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The Dragon Who Loved Me by G.A. Aiken Review

Title: The Dragon Who Loved Me

Author: G.A. Aiken

First published September 1, 2011


ISBN: 9781464013768 (ISBN10: 1464013764)

Rating: 4.28


Get ready to dive into the world of fierce battles and daring dragons in G.A. Aiken’s The Dragon Who Loved Me. Rhona, the Fearless, has proven herself as a warrior despite her gender, but her journey takes a turn when she’s forced to team up with the cunning barbarian Vigholf. Together, they embark on a dangerous mission in enemy territory, facing challenges that test Rhona’s limits and Vigholf’s schemes.

Despite their initial distaste for each other, sparks fly as they engage in a battle of wills and wits. Will they succumb to their attraction or continue to clash in a wild adventure full of surprises?

Find out in this thrilling novel that will leave you wanting more.

About the Author

Meet G.A. Aiken, the author of the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling books. Originally from Long Island, she now resides on the West Coast where she spends most of her time writing.

She is also a devoted pet parent who ensures her rescued Pittie doesn’t overwhelm everyone with love. Aiken is known for her steamy stories about dragons, wolves, lions, tigers, and other fierce predators.

She also writes under the name Shelly Laurenston. To learn more about her bestselling books, check out her website.

Editoral Review

The Dragon Who Loved Me by G.A. Aiken is a thrilling and entertaining read for those who enjoy the fantasy romance genre. Aiken, also known as Shelly Laurenston, is a New York Times bestselling author known for her humorous and action-packed paranormal romances.

The Dragon Who Loved Me was first published on September 1, 2011, and since then has been an audience favorite. The book follows protagonist Annwyl the Bloody, who has been tasked with killing the evil Dragon Queen Talaith.

When Annwyl is injured and left for dead, she is rescued and cared for by Talaith’s brother, the dragon Briec. Despite the instinctual hatred between humans and dragons in Annwyl’s world, a romance blossoms between the two.

Aiken’s writing style is fast-paced and humorous, making for a fun and engaging read. The romance between Annwyl and Briec is steamy and passionate, but also filled with witty banter and playful teasing.

The book’s strength lies in its well-developed characters, particularly the fiery and independent Annwyl. The novel also explores themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the complexities of family dynamics in a fantasy setting.

However, one weakness of the novel is its predictable plot structure. The enemies-to-lovers trope and the obstacles that stand in Annwyl and Briec’s way of being together are familiar elements in the genre.

Comparing The Dragon Who Loved Me to Aiken’s other works, it is a well-crafted and entertaining addition to her collection. It also bears similarities to Laurenston’s Pride series, as both incorporate fierce heroines and humorous dialogue.

Overall, The Dragon Who Loved Me is recommended for fans of the fantasy romance genre, particularly those who enjoy a healthy dose of humor and lovable, complex characters. Its positive themes of redemption and forgiveness make it a relevant and enjoyable read even a decade after its initial publication.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars. While the book does not stray far from tried-and-true tropes, Aiken’s sharp writing and memorable characters make for an enjoyable and entertaining read.