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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.As the most feared and respected of thHalf-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.As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in each other.Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul....

Title : Dragon Bound
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ISBN : 9780425241509
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Number of Pages : 312 Pages
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Dragon Bound Reviews

  • Wendy Darling
    2018-11-01 02:27

    4.5 stars Oooo, smut smut smut smut smut. :D Is it terribly shallow to admit that I snapped up this book because I heard there was hot *whispers* dragon sex in it? I rarely read paranormal romances these days, but all of the reviews I saw for this book were raves, so I was wild with curiosity. Besides, I have a serious weakness for shapeshifters, which has sometimes led to disastrous reads and sometimes led to really fun ones. I'm happy to report that in this case, the book more than lives up to the hype. The story is actually really good, and so well-plotted that in some ways, I'd say this is a lot closer to urban fantasy than your typical PNR; there's as much focus on the story as there is on the relationship. Pia, the central character, is very strong and principled. When we first meet her, she's just been coerced into stealing from a powerful dragon lord. Being a clever woman, she's stolen only a single penny, and she even left a note of apology in its place. Dragos doesn't care, however, and comes after her with all the force of his formidable powers and bristling with outrage and fury. Things begin to get interesting when they realize that Pia's coercion is actually part of a bigger political game between the Fae and the Elder Races...and when they discover their unwilling attraction to one another.And boy oh boy, is this relationship HOT. Dragos is a very, um, masculine guy and he's overwhelmingly attracted to Pia. The rumors of crazy dragon sex in this book were not exaggerated, but what I also love is that the relationship between them is portrayed with a great deal of respect and tenderness. They're strong as individuals, but they're so great together that you really want them to overcome all their obstacles and get their happily ever after. The secondary characters are also great, and the set-up for the next book Storm's Heart is skillfully woven into the plot.Aside from a small bit of info-dumping in the beginning, this is an exceptionally well-written novel for the genre, and filled with humorous situations and hilarious one-liners. Several of my friends have pulled this out as a favorite quote, and I have to share it as well, because it just makes me giggle:“So is that your long, scaly reptilian tail or are you just happy to see me?”Tee hee hee. How can you not laugh? This is a book that isn't afraid to poke fun at itself, which is a nice change from all the paranormal books that take their own mythology so seriously. Speaking of which, I also enjoyed the reveal of Pia's mysterious past and her...powers. It was a fun surprise and perfectly done.If you're inclined to read this sort of book, I can't recommend this enough--it's truly the best PNR book I've ever read. Every element that you could consider--the story, the magic, the characters, the romance, the sex, the writing--is absolutely terrific. You really couldn't ask for a more entertaining read.

  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    2018-11-21 07:38

    Why did it take me so long to discover this series???? Dragon Bound is the 1st book in Thea Harrison's Elder Races Series. The world that she's created is unique, fun and so cool. A world where shape-shifters, vampires, dragons and humans all trying to live together.I loved this book. It had everything I want in a story. An unique and fresh plot, romance, tension, action, unforgettable characters, exotic settings and great dialogue.Dragos & Pia are my new favorite fiction couple. I adored them being together. Their chemistry is filled with hot sparks and sexual tension.....wow, off the charts!!! Their interaction was really fabulous.....the banter....I just loved their dialogue together..Dragos CuelebreThis is an incredibly dominant alpha male....and a gorgeous dragon too!!! He's sexy, possessive and totally dangerous!!!! “I am cursed with a terminal case of curiosity," he said. "I am jealous, selfish, acquisitive, territorial and possessive. I have a terrible temper, and I know I can be a cruel son of a bitch." Pia GiovanniHalf Wyr, half human, but her animal form is a secret she keeps very well hidden. A totally fabulous heroine.....sexy, strong, funny, brave and not a doormat!!! Not afraid to stand up to Dragos......I enjoyed the way their relationship developed through the story.There are so many incredible characters that are introduced and I can't wait to read their stories.Dragon Bound was absolutely fabulous and I am looking forward to reading the entire series.

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2018-11-13 07:25

    Dragon Bound was an awesome book. I loved just about everything about it. I'm not even going to pretend that my favorite element wasn't Dragos, 'cause it was! I have an unnatural attraction to possessive, jealous, stalkerific heroes who are scary as heck, and Dragos is going on my list of favorite heroes of this type. I liked that although Pia started out as a thief who dared to steal from him, she became his own personal hoard. He acted like a dragon of old, used to having his way in all things. Even though he came on kind of strong, it was clear that he wouldn't do anything to hurt Pia. He cared enough to make sure that Pia was happy! He brushed her hair all the time! He was actually a softie underneath all that hard scaly dragon armor! Ms. Harrison knows how to write this kind of hero very well!Dragos is like a Harlequin Presents hero done well (with an intensity times one hundred). He is unbelievably wealthy, prominent and gorgeous. He is also immensely powerful. And he was done so well, there was never that incredulity factor where I have this sarcastic cheerleader moment in my head: "Yay, he is so awesome!" (rolls eyes). Dragos truly was awesome! Sick girl that I was, I liked that even though Pia found him hot and fell in love with him, she could still see he was a scary guy. Who doesn't like a guy who would give you the world, but he could also slaughter a whole army of enemies for you? Who's so jealous, he doesn't even like his crew touching you? (PSA awareness moment: Not okay in real life, but I like it in books. So shoot me!)I thought the world-building was really good. I loved the fact that this book has a strong fantasy element, equal to the romance. It wasn't just a backdrop for paranormal loving (which was verra nice, mind you). There was a lot of thought put into creating this world in which humans live alongside Wyr (shapeshifters) and Faerie folk of all kinds, and old magic is alive and well in this world, and into the adjacent magic realms. It seemed eminently plausible that one of the most powerful economic figures could be an ancient dragon. Don't I wish?Dragos is an awesome hero, and Pia is an equally awesome heroine. She is gutsy, intelligent, funny, and sweet. She never gave me the urge to ignore her and focus on the hero because I didn't like her. I loved her a lot. I could see myself having similar reactions to the strange circumstances she faces. I loved how utterly fearless (although inwardly quaking) she was when faced with the very scary Dragos, and especially at the end when she finds herself in a very rough situation. I loved her self-deprecating, humorous way of looking at the world, very down to earth and resourceful. I loved her secret heritage, and how Dragos cherished that part of her, and all parts of her. I felt tears brimming when she discovers what she truly is. (You have to understand that I was the little girl who was in love with Pegasus, Unicorns, and all mythical creatures. It was a sweet moment for this little girl who has never truly grown up inside).I loved Dragos' crew, especially Graydon (who reminded me of Butch from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward), and Tricks (a very hip elf who works as Dragos' PR rep and happens to be the true heir to Throne of the Dark Fae). How cool was it that his sentinels consisted of four gryphons and a tough female Harpy (she reminded me of my girl Xhex from the Black Dagger books). It was funny how Dragos came to life when Pia came around, and seeing how his crew reacted to the new Dragos. I don't think my review can really add anything because there are some great reviews out there of this book. I really did love everything about it. It was just hip enough (but not annoyingly so), the story and the fantasy elements were fantastic, there were many laugh out loud moments (this book was really funny), and some poignant moments. I loved the relationship between Pia and Dragos, and how they had to work at some things, but they weren't going to give up on being together. (view spoiler)[ And my being a romance reader who likes babies, I was so happy that she even had that element. Not enough PNR books have pregnancy and babies in them for me (I know some readers hate that, but not me!) So I was glad she did have that in this book, and it was so cool how she did it. Definitely some 'aww' moments there.(hide spoiler)]I know I want to hug this book tight to my book-loving heart. I will put this out on my favorites shelf for a frequent reread. I can't wait to see what Ms. Harrison does in the next Elder Races books. She has a fan in me!My friends who said I would love this were right. High five!

