It was in her friend's rare books shop that Briana Wright first saw Taron Hildebrand, a too-gorgeous-to-be-real twenty-something Englishman dressed for a night at the opera rather than an obscure shop in midtown. Unnerved by his unusual orange-tinted hazel eyes and flustered by his intensity and charm, her initial alarm raises several notches with his immediate interest and offer of an obscene amount of money for the old hand-bound book written in a strange alphabet she had found in her recently deceased grandmother's collection. Not keen on giving up such an intriguing mystery, she refuses his offer and is surprised when he leaves the shop without even a token fuss.
Briana should have known he would be back, but she never imagined the price for learning the book's secrets would include Taron dragging her into a centuries-long dragon-shifter civil war. Taron insists that she is the key to finally ending their stalemate, but her heart was never supposed to be part of the deal.
Contains mature content, language, and hot dragon shifters.
This is a complete story with a HEA.
About the Author
Cristina Rayne is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in West Texas with her crazy cat and about a dozen bookcases full of fantasy worlds and steamy romances. She has a degree in Computer Science which totally qualifies her to write romances. As Fantasy is her first love, she feels if she can inject a little love into the fantastical, along with a few steamy scenes, then all the better. She is also the author of the Claimed by the Elven King, Claimed by the Elven Brothers, Incarnations of Myth, and The Vampire Underground series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Really enjoyed reading this book. Briana finds an old book in her grandmother's collection that she wasn't aware of. While going over the book Taron comes into the store to view another book and spots Briana and her book. She refuses to sell it and he leaves. He comes back with proof that it is a family heirloom of his. Briana is able to get the skeleton key from the book and they are off to his world. Great twists and turns. Can't wait to read more about this world and the books many travels!
When the impossible happens. First Mystery book show up in Briana Grandmothers rare book collection after her Grandmother passed away. Then a mystery man come into the book store that Carol owns and Briana frequents. The man is there to buy a book from Carol but when he sees the book Briana has in her position and was showing to Carol, the man (Taron) almost lunges at her and the book. Offers her half a mil on the spot for the book. The next day the man is back with someone else and say the book is a family heirloom. Next thing you know Taron take Briana, the book and himself out the back due to someone coming. And that’s when he first turns into a dragon. Mystery and intrigue. Well written and very entertaining to read.