Joshua (Faeted #1)

Title: Joshua (Faeted #1)
Authors: Caitlin Ricci
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: January 24, 2017
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 27
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 1.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 0.50 stars out of 5

Joshua, a dragon shifter, hates having to go to the Faeted Matchmaking Agency, but he’s running out of time to find a mate, and he’s failed everywhere else. He only has a few more months before he enters the next stage of his life, and he’s getting desperate.

Dragon tradition states that he must have a partner to help him transition into independence from his clan. A long-time friend would be sufficient, but Joshua doesn’t have any of those either. Faeted is his last hope.

Rex expected Faeted to set him up with someone fun and sexy, but he was never expecting a dragon. As an eagle shifter, a dragon is a good match for him since they’re both born to fly. Joshua is far more cautious than Rex expects a dragon to be, but Rex knows he can get Joshua to loosen up with a bit of push.

Publisher’s Note: This book has been previously released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

I’m still trying to understand what the fuck I just read, that is if I really read anything. I’m going to show you some images with some commentary to show you how I interpreted the book. Here we go!


Joshua is going be 20 soon and going into the next stage of his life, and he needs a mate. So, as a last-ditch effort he employs the service of a mating agency. Said agency tells him to go to an event at the field the next day to meet his possible mate. So, what game are they playing on this field? Would you believe “Capture the Virgin”. Yeah, but don’t get too excited because there are NO virgins!




The game lasts all of two seconds and surprise, surprise Joshua captures the NON virgin Rex that is not surprisingly tied to a pole; who also happens to be his possible mate. Two more seconds pass and it goes from instasex to flying back to the hotel and I what I assume is their HEA.


Really there’s not much to this book. The author didn’t take any time on character building, so don’t expect at the very least any chemistry between the two MC’s. In addition, be ready to not know where the heck this is all taking place, since she did not spend any time on world building as well. From reading, it feels like it could be the medieval times; however, I cannot say for sure. Central City is where all of this is going down, but that doesn’t mean a thing given above information.


The story is extremely short. Too short for everything that is going on in the so-called story. In fact, that might be the problem. To make you understand this a bit better, the story stop at the 74% mark on my Kindle. The remaining 24% is an excerpt from her other book, which I enjoyed more than this.

In Summary: I honestly cannot recommend this book, which I feel really bad about because I do like other works by the author, just not this one.

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I love reading books about boys who love other boys <3. Sometimes there is a HEA or HFN, but sometimes it just is. Yes, I love all outcomes even it is not what I hoped for. We all need a good cry from time to time. As you can probably can tell, I love cliffhangers as well. Yeah, I am one of those people :) I read a variety of genres, whether it is dark/taboo, historical, shifters, GFY, SciFi, mysteries/thrillers; I love it all.