Each character fell flat for this reader, and reading how the dragon wavered and doubted his own abilities to save his lady-love, did not impress this reader as a vulnerable male but a somewhat juvenile one... and to have him wonder if she waxed or shaved as he is getting ready to have sex...??? C'mon, really?!? The were panther seemed to better fit the role of an adult alpha male and his embarrassment over imprinting to a teenaged girl was definitely giggle-worthy. However, this reader felt the entire tale was told instead of shown... instead of telling a reader about Violca's embarrassment, why not show us with one of her ready blushes or always biting on her lower lip or twirling her hair around her fingers or shaking hands or...? You get the picture. Speaking of which, the same traits were attibuted each time Chase and Violca were in a scene together: he's continually swiping a piece of hair behind her ear while she's continually biting her low lip. And Chase finds this 'adorbale'. Okay, why? SHOW ME! Dialogue was stilted and unbelievable, family members were way too formal with one another.
While this reader has read a few, well written present tense first person stories in the past... this was most definitely not one of them. Love's style lacked any warmth and was not inviting - at least to this reader. Perhaps Love's regular readers found this tale drool-worthy, but this reader did not and likely will not be reading any more of Love's offerings. And that's okay because every writer knows that their tales will not make everyone happy and this reader is simply one of many. ** Review originally posted to Amazon reviews on June 5, 2017 and Goodreads on the same date. **