“Sexy, suspenseful, and smoking hot!” - NYT Bestselling Author Alyssa Day
Finn Conleth leads his team of enforcer dragon shifters with an iron fist and a cold heart. Every dragon seeks his destined mate, but the process to turn the woman he once thought was his killed her and devastated him. He will never risk his heart again. His team is his family now. When his body eventually gives out, he'll leave, living his last days alone.
Delaney Hamilton moved across the country to escape the freak fires that plague her. But when another suspicious fire erupts and rapidly escalates around her, her hopes for a new life go up in smoke. She has no choice but to turn to the mysterious men who come to her aid.
Finn knows the fire is dragon-caused, which puts Delaney's problems directly in his jurisdiction. No matter how her wounded grey eyes call to every part of him, he refuses to risk her life in the mating process.
Until another dragon threatens to claim Delaney for his own, and Finn has to sacrifice everything to keep her alive...
Each book in the Fire's Edge series is STANDALONE:
* The Mate (FREE prequel)
* The Boss
* The Rookie
* The Enforcer
* The Protector
* The Traitor
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Great start to a new paranormal romance series! "The Boss" is the first book in a new series that follows dragon shifters. We learn bits and pieces here and there about the dragon shifters, which are labeled by clan (color) and ruled by kings. They also have councils that oversee various aspects of their lives. Most dragon shifters are male and the few that are female are sterile. Dragons mate for life through a specific process with human women who are born with the ability to be a dragon mate. When their mate dies, so do they. Dragons, thus, do not mate lightly, and there is a process to go through when finding the mate. If they pick the wrong mate, she will die horribly. Considering that there may only be one mate per person, in picking the wrong mate, they may also prevent someone from receiving their destined mate. Finn has sworn off women after what happened when he tried to mate- they had mistakenly thought she was his mate. Although he could sleep with human women if so desired, he has not really wanted to, as he just remembers what happened to the women he thought was his mate when he tries. Finn runs a colony of dragons from the different clans in the US where they contain knowledge about dragons, stop dragon fire, and punish the dragons who risk exposing dragon kind. It is after seeing one such fire that he meets Delaney. Delaney has come to the West Coast to start anew. She is fleeing a stalker (against whom she has a restraining order) and now works at a winery with Sera, a single mother and her good friend. Delaney wakes in their storage/equipment barn amidst a fire. Since a car accident which killed her family, she has had a type of epilepsy (believed) where she blacks out. Delaney is worried that she is starting the fires when she blacks out. Anyway, she saves a stray cat from the barn and then begins to fight the fire, when she is pulled away and to safety by a firefighter who arrived on the scene- who happens to be Finn. Delaney finds herself strangely pulled to Finn and confesses what has been going on. He offers her his group's protection, against what he learns is a dragon shifter who has been stalking her. As they live closer, they are unable to resist the undeniable pull between them. However, Delaney doesn't bear the mark of a dragon mate, so she cannot know too much about their world. However, as the story develops, there is more at play here than they could have imagined, and the lack of a mark may not be so significant... Overall, I really loved the romance in this book and the push-pull between Delaney and Finn. Their relationship was very steamy and just what I was looking for! You'll definitely be wanting your own firefighter dragon shifter after reading this! The romantic scenes were so well done and paced perfectly throughout the book (not too much and not too little). The book is written very well and flows quickly- I devoured it in a day. The dragon shifter element was really interesting, but I wish we had a bit more world development. We put together the pieces here and there slowly throughout the book. All-in-all, I felt like it was enough, but I do want to hear more about it in the future books. We are also left with a bit of a mystery at the end, and I really want to pick up the next book now! This steamy and engaging paranormal romance was a big hit for me! I highly recommend it. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
Delaney Hamilton is on the run from a crazy stalker and the fires he sets. She finally feels at home at her friends winery. She just hopes that she is finally safe. But then another suspicious fire has Delaney feeling that she may be the cause of the fires after all. Scared and with no one to turn to, Delaney confides in the hot firefighter who saves her. Finn is a hot dragon shifter who's cover is a firefighter. He runs the enforcer team located on the west coast. When a fire at a winery turns out to be started by a dragon, he immediately goes on high alert. What dragon would be stupid enough to set a blaze so close to his headquarters? When he questions the beautiful young woman who was in the middle of this fire, he realizes she knows more than she lets on. Fallon and Delaney go back to headquarters so he can question her more. What he learns has him on edge. A dragon has been wiping her memory and setting fires around her. The question is why. Does this dragon think she is a potential mate? She can't be. She does not bear the mark. Can Fallon find the rogue dragon and stop him before he kills her? I read the prequel The Mate first and was supper excited about this. I have to say I am not disappointed in this book at all. It is an excellent start to the new Fire's Edge series. Abigail Owen has a best-seller series on her hands with this one. So far the plot is exciting and thrilling, not to mention hot as hell. Not just from all that dragon fire, but those hot and sexy fire fighters. Oh my lord. **fans self** Those men are sexy as hell. The characters in this book are so intriguing. I am loving each and every one of them. Delaney is a tough cookie, who is smart and independent. Finn is very loyal, protective and possessive. Delaney sure does give Finn a run for his money. Even the supporting characters are awesome. My favorite type of romances are fire fighters saving damsels. So it is no surprise I wanted to read these. With dragons as fire fighters who could go wrong with that right!? This book had danger, suspense, love, hot sex, humor and lots of spunk. I am no fan of dragon shifter books, but with this one I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I absolutely could not put this book down. It was so thrilling. There were times I was about to com bust. I haven't read a good paranormal in a long time. This was a nice surprise. Overall this book is amazing. With a steady pace, amazing characters and great world building, this book series is sure to hit the #1 spot. I highly suggest you check it out! *ARC provided by Abigail Owen