Review: Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen

July 22, 2013 Review 1

Review: Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen

Consoling a sobbing dragon and serving pig buffets are just part of the job for Myrna Banks. Working for a mediation firm, it’s her job to get humans compensated for damages caused by the dragons who now rule. But her “typical” day is interrupted by Trian Chobardan, an old flame who sneaked out of her bed two years ago, taking her heart and a handful of classified documents with him.

Myrna would love to show Trian the door, but he’s been sent by North America’s reigning dragon lord for help negotiating a truce with a powerful rival to avert war. Myrna agrees to help, even though she’ll be stuck with Trian as a partner.

As the two work together, Myrna finds Trian to be surprisingly supportive—and still irresistibly attractive. Though her brain tells her not to forget his betrayal, her body feels differently. When they learn the enemy dragon lord is planning something no one could have imagined, Myrna has to learn who she can trust before she loses not only her heart, but her life.

Title: Never Deal with Dragons
Author: Lorenda Christensen
Published by Carina Press
Source: Publisher
Published: July 22, 2013
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 209
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: one-half-flames

After World War III society has changed drastically.  Cell phones and television aren’t very prevalent, we are no longer fighting over oil rights and have gone back to kerosene lights.  Oh and there are dragons,  lots of dragons and they are now at the top of the food chain.

Myrna Banks is a mediator between dragons and humans, getting compensation for the humans when dragons cause damages.  She is also a dragon speaker, speaks the language of the dragons.  When a new job opportunity comes her way she jumps at the chance to work for the most powerful dragon in North America.  Unfortunately it comes with working alongside an ex that stole from her and broke her heart. Trian Chobardan had his reasons for taking documents from Myrna but he can’t bring himself to explain them so he has to live with Myrna’s anger toward him.

Myrna and Trian have a pretty uncomfortable relationship for about the first half of the book.  Each time Trian tries to talk to Myrna he gets brushed off and she nurses her mad for a long time.  I could  see where she was coming from but as the book went on I really wanted them to just sit down and have a conversation about what had happened when he left the previous year.  I did enjoy how Myrna didn’t wait for someone to save her.  She was tough when she needed to be but she was never hard.  I liked that about her.

I really enjoyed the set up of this world.  There are a lot of questions and wonderings that I have left but I think that Christensen did a nice job of explaining the world but not bombarding the reader with so much information that it was difficult to read.  It was told in first person point of view from Myrna’s perspective so there was an underlying humor to a lot of the events that made for a very enjoyable read.  There were several twists and turns in the plot that keeps the reader on their toes until the end.

Lorenda Christensen

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