supernatural world. Maybe I just got confused about something.
But as I said, this was still sweet. I liked the characters and wanted them to get happy endings. I especially liked Diamond and York’s romance—I was rooting for them! I think York might’ve actually been my favorite even though he wasn’t a POV character. Something about him was just interesting, and he seemed like a good person. There were also lots of menage-filled sexy times. And this book still had the same interesting portrayal of dragons with the ability to shift into human form (if you haven’t read the previous book and want to know more about the dragons, check out my previous review), plus a non-romance part of the plot about the clans and syndicates involving more dragons and Camelot lore. So overall, this was another enjoyable read.
*Note: Even though this book has different main characters than the others in this series, Books 5 and 6 go together with some overlapping characters and plot happenings, so I recommend starting with Book 5 or one of the earlier books.*
Fans of Book 5 in Megan Derr's Dance with the Devil series. Anyone who likes M/M, paranormal/urban fantasy, dragons, and sexy times.
More Books in the Series:
Book Review: Dance with the Devil (Dance with the Devil Book 1) by Megan Derr
Book Review: Sword of the King (Dance with the Devil Book 5) by Megan Derr
Book Review: Shield of the Dragon (Dance with the Devil Book 6) by Megan Derr
In the aftermath of destroying two powerful syndicates and joining league with the last person he expected, all Ken wants is a chance to catch his breath, and maybe regain the attention of the man who said he wanted Ken as more than just a Steward but now seems to have lost interest. But every other day brings a new crop of people wanting to kill them, and it’s only a matter of time before they succeed.
All Amr wants is time—time to move his clan and settle them into their new home, time with the dragon he never thought he’d own, and most of all he wants time for his Steward, to see the man rest and recover and stop getting himself almost killed every week. He wouldn’t mind a chance to rekindle their fragile relationship either.
Diamond wants a life that feels worth living. The one he left behind wasn’t all that great, but it beat waking up to the nasty results of a curse that should have killed him and working as a hitman for the Cambry Syndicate. Then he goes to fetch someone for his boss, and gets dragged even deeper into the strange paranormal world he’s still learning to call home…
Book Author: Megan Derr
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Series: Dance with the Devil
Genre: Fantasy, LGBTQIA, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
My Book Rating: 3.5
Series/Standalone: Standalone within a Series