Nobody with any sense goes looking for true love in a bar, but then nobody has ever accused Erik Beck of having any sense, either.
Maybe that’s why Erik spends his evenings tossing back enough alcohol to numb the monstrous dragon he inherited from his twin—the twin he starved of life when he was still in his mother’s womb. Maybe that’s why Erik spends his nights pleasuring women who will be gone in the morning. Maybe that’s why, despite both his dragons’ instincts, he doesn’t pay any attention to the bartender with kind eyes who keeps his glass filled.
Bree Halstead just knows she and Erik are meant for each other. Someday soon, he’ll tire of taking a different woman home every night and he’ll see her—really see her—and realize how perfect they are together. Her coworkers say not to get involved with the patrons, but Erik is different. Bree is sure of it. Or at least, she’s sure of it until one night when Erik seems sick, and she follows him into a bathroom to help him out. What she finds is an Erik who is totally different from who she has imagined him to be. And after he bites her, her opinion of him isn’t the only thing that changes. As a new world opens before Bree, her daydreams fall away, but the reality that remains is beyond anything she could have imagined. Bree is more convinced than ever that Erik is her destiny. Now all she has to do is get Erik to see that.
Restoring the Broken, the latest from Emilia Hartley, is book three in the steamy Rogue Dragons set.
Though it’s best read in concert with the others, Restoring the Broken is a perfectly complete story in its own right with a delightfully satisfying happily ever after.
- Book 1: Trusting the Betrayed
- Book 2: Finding the Forgotten
- Book 3: Restoring the Broken
- Book 4: Redeeming the Rejected
- Book 5: Tasting the Forbidden
Publication date 18/9/2020
Erik isn’t like other dragons, he was suppose to be a twin, but his brother died in the womb and Erik was left with two dragons inside himself. It’s a daily battle to contain his twins angry green dragon! It lashes out at everything and everyone, it’s exhausting for Erik to remain in control.
Brew works in the local bar, she’s seen Erik come and go, and likes what she sees, but knows she won’t be one of the endless women that goes home with him. But given a chance she’d go, but she also knows he’s never really looked at her, so she’s just going to watch him from the end of the bar!
I’ve got a soft spot for Erik, the misfit, the one dragon that doesn’t fit the clan.
We meet Erik in book one, a surly male with a don’t care attitude. But he does care, he wants to be part of this new clan, he doesn’t want to go back to his old clan (they were looking for a reason to kill him anyway!)
This story take a surprising turn when Erik accidentally bites (or rather the green dragon) Bree as she tries to comfort him (she finds him in the men’s toilet in pain) getting home and passing out, Bree convinces herself it was just a dream, but as she remembers what happened she needs to find out if Erik is ok…..
Erik is horrified! The poor barman was only trying to help abs he bit her!! He just has to wait to see if she becomes a dragon!!
I liked this story, I was hoping Erik got a mate, he seemed so lost and a dry all the time. And now we know why, having a grumpy dragon is bad enough, but a docile blue dragon and a hostile green dragon inside battling for supremacy has to be draining.
Bree was a lovely character, sensible, practical and level headed (just what an angry dragon shifter needs) she took what life had thrown at her and rolled with it.
And then to find out she’s now a dragon shifter, what’s a girl to do? She just gets on learning to be a dragon.
The battle that is always looming draws ever closer (Gavin’s father is coming to battle and kill this new clan) and new mates need to be taught how to cope with their new abilities. Spies are sent to the town to watch and report back.
And a lone dragon that wants nothing to do with this new clan has been discovered in the town, how long has he been here? And what’s he hiding?
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