- File Size: 1206 KB
- Print Length: 199 pages
- Publisher: Swerve (October 3, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 3, 2017
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250142547
- ISBN-13: 978-1250142542
- ASIN: B0746M73YM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,760 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Grigori: A Royal Dragon Romance (Brothers of Ash and Fire) Kindle Edition
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I enjoyed every minute of this book and finished it within a day. I look forward to the second installment.
Madelyn was entirely convinced that dragons had to have been real because she has been plagued with nightmares since she was a small child. In these nightmares, she is being stalked by a dragon and it is very, very, realistic. No matter where she goes she is haunted by the same reoccurring nightmares and her hopes are that if she can find proof of the dragon’s existence then maybe she can also discover the meaning behind the dragon in her nightmares.
While perusing through ancient tomes Madelyn had come across a reference to a book called ‘My Year with Dragons.’ This was a journal written by a man claiming to have spent time with three dragons. It was the checking out of this journal that alerted the guardian of the Barinov family, Grigori, that there was someone trying to discover their existence. He was not thrilled about this revelation.
Grigori had hoped this day would never come. He did not want to destroy the journal because that time period held such wonderful memories for him and his brothers but it appeared the time had come. He was determined to find out who was trying to find out information about his family and put a stop to it. When he was informed that it was a woman who was researching dragons Grigori figured that it would be easy enough to deal with.
What Grigori never expected was that this woman, Madelyn, would trigger something deep inside of him that he thought after thousands of years was lost to him. Madelyn’s mere scent stirred his dragon and his dragon knew what he wanted and it was Madelyn, but she was a mere mortal and having a mortal mate was unheard of. Despite the odds Grigori decides to learn about Madelyn and see if she is a true threat to him and his family. What Grigori did not realize was that someone else discovered the connection between Grigori and Madelyn and they were going to use this connection for their own nefarious purposes and finally destroy the Barinov line.
Grigori was a fast read for me but I will admit to being a big fan of dragon shifter stories, I think it may even be a weakness, lol. I did truly enjoy the twist in this story because it was unique and I wish there were more stories that had this particular element. Gonna have to read it people to get what I am talking about because, ya know, spoilers. I also really liked the setting and the background that was laid for this story.
The romance between Grigori and Madelyn was nice but nothing swoony. It was heavily based on insta-love-lust and even though I can get onboard with insta-love I was not wowed or anything. I wish that there had been more secondary character involvement to build up my appetite to continue on in this series because I am jazzed about the originality of this one and that makes me curious to see where this series goes. Overall, Grigori was a fast read, with a sweet romance, and I love its originality!
This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.
Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Type: Series, can be stand alone but is part of the Brothers of Ash and Fire Series.
Recommendation: Meh, this was just OK for me. Not super entertaining but not unpleasant either.
Summary: +unique characters -mediocre alpha -cheesy dialogue +well written -weak antagonist
The first thing I noticed about Grigori is the cover. Not overly sexy, it feels understated and I really dig simplicity. The colors are awesome and the pictures are well put together. In combination with the blurb, I really had high hopes for this story and the fierce dragon shifter goodness it promises. Unfortunately, this was a little bit of a let down. It feels rushed, superficial and provides minimal details about what could have been a beautifully described world. It an attempt not to reveal any spoilers, I am not going to every single thing that kept me from loving Grigori and Madelyn but there are a few things I want to mention.
1.There wasn’t a strong alpha male factor with Grigori. Yes, he is rich, strong and determined to protect his family but his character wasn’t intimidating at all. There was no swoon factor for me. I like my alpha’s strong, sexy and able to handle whatever is thrown at them, not mediocre and unsure of themselves.
2. There wasn’t a whole lot of actual chemistry between mains. Madelyn and Grigori go through the motions and say all the right things but it didn’t translate into reality for me. I didn’t get attached to them at all and wasn’t invested in their relationship.
3. The antagonist is not complex, well-built or even remotely fear inducing. He came across like a jealous child wanting to steal someone’s toys. Plus, he was completely predictable.
4. The dialogue is pretty cheesy in certain parts, not to mention this whole “she smells of a virgin” thing kind of skeeved me out. The sex scenes are pretty well written but with the lack of chemistry I felt with both characters, I just couldn’t get into them.
I really do like the dragon theme and even though the ending was rushed and completely silly, I was able to finish the book in only a few hours. I won’t deny that I was entertained but this definitely won’t be a book I read again and I probably won’t read any other books in this series. All in all, I wouldn’t recommend this unless the aforementioned things don’t make or break it for you.
I obtained a free copy of this book and volunteered to give an honest review. Thank you NetGalley!
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