Book Reviews

Blowing Smoke by Sean Michael

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Mythological Creatures / Interspecies / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 14-September-2017

Book Blurb

Do dragons have soul mates? 

Brinley Adams is pleased to get a job as assistant to elusive and reclusive billionaire Lindrom Drage. That the job requires him to live in the man’s home in the country is only a bonus. While he’s not exactly running away, he’s trying to leave behind a crazy, stalking ex, and Drage’s isolated home might be just the place to hide. 

Lindrom Drage, known at home as Dragon, just wants an assistant who works out for longer than a month or two. He’s already gone through several in the last year, and he wants someone who can do the job and put up with his refusal to deal with anything that takes him out of his home. But when he meets Brin, he suddenly wants so much more than just a work assistant. 

Brin doesn’t know his boss is actually a dragon. The trick is going to be convincing Brin that neither of them is crazy, and that not only are dragons real, so are soul mates.

First Edition published by OmniLit/All Romance eBooks, 2016.

Book Review

One of the many reasons I like dragons and dragon shifters so much is because the worlds they live in and the rules they obey can be very different from one book to the next. Since they are all made up – as far as I know – the sky is pretty much the limit, and I love exploring each new version I come across. ‘Blowing Smoke’ has many common elements with stories I have read before: the dragon shifter is solitary, somewhat grumbly when disturbed, he likes hoarding treasure so he is a billionaire, and he is insanely possessive and very dominant. All of these traits emerge as the story develops and as Brin and Dragon get to know each other, but there are also some things that are different about this particular dragon. It was a pleasant surprise for me to see the full extent of what that means for Brin and his new relationship with Dragon in the end. Very nicely done!

Brin has just been hired by a reclusive billionaire who needs a personal assistant to keep the world away from his doorstep. Brin is desperate for a good job, and possibly a hiding place, to get away from his stalkerish ex. He expects to work hard and wants to be professional about it even though he lives under the same roof as his employer, but what he finds is not at all what he expects. Brin falls from one shock into the next and when he finds all his most secret fantasies suddenly up for grabs, so to speak, he is not sure what to believe. It’s embarrassing, that’s what it is.

Dragon has waited for his heartmate for many centuries, and is delighted when he begins to see and understand that Brin may be The One. Dragon is not one to hold back, and Brin’s attempts to continue working and stay professional make Dragon growl. But he also understands that the full extent of who he is and what they mean to each other may be overwhelming. Dragon can be patient – when he has to be – and he is determined to win Brin over. His arsenal of sexy seductions and deliciously perverted BDSM ideas is pretty much endless, and are only matched by his determination to make Brin his in every way possible.  

The result is a story with considerable heat, some very hot physical activities, and a slow seduction that makes Brin’s head spin. By the time Dragon adds the revelation about his true form, Brin is pretty much lost. He does have to fight his brain’s ideas about what is real, but his heart and his body have nearly signed on the dotted line way before Brin can shake his head.  

If you like dragon shifters and their secrets, if you think a cute personal assistant being seduced by his hot, dominant boss sounds interesting, and if you’re looking for an entertaining read that is hot and more than a little kinky, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 150 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-February-2017
Price $4.99 ebook
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