Review: Fury of Obsession (Dragonfury #5) by Coreene Callahan

February 20, 2015 Review 1

Review: Fury of Obsession (Dragonfury #5) by Coreene Callahan

He can’t escape the sins of his past…

Toxic to all those who touch him, dragon-warrior Venom lives in self-imposed isolation, a prisoner of the poison in his veins. But when a chance meeting with a woman challenges the belief he is destined to be alone, he pulls out all the stops, vowing to put the savagery of his past behind him and take a chance on love.

She doesn’t want to face her future…

Wanted by the Russian mob, creative accountant Evelyn Foxe isn’t looking for love. She searching for the fastest way to escape instead. When Venom offers to get her out of trouble, she accepts his help, but remains skeptical, afraid he’s in league with those sent to harm her. But when someone unleashes a biological weapon in her hometown, and she gets caught in the firestorm, little choice remains—trust Venom to keep her safe or risk her life by going it alone.

Title: Fury of Obsession
Author: Coreene Callahan
Series: Dragonfury #5
Published by Montlake Romance
Source: Publisher
Published: February 24, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 400
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

I have been reading this series since the very beginning, Fury of Fire back in February 2012. Back then I fell in love with this brand new author with her fascinating new world of dragons who lived in one of my favorite cities, Seattle.   I was so hooked.

So here I am, three years later, still hooked and reading book five.  Venom!  A Nightfury warrior like the rest of his brothers.  Well, maybe not like the rest.  They each, after all, have their own genetics and skill sets.  Venom?  He, like the blurb tells you, is totally toxic – literally.  Makes life rather lonely sometimes.  I mean, how would you feel if you couldn’t sleep with someone because touching you, for more than a few minutes, would kill them?  Sadness.  He has made the best of a bad situation by devoting his life to his dragon brothers, to include his best friend Wick.

But Wick found his mate in book four, Fury of Desire, so doesn’t have the time and/or desire to spend as much time with Venom anymore.  And really, who can blame him?  J.J. is much prettier than Venom is and not near as toxic.  All Venom wants is a little company.  Maybe of the female type.  Someone to hold him for a while.  Imagine his surprise when he actually finds a mate tuned to his special needs.

Evelyn has had a really rough few months.  Scandal has cost her her livelihood.  Her mother died and left her with outrageous debt.  She has the Russian mob hounding her.  She is at the end of her rope and doesn’t know where to turn.  But she needs to raise cold, hard cash now.  Selling her body is just about all she has left.  When her first “john” turns out to be Venom, life throws a whole new set of issues at the intrepid high energy female.

Wick and Evelyn was a very nice romance.  I adored how Wick wanted to woo her rather than just kidnap her like his brothers did for their mates.  His Evelyn deserved better.  He tried, he really did.  But destiny, or maybe it was the author, has other ideas.  Their story was just as hot, sweet, and filled with action as the others.

However, the ongoing stories going on behind the romance . . . those are another thing altogether.  Ms. Callahan has taken an interesting turn with her dragon shifter series.  Each book features one of the dragonfuries and his finding, wooing(?) and winning of his mate.  But, this series has also turned into an elaborate serial.  There is the ongoing war with the Razorbacks and Ivar’s experiments.  The Archguard in Prague.  Politics are so much fun.  Then there is the issue with the missing Nightfury brothers, Gage and Haider.    In the last book, an unknown brother was introduced.  Can he be trusted?  The Dragonfury world has become quite interesting, if a bit complex.

I cannot say this can be read as a stand-alone.  I would not advise it.  You may enjoy the romance, but you would miss all the backstory of the other plot lines, and yes, there are a few of them.  Some are resolved, some are just expanded upon.  This happy little series is becoming quite a saga.  I still love it though.  Ms. Callahan does a good job keeping it all straight and moving us from one place to the next.  I am just as enthralled as each new mate.  I can’t wait for each new book to come out to see what will happen next.  It is exciting.

For the lovers of Urban Fantasy, this series/serial is a keeper.  All the characters are well developed and as real as dragon shifters can be.  The action of the story is well thought out and well presented.  I so feel as if I am right in the middle of it.  Breath-taking!  My only possible gripe is the fact I have to wait for the next book.  But such often happens in Urban Fantasy.  Although the featured characters, and/or story-line, have resolved their issues, other threads are left dangling.  So, I patiently wait for the next book.

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One Response to “Review: Fury of Obsession (Dragonfury #5) by Coreene Callahan”

  1. tanna4abak

    I am EAGERLY awaiting the release of this book. Like you I love this series and wait im(patiently) for the next. You can’t rush good writing, although I sure would like too. LOL