Reviewed by JenIt's been 10 years since Misty has been to the Isle of Frealon, the shapeshifter world where she once made her home. 10 years since she last saw Rafe, the man she loved... The man who banished her to the human realm. Misty is an empath and Fae is a dragon shifter. Their kinds aren't supposed to mate. But she would have given anything to spend her life in his arms. Rafe thought her sacrifice would be too great. Once a woman mates with a Draco, she has only 20 years left to live. He forced her to leave, so that she could live a long life and find happiness without him.
Now, the Draco queen needs help. The stone which is the source of their strength has been stolen. She needs Misty's empathetic powers to flush it out. Of course, Rafe will be her guard on her mission. Seeing him again brings all the old feelings back. And being with Misty is a dream come true for Rafe. He refused to take a mate after she left and now he's dying as a result. He wants nothing more than to spend his last days with the woman he loves. The two must work together to save Rafe's people, while dealing with their unresolved feelings for one another.
I liked the story. It was sexy and the fact that these two have a history makes it easy to get right down to business. My only complaint is that Misty gets over her anger and hurt awfully fast. 10 years is a long time to live in exile. But I'm a sucker for Dragon shifters. Though he's a bit of a martyr, Rafe is verra sexy. There's a great heat factor and a sweet romance here.
The book's not too deep. After all, it's less than 100 pages. But I thought the world-building was interesting, the love story was satisfying, and the sex was hot. I hope Kristen Miller revisits this world again so I can go along for the ride.
*ARC provided by author for review
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Claimed by Desireby Kristen MillerRelease Date: May 1, 2012Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne