Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen
Narrator: Leslie Bellair
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
Date Read: August 2013
Genre: PNR, Romance
Consoling a sobbing dragon and serving pig buffets are just part of the job for Myrna Banks. Working for a mediation firm, it’s her job to get humans compensated for damages caused by the dragons who now rule. But her “typical” day is interrupted by Trian Chobardan, an old flame who sneaked out of her bed two years ago, taking her heart and a handful of classified documents with him.
Myrna would love to show Trian the door, but he’s been sent by North America’s reigning dragon lord for help negotiating a truce with a powerful rival to avert war. Myrna agrees to help, even though she’ll be stuck with Trian as a partner.
As the two work together, Myrna finds Trian to be surprisingly supportive—and still irresistibly attractive. Though her brain tells her not to forget his betrayal, her body feels differently. When they learn the enemy dragon lord is planning something no one could have imagined, Myrna has to learn who she can trust before she loses not only her heart, but her life.
Publisher: Carina Press
Series: DRACIM #1
Listened/Read for Fun (Audible/Kindle Whyspersync)
*Note*: Originally got from NetGalley for Review
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.25
Audio Rating: 3.50 (Not part of the overall rating)
First Thoughts when Finished: Great new world and fed my dragon fascination 🙂
Story Thoughts: Those pesky dragons! They can be so darn testy. I really enjoyed this new dragon world where humans/dragons co-exist and are aware of each other. Never Deal with Dragons was a nice mix of mystery, action, political intrigue, and romance (Personally I felt the romance in this story was secondary). Overall it was a great beginning to the series. There is a slight cliffhanger (pesky) but it wasn’t to bad!
Character Thoughts: Myrna was an awesome character. She was smart, good at her job, and had a pretty sturdy spine. She also has a great friend, incredible linguistics talents, and the ability to adapt to her situations but also the ability to rise above them. All around she was fantastic. It took awhile (3/4 of the book) for me to warm up to her love interest: Trian. I liked him as a character but have to admit their romance wasn’t “sizzling” to me. Trian was everything a person working with Dragons should be: quick, agile, daring, and a little to smart for his own good!
Narrated By Leslie Bellair / Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
This is the first time I have listened to Leslie and it probably won’t be my last. I really liked how well she did Myrna’s voice! I also liked her pacing and nuances. I wasn’t a huge fan of her male voices but they did grow on me through out the story. As always, you should listen to a sample of audiobook before purchasing so you can decide if the voice works for you.
Final Thoughts:Can’t wait till book 2! I want to know what happens.
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