Book Review-Dragon Actually

Book Review-Dragon ActuallyDragon Actually (Dragon Kin, #1) by G.A. Aiken
Series: Dragon Kin #1
Published by Zebra on September 1st 2008
Genres: Historical Romance, Fantasy Romance, Medieval Era, Dragons, Shape Shifting
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 1420103733
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It's not always easy being a female warrior with a nickname like Annwyl the Bloody. Men tend to either cower in fear - a lot - or else salute. It's true that Annwyl has a knack for decapitating legions of her ruthless brother's soldiers without pausing for breath. But just once it would be nice to be able to really talk to a man, the way, she can talk to Fearghus the Destroyer.Too bad that Fearghus is a dragon, of the large, scaly and deadly type. With him, Annwyl feels safe - a far cry from the feelings aroused by the hard-bodied, arrogant knight Fearghus has arranged to help train her for battle. With her days spent fighting a man who fill her with fierce, heady desire, and her nights spent in the company of a magical creature who could smite a village just by exhaling, Annwyl is sure life couldn't get any stranger. She's wrong...

Annwyl, is a warrior and a leader and nothing defeats her. Having to never show any sign of weakness to anyone, she has had to remain strong, knowing that she must be able to destroy her brother, who has destroyed many innocent lives. Then Annwyl is injured in battle, an Fearghus, a dragon comes and swoops down and carries her to his cave and sanctuary to care for her while she heals.  Fearghus has never cared about humans, and Annwyl is the only one he is starting to have genuine feelings for. He desires to help train her for her fight against her brother, and is determined to make sure that she stays in his life, desires more than anything that she love him for himself as both a dragon and in his human form…

The Hero (Fearghus, The Destroyer)
Fearghus, is a very dangerous creature, a dragon and seeks solitude, away from human and his own kind. The moment he rescues Annwyl he knows his heart and soul are in danger…but he can’t resist her, and desires her more than anything, but she only knows him as a dragon and must find a way for her to know of the true Fearghus without Annwyl hating him…

The Heroine (Annwyl, the Bloody)
Annwyl, although she is known as ruthless, she has had to be in order to survive. Growing up she was beaten if she wasn’t strong and an able fighter. Fighting is a part of her and she doesn’t know any other way until she meets Fearghus. Fearghus is the first being, she has ever been able to really talk to and feel normal around, and finds that she is starting to truly care for this deadly dragon, who has only shown her gentleness…

My Thoughts 
Dragon Actually is the first installment in the Dragon Kin series, and I just randomly picked it up from a shelf from the library…I wasn’t even looking for it and I can hardly wait to read the rest of the books in the series. I found myself in some kind of enthrallment when I started reading this one, and I couldn’t pull myself away. Usually for this type of book…I can…I sometimes have a hard time with tough heroines, and one that loves killing more than anything…I wondered before I started reading how much I would enjoy it…but I was definitely wrong…because I just loved it! It was definitely unexpected, but I found both main characters to have a lot of depth to their personalities….and the more you got further into the book, the more you just fell in love with them. There was also a tender sensuality side to it that just drew you in to their passion. Seeing the family of Fearghus was also fun and entertaining, and there were many laughs in the story line as well….A True Keeper!!!

About G.A. Aiken

A.K.A. Shelly Laurenston

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author G.A. Aiken lives on the West Coast and spends most of her time writing and making sure her rescued Pittie doesn’t love everyone into a coma. When she’s not writing about sexy dragons, she’s writing about sexy wolf, lion, tiger, and other fang-filled predators under the name Shelly Laurenston. Find out more about this New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors books at

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