  • Shawna
    2018-11-06 08:41

    5+ stars – Paranormal RomanceA-M-A-Z-I-N-G! This time the author endorsements and reader hype are more than justified! I haven’t been this blown away by a paranormal romance debut or as energized and jazzed about a new PNR series in a long time. Not since diving into the addictive worlds of J.R. Ward’s bold, unbeatable Black Dagger Brotherhood, Lara Adrian’s mesmerizing Midnight Breed, Larissa Ione’s distinctive, dark Demonica, and Nalini Singh’s unique Psy-Changeling have I gotten such a thrill from discovering a new paranormal romance series. Dragon Bound, the first book in Thea Harrison’s innovative, compelling Elder Races, gave me the same kind of high. I absolutely loved it!Paranormal romance was my first foray into the vast world of romance after devouring the Twilight Saga and jonesing for more mature (and hotter!) fare and therefore will always have a special place in my heart. But after reading so many and finding blissful escape in other romance sub-genres that I love, I find I’m much more selective about PNR. I’m ecstatic that I’ve found a new series that’s got me excited about paranormal romance once again!Dragon shifter Dragos is one of the most ancient and powerful Wyr in the world and his rule over New York City is absolute. Nobody defies him, so he’s enraged and enchanted that a slip of a woman like Pia Giovanni would dare to steal from his prized treasure. Half-breed Pia was raised to closely guard her half-Wyr nature from other wyrkind, even if that means becoming a thief to protect her secrets from her ex-boyfriend’s threats of blackmail. The last thing she needs is to anger and arouse the fiercest Wyr predator in existence, but that’s exactly what happens when Pia invades a dragon’s private hoard. In exchange for a pardon and her very life, Dragos makes Pia a bargain she can’t refuse, and she finds herself thrust into the mysterious, dangerous world of magic she’s fought so desperately to avoid. If only she could resist the smoldering attraction that burns hotter than dragonfire between her and Dragos!Dragos...Be still my predator lovin' heart! YUM! He’s a hot, dangerous, possessive, dominating alpha hero used to getting anything and anyone he wants and always having everything his way, and he’s completely undone by his unfamiliar feelings for Pia. It was hilarious to witness his attempts to tame and gentle his beastly side for Pia, and sexy-as-all-get-out when he let the beast loose in their lovemaking. YOWZA! I loved Dragos and Pia together, and they had such funny, sexy banter and explosive chemistry. Pia’s resistance to Dragos annoyed me at times because I would have rolled over and begged for him, but her spunk was also charming.One of the things that impressed me the most is how the author created such an imaginative, complex alternate modern society with so many fascinating varieties of magical beings (shifters, raptors, fae, elves, witches, goblins) and yet managed to avoid bogging down the story with too many heavy details and excessive world-building. There is an amazing cast of secondary characters that has me very eager for future books in the series. With a hotter-than-hell, possessive alpha hero, a quirky, feisty heroine, fast-paced action, clever dialogue, sexy banter, snarky humor, scorching sexual tension, strong, intriguing secondary characters, and steamy love scenes, Dragon Bound has everything I crave in a romance. It kept me thoroughly entertained! I highly recommend this for fans of Ward, Ione, Singh, Cole, Showalter, and Feehan, and anyone who enjoys an excellent paranormal romance. I can’t wait for Storm's Heart to see what’s in store next for this thrilling series. Big 5 stars!A few of my favorite lines:Oh my God, not only is he older than the Grand Canyon, but he’s like the pope and the Fae King and the president of the United States all rolled up into one. To some ancient cultures he had been a god. He was going to hurt her so bad before he killed her so dead, and all she could think of was how hot his kiss had been in the dream and how delicate the touch of his finger was as it traced down her body.For God’s sake. The male was injured and here she was ogling him like a pervert in a porn store.He rested his cheek against her head and rubbed her back. “I am cursed with a terminal case of curiosity,” he said. “I am jealous, selfish, acquisitive, territorial and possessive. I have a terrible temper, and I know I can be a cruel son of a bitch.” He cocked his head. “I used to eat people, you know.”

  • Flannery
    2018-11-03 04:35

    You know what is totally awkward? Listening to sexy books in audio format. There was a really great moment while I listened to this one when a friend of mine got in the car, I turned on the engine, and the narrator said something along the lines of “he caressed her breast as he pushed her legs further apart” and I frantically tried to switch to the radio, stumbling all over myself and hitting all the wrong buttons. Awkward City, population 1. Chalk that up as one more reason I prefer listening to murder mysteries, YA, sci fi, and fantasy. Also, it feels weird being turned on while I’m driving around. BAM! How’s that for TMI on Goodreads? But you know what the ultimate libido killer is in books? The scrunchie. Oh, didn’t you know? Some contemporary authors are under the impression that despite the calendar reading 2011, we are somehow still living in the 1990s. Bare midriff shirts? Holy hell. Pretty soon I’m going to read a new release where the main character wears backwards overalls like Kriss Kross with one buckle undone, a hypercolor shirt, and Airwalks. I don’t want to harp on one tiny non-issue because this book was loads of fun. I initially started reading it with a friend but she blew past me because frankly, I’ve been a sucky reader with the attention span of a caffeinated toddler as of late. So I started it again as an audiobook and half listened, half read it the second time round. I’m a bit tired of fairies (scratch that, totally tired of them) but not at all tired of dragons yet so this worked really well for me. Plus, there are several more exciting Wyr kind in this book—Gryphons! Harpies! Thunderbirds! Goblins! (view spoiler)[A FRAKKING UNICORN!!! (hide spoiler)]! Plus, you know, *cough* there may or may be some sexy dragon scenes. With a delightful sense of humor, Thea Harrison introduces us to Pia Giovanni, who has just stolen something from the hoard of the most powerful dragon in existence. Who hired her? How’d she do the seemingly impossible? What IS she? While the reader knows the answers to several of these questions (and can probably guess the answer to the last one if they’ve read enough in the genre), the well-paced plot and action scenes kept me entertained until the last page. Something that often bothers me in romance books is when a supposedly strong woman allows the man to treat her like property or doesn’t allow her to make decisions. There were several instances in this book when I was angered by some action or statement that Dragos made BUT Pia almost always stood up to him or addressed why it made her uncomfortable. She seemed realistically strong yet vulnerable and I didn’t find her needy or annoying, which is probably reason to celebrate. (or at the very least, continue reading the series…which I will do, probably next week!)

  • XxTainaxX
    2018-10-29 09:48

    Loved Dragos and Pia. They meet after Pia achieves what no other has done before and steals from the Wyr leader. She goes on the run and he catches more than just his little thief. The connection between the two was strong. I loved Pia as a heroine because though she was physically weaker she was of strong conviction. The story was full of great action, progressive plot development, and written well. The characters are complex, unique, and pretty darn awesome. The world that the writer has created is captivating. I enjoyed this book and am SO glad it was recommended by a few friends <3 I am eternally grateful! Safety: No OW/OM/Sharing, though Pia's story starts off with ex boyfriend drama. No rape/abuse. No condoms. Neither were Vs.

