Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Hunted by the Dragon by Michelle M Pillow

Title: Hunted by the Dragon
Series: Captured by a Dragon Shifter (#4)
Author: Michelle M Pillow
From: Review Copy
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 31st May 2016
Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

When dragon-shifter Sean hears a woman's scream, little does he know that he'd become stuck on Earth and lose the woman in question. Jules is convinced that she saw Sean become a dragon the night he saved her, but she didn't stick around after thanking him. Years later the two of them cross paths again, except this time Sean isn't going to let her slip away and Jules finds it difficult to ignore the pull back towards him. But Jules has someone on her tail and she can't let them catch her...

This was definitely different from the other Captured by a Dragon Shifter books! Sean was more assimilated into human culture than the other lead male characters have been, which I thought made for a different story. He was more aware of what was and wasn't acceptable behaviour when it came to women and that meant that it often came into conflict with his shifter nature of protecting and keeping a woman safe. Overall I just thought of Sean as a bit of a gentleman.

I really liked Jules as a character. She didn't just do what she was told and made her own decisions, even if that involved putting herself in danger. She was the kind of character that would do anything to keep the people she cared about safe, and it made her likeable, if a little frustrating for some of the other characters!

There was a good relationship between the two of them. They both felt the mating bond, and did act on it, but it also didn't feel as simple as that. The two of them actually talked about their pasts and their hopes, as well as having moments where they disagreed. I really liked them as a couple!

As Sean was a bounty hunter, and Jules was on the run from the bad guys, there was plenty of action in this book and most of it was without having a bit of dragon worked in! It worked well to keep up a good pace and I could feel myself being riveted to the page!