"Lex Valentine has created a vibrant world"
I read books one and two in this series, both of which were
really good, so I just had to read this third book. I have
to say, I am happy that I did. This is the only book in the
series that is m/m, but the love and passion was just as
powerful, if not more so, than the first two books.
The prologue gives us a little insight into what has been
going on all along, but was only hinted at in the first two
books. This book also takes us back in time to sometime
before the first two books took place. It helped to fill in
a couple gaps that had lingered in my mind after I read the
first two books.
Holden Antaeus is a black dragon, and he isn't looking for
his mate. He is perfectly happy with his love life as it
is. When he meets Garrett, the new "bean counter" for his
family's company, he is immediately drawn to him, and feels
like he has met him before. He is also struck by the very
strong scent of spearmint that seems to follow Garrett. It
doesn't take him long to figure out that the signs point to
the fact that Garrett is his mate, but that can't be,
because he isn't gay.
Garrett is bisexual and immediately recognizes Holden as
his mate. He is surprised, but not disappointed, and
quickly begins the descent into love. He has to be careful
though, because if he scares Holden off or can't convince
him that they can be mates as nature intended, then the
rest of their lives will be miserable torture. Garrett's
biggest problem with the situation is that he may have to
give up a little control because he is an alpha, but so is
I am impressed by Lex Valentine's ability to create a
vibrant world filled with realistic characters, giving them
very real human emotions. This book may be part of a
series, but can be read as a stand-alone. That being said,
I would still recommend that you read these books in order,
as it gives you a deeper appreciation and understanding of
the background and families involved.
Reviewed by Melissa Conatser
Posted August 5, 2009