In a world divided by prejudice and hatred, only love can bridge the chasm.
Tensions are rising in the Gladium Province. The boundary between humans and Morgons has begun to blur. While the human aristocracy strives to maintain distance between their daughters and the dragon-hybrid race, fate has other plans.
As the daughter of the corporate king, Jessen Cade is duty-bound to honor her arranged marriage to a man she detests. Feeling trapped by family duty and a loveless future, she longs for more, straying to the Morgon side of the city.
Lucius Nightwing is the eldest son of the powerful Morgon clan, and the greatest enemy of Jessen’s father. When a bar-room brawl thrusts Jessen into his arms, his dragon roars to the surface, craving to sate his carnal hunger in the brown-eyed beauty. The beast in Lucius recognizes her as his own, even if the man refuses to admit the truth.
I received an ARC through NetGalley for an honest review
Expected publication: October 20th 2014 by Lyrical Press/Kensington Publishing
Jessen Cade, daughter of one of Gladium Province’s most prominent human families, has been raised to believe that Morgons, a dragon race, are far beneath her in many ways and even to fear them. But when she decides to break free of the restraints of her station, she finds that those beliefs hold sway when she finds herself in the arms of Morgon, Lucian Nightwing.
It’s rare when I read a novella/short story length book, especially a first in series, where I feel that I’ve gotten not only a good feel for the world, but for the HEA in couple, but SoulFire has given me both as well as has me looking forward to the next installment. Ms. Cross does a wonderful job of intertwining the history of the world she’s created within the story of Jessen and Lucian without taking away from either one of them, while hinting that there is even more going on than what we’ve been shown.
Lucian is hot, sweet, sexy and just a little brooding, especially when dealing with the fact that his dragon craves a human. Jessen is fun and strong and knows that she wants and deserves so much more than what her father has planned for her. While she may put herself into undesirable situations, they tend to be born more out of being who she knows herself to be than trying to prove it to others. The cast of characters that surround Lucian and Jessen were fun to meet, even the ones I wanted to smack, and well written so that they added depth to the story without taking anything away from the main HEA.