Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Meet the Beteferoce brothers. Five dragon shifters, each with a strong elemental power. And each with a fierce desire to find his soul mate.
Deke has yet to meet a man who gives him a rush. Coast Guard rescue has kept the dragon shifter busy, but there’s no harder work than finding a mate. Then comes Bryan. Bearded and inked, the personal trainer turned mechanic smells of grease, sweat and red meat. How irresistibly human can you get? And when it comes to hot, slamming sex, they’re the perfect fit. Now all Deke has to do is to tell Bryan what he really is, and what he has planned for them.
Bryan has never met anyone like Deke, a consuming lover with a body so arousing it damn near hurts. And he knows how to use every inch of it. Yet he can’t shake the feeling that Deke is hiding something. Just not this-the stud he’s falling for is a centuries-old dragon who has marked him as a mate.
Bryan has to admit that something inside him is changing. For the first time ever, he’s satisfied, body and soul. If Deke really is telling the truth, this could be his destiny-if he’s ready to face it.
There is no question that Sean Michael writes hot, sexy men and combustible sex scenes. That’s in abundance here with dragon shifter Deke and his soul mate Bryan. This is not a 1-🔥 story but 10 🔥 as their scenes together almost set the room on fire, ironic when one dragon’s element is water. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself.
Seduced by the Tide by Sean Michael is the second story in the Dragon Soul series and the first one I’ve read (something I’m going to remedy asap). While I would have liked to have had the background and history of that first story, I don’t feel it was necessary to have in order to understand everything that was going on here. Michael delivers enough past information that I wasn’t left floundering in the dark, instead I felt I had a pretty good foundation of this universe to sit back and enjoy the meeting and mating of Deke and Bryan. Plus they were surrounded by the first couple (and Bryan’s neighbors),Jack and Shae. This was beneficial in so many ways. Having Jack and Shae there provided additional information as to what was happening to this couple (they had gone through it) and gave a wonderful update to those readers who had read the first story.
I loved the depth of world building here and the glimpses I got of the other brothers who’s books I know are coming. There was the tattoo and Elf ink master I wanted to know more about, plus the dragon home world and of course the rest of the Beteferoce brothers. Michael makes each man interesting and their mating sexy, hot and intimate.
I can’t wait for the next story and get to find out how it all began with the first installment Branded by Flames (Dragon Soul, #1) by which I’m guessing that Jake the dragon shifter’s element is fire. I hope it’s as good as this story. As it is, if you love hot men, hot sex, love and dragons, you will love Seduced by the Tide (Dragon Soul #2) by Sean Michael.
Cover design is perfect for this story. I love the dragon elements on the bottom half especially.
Sales Links: Carina Press
Book two in the Dragon Soul series
This book is approximately 79,000 words