I Dream of Dragons
Author: Ashlyn Chase
Title: I Dream of Dragons
Series: Boston Dragons 1
Rating: One Petal
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THE HEAT IS ON
When Rory Arish and his two fiery dragon siblings are run out of their ancestral Irish home, it seems their luck has run out-until they arrive in Boston and find a paranormal-friendly apartment building. Finally, Rory has a place to call home. There's only one problem: Rory's new lair has simultaneously been rented to an infuriating woman who is as stubborn as she is beautiful and will not leave 'her' apartment matter how steamed he may be...
AND SPARKS FLY
Amber McNally is a down-on-her-luck flight attendant. She needs this apartment, and not even a fire-breathing dragon with his Irish charm and scorching good looks is going to scare her away. Holing up in their respective corners, a battle of wills ensues. Who will be the first to blink...or give in to their off-the-charts chemistry and decide to make this unorthodox living arrangement a little more permanent?
After being accosted by leprechauns and forced to leave their homes in Ireland, Rory and his sisters try to find a new home in Boston's Back Bay. Amber is tired of her job as a flight attendant and is offered the job of a neo-Muse. When it turns out she also needs a new apartment, sparks fly when both she and Rory are forced to share the apartment they both rented.
I found this story to be utterly ridiculous. Everything was just a touch over the top, from the way Rory lost his home to the way he and Amber manage to share the space in their apartment. Nothing happens that way in real life and as every bit of ridiculous piled on and believability failed, I found myself losing complete respect for the book as a whole.
Every person was a caricature instead of an actual character. Mother Nature, for example, had the worst personality times ten. Every time she appeared, I found myself rolling my eyes when she was trying to be serious, or simply skipping over anything she said because nothing that came out of her mouth was actually important. It was just that bad.
Everything in the book, from the writing style to the characterizations was so over the top it was ridiculous. I didn't believe in the characters or their problems, nor did I find myself caring. I do not recommend this book.
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