Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Stop Dragon My Heart Around by Susannah Scott

Title:  Stop Dragon My Heart Around
Series:  Las Vegas Dragons #2
Author:  Susannah Scott
Published:  April 28th 2014 by Entangled: Covet
Length:  174pgs
Format:  ARC ecopy
Genre:  urban fantasy
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★★


Lucky Leprechaun underwear ironed? Check.
Gold plated hearing aids? Check.
Pink doggy booties, times four? Check.

Tee is Vegas’s favorite casino hostess, ready to grant her high rollers their every quirky wish. But when her own wish to financially help her Paiute Tribe finally comes true, she decides to double-down with lady luck and go for a hot hook-up with her sexy boss, Leo. Unfortunately, Tee’s about to find out why their romance is such a long shot—Leo is a shape-shifting dragon.

Leo needs a proper dragon mate to save his waning dragon form, and despite their magnetic sexual attraction, he knows Tee is anything but proper—or a dragon. But when threats arise from Tee's tribe, Leo’s protective instincts kick in. Can he give up his dragon form for the woman he loves—even if it means shortening his life? Or has Tee finally had enough of having her heart dragged around?

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.


“I told you we’d see celebrities here!” Trixie exclaimed and squeezed the brunette woman’s bare arm.

“Celebrities?” Tee asked in confusion.

“It’s that hotty superhero with the hammer.” Angie pointed at Leo. Her mouth hung open to show a brass tongue piercing.

“Thor,” Trixie whispered and smacked her gum again. “I bet he has a big ole hammer too.”

Beside her, Leo smiled and shrugged, like he had some super hero secret he couldn’t share.


“This is not Thor,” Tee said with an uncomfortable laugh. Next to the diminutive young women, she felt gawky. She straightened her stooping shoulders and stretched to her full height. Then, she gave the two a smile she hoped conveyed patient helpfulness.

Leo was tall, even taller than her, with blondish hair that brushed his shirt collar. His eyes were deep set like the actor’s, and he definitely had the forearms and muscle packed in all the hunky places. But he was so much more than some hammer-throwing cartoon.

He was Leo. He was real, and she’d wanted him from the first moment he’d walked toward her across the Bellagio foyer. Then he’d smiled at her, and her heart had done a ridiculous loop-de-loop and she’d been lost.

My Review:

This one definitely kept me up all night. I picked it up to read one chapter and the next thing I knew I was done, my alarm was going off, and it was time for work. I absolutely loved reading Leo & Tee’s story. I didn’t think it was possible but this actually blew the first novel in the series out of the water. Needless to say, I couldn’t put it down.

There is nothing stereotypical about this story – from the world the author creates, to her narrative and storyline, to the characters themselves. Everything is one of a kind and completely captivating. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard. There were moments when this novel was simply priceless. And other times where you felt for the characters. Scott balances all of this via her impeccable storytelling and intricately visual descriptions. As a reader, you also learn a great deal about being a dragon shifter in this instalment.

I thoroughly enjoy the fact that Scott’s characters are about more than just their relationship. Both main characters had outside issues to deal with that, although separate from the relationship that they wanted to build, directly affected it. It was nice to see such complex characters who were still down to earth and real.

This was another hit for this awesome author. I definitely love her take on dragons and on life in general. I’ll also never look at Thor the same way again.

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