Of Dragons and Wolves 8: Indecision by Marcy Jacks

Title : Indecision                   Word Count : 35,536

Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance

Blurb : After being kidnapped and supposedly murdered, Kendrick Ainsley has finally been reunited with the love of his life, warrior dragon Roman of the Firethorn Clan. Though months have passed, and they appear to be getting back on track with their relationship.

Or are they? While Roman was hunting the man who murdered his lover, Clatcher, another dragon warrior, kept him from going insane. Roman fell into dark times, and Clatcher prevented him from falling apart, and Roman is having a difficult time hiding how much he misses the warrior.

Kendrick understands. He really does. He was gone for many months, and Clatcher is everything he is not, a dragon who can watch Roman’s back in battle, handsome, and independent. Kendrick doesn’t want his mate to choose, so he will choose for them. He suspects that Roman mated with both Clatcher and Kendrick, and Kendrick wants to try a relationship between the three of them, before they break apart for good.

My Review :  Roman is caught between a rock and a hard place.  On one hand,  he is ecstatic and very grateful that his mate Kendrick  who he thought to  be dead , is now among the living again. There is only one small problem,  Clatcher the dragon who had been helping him to avenge his mate’s death is in love with him. Now that he is faced with both men, he realize that he has developed some tender feelings for Clatcher and just might be in love with both men. This leaves Roman feeling very disloyal to his mate, and he hates seeing the pain in Clatcher’s eyes. 

Kendrick doesn’t begrudge the comfort that Roman felt in Clatcher’s arms, but he can’t help but to  feel useless and unloved. He starts to question the bond that was so strong between him and Roman, a bond that defied even death. All of Kendrick’s insecurities are coming to the fore,  leaving him to think that maybe Clatcher would be a better fit for his mate since he has more to offer Roman .

When Roman  and a few other hunters are hurt by hunters, Kendrick is horrified that he might lose the man he loves. Clatcher stays by his side, feeling very guilty when he reveals that Roman was hurt while protecting him. Kendrick feels a twinge of  jealousy,  but he sets that aside and helps Clatcher with his wounds. When Clatcher undresses in the privacy of Kendrick’s and Roman’s room, Kendrick starts seeing Clatcher’s attributes  for the first time. Clatcher also sizes up Kendrick seeing him for the cute sexy little shifter that he is. 

Kendrick can no longer deny that  he sees something special between his mate and Clatcher.  He makes the decision that he would rather share Roman than lose him entirely.  Kendrick comes up with the plan to bring Clatcher into his relationship wholeheartedly.  At first, Roman is a little resistant to the idea ,believing that  Kendrick is forcing this relationship due to his fear of losing Roman. It soon becomes clear that  Kendrick is very much on board with the plan when he pulls Clatcher into a hot steamy liplock. They have a lot of fun figuring out the logistics of their threesome and it is apparent that there are deeper feelings amongst this trio.

The sex was exceptionally hot with these three sexy men.  I was  very connected to this trio and there are quite a few tender moments that got me teary-eyed.  I am very happy that they were all able to find something that was so unparalleled. This was the best of the series so far. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear. 

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Of Dragons and Wolves 7: Hold On, We’re Going Home by Marcy Jacks

Title :  Hold On, We’re Going Home      Word Count : 39,447

Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance

Blurb : Kyle Abbot is tired of being sexually harassed in his own pack. The man after him only wants him to try and become the pack alpha, and Kyle’s not about to let that happen. His only choice for escape without shaming his entire family would be to take a mate with one of the dragons on the mountain.

Aiken never wanted to be mated again. After watching his previous mate be tortured and killed right in front of him, he never wants to tie himself to another ever again.

When the high dragon comes to him and asks him this favor, he cannot refuse.

At the sight of his future mate being sexually harassed by another, however, Aiken’s protective instincts come roaring back to life. Kyle belongs to him and no one else. Aiken wants to prove that to the wolf in bed, if only he can overcome the feeling that he’s betraying his former lover.

