Thursday, March 10, 2011

Review: Dragon Warrior by Janet Chapman

Dragon Warrior
Janet Chapman {Facebook}
Series: Midnight Bay #2
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication Date: January 25, 2011
Mass Market Paperback {p.340}
Source: Publisher
Genre: Paranormal
Characters: Madeline Kimble, William Killkenny
Challenge: 100+, 50 States
My Rating:

The steamy second book in Janet Chapman’s dazzling Midnight Bay series seduces readers with an enticing tale of a fiery independent woman and an irresistible immortal warrior with a dragon’s courageous heart.

Maddy Kimble has no time for a suitor—not with caring for her spunky nursing home patients, her shy nine-year-old daughter, her widowed mother, and her rebellious teenage brother. William Kilkenny’s stunning lack of modern dating protocol doesn’t help. The man is uncouth and outrageous—a towering, drop-dead, breathtakingly hot warrior. Who refuses to give up.

William is secretly a ninth-century Irish nobleman formerly trapped in a dragon’s body. All Maddy knows is that lately, she can hardly resist the urge to lose herself in his powerful arms. But as their uncontrollable passion grows, eerie occurrences in her small coastal Maine town begin to rouse Maddy’s suspicions about her lover. He begs her to trust him, but how can she surrender—body and soul—when she fears the danger he poses to her yearning heart?

Maddy Kimble wants nothing to do with weird caveman William Killkenny. After a haircut, a shave, and rolling up his sleeves, all that changes for Maddy and she can’t seem to stay away from him.

The two of them begin off with him chasing her, but after she finally agrees to a date with him things change. Everyone tries to get these two together. There was nice chemistry between the two, but at times Maddy does things that doesn’t ring true for someone in her situation.

I didn’t understand how Maddy would let a complete stranger off the streets claiming to be a doctor, be left unattended with a patient. Not once did she attempt to check his credentials. Plus with her being a single she kept repeatedly getting into these dangerous situations with William. Each time she could have easily been killed, leaving her 9yr old daughter behind. She knew he wasn’t being completely honest with her, but she didn’t seem to care.

Overall I liked the book and look forward to reading more from this author after discovering this one. Dragon Warrior was laugh out loud funny and had truly likable characters. It offered a nice mix of funny and emotional scenes. One scene in particular with Maddy’s “Mr. Man,” was a true tearjerker. Dragon Warrior is worth the read.


kavyen said...[Reply]

Paranormal is a genre I have not tried... Came by to see your weekly theme thursday post for vehicle and caught up with your review.

Maybe I should give paranormal a go...

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