Awakening the dragon
By day, Leo Stršm works as an assistant in a tattoo parlor. By night… Well, he isn’t quite sure what happens at night. He just knows that it’s best if he restrains himself.
Ink is more than just superficial decoration to Rhea Carlisle. Her ability to read her clients’ souls in their tattoos gives her work its special magic—and it allows her to see that there’s more to Leo than his brilliant blue eyes.
The passion that kindles between them might be Leo’s salvation. Or it might be the end of the world…
Worldbuilding: Sedona setting. Yusssss, awesome various elements, historical vikings/Valkyrie/Norse mythology, descendants of Lilith, plus very awesome original elements like the pictomancy concept. Add to that the Wild Hunt, Norse mythology, demon blood, spirit guardians slash magical creatures, curses, and magic – yup, much awesome.
Characters: First sentence in and I loved Rhea already. Really liked her free spirit and the tattoo artist thing just made her all the cooler for me. I loved her family dynamics and the way they came together when needed.
Leo was a mystery and we get to know him as the story unfolds. The parts of the whole were interesting though a bit confusing due to their names/titles.
The chemistry between them was instant and super hot, and the tension about them made everything all the more fun.
Plot: The slow burn romance pretty much drove me insane with all the cockblocking, lol. I liked the story outside of the romance, with all the layers of Leo’s selves doing their own thing. There was a lot of action and tension.
Writing: Third person, past tense narrative, his/her POV. Looooved her snarky voice!
Curb Appeal: Cool cover, hooking blurb – impulsive buy material for my PNR moods.
I recommend The Dragon’s Hunt to fans of Norse mythologuy elements blended into PNR and slow burn hot romances.