Book Reviews

Smoking Hot (Geeks and Dragons 2) by Fel Fern at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Interspecies / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 10-January-2019

Book Blurb

When socially awkward recluse Toby meets a smoking hot dragon shifter who doesn’t accept no for an answer, sparks fly and hearts are set on fire.

 

Toby likes being a work-from-home recluse. He’s never understood people and lately, he’s been spending way too much time on his favorite MMORPG. When another player suggests they meet in real life, Toby panics. When it turns out Smoke is a six-foot-plus sexy titan who claims he’s a dragon shifter to boot, Toby feels way out of his league.
 

Smoke’s certain that Toby’s his one true mate and he’s determined to lure the shy and cute human out of his shell. When Toby finally lowers his walls down, Smoke is determined to claim Toby as his but an unexpected enemy catches them both off-guard. Smoke’s done playing nice. He’ll incinerate anyone who’s foolish enough to get in the way of his and Toby’s mating.

 

Book Review

“Hell, Ace didn’t even tell him his real name. That could change. His dragon certainly approved of hunting Ace down. Smoke scowled. Just great, he was becoming like his brother. After being conned by a catfisher, his brother had hunted down his current mate Jake and took him captive.”

I was so jazzed and excited to jump into this second book in Fel Fern’s new series revolving around geeks and dragon shifters. I met Smoke in the first installment as his older brother, Dark, is the dragon who mated with Jake, and Smoke completely intrigued me. Smoke is a computer genius, hacker, and all-around badass when it comes to electronics so I couldn’t wait to see what kind of mate he would have.

I have to be honest here and admit that I’ve never been into video games (I was a teenager when Atari came out so sue me) and I have a very limited understanding of online gaming other than it apparently can become quite addicting. I have never comprehended the need to play/live in a fantasy world, have intricate characters/avatars, and interact with people via a game. Granted, social media has certainly increased my own online presence in the past several years so I certainly don’t have a negative opinion/viewpoint about gamers - I simply don’t grasp the idea of it all. Regardless, I did find it interesting that Smoke and Toby have been spending more and more time online with each other although they keep their personal lives far removed - until out of the blue Smoke asks Toby if he’d like to go out. Poor Toby… the anxiety that question brings on is heartbreaking. Tobias has not had an easy life of it and he prefers to stay away from people as much as possible – bullying is something he is quite familiar with.

This is a really good addition to the series. I liked the friendship that developed between Toby and a guy he’d known online for years, Ron, but whom he’d always been afraid to open up to and reveal who he is and that he really needs a friend. Ron turns out to be awesome and their friendship really made this story even more enjoyable. I wish this story had been longer because I truly believe more could be written about Toby and Smoke’s love but getting to see them fall for one another was pretty wonderful. I’m definitely looking forward to the next tale in the series as I hope it stars Ron and a fascinating dragon with a lightning ability.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 22971 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-December-2018
Price $3.50 ebook
Buy Link https://www.bookstrand.com/smoking-hot-mm