October 18, 2009

Review: Dragons Prefer Blondes by Candace Havens

When dragon warrior Ginjin approaches the Alex Caruthers with a proposition of marriage she has to think fast. As a Guardian whose job it is to hunt down and kill the dragons that disobey the law and come to earth to harm humans, Alex has to be diplomatic in turning down Ginjin or risk starting a war between our world and the dragons’.

Her solution is simple. She lies and says she’s already in a relationship with Jake, the head of the Caruthers family security team. Not only does this give Alex an easy out but it also means that she gets to spend just a little more time with Jake which is never a hardship.

The more time she spends with Jake the more she realizes that her feelings toward him aren’t all friendly. But soon Alex learns that Jake lost his wife to illness four years ago and as many sparks fly between them Jake won’t open himself to falling in love for real. He just can’t take the risk of losing another person he loves and being a Guardian puts Alex’s life in danger constantly. Will the two overcome this fear as the tension between them grows?

I love that Havens writes such strong ass-kicking characters with a soft side. A lot of times heroines that kick ass are a little rough around the edges but the Caruthers sisters all have big warm caring hearts that balance the ass kickers and Alex is no exception. I do wish that there was a little more heat in her interactions with Jake but considering how he needs to detach himself from falling for Alex it makes sense.

This was another great paranormal romance from Candace Havens. It’s book two in the series but definitely stands alone and if you haven’t read any of her books yet I suggest you correct that immediately and start yourself on the super fun Bronwyn the witch books beginning with Charmed & Dangerous. She’s still my favorite Havens character and as much as I love the Caruthers sisters I would love to see Bronwyn return.

Be sure to visit my giveaway page to win an autographed copy of Dragons Prefer Blondes and read my review of Book 1 The Demon King and I.

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