By: Thea Harrison
Synopsis from Thea Harrison.com
Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful–and passionate—of the Elder Races.
As the most feared and respected of the wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they’ve ignited in one another.
I picked this book up at my library after seeing it on the "Goodreads" of 2011 in the Romance category. I had never even heard of Thea Harrison, which is extremely unusual for me, so I decided to check her out. My local library didn't have any of her books, so I popped down to a larger library south of here and borrowed their copy. Boy, was I glad I did!
"Dragon Bound" tells the story of Pia, a half-blooded magical being, and Dragos, a centuries old dragon. When you start the book, there is a LOT of world building so beware. I don't mind building a world through a book if it makes sense and gets to the story quickly, which Thea does wonderfully. There are gryphons, fairies, elves, dragons, unicorns...you name it, it exists in this book. BUT it makes sense within the story, which accounts for a lot to me.
Pia is a strong female character. You immediately see that she has gumption and is brave, while also being smart and fairly clever. She has stolen something from the great Drago, which begins the story. Drago is conniving, strong and wise. Everyone equally respects him while fearing him. I kind of like that in a hero to be honest, hottie and power? Yay! Instantly the two characters have chemistry, which I love, but their relationship evolves as the story develops.
I cannot wait to read future books in this series. The secondary characters are ripe for future books and I look forward to reading about these characters again. A great title to start the series and a wonderful book to read by Ms. Thea Harrison.
Extra Information about "Dragon Bound"
Release: May 3, 2011