by Abigail Owen
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Fire's Edge - Book 0.5
Publisher: Entangled: Amara (September 17, 2018)
Publication Date: September 17, 2018
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 114 pages
Maddie Thompson’s life just fell down a rabbit hole. Finding out she's a dragon shifter was one thing — she never quite fit into the human world, and this new reality feels… strangely right. However, discovering the next step is to choose a mate, and if she chooses wrong she'll die, is the other side of crazy. Especially when she already left a piece of her heart with someone who didn't want it.
To say dragon enforcer Fallon Conleth was shocked when the Mating Council summoned him as a potential mate for a newly found dragon doesn’t quite cover it. A mate is rare and precious and many dragons never find theirs. Fallon isn’t sure he’s worthy of the honor, not when so many deserve it more. He’ll just go through the motions and return home alone… until he sees Maddie. The human woman he reluctantly let walk away.
Fallon already broke Maddie's heart once, but if he can't convince her that they're meant to be, she'll die... and he won't be far behind.
The Mate by Abigail Owen (Fire's Edge, #0.5)
If a human female chooses a wrong mate, there is divorce, if a female dragon chooses wrong, there is a fiery death. Maddie has found out she is a dragon shifter, she bears “the mark” and has had the “symptoms.” Now she is told she must pick a mate, her fated mate, from a lineup of sizzlingly hot guys who just happen to be dragon shifters, oh and the dragon Mating Council is watching everything. No pressure, right?
Fallon Conleth, elite dragon enforcer has been summoned by the Mating Council as a potential candidate for a newly found dragon, a rare honor. He was set to attend, go through the motions of being dragon meat on parade, but when he strolls into the room, there was Maddie, the human woman he walked away from. No matter that it was for her own good. How does he convince her he is the one true mate for her? Why should she trust him? How could he not have known she was a dragon shifter? If only…
Now he has some pretty intense competition, someone Maddie trusts, someone Fallon knows is all wrong for her, someone who could kill her…
Abigail Owen’s THE MATE is an insider’s look at, well, dragon mating. Kind of like the Bachelorette on steroids! Maddie is fiery in her own right and Fallon, well, he is going to have to do some major groveling to get in Maddie’s good graces again! Jealousy, male posturing, the threat of death if one chooses wrong, I loved it! A quick and fun read with the inside scoop on dragons, who are definitely hot and testosterone-fueled, even with the archaic mating process!
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Abigail Owen!