Book Reviews

Dragon's Lair by Daniela Jeffries at Less Than Three Press

Genre Bisexual / Asexual/Aromantic / Contemporary / Paranormal / Shifters / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 08-March-2018

Book Blurb

Newly divorced therapist Noir wasn't expecting to fall for criminal mastermind Dragon when he was assigned to weekly meetings with him in prison as part of his possible parole. But fall he did, and hard. 

Dragon, however, is no knight in shining armor. Like his namesake, he's a fiery beast that will do anything to protect his new treasure...

Book Review

Dragons! I had no idea what this author had in store for me – it was anything but a traditional dragon. In fact this story proves that “dragon” can be a state of mind just as well as a physical description. ‘Dragon’s Lair’ is the fourth story of the ‘For the Hoard’ collection I have read, and it was totally different from the others. This tale takes the idea of a dragon into the contemporary world we are familiar with and shows that humans can be dragons, or rather, behave exactly like dragons.

Noir is a therapist who specializes in working with criminals. He has a style all his own, a ton of issues, and his personal life is in tatters. He is a complicated man, and one of his main motivations is to keep the truly dangerous criminals off the street while trying to rehabilitate the ones who can be “reformed” to return to human society.

Dragon is a criminal mastermind with a code all his own, the fierceness of a dragon, and the way he is described in this story kept me thinking that he would turn out to be a shifter at any moment. I loved seeing all the mannerism he exhibits that make him seem like a “real” dragon. And finding out why he is a criminal was an adventure all its own!

These two men are about as different as they come, yet there is something between them from the start. It’s more of a mental attraction though, a meeting of the minds. As they get to know each other over the course of the court-ordered therapy sessions, feelings develop that take both Noir and Dragon by surprise. A fascinating development!

If you like character studies, if you want to watch a therapist fall for the prisoner he is supposed to objectively evaluate, and if you’re looking for a psychological thriller with more than one surprise and a perfect ending, then you will probably like this novella. It’s nothing like what I expected and all the more well done for it.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 40000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 28-February-2018
Price $4.99 ebook
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