To escape exile, Aidan Paytah has had to prove himself worthy. Every second of every damn day. He fought with everything he had to earn his precarious place on the Huracán team of dragon shifter enforcers. He can’t fail or afford distractions, no matter how temptingly sweet. Total loyalty to the clans and dedication to his team is the only way.

Sera Morrison lost her parents and her husband in short order, leaving her a single mother running her family winery alone. Nothing could ever have prepared her for the discovery that she’s a destined dragon mate. But once she finds out, there’s only one man she wants—the one who walks away.

However, the Alliance Council has its own agenda. They want to use her as a political pawn and force a mating that could ultimately kill her to save the High King. Aidan has no choice but to kidnap her, even if it means their close proximity reinforces their own mating bond. And mating with him could end up being a far worse fate for Sera…

titles in the Fire’s Edge series include — The Mate (#0.5) – The Boss – The Rookie –

Title:  The Rookie
Series:  Fire’s Edge #2
Author:  Abigail Owen
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance
Published:  April 22, 2019
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

THE ROOKIE will grab your attention, your emotions and even your heart as we return to these dragons undercover as firefighters for Aidan and Sera’s romance.

Although Aidan has done everything possible to secure his place within this clan, this team he still feels he must be on constant guard to hold that place.  There are changes coming to his dragon world and not all of those are the good kind.  He’s fighting to hold his position, he’s also fighting his attraction to Sera and his feelings for her adorable son, Blake.  When it is revealed that Sera is one of the few Dragon Mates and that she is, in fact, his mate, Aidan will try to fight this as well.  A plan is in place to mate Sera to another dragon which may end her life.  With Sera and Blake in danger, Aidan can no longer hide from the knowledge that he must protect his mate at all cost — even against the Alliance, a decision that Aidan never thought he’d have to make.  Secrets, betrayal, lies all battle against Sera and Aidan.  Now it’s come down to a fight for their lives.

If you’re looking for an intense, action-filled, edge of your seat story then THE ROOKIE should be on your reading list, right now.  The sizzling chemistry between Sera and Aidan is off the charts, add to that equation one scene-stealing little boy and you have a complete family unit.  I enjoyed every moment spent in this world and will gladly come back for more.  The author has stated that these stories can be read as a stand-alone, and that’s true but there are some introductions, some nuances that you’ll miss if you don’t start at the beginning… in my opinion.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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