Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful-and passionate-of the Elder races.
And here is Zulma's review:
There are a handful of books that I return to when I need to escape into a well written story that contains the elements that appeal to me as a reader of romance novels – a good story, a strong and smart female character, and a smoking hot male lead. Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison is one of those books.
There are so many things that are right about Dragon Bound. From the beginning of the book when we encounter Pia Giovanni running for her life because she has been blackmailed into stealing from the most feared and powerful Wyr dragon shifter, Dragos Culebre, to the sexy HEA ending, readers are taken on a breathtaking and exciting adventure.
Pia and Dragos are one of my favorite romantic couples. Pia is lonely because she has been brought up to hide her true Wyr nature, which is powerful and magical. She has been taught by her mother to run and hide among humans, to deny the animal side of herself because to reveal it would put her life in danger. Yet she is aware of the “caged creature” that lives inside her, the elusive part of her that is slowly revealed as the story progresses. She is resourceful and outspoken and manages to tame the fearsome dragon. In the end, she comes into her Wyr power with the help of Dragos.
Pia is overwhelmed by Dragos, who is a “what-the-hell-is-my-name-again kind of guy.” He describes himself as “jealous, selfish, acquisitive, territorial and possessive.” Yet he changes for her. He works on his autocratic tendencies and his “communication issues.” Throughout the book he asks her, “What do you want?” a question that enables Pia to articulate her feelings and allows her to trust him.
Other aspects of the book that need mentioning are the explosive and exciting sex scenes between Pia and Dragos. They are some of the best I’ve encountered in romantic fiction. The action scenes that have Pia, Dragos, and company fighting goblins and evil fae stand out for their fierceness and the fact that Pia holds her own alongside the man/dragon. The climactic battle and rescue at the end is the edge-of-your-seat kind. The interactions between Pia and the secondary characters (who will get their own books) are funny and heartwarming.
Finally, Harrison is a wonderful writer! The plot of Dragon Bound is cleverly developed, her characters are fleshed out, she writes witty, laugh out loud dialogue, and her writing style is hip and refreshing. I love this book!