  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    2018-10-26 03:24

    ✌ Buddy read with my MacHalo Freaks ✌Warning: my reviewing mojo is still AWOL. This will therefore be a Super Crappy Review (SCR™). I really didn't feel like writing it, and tried to get out of it by subcontracting to one of my ungrateful dear friends, but not a single one of these wimps lovely people felt up to the task. So it's their fault if you have to suffer through this Piece of Crap (PoC™).Confucianism Confusion is me. There usually are two possible outcomes when I read Freaking PNR Novels (FPN™):➽ 99,99% of the time, these delightful pieces of literature make me feel like this:➽ 0,01% of the time, a miracle happens I lose all judgement, and end up feeling like this:Yeah, I get all pink and levitate and shake and stuff.Well that was until today. Sorry, what was that? I finished reading this FPN™ almost a month ago, you say? Err, yes. And your point is? I shouldn't say "until today," because technically it's "until about a month ago," you say? Oh bloody hell, would you get off my back for once?! Would that be too much to ask?! Please don't bother to answer that, I think I know what you're going to say *sighs dramatically* Some friends you are. Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, the two possible outcomes and all that crap. So the whole feeling either like this or like that thing lasted until the day I finished this book (view spoiler)[← happy now?! (hide spoiler)]. And until that glorious day, there had only been two glorious types of glorious FPN™ for me: ① The Bloody Hell Feminism Committed Suicide Again I Need to Kill this Stupid Stupid Stupid Lame-A-Saurus Piece of Crap with Fire before it Claims more Victims You're Welcome (BHFCSAINtKtSSSLASPoCwFbiCmVYW™) type.② The Oh What the Freaking Hell is Wrong with me I Think I Have Finally Lost it I just Gave 5 Freaking Stars to a Freaking PNR Novel Halp this is the End of the World as We Know it (OWtFHiWwmITIHFLiIjG5FStaFPNHtitEofWaWKi™) type.All was fine and dandy in my slightly bipolar PNR world when this book happened. I was anxiously awaiting to rage and rant and dismember and stuff. And what happened? This happened:Introducing…the So Bland and Dull it won't Even Cut through Butter Freaking PNR Novel (SBaDiwECtBFPN™)! So flat and lackluster and uninteresting you won't suffer horribly while reading it! So uninspired and unexciting and unstimulating you will forget all about it two days after finishing it! So unexceptional and unremarkable and un-pretty much everything you will even forget to write a review for it! Be glad and rejoice, people, for this is Pain Free PNR (PFP™)! WOO HOO! YAY! ← these expressions of joy and excitement might be slightly sarcastic.Bloody hell, what a total rip-off this book was. I mean, seriously?! PNR so insipid you don't even get a good rant out of it?! Who has ever heard of such a ridiculous thing?! This is a disgrace. This book brings shame to the glorious PNR genre. This will NOT do. Some things are just not done, Thea Harrison. The Murderous crustaceans are not happy, Thea Harrison. The Murderous crustaceans shall not condone such scandalous behavior, Thea Harrison. The Murderous crustaceans need to vent and bitch about something, Thea Harrison. They will get their ragey fix one way or another, Thea Harrison. Be afraid, be very afraid.PS: this flat, lackluster, uninteresting, uninspired, unexciting, unstimulating, unexceptional, unremarkable, un-everything story is about dragons. It is kind of implied in the book title, but I thought I'd point it out anyway. You're welcome.[Pre-review nonsense]» We have survived fin-less, gill-less, scale-less, tail-less mermen.» We have survived haunted vaginas.» We have survived plushophilia.» We have survived freaking corn porn (barely).» We even survived a hilarious humor bestseller (I still wonder how we made it through this one).»» Will we survive if this proves to be yet another crappy dragon read? I doubt it. Not sure the damage caused by Kiss of Fire can be undone.I think we're going to need my faithful Gustav's help for this one.There, that should do it.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Kristen
    2018-11-09 02:31

    4 1/2–I'm In Love With A Dragon–Stars! There are so many fantastic reviews for this book that my two cents won't bring anything new to the table, so I'll just say that if you like paranormal romance, this is one of the best. It's delightful, unique, humorous, and, oh, so sexy. To top it off, I dare you not to fall head-over-heels in love with a dragon!

  • Sophia Triad
    2018-11-15 09:34

    Dragos and Pia“You took a 1962 penny,” Dragos said. His teeth were gritted. “You left a 1975 penny. It’s no replacement.”She stared at him. “Oh my God, it’s scary you noticed that.”“I know everything in my hoard and exactly where it is,” he told her. “Down to the smallest piece.”“You could go to a doctor, get checked out for OCD,” she panted. “There might be medication for that.”His chest moved in a silent laugh.My God! I love Dragos! And Pia. You cannot find easily a couple so well matched in PNR.And how can you not love a book about a powerful dragon?A book which starts with the stealing of a penny.Pia managed to infiltrate Dragos’ hoard and to steal a penny from him. She did that in order to save her douche ex-boyfriend by someone powerful (unknown in the beginning) who wanted something (anything) that belonged to Dragos Cuelebre, i.e. *The most powerful being on Earth. *A multi-billionaire tycoon. *The boss of all the Wyrkind. *Someone who used to be considered a god by many old civilizations.*Born when the earth was formed and the sun shone with a different light*The Great Beast.And now twenty-five years old Pia Giovanni has managed to draw the ancient Great Beast’s attention to her.“No one takes what is mine.” His growl reverberated through the ground. He bared his teeth and bent down until he was nose to nose with her. “No one.”What Pia needs to realize really soon is that Dragos has already included her in his collection:“She is mine.” Dragos bared his teeth, gold eyes flaring to lava. His growl shivered through the ground at her knees, and long fingers clenched on her wrist. He tensed and began to rise.The chemistry between Pia and Dragos is explosive:“There is not another entity in the world who would dare to act that way with me.”She froze and the blood drained from her face.His expression changed. He held a stiffened finger under her nose and said, “No! I did not mean that as a threat.”Her lips trembled. “What did you mean then?”He laid a hand on her cheek. It was so long it almost covered the length of her head. “You’re mine,” he said. “You can deny it, argue, throw fits, try to run away. But. You’re. Still. Mine.”“That’s insane,” she whispered. “I have no idea what that means. I don’t belong to you or anyone else.”“Yes, you do,” he told her. His thumb stroked her lips. “You are mine and I will keep you. I will not hurt you and I will protect you. And you’re beginning to trust me. All of that is a good thing.”“I am not a piece of property, damn it!”“But you are in my possession.”She enunciated, “I think you are a lunatic.”“Since you are too, that works well enough.” Pia has many secrets. Mainly she needs to trust Dragos enough and tell him what she really is. And then Dragos will help her. Dragos starts as a stubborn scary monster with OCD and as the book proceeds, he will melt for Pia.So this is an alternative world full of magic. A world where the Elder Races and humankind had lived together openly since the Elizabethan Age.The Elder Races comprises of the Wyrkind, the Elves, both Light and Dark Fae, Vampires and Djinns. Every book more or less introduces an Elder Race.An amazing series. I cannot recommend it highly enough!If you love PNR, or Urban Fantasy or Fantasy in general, you need to try this series!!!

  • MelissaB
    2018-11-11 09:42

    Wow! I loved this one! Dragon Bound was the best new paranormal that I have read in a long time, I am so glad to finally be excited about a new paranormal series.Pia Giovanni is forced to do something that is basically suicidal - steal something from the most powerful dragon shifter in the world. She knows Dragos will react swiftly, most likely with a torturous death for her but she has no choice because of a spell and blackmail from a sleazy ex-boyfriend. Dragos is an ancient Wyr dragon shifter who rules his kingdom with an iron fist. He is not happy that someone managed to steal from his treasure and hunts the thief with a savage intensity. However, he is intrigued with the wonderful scent on the note the female thief left behind.When Dragos catches up with Pia, their chemistry lights up the pages. He is fascinated by this half-breed human/Wyr who dares to stand up to him. They are both intensely attracted to each other, despite the fact Pia is afraid he is about to kill her. Dragos decides right away that she belongs to him. Despite Pia's protests that he can't just own a person, she is in for a losing battle against a powerful alpha like Dragos. So she does what she can - she stands up to him and fights his hold over her (while occasionally giving into the intense passion between them!). This book was such a fun, exciting romance. I loved Dragos, he was so alpha and possessive but he also tried to accommodate Pia and make her happy (in his life of course). Pia was a great heroine, she was strong and didn't just let Dragos run over her. She had a lot of secrets but she had good cause to keep her silence. Pia and Dragos were a great match and holy crap were they hot together! Yowza. I loved the story, it was exciting and well-written.If you are looking for a great paranormal romance, make sure to check this one out! It was a great story that I will be rereading in the future because I had a fun time reading about these characters. Highly recommended!

