Book Reviews

The Dragon's Perfect Omega (Fires of Fate 5) by Ann-Katrin Byrde

Genre Gay / Paranormal / MPreg / Shifters / Interspecies / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 13-June-2018

Book Blurb

Zim knows if anyone found out about his dirty fantasies involving other men, his family would disown him, so he keeps his forbidden desires buried. On the outside, he's a good son, a good student, a good future CEO of his family's pharmaceutical company. He's almost convinced himself that's all he is--until his twenty-first birthday brings him a present he could never have expected: a dragon that would unlock all his secrets--body, heart and mind—and help him discard the masks he’s worn all his life.

Lowen's ability to glimpse the future sets him apart from other dragons, but he knows that if his powers came to light, his people would expect him to devote his life to the Gods, remaining celibate. Not something that sounds particularly fun--especially not when Lowen comes face to face with his fated mate and his world is turned on its head.

When visions warn him that being with Zim will lead to tragedy, Lowen is prepared to make any sacrifice necessary to save his mate—and their unborn children—to have a shot at a future together. Even if that means defying his people, Zim’s parents, and destiny itself.


Book Review

I can’t believe I waited so long before diving into this fifth installment of ‘Fires of Fate’, a wonderful series filled with dragons, omegas, mpregs, rock bands, great worldbuilding, and fascinating characters. ‘The Dragon’s Perfect Omega’ gives me Lowen’s story and he intrigued me from the first moment I met him with his band mates, Zed and Finn. I couldn’t wait to see what the author would bring me for his happy ever after.

“I couldn't be gay. Especially not for dragons. If there was one thing my family hated more than dragons, it was omegas and the men who were into them. They could never know that I fantasized about letting dragons do things to me that other men did to omegas. No, no one could ever know.”

The author has really placed some challenges on Zim and Lowen. Zim is an only child to a big pharmaceutical company owner and his wife. Zim has spent his entire life showing his parents what they expect to see and trying to ignore their homophobia and severe specism. He doesn’t even know if he’s gay because he’s too terrified to do anything about his feelings. Zim has a very rigid plan for his life and he’s a bit of a control freak, although I think all of that stems from suppressing his inner self for his whole life.

Lowen has a different set of problems. His parents are very involved in the dragon religion. “It’s called Cintoism. Cinis is Latin for ash. It’s where we come from and where we return to.” And if they knew their son had magic - a relatively rare kind involving empathy and visions - Lowen would be locked into the temple and lost forever. Even his best friends don’t know.

There are a ton of revelations in this book but they’re all huge spoilers and I don’t want to reveal them. Trust me when I say there are a set of parents that haven’t been truthful with their sons and it’s all coming back to bite Lowen and Zim in the ass. The vision that Lowen gets about Zim is bad and Lowen is determined that it’s not going to come true, fates be damned!

I enjoyed this book quite a bit but I felt the ending was anticlimactic. There was so much buildup regarding Lowen’s vision and Zim’s parents finding out that I guess I was anticipating something different. Not that I didn’t mind less drama but I suppose I had expectations that didn’t happen. Of course, that in no way is the author’s fault and I did like this story with all the intrigue and seeing all of my favorite characters again. I’m not sure whether this is the end of this series but if there are to be more stories then I am looking forward to them.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 299 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 14-February-2018
Price $3.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Perfect-Omega-Shifter-Romance-ebook/dp/B079TM8LML