Review: Caldren (Faeted #3) by Caitlin Ricci

April 18, 2017 Review 0

Review: Caldren (Faeted #3) by Caitlin Ricci

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Caldren has been looking forward to having his own Faeted match for a long time. It’s what all the brownies do, and Faeted has always taken good care of them. As a brownie, he’s a gentle person who just wants to help his mate out and keep things clean. He likes honey, books and a tidy house.

He’s surprised when his mate turns out to be a dragon, at least according to Faeted. They’re aggressive and powerful, so Caldren doesn’t think he would be a good match for someone like that, but his kind have always trusted Faeted to do what is best for them.

Bannock is a scary dragon, just as Caldren expected him to be. But he’s also fair and firm. He appreciates what Caldren is and what he needs. It isn’t long before Caldren realizes that sometimes a little brownie needs a dragon to be whole.

Title: Caldren
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Loving Her Curves, Shakespearerotica: Queering the Bard , The Little Crow, Safe Haven
Series: Faeted #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Joshua, Adrian
Published by Pride
Source: Publisher
Published: April 18th 2017
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, M/M Erotica, M/M Fiction
Pages: 28 pages
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Stars: two-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Caldren is a brownie, which is someone whose main goal in life is to make others happy by doing whatever they can for that person. Caldren goes to Faeted Matchmaking seeking his true mate.  Dyslander, the head of the organization rarely makes a mistake, but Caldren thinks he may have after being paired with a dragonshifter.

On the surface this story sounded like it was going to be interesting. Sadly it just wasn’t.  Caldren is just so bland. I know he refers to himself as plain, but he didn’t seem to have any personality-at least none that I felt. I understand the brownie is very submissive, but to blindly do whatever anyone says so quickly, just didn’t work!

Bannock seems to get Caldren and his quirks-which is ok, but I didn’t feel any spark or general chemistry between the two. How long will Bannock order Caldren around and there is never a question on anything?  I get the submissive thrown in there, but most submissives still have some backbone. Won’t Bannock get bored with Caldren doing whatever he wants? I don’t know. And speaking of Bannock, we got a glimpse of him in the last book, but really got no feel from him in this one.  Yes they said he was a docile dragon, but yet he’s supposed to like virgins and destruction?  It didn’t mesh well.

I understand this is a short story which was listed as twenty-eight pages. It had almost no plot. Literally Caldren goes to Faeted, Dyslander matches him with Bannock. He goes to see Bannock and they have lots of sex. Done. That’s it! Then I guess its a HEA because that’s all we get.  Maybe if it was fleshed out a little more, and we saw their life even a month later, we would buy into the HEA.  As it is, the ending was just too abrupt.

I have enjoyed the other books in Caitlin Ricci’s Faeted series but unfortunately this missed the mark for me.  I hope the next pairing is a bit more explosive.

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