  • Lisa
    2018-11-11 01:44

    Holy crackers, I loved this book! The world that Thea Harrison has created is flat out unique and amazing. It was so refreshing and so engrossing. There were amazingly tender moments, extremely sexy moments, laugh out loud moments and moments where our hero and heroine kicked some serious ass. I'm a sucker for a great fantasy novel, and Harrison does not disappoint with Dragon Bound.Harrison introduces us to a powerful alpha-predator, Dragos. Even the name is fierce. No, itty bitty cutesy dragon here. We get an all consuming power!The mental image of Dragos that Thea Harrison does not give the reader:What we get:See the difference????Pia is a wonderful heroine. She is strong, self-sufficient and because she is half-human, half-Wyr she has hidden herself all her life with protective spells courtesy of her mother. Secrecy and the means to make a quick exit(extra identities and cash) has been taught to her by her mother but after her mother's death she grew lonely. She longs for love and acceptance. Hence her big mistake in trusting one of her secrets to her ex gambling boyfriend. She ends up having to steal from Dragos which eventually lands her in his clutches.“I am jealous, selfish, acquisitive, territorial and possessive. I have a terrible temper, and I know I can be a cruel son of a bitch.” He cocked his head. “I used to eat people, you know.”I simply loved Dragos. Despite his powerful nature, Harrison does a great job showing how his vulnerable side comes out with Pia. Dragos is powerful and ruthless, has a temper and in short he is bored with his long century-filled life. Make no mistake he is a predator. He is surprised and pissed that someone actually stole from him. When he discovers the thief, she is definitely not what he expected. Here is an alpha, a dangerous predator who falls like a ton of bricks for a heroine who challenges him and calls him on it. This is how I imagined Pia with her dragon:Kind of! :)“He stared at her neck. Realization pulsed. He was looking at the bite he had given her. A hard length was growing against her hip. “So, is that your long, scaly, reptilian tail, or are you just happy to see me?” No, she did not just say that. Did she?” I absolutely loved Pia and Dragos together. Their banter simply cracked me up. Pia, is something very refreshing for Dragos. He tried to intimidate her and be his usually bossy dragon lord self but Pia has none of that. She still speaks out her mind and was strong enough to withstand his beguilement and not give away her real name. (People can control you and your power if they know your real name). I love how Dragos only melted for Pia. To all of the Wyr kind, he is a powerful dragon creature. It was so endearing to see such a powerful dragon floundering in front of Pia. He doesn't know if he does things wrong, is puzzled that Pia is a pure vegetarian and has no idea about romance and something called saying "please". On the other hand, Pia had to learn to handle such a powerful creature, his temper, his possessiveness and the need for him to cosset her. They work their way through the bumps and I enjoyed it all!I am so glad that I decided to give this series a go. Fantastic world-building, wonderfully complex characters, engrossing storyline, laugh out loud moments and hot smexy scenes are all things that Thea Harrison delivers. This is why I will be continuing on with the Elder Races series!

  • Lisa Kay
    2018-10-21 09:22

    First read of paperback, July 22, 2011. See below for audiobook comment.★★★★★ Yes, five full stars! One of the best paranormal/fantasy books I’ve read this year! I wanted to read it faster, but real life got in the way. As it was, I had it planned for a future “buddy read” and peeked at the first few pages. Three chapters later I was e-mailing my GR friend to hint around about moving this one up in our queue; luckily, she agreed. Ha! Indeed, she finished the book before I did. This is the first one this year that we didn’t stick to our reading schedule, but zipped ahead, gobbling up the book like hungry carnivores, as fast as possible.Anywayz, back to the book: For those of you who want more insights into their heroes, this is the one for you. Almost half the book is spent inside the hero’s, Dragos’, head. He is scary, arrogant, “stalkerific”*, possessive, and perplexed about his burgeoning feelings toward Pia. He is such a delightful, swoon-worthy “hero-in-pursuit”** to read about.Pia is no slouch herself, even if she is a thief. She is dismayed at the ruination of her life – and she’s scared of Dragos. Despite her “nightmarish week” and one furiously pissed-off dragon on her tail, she is also funny, clever, generous, and a radiant mystery that is a wonder to uncover. She stole her way into my heart in no time flat.If the bad guy is obvious from almost the beginning, who cares? The interaction and dialogue between Dragos and Pia alone is worth the price of the book. Escape plans? Joint efforts. Misunderstandings? They are talked out within a reasonable time. Love scenes? Toe-curling! Secondary characters? Amazing too. All in all, it kept me transfixed.I highly recommend this book! It is imaginative, sweet, H.O.T., funny, and magical. Ms. Harrison has built a compelling, enchanted world parallel to ours that you’ll want to discover for yourself. Personally, I can’t wait for the next in the series. * “Stalkerific” is a term coined by the creative Lady Danielle; however, in true Pia inspired fashion, I stole it from her. :) ** “Hero-in-Pursuit” is a term from the All About Romance special title listing they have for same; Lady Danielle has a bookshelf dedicated to them.Update: May 5, 2012 (Comment on audiobook.) Loved this one so much in paperback, I had to get the audio and listen to it again. Sophie Eastlake does a nice job narrating this one; she sometimes has what I can only describe a sultry, lazy delivery. I picked up different things this time around. It is always interesting to hear how someone else will ‘act out’ a scene in their vocal delivery; not exactly how I had it in my head, but enjoyable enough. I would give the narration ★★★★☆.Pia is supposed to look like the great Greta Garbo, “star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic period.” (Wiki)The Elder Races Series

  • Jilly
    2018-11-14 04:27

    “So, is that your long, scaly, reptilian tail, or are you just happy to see me?”This is funny, paranormal smut. The guy is a dragon, and the girl shifts into something so OTT that you will have to laugh.Is that my voice?So, our girl, Pia, steals a penny from the dragon-man, Dragos, and he's pretty pissed off. Until he gets a whiff of her lovely girly smell. You all know by now that girls smell like sunshine and flowers and boys smell like leather and masculine trees. It's nature.Could be worse. A lot worse.Instead of killing her, he finds himself falling for her. But, he's not even a bit civilized, which is hilarious. She scratched an arm. “Did you kill the Fae horses?” Dragos said in a cautious voice,“Was I not supposed to?” She shrugged. “It just wasn’t their fault.” “If it helps any, I was hungry and ate one.” “I guess that does help some.”Yeah, she's a vegan, and he's a carnivorous beast. It is a match made in heaven.As long as you come into this book understanding that it's fluffy smut, you will have a good time with it. If you want a truly original storyline, a slow-burn romance, and amazing world-building, you need to keep shopping. As for me, I'm happy with this smutty little dragon-filled world for now. I'll keep with the series until I get bored.

  • Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
    2018-10-21 08:38

    It happened, a dragon book we BR-ed that didn't suck dirty pond scum. Now my rating may be a bit high, but I will explain why (and I have low standards for dragon books anymore):- The dragon guy was a badass monster. If you're a dragon, you should be badass and not a pansy dragon wimp like the ones in Dragon Tales on PBS. - Sexy times. Yes, there were sexy times in this book. That's important, because it's a paranormal novel and a) that's always present, b) seems like something that'd be part of a dragon's virile vitality, and c) dragons know how to seal the deal. I'm just going to assume all the dragons in the 1 star books previously read that were sexless, had erectile dysfunction. They should ask their doctor about some little blue pills. - The heroine, Pia, had skillz. She had mad thieving skills, even if she was way too morally sound to use them. She also could take care of herself and didn't do TSTL things. I'm so tired of heroines having zero fighting/problem solving skills and running at every problem with all the finesse of a stampede of elephants, (I'm looking at you, Owl.) - The heroine had a really neat wyr beast. - The book contained a large variance of mythological and paranormal creatures. There were Elves (I totally pictured them all haughty like the elves in The Hobbit/LOTR), Light Fae, Dark Fae, gryphons, a harpy, vampires, goblins, a medusa, and a dragon. - Death. Lots of good killing went on in this book. Yay. - Dragos, the dragon, he used to eat people. Way to be an apex predator. ::claps::- Dragos was super alpha male and all cowered before his ancient power. Kind of like Smaug crossed with Sauron, minus the whole end the world agenda. The bad:- Way too much info given. So many info dumps. - Filler. This could've had tighter editing. - One of the plot devices was very cliché. Blah. - I don't like the name Pia. Sounds like peas, or similar to the word for feet in Romance languages. - More dragons. - Could've used more dead bodies. For the most part, this book was good - the dragon was alpha scary and the heroine wasn't a crying pain in the ass. I particularly liked how Dragos was written. The author made him very lacking in human qualities and thought patterns. He had to learn them as he went along with the half human heroine. I enjoyed the times he'd blunder and get mad, while yelling at the heroine to tell him what he did wrong. Now while I said this book was good, it's a reflection of how horrid the previous so called dragon books we've read have been that I rated this so highly. My standards for dragon novels is low. I was pretty happy after I read violence and sexy times, that's a huge improvement over previous books. Nothing has yet rivaled the stunning majesty that is the Dragon Kin series and I'm losing hope that anything ever will. MacHalo BR, or maybe just with Sarah.

