Title: Dragon Kin: Raen
Author: Michelle Hasker
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publication Date: 2010
Genre: Paranormal, Shapeshifters
Author Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rating: 4.5 Diamonds
Heat Level: Sensual
Other: Masturbation, oral play
Reviewer: Starla Kaye
Cowboy Dru, Drustan, Dru…whatever name he goes by is hot, and not just because he is a dragon shapeshifter. This was such a fun, romantic story and I wish it had been longer.
Raen has been burned in marriage before and is reluctant to try a serious relationship again. But she has made a friend on the Internet, a cowboy, and he sent her a photo. Now she fantasizes about the handsome cowboy. If only…
Dru is a rancher and a shapeshifting dragon. Out with his friends one night, he meets the local “Ice Queen,” a woman known to emasculate a man for even trying to flirt with her. But he realizes he wants to do far more than flirt with Raen. “All dragons are born with the knowledge of how to find their mate.” He has found his, except convincing her they belong together for life isn’t easy.
The characters are nicely developed for this short of a story. There are all sorts of conflicts: internal concerns of not feeling worthy of being loved by such a handsome man, knowing in his soul that he has found the only mate he could ever have and needing to convince her, external differences (he’s a dragon shapeshifter and she’s a human). Overall, an enjoyable story. Hot, too.