Rating: 3 stars out of 5
James is a water dragon who fell in love with a human. Rather than expose that human to a dangerous magical world, James abandons Henry.
Five years later, they meet again—and it’s like they were never separated. Except Henry refuses—beyond the occasional bang—to have anything to do with James.
When Henry is punished for upsetting a powerful magical creature, James follows him into imprisonment. Together they struggle, with impromptu sex and in spite of discoveries, to overcome the past.
I am not quite sure how to describe this story. James and Henry dated in high school and James deeply hurt Henry when he left without a word. James is surprised when he meets Henry again at Searchlight Academy, but they don’t start out again on a good foot.
We get to see both characters’ points of view which helps understand both of their struggles and feelings. This story mainly focuses on how dangerous dragons and other magical creatures are, which seemed a bit strange to me as I didn’t get that feeling about them in the first book in the series. I had a hard time connecting with James and Henry as they both kept trying to keep secrets or wall themselves off from the other and acting totally opposite of their thoughts, it just didn’t jive for me. Some of their problems stem from their earlier relationship, but also from how they have been hurt by others however little and unacknowledged it was. I did like how James finally learns to stand up for himself in order to keep Henry safe.
Cover art by Fiona Jayde is nice and shows the safe house and a visual of James.
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ebook, 75 pages
Published: December 21, 2016 by Loose Id
Edition Language: English
Series: Dragons Schooled #2