My Review :  This one was a little bit  weird for me.  I think maybe it was the anticipation of  Roman and Kendrick’s book which is next in the series. I just couldn’t connect with Kyle and Aiken, I couldn’t help but think that their story was just a placeholder. We hadn’t really been introduced to them before and in my opinion  their chemistry wasn’t genuine. The sex scenes were great, but it was like watching porn rather than a love story. 

Aiken  had a mate before who was murdered by Templars and he is very hesitant to be mated again . He mates Kyle out of duty to the dragons. Kyle is a beta wolf , one of Connor’s older brothers.  Kyle  is also doing his duty to his wolf pack by mating with the dragon. Here we have two strangers coming together who seem so very unsure throughout the whole book whether they wanted to be together . Aiken  doesn’t want to let go of his past and Kyle has no clue what his future holds.

To be honest , I was more invested in the tidbits of Roman and Clatcher. It is finally revealed that Kendrick is not dead and has somehow been reincarnated and is back in the body of a fox. It was a real tearjerker to watch Kendrick and Roman’s reunion.  I feel really bad for Clatcher who is left out in the cold, but he is oh so gracious about hiding his hurt feelings. I can’t wait to  read their story next. Look out for my next review. I give this my ratings of 3 – it was ok, give it a try.

Of Dragons and Wolves 5: Mate of the High Dragon by Marcy Jacks

Title :  Mate of the High Dragon     Word Count : 36,045

Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance

Blurb : Conner Abbot is about to have his first, and possibly his only, child with the love of his life, high dragon Aris Macleod. The problem is that Aris is a dragon and Conner is an omega werewolf who already has a bad heart. If he shifts into his wolf while pregnant, he could possibly die. He might even die just from carrying the hatchling at all, but it’s a risk he’s willing to take, and one that his mate is having a hard time accepting.

Aris loves his mate and wants everything for him, but seeing him sick and in bed all the time hurts him. He’s terrified to touch his mate, despite the sexual desires still pounding through him. He doesn’t want to do anything that will harm Conner or his child.

But Conner won’t have that. He’s determined to show Aris that just because he’s pregnant, doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy each other in every way possible.

My Review :  Sweet little Conner and his High dragon Aris are back. Only their wedded bliss is not so blissful anymore. Aris just found out that his sweet little wolf is pregnant with his dragon egg. Aris is horrified and filled with panic,  Conner is the first wolf to be impregnated by a dragon and they are just not sure of the outcome. Conner is very sick and it seems that the egg is causing complications already and making him weaker. Aris fears for his mate’s life and this causes a lot of strife and tension in their relationship.

Aris has stopped having sex with Conner out of fear of hurting him. Conner tries to tempt his mate back to his bed because he misses him and because his wolf needs to play. This is the only exercise that his wolf is getting  since  he can’t shift due to his pregnancy. Conner is also feeling the pregnancy blues, wondering if his mate still finds him attractive . When Aris finds his mate crying , he realizes that by trying to protect his mate , he is actually causing him emotional turmoil. Aris makes an effort to do better and reassure Conner as best as he can. This goes a long way in building up Conner’s self esteem and repairing some of the torn threads in the fabric of their lives. They have a lot of sexy fun. Finally , when things start getting back on track , tragedy comes to their doorstep.

There is  a true shapeshifter who has been creating havoc in their castle for sometime. He is intent on having Aris’ old flame and Conner’s friend Kendrick for his own. Ailiwen, one of the servants turns out to be the shapeshifter. He kidnaps Kendrick and Conner. Aris is furious and very worried,  so is Roman, Kendrick ‘ s mate. When Aris and Roman finds where Aliwen is holed up, they are successful in retrieving Conner , but Ailiwen throws Kendrick over a cliff before Roman can save him. These secondary characters are so strong and Kendrick’s death was devastating  and truly heart-rending. 

Life goes on and the day finally comes when Conner is induced and has a cesarean section to have his hatchling. Conner and Aris has a beautiful baby boy , but it is a bittersweet time for them, because Aris is not able to share it with Roman his best friend who has gone hunting for his mate’s killer. There are some things that are unexplained and keep us guessing. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear.