Dragon shifter and team lead for DSD—Dark Scales Division—Owen Ashton has never lost a case.
When his sister’s murderer turns serial killer, he is determined to take the rogue dragon down, for good. His team tracks the murderer to a small town in Minnesota and Owen goes undercover to finally end Huff’s reign of terror. The last thing Owen expected was to discover his mate vacationing in the lake house next to his.
Nadia Hasting, along with her sister Sage, take the first vacation in years since their parents’ deaths. Visiting the lake house their family rented every year when they were children is exactly what they need for downtime before Sage heads to college. The hot neighbor is a bonus, but Nadia isn’t sure she’s ready to date. But the pull toward the sexy stranger proves too strong to ignore.
When Sage goes missing, Nadia turns to Owen to rescue her sister from a mad man.
But will Owen’s dragon scare her away from the one man that can save them all?
Owen was searching, set up in an idyllic cabin by a lake. His objective, find and kill the rogue dragon who killed his sister and then progressed to kill others including humans.
Nadia and her sister Sage have come to the cabin their parents used to rent when they were young, a vacation before Sage heads off to college.
When Nadia and Owen meet, the attraction is mutual but the timing kind of sucks. Owen’s dragon immediately recognizes his mate, but being as she’s human it poses some problems. However, Sage is all for the two of them getting together.
This is a favorite scene as Sage takes off to be with a friend.
He rang the doorbell again. His team hadn’t sent him any more information, and he hadn’t picked up any leads on Huff yet, though he’d looked over the documents again and tried to sense any dark magic around the water when he’d gone for a run.
No sign at all. If Huff was at the lake, he was doing a damn good job hiding out.
Sage opened the door, her pink and silver phone in hand. A wide smile brightened her features. “Hi! Come on in.”
“Thanks.” He followed her. The house felt much larger on the inside.
Bright and cheery, like Nadia and Sage.
“Naaadia,” Sage called. “Owen’s here.”
“I’m in the kitchen.”
“This way.” Sage pointed.
They wended through a couple unpacked suitcases in the hall.
Sage shrugged. “I didn’t get completely unpacked last night.”
“I see that.”
When they crossed into the kitchen, Nadia turned and her face lit up. He could feel happiness wafting off her.
“How are you?”
“I’m good. You?”
He nodded. “Hungry.”
“I hate to break up the conversation,” Sage interjected. She directed her next words to Nadia. “Stephanie is having a get-together and sleepover tonight. I’m heading over there now. If that’s okay with you, of course.”
Did she wink at her sister or had he imagined it?
Nadia frowned. “Tonight? We have dinner with Owen.” She leaned against the countertop. “Can’t you meet up with her another night?”
“It’s been so long since I’ve seen her. Since her parents moved out here, it’s hard to get together. And we both go to different colleges in the fall.”
“But we have dinner plans.”
“It’s just one night. I’ll be back by tomorrow afternoon, I promise.”
Nadia rolled her eyes and sighed. “I expect to see you at some point during our vacation.”
Sage kissed her sister on the cheek. “You will. You two have fun.”
Owen followed her to the door. “Be careful.”
“Always.” Sage stared at him. “Why so serious?”
He followed her out the front door. “It’s nothing. I’m the cautious type.” He couldn’t tell her the truth. He had no evidence Liam Huff was at the lake, and there was no need to worry her.
“You and Nadia have fun.”
The young woman bounced off toward the lake where a small motorboat waited. Stephanie stood on the dock and waved.
Nadia tapped Owen on the shoulder. “Looks like it’s just you and me for dinner.”
His dragon pranced, wings quivering. He’d have his mate all to himself. Yeah, it was going to be a long night of trying to keep his hands off her.
Davis, Lia. Adrienne, Kerry. Dragon Undercover (Dark Scales Division Book 1) (pp. 33-36). After Glows Publishing. Kindle Edition.
A delightful dinner and getting to know you conversation leads to way more.
These two got to the sizzling really quick, but that cooled very quickly with a frantic call from Stephanie saying someone took Sage.
A tense race against time, as Owen and his team search for the rogue and Sage. With the added problem of Owen having to tell Nadia he’s a dragon shifter.
Fast paced, with hold your breath suspense, plenty of sizzle and a few tears.
5 Contented Purrs for Lia and Kerry!
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In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.
While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.
Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it!
USA Today Bestselling Author Kerry Adrienne loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and many small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. She loves music and her Mini Cooper, Sheldon, and spends a lot of time driving around pondering and plotting stories and settings for her books.
She loves to read and write in most genres–historical, erotic romance, science fiction, paranormal, m/m, fantasy–and crossovers are her favorites.
She’s also a college instructor, an editor, a costumer, and an artist, and enjoys most anything creative–except cake decorating, which she really dislikes.