Audiobook Review: Forbidden Dragon (The Bride Hunt, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Forbidden Dragon by Charlene Hartnady

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Dragon Shifter Novel 

There are secrets that the humans must never find out. Secrets that would bring about the demise of the dragon species. The dragons have something that the humans want and would fight to get. 

Their weakness to silver is the one area that humans have exploited in the past, almost bringing the dragon species to their knees. New information has come to light proving that this affliction is an allergy. One that can potentially be beaten. 

Dr. Louise Parry is a top physician in her field. She is also kind and compassionate, someone the dragons can trust. She is tasked with finding a cure. A job she does not take lightly. Thankfully, she has very little dealings with the bad-tempered king. There is something about him that has her heart beating faster and a flame of awareness igniting inside her. She can’t understand why, since he’s rude and abrasive. 

Granite wants a cure found. The sooner the better. He keeps a close eye on the whole project and moreover, on the little human spearheading the whole thing. Trust is not something that comes easily to him. If she thinks he’ll allow himself to become blinded by her soft, sweet demeanor and lush curves, she’s got another thing coming. Touching the female is off limits. Against every rule in the book. It’s strictly forbidden. 

Forbidden Dragon

I just love dragons and Troy Duran!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💙🤎🖤
Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 😍😚😉🥰
Narrator(s): 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Dual Narration

The Hero: Granite – The dragons had nearly been decimated in the past due to their weakness to silver. If they get found again by the humans, they will be in big trouble again, especially with modern day weapons. Granite the Earth King and is in charge of a project to beat the dragon’s affliction to silver.

The heroine: Dr. Louise Parry – A doctor charged with curing the dragon shifter’s allergy to silver. She thought Granite was the most handsome man she ever saw, but has a strict no fraternization clause in her contract. Which she was fine with. She had only ever been attracted to sweet, kind, scholarly types of men, which are the total opposite to the grumpy king.

The Story: Granite doesn’t feel like the resistance immunotherapy is coming along fast enough. So he volunteers to be part of the study by injecting himself with a much larger amount of silver than Louise was previously using on the study participants. He said Dragons are strong and could handle much larger exposures than humans could bear. Granite finds himself attracted to the little human female despite her prissy attitude.

The book is told in dual points of view via dual narration. It was narrated by Troy Duran and Stella Bloom. I find myself searching out books that Troy narrates since I like his voice so much. He has a deep and expressive sounding voice which is great. Stella has a soft but clear feminine voice which is very pleasant to listen to.

I have liked this series and this one was a bit different than the rest with Louise knowing about the Dragon shifters and working for them. She was able to adjust to life with the dragons very easily. There was a ton of sexual tension between Granite and Louise and the story was original. I liked the bantering between these two characters quite a bit.

My only problem with this is that once the two main characters became intimate, they hooked up every other scene, which got a bit repetitive for a while. I like a good story mixed with a few sexy scenes, when there are too many intimate scenes that they take over the focus of the story, it gets to be too much and I end up skipping over large parts of the book.


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