The Highland Dragon's Lady

The Highland Dragon's Lady

by Isabel Cooper

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Overview

He's Out of the Highlands and on the Prowl...
Regina Talbot-Jones has always known her rambling family home was haunted. She's also aware her brother has invited one of his friends to attend an ill-conceived séance. She didn't count on that friend being so handsome...and she certainly didn't expect him to be a dragon.

Younger son of a family of shapeshifting dragons, Highlander Colin MacAlasdair has lived a life free of both family duty and mortal cares. Moving in and out of human society as he wishes, he takes very little seriously-until Regina drops onto his balcony one midnight, catching his attention and his interest. She's like no mortal he's ever met, and no matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to get her out of his head.

Bound by circumstance, drawn by the fire awakening inside of them, Colin and Regina must work together to defeat a vengeful spirit-and discover whether their growing love is powerful enough to defy convention.

The Highland Dragons Series:
Legend of the Highland Dragon (Book 1)
The Highland Dragon's Lady (Book 2)
Night of the Highland Dragon (Book 3)

Praise for Legend of the Highland Dragon, a Barnes and Noble Best Romance of 2013
"The mix of hard-headed realism and fantasy in this novel is enchanting..."-Barnes and Noble Reviews
"An outstanding read! ...fast-paced, smartly written...impossible to put down."- RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars, Top Pick!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402284700
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Series: Highland Dragons , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 289,609
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

During the day, Isabel Cooper maintains her guise as a mild-mannered project manager. In her spare time, she enjoys video games, ballroom dancing, and various geeky hobbies. She lives with two thriving houseplants in Boston, Massachusetts.

A native of the United Kingdom, Audie and AudioFile Earphones Award winner Derek Perkins's audiobook narration skills are augmented by a knowledge of three foreign languages and a facility with accents. He has narrated numerous titles in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

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The Highland Dragon's Lady 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! It was very well written, surprising, and enjoyable. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes a bit paranormal and, honestly  a touch of smut. :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who likes to read stories about dragons should have enjoyment in these books
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Sailon More than 1 year ago
Take one part dragon shifter, one part historical romance and one part paranormal occurrences and what do you have, a new story called The Highland Dragon’s Lady. One touch from Regina Talbot-Jones and the carefully constructed human façade of dragon shifter, Colin MacAlasdair, is blown to smithereens. Regina has a special ability to see visions of those she touches. When she touches her brother’s best friend Colin, she immediately knows he’s a dragon. Not frighten by intrigued this unique character, Regina, is draw to Colin.  A malicious spirit has taken residence in Regina’s home, Colin and an uncommon assortment of characters are brought together to sort out the house haunting. The story takes a very dark paranormal turn when the participants try to oust her from the house.  Isabel Cooper weaves a vividly described tale.  She has all the components for my perfect read but the heart of the story was lost on me. I enjoyed it, thought it was interesting but never connected or became invested in its outcome. I also needed a little more dragon in this dragon story, sadly Colin remains mostly human throughout
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
Cooper is a very visual author.  Her descriptions paint this world and its inhabitants for her audience.  The mellow writing style allows you to enjoy the full impact of the story rather than feeling that you need to race through the novel to reach the end.  This novel is definitely unique and chalk full of originality.  It was intellectually and imaginatively stimulating.  Cooper combines a variety of different topics together into a seamless whole.  I’m the first to admit that I’m generally not one to read ghost stories, but what Copper does with them, amongst the other supernatural and human elements of the story, is fantastic.  The first half of the novel is a little slower as the author sets up her background, but the fantastic storyline kept me coming back for more. The intensity and romance both jump up a few notches in the second half as the action really ramps up.  I enjoyed seeing this group of very different individuals come together for a common, albeit unusual, goal.  The variety of personalities really brought this country party to life in a realistic manner.  The banter between the characters is very revealing and endearing.  It makes everyone seem so much more realistic.   Cooper has reached the perfect combination of reality and imagination with this novel.  I’m definitely very glad to have read this one of a kind story. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Sophia-Rose1 More than 1 year ago
I just finished the first book in the series recently and it was my encounter with the hero as a secondary character that made me interested in picking up this second book not to mention that he's a dragon and that never fails to grab my attention. Adventuresome and fun loving, flirty Colin...yes please. Oh, and did I mention this one came with a ghost story? Though this one is a sequel and the hero, Colin, carries over along with little updates on the first pair, this can easily be read out of order or as a standalone. From what I can tell, this one starts roughly a few years after the end of the first book and Colin MacAlasdair has accepted a human friend, Edmund's invitation to go with him to the family country house to assist with the ghost problem. When he gets there, he meets some of the usual for such a meet-up including Edmund's kind, but marriage-minded parents, a medium and her companion, and the local vicar with his definitely marriage-minded sister. Then there is the unusual encounter with Edmund's unconventional sister, Reggie, when she climbs up a tree and into his room late at night because she thinks its her brother's room to give him a piece of her mind about avoiding simpering vicar's sisters a bit better. Colin's up for a bit of a romp with Reggie in between helping to keep everyone safe from the evil that is so much more than a ghost. Reggie Talbot-Jones threw off the trappings of social conventions early on in her life when she learned of the gift or curse she has to know a person's thoughts and memories by merely touching them. One instance at a crowded ball led to her social ruin, but she has moved on and enjoyed a colorful, interesting life amongst the Bohemian set. She heard about Edmund's summons home for yet another encounter with a prospective bride that her parents have set up and she's here to support him. Poor guy's interests don't swing that way. Now that she's at the family country house, Edmund's situation is the least of her worries what with a malicious ghost and an intriguing man who also happens to be a dragon in residence too- a tantalizing and attractive dragon in human form who is just as interested in her. Mater’s Rules- One of those rules was that, when throwing oneself into the arms of a strange man whose balcony one has invaded in the middle of the night, one does not kiss him with maidenly or timorous forbearance. Loc. 177 4%, Reggie from The Highland Dragon’s Lady The story had so many interesting points for me. I was already a fan of Colin both as a human and dragon and I loved that his adventures included battling with an angry ghost that is more powerful and evil than the usual of its kind. I even found the unconventional aspects of Reggie and a few other characters a bit of fun from the typical historical romance-type characters. The pacing was better than what I encountered in the first book with the blend of story set up and action. This one was also spicier when it came to the encounters between Colin and Reggie. But- yeah, sorry, there's a but...I'm really not sure how to explain this, but I'll do my best to put it in words. I felt out of rhythm with this book. Sometimes, I could feel myself drop right in and engage with the story like during the scenes they were working to get rid of the ghost and at other times I could not. Sadly, it was some of the sexy times and encounters between the hero and heroine that this disjointed feeling happened. I think the last twenty percent of the story was when I was finally able to shake that feeling off somewhat. Up until near the end, I didn't really feel any true romance going on. They seemed like they were just playing and having a good time most of the story. This is a really small quibble, but Edmund and Reggie calling their parents 'pater' and 'mater' every time they referenced the folks was distracting to me. Pet names are well and good, but to never once use some of the more common names for parents threw me off. I know...not a biggie. Anyhow, I did enjoy it as a whole. I liked how this second book's paranormal adventure was very different from the first and I'll even say contrarily to what I just indicated above that I liked that this couple's romance was different and more to their personalities too especially seeing as how Colin is so very different from his brother. So, I can easily recommend it to those who love blending historical with paranormal romance with the romance leaning more toward the spicy side. My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca and Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.