Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5
In the nineteenth century, the dragon Dìzhèn put the small coastal town of Everlasting under her protection. Her family was supposed to carry on the tradition, but all of Dìzhèn the Great’s heirs eventually left rather than live in the shadow of such a powerful dragon.
Only the youngest dragon of the current generation remains: Zarrin, the softhearted disgrace of his family. He might be weak, small, and afraid, but he is determined to show the humans they have not been forgotten… one human in particular. The problem is, Zarrin can barely get that human to talk to him.
It should be a dream come true to have a dragon trying to get his attention. But Joe refuses to bow to Zarrin like everyone else. Yes, Zarrin is sexy, oddly gentle for a dragon, and stares at Joe with a gaze so hot it makes him shiver. But hurt, mistrustful Joe can’t believe Zarrin’s promises that he’s here to stay. Joe doesn’t realize he is the treasure Zarrin has been looking for his whole life, a treasure he once let slip through his fingers out of fear. Now, to win Joe’s trust, Zarrin has to be brave and become as strong as Dìzhèn herself.
This was a nice story. Joe has been hurt in the past and isn’t willing to trust that someone would really want him let alone a dragon. Zarrin isn’t sure what he is doing wrong but want to get to know his treasure and he ends up with an unexpected friend to help along the way.
Both Zarrin and Joe were so sweet. Both of them have been hurt before in different ways but it make them both vulnerable and they deserved to find love. I loved watching them find the love and happiness with each other they have always wanted. While I like the stories I have read in this series I get insanely frustrated with how people and beings talk around topics and at the end I just felt that Joe didn’t fully believe he was Zarrin’s forever.
Dominic Carlos did a nice job narrating this story. I think his reading went well with this author’s style of writing. Though his reading was a bit slow for me to keep my attention and I ended up increasing the speed a bit..
Cover art by Paul Richmond is wonderful and I loved the picture of these characters.
Audiobook, 14 hrs 29 min
Published: May 8, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English