Donna Reads: Sacrificed to the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons #1) by Jessie Donovan

dragon1The Blurb: In exchange for a vial of dragon’s blood to save her brother’s life, Melanie Hall offers herself up as a sacrifice to one of the British dragon-shifter clans. Being a sacrifice means signing a contract to live with the dragon-shifters for six months to try to conceive a child. Her assigned dragonman, however, is anything but easy. He’s tall, broody, and alpha to the core. There’s only one problem—he hates humans.

Due to human dragon hunters killing his mother, Tristan MacLeod despises humans. Unfortunately, his clan is in desperate need of offspring to repopulate their numbers and it’s his turn to service a human female. Despite his plans to have sex with her and walk away, his inner dragon has other ideas. The curvy human female tempts his inner beast like no other.

Review of the entire first book: This one was just okay for me. It was suggested by Facebook as something I might like. It’s the usual rough, tough, alpha male who hates the heroine but grows to love her type of story. Melanie sacrifices herself and agrees to bear a dragon-shifter baby in exchange for a vial of dragon blood to save her young brother’s life. She enters a new culture with only a few other human women there to pave the way for her. Tristan’s inner dragon is immediately drawn to her and sees her as his mate. I think I liked the parts where the dragon is talking inside his head, and he’s talking back to him the best. There wasn’t a lot of romance in this one, and because Tristan’s dragon is obsessed with Melanie (mating frenzy) the sex itself was a bit brutal, icky and over the top. He fights the attraction, she doesn’t, and they kind-of instantly realize they love each other without really knowing one another at all. It was okay enough that I’ll try the next book in the series. If that one is the same, I’ll probably stop reading.

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