A Rogue Dragons Series: Redeeming the Rejected Book 4 by Emilia Hartley
Years ago, Ford lost his clan, his mate, and maybe even himself. Now, he wants to be left in peace—until he meets Daphne, and she awakens passion in him unlike any he has ever experienced—even with his late wife.
Ford Coleman has been living a half-life since he avenged himself on his clan king after that monster killed his mate. He doesn’t know why he hasn’t lost his mind or burrowed into the hills, but for now, he’s minding his own business, working on his skills as a chef, and staying away from other dragon shifters, who might not appreciate a king-killer. He’s especially wary of the startup clan of renegade shifters who have taken up residence in his mountain town, even if he sympathizes with them. He’s considering looking for a new hideaway when Daphne, the sister of one of the new dragons, comes to town, and Ford finds himself yearning for her. He can’t have her, though. He had a mate once already, and besides, she belongs with her brother, with the local clan. After what he did, Ford knows he can never be accepted into a clan again. It’s hard to put aside everything he wants just when he’s starting to feel again, but he can’t let Daphne suffer for his past.
Daphne Albright needs a vacation, but what she gets is more work in a new location—her brother needs her to help his mate through the transition to becoming a shifter. Of course, Daphne wants to do it. That’s her job, and she’s good at it. But when she’s strangely attracted to the Uber driver she calls to pick her up at the airport, that’s all the excuse she needs to take a little time to herself. The driver runs from her, though, and she has to track him down. She tries to convince him that she’s not asking for a lifetime commitment, just a fling, but he doesn’t seem to believe her. She’s not even sure she believes herself. After all, despite the short time they’ve known each other, her heart breaks when she finds out he’s had a mate before. A relationship between them seems doomed from the start, but she can’t help wanting it anyway.
Like all Emilia Hartley’s books, Redeeming the Rejected is a steamy paranormal romance with a satisfying HEA. Fourth book in the Rogue Dragons series, it’s best when read with its companion books, but it can also stand on its own.
Rogue Dragon Series
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 2/10/2020
Daphne is Casey’s sister, (MC from trusting the betrayed) she a competent dragon shifter, and has helped many humans and shifters acclimatise to their dragons.
But she’s also tired, helping newbies took time and effort, and Daphne needs a break. But when her brother called and asked for her help, she couldn’t say no, so she’s sort of getting a vacation and visiting her brother.
Ford we met in the last book (Restoring the broken) he’s a chef for the local restaurant, he keeps to himself, he’s a rogue dragon, and technically anyone could kill him. He’s loved in this town for a while, and for rather worried when
Meeting for the first time, Daphne is in shock as Ford drives away from her!
No, no, no way is he getting involved with the new clan that’s just settled here! He might have sort of helped in the last battle, but all he wants is a quiet life, and getting involved with Gavin and his clan will only get him noticed, and once noticed they will find out who he really is!!
Daphne is not one for letting things go, and this dragon has her curious, she’s doesn’t want a mate, but the smell he gives off has her wanting maybe a little taste.
This book then goes on the usual journey of Daphne chasing Ford, Ford rejecting Daphne. Then when Ford tells Daphne of his past, it makes her stop and think.
The coming battle with Gavin’s father draws ever closer, and when he comes to visit Daphne, the dragons wonder will this be the day it starts?
So can Daphne make Ford see that he has a future? A future with her in it? And can Ford look away from his past and see Daphne as his future?
I liked Daphne, she was a strong independent woman. She’s an asset to her clan, but no one sees the woman, until Ford. I also liked how she went for things, changing her attitude toward her King took a lot of thought, it’s been her only family, but spending time with her brother has made her see things in a different light. But can she move to a new clan? That’s a big step. And Ford you just wanted to shake and cuddle, his previous mate died in an accident? He’s never really moved on from that, and the fact he took his clan leader on and killed him left Ford with the unwanted title of “King Killer” being alone has suited his mood, he thinks he deserves to be alone. When in fact until we hear his full story, we don’t know why he did the things he did!
Book four sees us almost at the end of our journey, so I’m hoping we get the fight we’ve been promised.
And here’s hoping Gavin finally catches his witch.
Although you can read it on its own, I would recommend reading the others in this series first.
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