A Shade of Dragon (A Shade of Dragon #1) By Bella Forrest [Review]

 RELEASE DATE: December 8, 2015
AUTHOR: Bella Forrest
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.
SUMMARY: Nineteen year old Penelope “Nell” O’Hara is geared up for the worst Christmas of her life. The guy she’s been dating just dumped her for her best friend, and all she has to look forward to over the break is a stay in Beggar’s Hole–a tiny frozen town on the coast of Maine–with her retired father, his latest masseuse girlfriend and her brattish fourteen year old son.

But one night, after storming out of dinner to take a brooding walk among the rocks, a misstep on the ice causes Nell’s Christmas to take rather a different turn…  She would have died, were it not for a mysterious, heat-exuding hero arriving out of nowhere to scoop her up in his arms, and warm and dry her body.

Coming to, Nell finds herself staring up into a pair of deep gold eyes. Eyes belonging to a man who is quite unlike any she’s seen before. His features are chiseled yet sensual, exotic but somber, like something beautiful and wild threatened by extinction. All of six and a half feet tall, and two hundred plus pounds of pure muscle, her savior introduces himself as Theon Aena. His mere touch sends heat surging through her body, reaching down into her fingers and toes, even fluttering from her hair follicles, and his proximity to her brings about strange shudders of pleasure.

After a twist of fate causes her to cross paths with Theon again, Nell’s drab, frozen Christmas soon spirals into a firestorm of passion, romance, revelations, and danger…

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Well, it was good to read but wasn’t that incredible. I picked this up when I was feeling bored so I didn’t had any expectations. Honestly, the book was somewhat boring and the plot didn’t excited me much. It didn’t lived up to its synopsis which sounded very intriguing. The MC’s in this book are very dull which is the biggest downer and the romance between them was quite normal and wasn’t that interesting. I didn’t enjoyed the writing but apart from that everything was ok but not the best.

Penelope Nell O’ Hara wasn’t really that much of a great protagonist and she seemed too naive and quite stupid sometimes. There’s not much depth in her character and I can’t connect with her. Theon Aena is a hot male protagonist in the plot. He is  a total gentle man and talks like he was from regency era which didn’t impress me much by the way. At the beginning, he oozed a mysterious persona that made me interested in him but as the story progressed I started to lose interest in him. I hated the insta-love and the romance between Nell and Theon seemed awkward and forced sometimes.

The plot was not bad but could be much better. The story moved in a slow pace which is something I always hate in a book. The last ten percent of the book was the only part I enjoyed reading. Even though it was written by a best selling author, the writing seemed immature and I didn’t like it a bit.

Despite so many issues, I don’t hate it because I think it’s not entirely bad but needs more work. The book ended with a interesting twist and I might read the sequel just to find out what’s going to happen next. Finally, I’m not sure If I could recommend it but if you are into paranormal romances then give this a try may be you would like it more than me.

MY RATING: 4-stars14-stars14-stars1 [3/5 Stars]

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