MP Corporal Josephine “Josie” Benate is in the middle of a
apprehending a perpetrator, when she is kidnapped and yanked
through a portal by a gorgeous man wearing nothing but a
jock sock! Josie figures she’s as crazy as Nigel
Blooddragon, Duke of Sarcen, because suddenly she’s in a
world crawling with strange flora, fauna and monsters! When
Nigel informs her that she’s been kidnapped to serve as a
decoy for the new queen, Josie is reluctant to help him—at
first. Understandably, she wants to go home. This isn’t
possible once Nigel reveals that the portal they’ve just
traveled through has taken them to the wrong time.
keep Josie alive in a climate hostile to humans? Will Josie
ever return to Earth? And once she is home again, will she
face a court martial for being AWOL? These questions are
the least of their worries when facing the fact that human
females are always in season, unlike female dragons, making
them prime targets for mate-seeking male dragons.
characters are realistic and well crafted, which I see as a
staple in her writing. She also does a bang-up job for the
story’s setting. The dragon world is described in
fascinating detail down to the last detail. I truly liked
Josie and Nigel. Josie swears like a sailor and kicks ass,
while struggling to be acknowledged as a woman by Nigel.
Nigel sticks to his sense of duty and honor like glue.
This means that he is there to protect Josie not to illicit
sexual favors from her. He’s magnetic and hot as hell, with
a sense of loyalty that would shame a Crusader. His subdued
complexity makes him all the more lovable. Josie was fun
and feisty, very capable and logical without being one of
those heroines that irritate you by trying to outdo her male
dissimilarities between Josie and Nigel flavor the story
with angst and bedroom tension, keeping the dialogue and
narrative interesting. Each bone of contention brings Josie
and Nigel closer. It rocked watching their relationship
develop and evolve into stronger ties of friendship, passion
and commitment. These two more than earned the right to
ride off into the sunset.
Josie and Nigel face countless hardships while fighting
their attraction for one another in The Dragons of the
Dawn, which is a continuation of Ms. Anjou’s first
book in this series, Tears of the Dragon. I would
not describe this novel as a sequel because the time line
occurs some time during the events of the first book,
featuring Damien Blooddragon, Nigel’s younger brother.
Although I have read Tears of the Dragon, The
Dragons of the Dawn can be read as a stand alone.