Title: Heat (Dragon’s Destiny: Fated Mates #1)
Author: Wolf Specter and Angel Knots
Publisher: Wolf Specter
Release Date: October 8th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Erotic Romance
Page Count: 140 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
An M/M Gay Shifter Mpreg Romance
Mankind doesn’t know that dragon shifters like Dane Bennett exist, even though their history has been manipulated by the arrogant beasts for thousands of years. Unlike the rest of his species, Dane has dedicated his life to caring for humans, looking out for them, fighting for them, protecting them — and never, ever letting them know what he really is.
Wesley Byrne just broke up with his boyfriend, and he certainly isn’t looking for another. His twin brother, Ty, thinks a night out with some of the soldiers he serves with will be just what Wes needs to stop moping over a man who doesn’t deserve it.
After four hundred years, the dragon inside Dane recognizes Wes as his destiny, but Dane doesn’t trust his dragon. He’s convinced that humans can’t survive a dragon’s heat, and if he gives in it will force him to break the vow he made the day he discovered his true nature — to never take a human life.
But neither Dane nor Wes can resist the powerful pull of a fated mate, and each of them will get more than they bargained for when they finally come together.
After twenty-two year old Wesley Byrne breaks up with his boyfriend, for calling out his twin brother Tyler’s name during sex (ouch!), he’s understandably upset. When Ty convinces him to stop his moping and get out of the house for a while, Wes agrees.
Ty and the rest of his unit are sending off one of their own, Dane Bennett, who’s getting out of the military and returning to his home. However, from the moment Dane locks eyes with Wes, Dane knows through his otherself, the dragon inside, that he’s found his mate.
Though Dane tries to deny the attraction, as he doesn’t have the best background with dragon shifters and is afraid all he’ll do is hurt his mate, he can’t stay away from Wes and they end up having a scorching night of passion, which leaves Wes pregnant.
This is one thoroughly enjoyable dragon shifter story!
Dane’s eyes widened, and he ran his hands over my skin. “I’ve never heard of that happening,” he admitted.
“So it’s not a normal part of, um, mating? Or… our bond?”
“I don’t know,” he said slowly. “Wesley, there have never been many dragons in the world. We’re very long lived, and fiercely territorial, which tends to keep the population down. I’ve never known another mated dragon. The hatching that I saw… I’m sure the sire wasn’t one who bonded with his human before mating him, but I don’t know if it would have made a difference. I just don’t know.”
He looked frustrated, but also the tiniest bit hopeful.
“I trust your dragon, Dane. I trust you. And so far, you haven’t let me down.”
I loved the fiery passion, the emphasis on the emotion of the characters, and I loved Ty, Wes’s brother, and Dane’s friends Maks and Ben. Though I did miss some character growth information. For example, I will admit I kept wondering throughout the whole thing what Wes does for a living that he could just pack up and leave without notice after he got pregnant, at 22, and still afford to pay his rent without working. Anywho, I digress.
Like I said it’s an enjoyable fated mates story, and now that I know Wes’s twin Ty gets his own dragon shifter mate (even though as far as they know dragons only mate with men and Ty is disappointingly straight), and there’s also Ben’s and Maksim’s stories to look forward to as well….well, I have just have to read the rest of this series!
Heat: Fated Mates is a standalone novel with a HEA ending and NO CLIFFHANGERS!