Dragon Tycoon's Fake Bride: A Howls Romance Kindle Edition
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This was a really good story. I liked both Alexis and Galen and enjoyed their story. This is the first story I've read by this author and I liked it well enough that I'm planning to try more of her work in the future.
Alexis is an archaeologist that works in the ruins of Palace of Knossos in Crete. It's a big tourist attraction but Alexis and the other archaeologists have been working to study it and preserve what they can. A past relative of Alexis' was the one who found the ruins but he was more commercial than interested in the historical knowledge and didn't do good things. Alexis is determined not to let that happen again.
Galen is a dragon shifter and one of three brothers that could inherit the Alpha position for their clan. Their family is rich and well known in the human world but the knowledge of dragons in the world seems to be more of an open secret...known of but not really acknowledged. Galen is the responsible son and had been running the family businesses for the past years but he's not the oldest so there could be some conflict with his older (and more selfish) brother.
Unfortunately, the funding for the archaeologists is ending and the head archaeologist decides to throw away his ethics and work for the government to make more of the palace more "tourist worthy". Unfortunately, that would mean destroying some things, painting over other things and sealing away other areas of the palace still waiting to be uncovered....basically it would be really bad for any historical knowledge and such they hope to get from studying the ruins of the palace. Alexis doesn't have much leverage and is shocked to find that her boss used her family name to solidify the agreement for these changes. Alexis has the name but no power and is floundering about what to do.
So that night, Alexis is working late and just as she's climbing out of an underground area, 4 dragons almost land on her and she falls back. The landing dragons are Galen, his 2 brothers and their uncle, who's been running the clan until it was time for one of the 3 brothers to take over. They're told what they have to do to be made alpha and one of those requirements is to take a mate. After the meeting, Galen finds Alexis hiding and they soon realize that they have some things in common and an agreement to marry would benefit them both. It's supposed to be fake but they pretty much can't keep their hands off each other from the start and the only thing really keeping them apart at all is the assumption that there are no return feelings because it started out as fake. That does get worked out as well as the alpha position and the saving of the ruins and once that's all settled, Alexis and Galen start on a HEA together.
This was a very enjoyable story. I liked both characters and was happy to see them work past their "fake" status into something real. The story was short but it was surprisingly well filled out for its length and while I wouldn't have minded a little more length (because liked the story), it didn't feel like anything was missing. Overall, I liked the story and characters very much and would recommend it. :D
That evening, four dragons flew into the courtyard. The eldest, uncle to the other three, had something important to discuss. Their Uncle Icarus told them that the humans were going to reconstruct things and might end up damaging their sacred tomb areas underneath. Icarus could not hold the humans off anymore and wanted to pass the leadership to one of the three young dragons. That dragon would become Alpha and would need to marry and produce an heir within one year. The dragons would think about this and meet again in a week. Galen held back as the others left, and he heard rocks falling and a small yelp. Someone was here!
Alexis had slipped on the rocks and Galen pulled her back on her feet. He knew she heard the dragons’ earlier conversation. His uncle, still flying above, spoke into their minds that this was the opportunity they needed. Galen was the best choice for Alpha. Alexis, a distant relative of the original man who had discovered and restructured the palace, could marry Galen. Together they could challenge the government to stop any restoration project that would be damaging to the palace. Could they pull this off? Could they convince people of their relationship and their fake marriage? Could Galen challenge his brother for the Alpha position? So much was resting on their success. And could they then both casually walk away?
This was a good story that will hold the readers’ interest. It had the feel of a fairy tale, with dragons and palaces and the hope of a happily-ever-after. It was fun and very enjoyable. I highly recommend it!