Sunday, April 6, 2014

review: Charred Heart by Lizzy Ford

Charred Heart by Lizzy Ford

My rating:  3/5
Series: Heart of Fire #1
DRC provided by NetGalley for an honest review
Published: 11.23.2013
Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Summary –

For a thousand years, Chace has searched for a way to break the curse placed on him by a jilted lover. He’s a dragon shifter, one who can’t control when the magic will force him into a different form. He’s already lost everyone he ever cared about a few times over and doesn’t know how much longer he’s meant to suffer.

At his wit’s end, he makes a deal with a mysterious figure that offers him what he wants most – an end to his misery – in exchange for everything that’s his: His life, his power. His heart.

The next day, he meets Skylar, a modern day dragon slayer whose mission is to cage him – or kill him. Sexy, witty and brave, she is the yin to his yang, the woman destined to break the curse, balance his magic and make his broken heart whole.

Except it’s too late. Not only has he sealed his fate, but an innocent one-night-stand with Skylar has dragged her into the middle of a deal with the devil, one she won’t escape, if he can’t convince her that dragon shifters aren’t her enemies. (Thanks to for the summary)

My Thoughts –

Charred Heart is an interesting take on the PNR world and dragon shifters.  I liked the world built here and the community of shifters it’s about.

Chace is an old dragon shifter and he’s sick of everyone he comes to love dying.  He’s be everywhere and done everything.  He’s wants it all to be over for good – until he meets Skylar.  Skylar is a dragon slayer who keeps having odd visions of a past that never could have happened, could it?  She’s confused when she meets Chace and doesn’t know if what she’s believed real all this time is actually real at all.  Chace and Skylar have an instant attraction to one another and knock boots just about every time they’re together. 

I honestly didn’t feel their connection at all.  I didn’t connect with any of the characters.  If I didn’t like the world building so much I think I would have gone with a 2/5 rating.  The writing in places doesn’t flow well and things weren’t explained well enough at some parts.  Good try, better luck in the next episode.


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