Friday, 3 April 2015

Book: Tipping the Scales by Mandy M Roth

Title: Tipping the Scales
Series: Stop Dragon My Heart Around (#2)
Author: Mandy M Roth
From: Review Copy
Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: 8th December 2013
Challenges: 2015 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (1 point)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Zarek has very little time before his 600th birthday, the point at which his kind stop being able to have children unless they find their mate. Thinking to make the most of his free time, Zarek goes out to find a woman. Little did he expect Keren. Keren is more than a normal human, she's a slayer from a family reknowned for not caring whether the supernatural is white, black or grey. But Keren's different, she doesn't see things quite the same way, and now she has to come to terms with something new, something she can't quite explain...

Tipping the Scales, and the previous novella in the series (Romancing the Recluse by Michelle M Pillow), is a quick streamy read which still managed to create an intrigueing and different mythology than any I've come across before. Dragon shifters fitting into the human world is a bit trickier than wolves or big cats after all!

I did think that Tipping the Scales explored the world surrounding the characters a bit more than Romancing the Recluse did, though I think some of that could have been to do with it being the second book in the series so having more of a base to work on.

Though the book sin this series are written by two different authors, it is clear that there was good communication in the writing process, and though I personally could tell that they were written by different authors (other than knowing anyway!) they worked as a series well together! I do think that part of why I could read the difference easily was because I've read a fair few books by both the authors after all!

I liked that Keren could hold her own, not necessarily against Zarek, but rather against the other things happening around her. I also liked the fact that Zarek very quickly realised that and instead of trying to alpha male protect her, he worked with her. It made for a good partnership and good foundatin for their relationship.

I enjoyed Tipping the Scales, it was a good read, especially if you're looking for something quick.