  • Felicia
    2018-11-10 01:20

    Guys, this is 100% vaginal fantasy, and I enjoyed it. There were things I DID NOT enjoy about it, that take the stars down, but honestly I'm picking up the next book, so clearly I liked it and feel like this series can only get better. I think my favorite thing was all the hugging. I seriously noticed I felt happy when the Dragon dude hugged the "so helpless I want to kick her" heroine. It's something that isn't in a lot of romance, that sort of casual affection between two people, and I really thought it was sweet and endearing. The world building in this is spotty, and the plotting uneven, I get it. The thousands of years old dragon talks completely inconsistently, sometimes very formally and sometimes like a dude you'd meet in a coffeeshop. There are corny bits. BUT the tone got way better the farther in the book it went. The main hero dude is a serious Cro-Magnon He-Man dude, but sometimes the heroine literally called it out spot-on, and it amused me to no end. I love how the author basically is telling the audience, yes this is seriously not PC to have a dude this controlling and chauvanist and jealous, but I'm writing this book about it anyway, because some base thing is going on here and I'm embracing it. I dunno, but despite its flaws I found the book refreshing.Lots of naughty scenes, very RRRRRRR rated btw. BE WARNED A DRAGON WILL COPULATE!

  • Choko
    2018-11-21 06:33

    *** 3.70 ***A buddy read with my MacHalo Freaks!!!This is very much a Paranormal Romance and the rating is very much exactly because of this fact. I had no idea what expect. I thought it would be either Urban or just a classic Fantasy. After all - DRAGONS!!! If anyone knows me, I am the biggest fan of Dragons there could possibly be.... I like them powerful, arrogant, growly, selfish, ruthless, vain, merciless, and fabulous in their dragonly majestic wonderfulness!!!! I like them all! This book has as the leading male one of those fabulous creatures, born as long ago as time itself. This has the trope which I mostly dislike in all PNRs - he is millions of years old, his love interest is in her 20s.... Yes, it could have been worse, she could have been a teenager and a virgin, which than the Stars, she is not!!! She is some mysterious type of shape shifting half-breed, who can bypass any locks and is terrified of her actual shape being discovered by anyone. So she is alone and constantly hiding in plain sight.... Until the big bad Dragon decides that she would be a perfect addition to his treasure hoard. Then her life explodes full of emotions - both positive and negative combined, and nothing is never the same.I enjoyed the world building, the different Fae creatures, and the Happily Ever After, which is the big sale for me in all Romance Genres. He could have been stronger, she could have been more consistent in her reactions, and the romance was predictable, but it gave me the smiles and relief that at least in books Happily Ever Afters are still possible!!! This is for all Romance lovers, but even more for those who like their love mixed with Magic and the Shifter classics. A fun read overall:-)Now I wish you all Happy Reading and may your life be enriched by every book you read!!!

  • valee
    2018-11-17 08:18

    OH WOW!!! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought this book would be this good! I absolutely adored it! Helloooooo new favorite! I'm totally hooked, and I can't wait to see more books released in the series.What's not to love about a Dragon shifter? ...Dragos Cuelebre = HAWT! You just don't have any idea how hot this guy was. Seriously, my fav in a while, I loved everything about him. The guy was totally alpha material, a caveman on the loose, LOL. He was all you're mine and there's no discussion about it. "I am cursed with a terminal case of curiosity," he said. "I am jealous, selfish, acquisitive, territorial and possessive. I have a terrible temper, and I know I can be a cruel son of a bitch." He cocked his head. "I used to eat people, you know."He made me laugh out loud so many times with his attitude, and it's not that he was annoying for being so MACHO because he constantly realized he was doing something wrong and tried to change it to make the heroine feel better. He just couldn't help being like that because the guy is 11000 years old,lol, let's just give him a break. What I loved the most was to see him comprehending what love was because of the new feelings the heroine awoke in him."He kissed the palm of her hand. "It means, you stupid woman, that I am learning too. Now you listen to me. I never stop thinking about you. You're with me everywhere I go but I miss you when we're apart. I've already shown that I will kill for you. I would also die for you. You make me laugh. You make me happy. You're my miracle and my home...I will always come for you, always want you, and always need you. We clear?" She had begun to glow. "Sounds a lot like love to me." You see? sweet and sexy. But he was so much more than an amazing personality ... he was a dragon, a being who was alive through the beginnings and ending of empires, who saw all the changes the world went through, someone you could talk to all your life and never get bored. And dude ---> A DRAGON, I don't know why but for some reason I just find that totally hot.A very peculiar heroine ...I usually never like heroines or remember them much, but I loved this one. I liked that while she preferred not to fight she was able to kick everybody's asses if she wanted to. I loved that through out all the story we knew there was a mystery around her but not exactly what. She had an amazing sense of humor and personality, some of the best jokes were from her. I really liked her."He stared at her neck. Realization pulsed. He was looking at the bite he had given her. A hard length was growing against her hip. “So, is that your long, scaly, reptilian tail, or are you just happy to see me?” No, she did not just say that. Did she?" Then there was the most mind-blowing plot and world building you have ever seen ...A Dragon king and his most trusted sentinels, the Gryphons. 2 different Fey Courts, Elves and other Elder races as some other minor races. So much power and magic, what's not to love about this series? The characters were amazing and I just can't wait to read more!

  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    2018-10-27 03:24

    I’m sorry, the message said.The theft was a violation of privacy. It was an unbelievable act of impudence and disrespect. Not only that, it was—baffling. He was murderous, incandescent with fury. He was older than sin and could not remember when he had last been in such a rage.He looked at the paper again.I’m sorry I had to take your penny. Here’s another to replace it.Yep, that’s what it said.One corner of his mouth twitched. He gave himself a deep shock when he burst into an explosive guffaw.And this is how the story begins. Pia, a half-breed, is blackmailed by her ex-boyfriend into stealing something from the dragon's vault.She does just that, attracting the attention of the one and only dragon on earth, Dragos. He is extremely old (as old as the Solar System) and bored. Pia is just the thing to bring him back to life and give him something entertaining. He stared at her neck. Realization pulsed. He was looking at the bite he had given her. A hard length was growing against her hip. “So, is that your long, scaly, reptilian tail, or are you just happy to see me?” No, she did not just say that. Did she?They are funny together and one does not really realize the insta-lust until it is too late. If my calculations are correct they have sex (the real thing, not the dream sex) two or three days after they meet. And of course Pia is a special snowflake and Dragos mates with her. *eye roll* Her Wyr half is actually that of a mythical creature that even the dragon thought to be a legend. Special snowflake, told you!"I think you’re my hero," she said. Only half-kidding.He stared at her, the picture of incredulity. "Most people," he said, "think I am a very bad man."She studied his eyes to try to find out if that bothered him. He didn’t seem bothered by them. He seemed discomfited by her. "Well," she said at last, "maybe you’re a very good dragon."On the other hand, I have to appreciate the lack of love triangles. The story is just about the two of them and neither acts in that stupid YA let's-make-him/her-jealous way. Thank the Universe for small favours, right?So this is not the worst PNR book out there, but not the best either. *shrugs*

  • Crystal~BIG book addict~
    2018-10-29 01:40

    4 Dragon Lovin' Stars!Pia has done something very stupid. She has stolen something in hopes that her ex-boyfriend will keep his mouth shut about her secret. Unfortunately, she has stolen something from Dragos who does not take kindly to anyone stealing from him, no matter what it is. Dragos is a dragon who has been around for thousands of years. He has collected a lot of treasures over the years. He is amazed that someone was able to steal from him and actually live. Once he figures out it was Pia who stole from him, he becomes very intrigued by her.After Dragos finally catches up with her, it becomes clear to him that she is his mate. He has found her after thousands of years. Dragos existed at the center of it all. He was her one point of stable reference, her compass point, true north.Unfortunately, the Dark Fae King doesn't want to see Dragos live any longer. He wants his power and all of his riches. Now Pia and Dragos have to fight to stay alive before they can truly be together.

