(Brothers of Ash and Fire #3)
by Lauren Smith
Release Date: February 22, 2018
Cover Design: Anna Crosswell
Photo Credit: Wander Aguiar Photography
A dragon’s prisoner…or his deepest desire?The fiercest of a royal line of Russian dragon shifters, Rurik Barinov spends most days defending his family’s homeland from rival clans. By night, sins of the flesh—drinking, dancing, and sex—keep his volatile warrior dragon in check. Barely. With his choice of mortal women to bed, he has no interest in changing his bad-boy ways—until a creature of molten sex poured into a tiny red satin dress steps into his nightclub. A jagged edge of raw desire nicks the impenetrable armor around his heart. Charlotte MacQueen has been told since childhood to stay in school, live a normal life. Leave the family business—hunting down dragons—to her brothers. But tonight, she’s shed her chemist’s lab coat and infiltrated enemy lines to bag a dragon of her own. She never expected sexy, all-too-wicked Rurik Barinov to capture her, body and soul—the perfect weapon to use against her brothers. Or that she’d fall for the brave, battle-scarred dragon shifter who covets her heart like the most precious of jewels.
I have been enjoying this series but I must admit that Rurik has been my favorite of the series thus far. Rurik is the third book in the Brothers of Ash and Fire Series and although it can be read as a standalone I highly recommend reading the entire series in order that way you do not miss a bit of how the three brothers find their true mates and you will understand the common thread of fighting with another dragon that runs throughout the three books.
Charlotte MacQueen is a biochemist and her brothers are the leaders of the Brotherhood. This doesn't bode well for a relationship because Charlotte's brothers are Hunters....Dragon Hunters! I tried to figure out how on earth Rurik and Charlotte would get their HEA and I was stumped because these two families have been enemies for many, many, many years.
This book has a lot of twist and turns and I absolutely loved it all. My heart broke for Rurik, all his life he was told by his father that he was not to mate because he was the protector of the family and that is where his loyalty had to be. Rurik watched one woman he loved die, and even though they hadn't mated he felt it right to his core, so as determined as ever he was going to remain alone as his father had wished. Well, that was until he met Charlotte.
I enjoyed watching Charlotte and Rurik not only fall in love like Romeo and Juliet but I really liked the way they switched things up so they didn't end up like the Capulets and Montagues. This was a great read that I recommend to anyone that loves a good PNR Romance.
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About the Author
USA TODAY Bestselling author LAUREN SMITH is an Oklahoma attorney by day, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including: New England Reader’s Choice Awards, Greater Detroit BookSeller’s Best Awards, Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award.