Finn Conleth leads his team of enforcer dragon shifters with an iron fist and a cold heart. Every dragon seeks his destined mate, but the process to turn the woman he once thought was his killed her and devastated him. He will never risk his heart again. His team is his family now. When his body eventually gives out, he’ll leave, living his last days alone.
Delaney Hamilton moved across the country to escape the freak fires that plague her. But when another suspicious fire erupts and rapidly escalates around her, her hopes for a new life go up in smoke. She has no choice but to turn to the mysterious men who come to her aid.
Finn knows the fire is dragon-caused, which puts Delaney’s problems directly in his jurisdiction. No matter how her wounded grey eyes call to every part of him, he refuses to risk her life in the mating process.
Until another dragon threatens to claim Delaney for his own, and Finn has to sacrifice everything to keep her alive...
Oh brother! As soon as I finished The Mate, I was ever so curious about Fallon’s older brother. We get a little peek into his backstory and it is absolutely breathtaking. Losing the person he thought was his mate devastated him to point of completely shutting his heart down and never wanting to find his true mate again. He’s the boss for a reason.
Delaney was such a delight to read about and I love all the dialogue between her and Finn. Finn was such a broody dragon and it was comical to see him become nearly undone around Delaney. I liked that we all knew what was going on before he could figure out. And it all started from the day he rescued her from the burning building. The restraint on this guy is crazy, he kept fight whatever it was between them, but Delaney wanted nothing more but to just give in. And boy was she persistent.
The development of this world just continues to grow and more is revealed about the various clans and we hear more about the insane mating process they have. I really want to know more about the Council and how much power they actually old overall dragon shifters. I definitely can’t wait to see more about this world in the books to come.
This turned out to be a little bit of a steamy read that got me fanning myself. If you read this book, you know exactly what I’m talking about. HOT!
This read was thoroughly engaging and I managed to read it in one sitting, which is my type of books. I’m becoming quite the fan of this series and can’t wait for book 2.
Major thanks to Entangled Publishing & Netgalley for the advance reader’s copy!