  • Mandi Schreiner
    2018-11-18 01:35

    Favorite Quote: “There’s my bad boy,” she whispered. God, he was breathtaking.I read a lot of books. I read a lot of paranormal books. So when one comes into the Smexy household that is exciting, refreshing and just all around awesome, it is cause for celebration!Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison is the first book in the Elder Races series. Our hero, Dragos Cuelebre is of the Wyr, a group of powerful, ancient shapeshifters. Dragos more specifically is a rare dragon-shifter created around the time of the solar system – so yes, he is ancient to say the least. In present day he is head of the Wyr demesnes located in New York city. The other six demesnes, including Elven, Fae etc…reside in other parts of the United States. He is extremely powerful, wealthy and demands loyalty and obedience from everyone in his control. So when someone breaks into his hoard, something that has never happened before and steals from him, his anger as he takes to the sky in his dragon form can literally be felt and heard from everyone in the city.Pia Giovanni is a half-breed – half human, half wyr. Raised by her mother who embedded in her mind to never tell anyone what her half-wyr side is, she has always been on the run. But now she has herself in a bit of a bind. She let her guard down with her ex-boyfriend Keith and revealed to him a bit about herself. Something she has never done with another before. Then Keith turned out to be a jerk and to cover his gambling debts, is now blackmailing her with this secret information about herself. He hands over to her a finding charm which with her special powers leads her directly into Dragos’ hoard and demands that she steal something from Dragos to appease his “associates.” She gets in and steals one of his pennies.When Dragos discovers this theft, he makes it his mission to find who did this. But soon, they both realize there is a bigger player at stake. The Dark Fae King and Dragos have bad blood and a war is on the horizon.When we first meet Dragos, he reminded me very much of Raphael from Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series. He is extremely powerful, intense, dark and just a bad ass. But Dragos soon comes into his own. He has been around since the beginning of time, yet some modern things still confuse him. Like slurpees and twizzlers. But don’t let that trick you because he runs one of the biggest corporations in the world. Cuelebre Towers employees thousands of people and he rules with a strict hand. But his dragon side also rules his actions throughout this book - something Pia must come to terms with:Something very light tickled her forearms that covered the back of her head. It whuffled in her hair.She scratched an arm. “Did you kill the Fae horses?”The whuffling stopped. Dragos said in a cautious voice, “Was I not supposed to?”She shrugged. “It just wasn’t their fault.”“If it helps any, I was hungry and ate one.” Another whuffle.When Dragos finally tracks down Pia, his anger soon turns to fascination. He quickly discovers her sticky situation with being blackmailed and realizes a bigger player is calling the shots. He finds himself no longer bored, and very physically attracted to this half breed.Pia is a really great heroine. Strong, outspoken, and stands up to the over-bearing Dragos. He is kind of a “caveman” when it comes to romance. He isn’t suave, or charming. He expects her to follow his orders when it comes to her safety but also in the romance department. But as Pia comes to mean more to him, he wants to learn to be a better lover. I love how we are constantly reminded of how powerful and old he really is:“You are never to do that again,” he said between his teeth. “Do you understand?”“Dragos,” she said, speaking with care because he was still so upset. “You’ve got to stop giving me orders.”No matter how gently she said it, it was still like a spark to dry tinder.“Fuck you,” he snapped. He thrust his face down to hers, eyes flaring to lava and features hardening. “You’re mine. And you. Can’t. Leave.”“Whoa, there. I don’t know what to say to you. You’re like some stalker guy on steroids.” She threw back her hands and rolled her eyes. “You are aware, aren’t you, that you can’t have slaves any longer. You know, abolition. Big war. Happened a hundred and forty, forty-five years ago.”“Human history, human terms,” he snarled. “They mean nothing to me.”Pia is strong-willed and butts heads with him about this behavior on many occasions. But there is also humor and warmth in their relationship. Their romance is a quick one in this book – I believe the entire book takes place over about five days. Which I know seems crazy, but it is totally believable. Dragos has the “mine” concept from very early on, and Pia herself desperate not to be lonely in life, falls for him just as quickly.The romance is very erotic, and just as intense as Dragos himself. I also adored the supporting characters. Rune, Dragos’ “First” and best friend along with Dragos’ other trusted friends guard Pia with their life, although they don’t like her at first. But Dragos soon puts them in their place:“Thief or not, she is mine and I’m keeping her. If a single hair on that young woman’s head is harmed, you four bastards better be slaughtered and in pieces when I find you.”Oh yes, Dragos is that much of a bad ass. The writing is just superb. There are a few scenes where the action is violent and rough that just made my hair stand on end. Chapter seven holds my absolute favorite scene in the book. Dragos and Pia have been captured and Dragos knows he can’t immediately get them out of harms way. For such a powerful, irate being having to tell this woman who he has started to have protective feelings for that she is going to get hurt, was really amazing to read. You can feel the fear coming off Pia. A brief moment from this chapter:“Here’s what I think is going to happen. They’re going to separate us. They might hurt you.” His grip tightened to the point of pain. “They won’t kill you. They’ll have seen I was tending to you in some way, so they’ll want to use you as leverage to control me. Goblins have no interest in human women. They’ won’t rape you.”A spasm of trembling hit her, and then it was gone again and she was calm. “It’s all right,” she told him. “I’m all right. I’m glad you’re telling me this.”“That’s my good brave girl.”What follows is a terribly violent, emotionally filled chapter that just blew me away.This world is really fantastic – exciting, very sexy and humorous. Fans of paranormal romance must read this book.Rating: A

  • Anzu The Great Destroyer
    2018-11-05 05:19

    I really was attracted by the story when I saw this book so said I gots to read it! Plus some of my friends rated it well so I said what the hell.Now please don’t kill me or anything but I didn’t like it so much. I’ll even tell you why later on. I have good reasons and hopefully you won’t beat me up.. too much. Ok so we have a dragon who’s older than dirt, a selfish little (or not) bastard who loved to collect shiny things. Then this girl comes and steals a penny. She replaces the penny but still! She stole it! Dun dun duuun *dramatic music* Killing starts in…. three….. two… one…… I expected something bloodier; revenge, verbal assault, maybe some spanking. But unfortunately he turned all mushy on her and nothing happened. And there’s my problem. I’ll get back to that later. Now I have some questions. What is a penny to a filthy rich dragon? I get it, he minded the whole stealing and crap part but still. She took a freakin’ penny! She could have taken his dirty socks or something if they needed a tracking spell. How did she know it was a rare penny? What if it was just a regular one that he would use to buy his daily ice-cream. Now I get why he was so angry. Whoever touches my ice-cream money dies!! Thea Harrison created a pretty decent universe in this book. We have lots of magical creatures running around doing their thing. Different realms where you can travel and have tea parties. Elf bread that makes an orgasm look like a walkabout surrounded by old people. You know? Crazy stuff. My problem was her passiveness towards all these cool elements. She could have done a wonderful job creating an action-filled story. She could have played with our emotions, make us love some characters, hate others. But unfortunately it didn’t work for me. Maybe it did for you, and if so cheers!, but on this side of the planet… nopes. Another shortcoming came from the characters. They were too rigid. Their dialogue is too stiff and their reactions are the same. They’re too groomed, too shiny. Too much talk and little action gets boring after a while. My biggest problem was Pia and Dragos’… relationship? The easiest turn of events evar? I mean the woman stole from the big bad dragon, which scares the shit out of everyone. What’s the logical reaction here? Ass kicking! Torture! Pillow fights! What happened in the book? The dude saw her got a huge boner and wanted to add her to his collection of treasures and whatnot. Ok you can say this could actually work. But now we go to Pia’s (the thief) camp. What did she do? She was übercalm and just accepted everything. I actually loved his reaction towards her but it got me thinking why is he so possessive? Is it because he sees her as an object? A toy? A gem? He doesn’t want any other boys playing with his toys? I doubt it’s love since it’s too early. Lust? Maybe ‘cause they’re two horny bastards. But still this reaction is too much. Love at first sight… or lust at first sight as our case is. This combined with seeing her as an object. Way to go! Pia is too much of a damsel in distress for my taste. I like fighters that put a bit of trouble in their relationships. And this must go both ways. I feel like their – whatever this is, flirt, fling, relationship – is just too easy. I have to put this in bold. The whole world’s on Dragos’ shoulders and he just carries it with a smile on his face. He’s actually the only one who puts a bit of action in the book. Pia is too passive and silly. She’s not heroine material, at least for me she’s not. She is a big part of the reason why I didn’t like the book so much. Ok so Pia’s a vegetarian. I really wanna pick on this. It’s not like I have a problem with vegetarians but I know a joke or whatever this is so have to comment about it. What do carnivores say to vegetarians? Our food sh*ts on your food. And what do vegetarians say to carnivores? Your food eats ours with the sh*t on it. Loool it makes me have second thoughts about what I should be eating. Another thought on Dragos. Shouldn’t a creature like him, once he lived for so many years, take an interest in studying? Imagine studying almost everything, you name it, math, physics, chemistry, etc for so many years. You end up being supersmart, then your brain swells up like Megamind and you rule the world. Why did he turn up just a businessman? Does he know Obama? Does he play golf with Putin? I think he does… Putin is his wingman…Another big problem that I had was related to Dragos. The guy doesn’t seem like a - uhm how to put this? – guy (duh) in some scenes. Especially in dialogues. I feel like Pia is having a conversation with herself rather than a dangerous dragon. Badasses don’t talk like that. They’re too tough for this even when they’re in love – or whatever the hell Dragos is feeling for her. I was constantly screaming at my Kindle – GROW SOME BALLS!!! Towards the mid-end or something Pia ended up locked inside the dragon’s house (aka nest). I saw this similar to a bird getting locked in a cage. A possession he’d visit from time to time, screw and then leave to get on with his business or whatever the hell he does. Beats the crap out of a blowup doll. And my problem with all this is how calm she is! Too damn calm!!! Woman get angry and beat him up!! I guess she’s happy with being a kept woman. And in the end this whole situation didn’t get settled. I didn’t get my answer of how she’ll live with Dragos, if she’ll have a job or something. I’m not a feminist but some things are exaggerated. This is one of them. Spoiler alert! I must pick on this so beware all you spidermonkeys! (view spoiler)[I had a feeling that Pia will get pregnant. It was so damn predictable and, sorry to say it, lame. I don’t know why but stories with pregnancies turn me off. They bore me and I simply don’t like them. Too much drama where you could have had a nice story. Another problem of mine: the unicorn deal. I mean seriously?!?! She’s a f*cking unicorn?!? I’m sorry but that’s kinda gay… I was hoping something a bit bloodier. I mean she’s mating with a damn dragon… a dragon and an unicorn is too much for my brain to handle. (hide spoiler)]Now as a conclusion…. If Thea Harrison improves her characters, focuses a bit more on the beauty of the environment she created and works out some hot ass action then this series will become great. Hell maybe even amazing. So if you’re looking for an action-packed gig this is not the book for you. If you like sweet love stories then give it a try. You’ll surely like it. Top 5 quotes#5 "I will not put you in harm’s way.” He kept her head cradled in one hand and put an arm around her. He murmured, “I do not endanger my treasures.”#4 He turned his face, found her mouth and kissed her as he held them so tight together at pelvis and hip, for a while it felt as if they had fused together and become one creature, light and dark, yin and yang.#3 “So, is that your long, scaly, reptilian tail, or are you just happy to see me?”No, she did not just say that.#2 "Hey, what if they stopped throwing a fit at you walking across their backyard. It’s not like you ate their tulips or dug holes in their lawn. You didn’t piss on any trees when I wasn’t looking, did you?”#1 “I am cursed with a terminal case of curiosity,” he said. “I am jealous, selfish, acquisitive, territorial and possessive. 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  • ♡Karlyn P♡
    2018-11-03 02:41

