Title: Fury of Ice (Dragonfury, bk#2)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Coreene Callahan
Publisher: Montlake Romance, 2012
Source: Free for Review from Amazon vine Program
Sexy Rating: 5 not explicit
Description from amazon.com:
Homicide detective Angela Keen thrives on the city’s rough streets. But when she becomes the prize of all prizes in the dragon-shifter world due to her “high-energy” status, she gets more than she bargained for. Kidnapped by Lothair of the Razorback clan, Angela barely survives captivity before managing to escape. Hurt and alone with nowhere to hide, she faces certain death when Lothair uses the trace energy she leaves in her wake to hunt her down. But before he can reach her, a mystery dragon-shifter intervenes and saves Angela’s life.
Now a guest of the Nightfury clan, Angela regains her strength as her rescuer, Rikar, the last living frost dragon, gradually breaks down her mistrust. Surrendering to her desire for Rikar, but still uncertain of her feelings, Angela goes against his wishes and agrees to be used as bait to lure Lothair into the open. As the battle commences, the true struggle comes from within: Will Angela return home to the life she loves, or forsake it all to be with Rikar
If I had not previously read J.R. Ward’s BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD or Lara Adrian’s MIDNIGHT BREED, I might have thought this was an okay novel. But having read and enjoyed both of those other series I’m afraid I was annoyed by the derivative nature of this book. Although the plot is original the dragon shifters were other species images of the Breed and Brotherhood (and possibly of Kenyon’s hunters). The immaturity of the warrior dragons was also rather annoying. And I had trouble wrapping my mind around a woman who is so thrilled with weapons. Although, I might even have excused this trait if I could have understood her attraction to the immature Riker. I cannot recommend this book.