    I debated between 4 and 5 stars, but it ended so well I just had to bump it up to 5-stars. It was a really enjoyable steamy PNR story that never had a dull moment. Loved the H/h, the world building was solid, the humor was wicked fun, the steam hot, and the side characters were all well done too. My only issue were the rapid mood swings between the H/h toward the end. While they were understandable, it was jarring in places. I look forward to reading the next in this series. Highly recommend to PNR fans.

  • Beatriz
    2018-11-13 07:25

    Reto #4 PopSugar 2018: Un libro que involucre un roboRelectura de uno de mis libros favoritos de todos los tiempos... y.... me gustó tanto como la primera vez! Incluso, si es posible, me he enamorado aún más de Dragos. Me derritió cuando aprende a decir “por favor” y luego lo usa para todo; es un manipulador de lo más encantador! También me sigue gustando el acierto de la autora al caracterizar la personalidad wyr de la pareja principal con los antagonistas más inmemoriales de la literatura fantástica, son la esencia del bien y el mal tratando de complementarse.Reseña primera lectura:Realmente lo he pasado fenomenal leyendo este libro. Magia, pasión, seres sobrenaturales, fantásticos y mitológicos, mezclados con sumo cuidado en una historia muy original, del estilo fantasy–urban, que atrapa desde las primeras páginas. Personajes encantadores y una heroína de armas tomar, para nada remilgada como es común encontrar en el género. Diálogos exquisitos y muy ácidos, que sacan más de una sonrisa en el lector, sobre todo por la personalidad de Pía. He investigado y al parecer, lamentablemente, éste es el único libro de la autora traducido al español ¡Qué pena! Así que, por lo menos hasta ahora, recomiendo de todas maneras disfrutar éste. Por mi parte, ya ha entrado en la categoría de las novelas que en algún momento releeré.

  • Catie
    2018-11-06 09:27

    Well, this is a nice diverting piece of fluff, which is just what I needed to kick off this week. The first week of school: that magical time when adult Catie, after spending an entire summer in hiding to make way for playgrounds, camps, and story time, gets to come out of hibernation. This book’s main appeal for me was the surprisingly well developed fantasy world. While it’s obvious that the author has borrowed a bit from Tolkien and (view spoiler)[Peter S. Beagle (hide spoiler)], the mythical beasts and the setting feel alive and vivid. For a fantasy buff like me, this is a nice bit of escapism. However, the romance is nothing new.Pia Giovanni has just committed a crime which will change her life forever. Driven by the blackmail of her bastard ex-boyfriend, she has stolen an item from the horde of the powerful Dragos. Sure, all she took was a penny…and she even left a note of apology. But the Dragon Lord is not known for forgiveness or mercy, and it’s only a matter of time before he tracks her down. However, Pia has a lifetime of experience running and hiding. She might have a few tricks up her sleeve that Dragos is not expecting.If you’ve read any number of these books (which I may or may not have done) then you’ll recognize these characters right away. Dragos is the exact same hero character that appears in just about every PNR or even UF that I’ve read. He’s a wealthy, expensive car loving alpha male with an eight pack (because a six pack is sooo passé) and a gooey center of barely caged violence, jealousy, and possessiveness. Harrison takes an interesting turn by incorporating some dragon lore here (for example, his love of shiny pretty things and his need to stash hordes all over the city) but all the hallmarks are still there, and I still just don’t enjoy reading about this man and the relationship dynamics that go along with him.Pia is the willowy, blonde, graceful slip of a thing (who, okay, has some hidden strength…but hates to use it) who ends up getting kidnapped, separated from her friends and family, provided with luxury, and fucked senseless every once in a while (whenever Dragos isn’t off doing his important man-work). There’s plenty of rapey lovin’ and domination (which of course she loves!). And of course, this pair is like night and day, light and dark, which used to refer to something a lot more nuanced and exciting than just their appearances and superficial characteristics. It’s like the classic paradigm of the odd couple has been exaggerated and stretched to the point of silliness.He’s a violent beast who used to eat…PEOPLE!...and she’s a…vegetarian! No, a VEGAN! It’s priceless! Argh.And of course there’s a whole stable of attractive men and women just waiting in the wings to stand in as the main players for future books. The future stars might vary in looks – the light one, the dark one, the short one, the curvy one, perhaps the token intellectual thrown in – but I doubt that the relationship dynamic will change very much. It’s like having a set of dolls that you can take out and play with one pair at a time, except their pelvises aren’t just blank plastic so it’s more fun.Exxhhhaaaaalllleee.Okay, time to fess up.Yeah, I’d say about 20% of my blood supply was dedicated to having these concerned, offended thoughts. But the other 80%? Was off having a party. Because this book is kind of sort of incredibly hot. I blame the hibernation.Perfect Musical PairingD’Angelo – How Does it Feel?I had to go outside of the youtube-verse because it was absolutely imperative that I provide you all with this video. I challenge you to pay any attention at all to the lyrics or the melody or indeed anything at all after about thirty seconds.

  • Ingela
    2018-11-09 05:20

    Written October 22, 20144 Giggling Stars - Another drooling Dragos Dragon lover girl is born here far away. - A lot of fun and so very lovely told It was the right time for some romantic "Dragon Shifters". This high raited popular m/f PNR had been waiting for nearly two years. ~ It wasn't a day to late to at last start "reading" (I went for the easy listening option again..). “I am cursed with a terminal case of curiosity,” he said. “I am jealous, selfish, acquisitive, territorial and possessive. I have a terrible temper, and I know I can be a cruel son of a bitch.” He cocked his head. “I used to eat people, you know.”...in other words:Absolutely Lovely - a "wet" Dragon Dream***********************************************************In NY City nowadays...Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni does something really stupid, she is blackmailed and she steal from the hoard of dragon. ~ The most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone actally stealed from him. And succeed...‘He stared at her neck. Realization pulsed. He was looking at the bite he had given her. A hard length was growing against her hip. “So, is that your long, scaly, reptilian tail, or are you just happy to see me?” No, she did not just say that. Did she?’***********************************************************Dragon Bound as an audiobook is 13 hrs very well narrated by Sophie Eastlake. 5 Stars to her. ~ She did this big, hot, sexy, alpha dragon simply fantastic. Sassy Pia wasn't less good either. This one, #1 about two amazing fun and cute MC's, is the first stand-alone book-part in the Elder Races series (8 books now). ~ I want more from this world some day.***********************************************************Happy 'Sexy Dragon & Sassy Pia' dancing...I got just everything I like here. ~ Easy-going, entertaining and really fun light paranormal romance. A recommended m/f PNR read (or audio) for anyone who wants to smile, laugh and enjoy a well presented action-packed story. I LIKE - oh yes, I'm delighted with a smile on my lips

  • Laurie Garrison
    2018-10-21 06:41

    Dragon Bound sizzling hot paranormal romance that should be on top of any RNR readers to be read pile. Yep, this should be your next book. If you love to read humor, danger, action, a dominating male dragon and some of the hottest sizzling hot sex well this is a must next read. I probably wouldn’t have read this book yet, but I got an email from a follower telling me how much she loved it. I have to say a big thanks to her because I know I would have never gotten around to reading this so soon.Boy, you’re in for a ride with this story with one extra special half human and half wyr, names Pia that steals from an OCD harboring dragon that knows what little thing she took out of this next and he will not rest until he finds the one who stole from him. The author makes this a fun but yet dangerous adventure for this two they get their moments of wild pleasure then they are back in fighting action again. What I like most in this PNR book was Dragos is not your typical PRN character. Nope, he isn’t a lovie dovie dragon, this dragon is a hot arrogant, dominating, outrageous male dragon that has an OCD problem with the things in his nest.I myself had a problem with the heroine, Pia, she is very strong, but she got on my nerves for a time. She is the one who dragged Dragos in this dangerous adventure, but she takes her time in trusting him in what simple things he asks from her. Then I found out why she was having a hard time in that trust when the author throws in a surprise of what Pia really is. it’s a huge spoiler that I am not going to tell you’ll have to read it to find out. Last, but not least this is one of the hottest two couplings I have read in a while. The sexual tension is awesome and the sex is super-hot. So, now go buy this one and read it NOW!

  • Lady Heather
    2018-11-14 07:32

    re-read February 23, 2015Still a favorite.June 22-27, 2011It was so refreshing to read this story! The world the author has created with her amazing imagination is wonderful, exciting, and could be scary as hell! The characters are complex, and interesting, and the bantering between the H/h is awesome.What can I say, the lead is a scary-ass Dragon.How cool is that!I highly recommend this book to all who love reading Urban Fantasy, PNR... I don't think you'll be disappointed!

  • Jen
    2018-10-22 06:29

    What a great book and an exciting start to a new series. Dragos was perfect. He was so alpha yet he was willing to bend for Pia. I have a new place on my harem list and Dragos might have zoomed to the top. Definitely a favorite for 2011.*****Update***Yay!! I emailed Ms. Harrison to tell her how much I like the book and she emailed me back and said:Hi Jen!Thanks so much for writing! I’m thrilled you had a good time with the book, and Dragos and Pia DO pop up in subsequent stories. Currently it looks like they may have their own follow up in book five. : -)

  • Aisling Zena
    2018-11-15 03:33

    21/1/2017 Re-read as I don't remember a thing from this series..

  • Catherine
    2018-11-21 08:24

    I made a mistake before reading this book and I wish I wouldn’t have. Usually when I know that I’ll be reading a book soon, I stay far away from reviews and conversations about the book. It’s not that I’m afraid I’ll be spoiled, it’s just that I don’t want to go into a book looking for a positive or a negative that someone else had. Often I’ll find myself focusing on things that I never would have noticed on my own, and I hate that. I want to go in blind and see what my raw reaction is. Since I know this about myself, I rarely break this unwritten rule. But almost all of my Goodreads friends were reading this book! It seemed to be everywhere I looked on blogs and the status updates on Goodreads were too tempting to resist! So…I admit it, I cracked. I read all those updates and all of the resulting conversations. And my expectations started ramping up. I heard Dragos compared time and time again to Raphael from the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. If it had been one or two people, I probably would have ignored it, but there were a lot of them saying that. It’s not that Dragos was a bad hero, it’s just that I was expecting something else when I heard him likened to Raphael. I expected him to be dark, intense, and kind of scary. Even though I liked him, I felt like I was always waiting for that intensity. I just wish I hadn’t gone in expecting something else. The book suffered because I spent so much time looking for something that it lacked. Don’t be like me, people. Don’t let your expectations get the best of you.Despite not seeing intensity in Dragos, I did see a lot to like. I loved how the author wrote him with such an animalistic personality. His behavior didn’t always fit with acceptable human behavior, but Pia took the differences in him well. His refusal to tell anyone—even his men—too much information about Pia was an example of the little quirks that made him seem dragon-like. He was secretive, jealously protective of what he considered “his”, and could be cold when the situation warranted it. I probably would have found the split second mood swings irritating in another man, but it didn’t bother me with Dragos. It just served as a nice example of how alien his thinking and behavior could be.I was very hesitant about Pia in the beginning. I think I was supposed to sympathize with her, but I found her kind of whiny and irritating. The more I read about her, the more I liked her, but I continued to have problems with her throughout the book and never quite loved her the way most did.I found it irritating that her behavior and personality seemed to vary throughout the book. She was strong and mouthy one minute, and overwhelmed and giving up the next. I didn’t need to her to be a badass, but I needed some consistency. She was incredibly impressive in a scene involving the goblins—I loved that whole interlude—but then she turned around and gave up after they were free. It was so frustrating! And did anyone else notice how often she slept and left Dragos to handle the situation in times of crisis? Although I had issues with the characters, I liked Pia and Dragos together. They meshed well and they were refreshingly straightforward about their attraction to each other. It seemed a little abrupt in the beginning, but I just shrugged and went with it. Their playfulness and joking made their interactions fun and the chemistry between them was great. I laughed when Pia tried to teach Dragos manners and loved watching Dragos try to accustom himself to caring about her and wanting to please her.I really liked the side characters and was pleased that they were more than just sequel bait. They were a lot of fun—especially the next book’s heroine, Tricks—and I loved that they were different from the shifters normally seen in PNR. Dragos’s team had gryphons, a gargoyle, thunderbirds (awesome!), and even a harpy. I’m really curious to get to see a thunderbird in the next book because I've never read about one before. I thought they all became BFF’s with the heroine a little too easily, but that’s not exactly unique to this book. I frequently find myself with that complaint in PNR.I was very impressed with the author for choosing such unique paranormal species. I spent the whole book trying to figure out what Pia was and why her mom was so worried about her keeping it a secret. I had a few guesses, but I never came close. Kudos to the author for trying something so different! There was a surprise development between Pia and Dragos that cropped up very close to the end. I did not like the fact that it was included at all. It almost dropped my grade to a 3 ½, but I enjoyed the rest of the book enough to not let it get to me that much. I just thought it was unnecessary and I had no sympathy for Pia’s irrational behavior. Although I didn’t love it as much as most, and found the overall tone more light and funny than intense, I still thought it was a fun new PNR. I’m really looking forward to trying out the next book because Tricks was hilarious in this one. If you’re on the fence about this one, I say try it out. Besides, it has dragons! That’s so infrequent that I snatch them up whenever I hear about them.Favorite Quote: He dug his fingers into her hair and lifted up the strands. "I want some of your hair."She lifted her head. "What?""I said I want some of your hair. Give me a lock and I'll forgive you for breaking and entering.""Oh-kay. Sure." She squinted at him. "So I give you a lock of my hair, take you to the Elven border and drop you off?"He laughed. "I never said I was letting you go. I just said I'll forgive you.""I knew that had to be too easy," she muttered. "You're just not a straight road, are you?"Review originally posted on Fiction Vixen.