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Draconian Measures

J.C. Owens · 3 eview

Loved this book It was much different from the previous books in the Gaven series but I felt since this one focused on two new characters series but I felt since this one focused on two new characters fit and felt exactly Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 right As opposed to the previous two books this one is light funny and an easyead Sadan is an amusing character with his easy going attitude and his desire to conuer Graitaan Graitaan is a subdued character who hasn "T Had The Best Childhood Growing Up He S Lonely "had the best childhood growing up He s lonely bit broken inside and can t admit the feelings he has for his sexy commander Sadan however has no problem admitting his desire for GraitaanI enjoyed this book a lot because it focused a bit on things besides the humans I loved the description of Graitaan although I had a hard time picturing what he looked like It was still extremely fascinating view spoilerand I loved the way Sadan took the opportunity to take Graitaan home when Graitaan was injured much to Graitaan s chagrin hide spoiler 45 starsI ll tell you ight away that the little something I didn t like in this book was that Graitaan the Draconian sometimes eminded me too much of a feisty heroine than a fierce and fearsome heroI eally like the Draconian sometimes eminded me too much of a feisty heroine than a fierce and fearsome heroI Münchhausen's Pigtail, or Psychotherapy Reality really like world building and in this book I think it s evenicher than in the previous books The story is a preuel for the other two books in the series Graitaan the last survivor of the Draconian company and Sadan the commander of the Finnarian army have been fighting together for 8 years in a war in the human ealm Graitaan can hardly stand Sadan while Sadan feels that Graitaan is his destined mate The story is about a long seductionThe narration alternates between the point of views of both the male protagonists Graitaan is probably the interesting because he has a troubled past in a society where belonging to a clan is paramount to have social espect he is of unknown origins and he was given a chance by a childless couple His ecollection of the past is very moving Since he barely survived his childhood Graitaan. The immortal Finnarians mate for life and once they find their mate nothing on earth can make them leave them But what about when that mate is not Finnarian at all but a stubborn fiery extremely irritable Draconian What if that Draconian wants nothing at all. Is smaller than the other Draconians Having known little love and a lot of despise
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is a and he became so after losing his companions I liked that he was proud and almost careless "he eminded me a lot of an adolescent with a ebellious and uncompromising streak but also loyal "reminded me a lot of an adolescent with a ebellious and uncompromising streak but also loyal his missionSadaan was less fleshed out probably because we only saw him in his pursuit of GraitaanIn the book we get to see a very young Vlar the protagonist of the first Gaven books and he was incredibly cute almost unrecognizable from the first time we meet him in the series He had the funniest pages of the storyThis book had much less angst than the Gaven books but it s characters are memorable in my opinion because they are much easier to approach and they are open and eual than GavenVlarI highly The Violinist and The Son of Redhead: Two Plays by Leonard Melfi recommend this series especially this book but even if it could probably beead before the first two books in the series or even as a stand alone I would Fairy Tales are True: Silent Reach from the Dunes to the Khumba Mela recommend toead them in order because the contrast between the adult and the child Vlar is priceless J C Owens books are on a short list of automatic buys for me I have loved almost everything I ve ead by her but I probably enjoyed Draconian Measures the best The juxtaposition of the two first person perspectives is unusually clever and well done On one page poor Graitaan is fuming about the obnoxiousness of Finnarians in general and his commander in particular On the next we hear Sadan s musings on how adorable his little Draconian s temper is The back and forth between them is bright and witty and full of energy their sparks not surprisingly give way to scorching sexual heat Unlike so many omances the conflict between the couple does heat Unlike so many Dying to Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception romances the conflict between the couple does feel at all contrived but is an inevitable expression of their personalities Though you never doubt the deep attraction there you also know it cannot be easy for someone like Graitaan to give in to what he feels and submit to Sadan All in all the chemistry To do with his Finnarian mate It seems the Finnarian prince Sadan is going to have his work cut out for him Fortunately he is just as stubborn and far persistent than said Draconian has ever had to deal withGraitaan is the lastemaining Draconian and he ha. .
Nd wit made for one of the most satisfying MM fantasies I ve ead Note this is technically the third of the Gaven books read Note this is technically the third of the Gaven books ead it first not ealizing it which did not create any problems "For Me I Would Highly Recommend The "me I would highly ecommend the two but this is my favorite To the pursuit of happinessAlone the last of an imperial gift Graitaan serves a human king The years of military service bereft of his peers has isolated him With none of his kind left all he has is a promise made Sadan is arrogant and overbearing and when this Draconian Warrior Is Assigned To warrior is assigned to unit he finds great pleasure in tormenting Taking advantage of his superior position he pushes a gambit Totally bought into the concept of vastly different species finding commonality in sexual congress Loved Sadan s mouthiness and Graitaan s surliness Alas that was turned once they got whacked by some pixie dust Suddenly there s a bunch of doubting and introspection and way too much exposition through mental measuring I was also not fond of Graitaan s newfound wishy washy behavior Liked the story but was expecting action dialogue and less Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story ruminating Favorite uote I dreaded meeting his father the king I could only imagine what an ass he had to be if his son was an indicator One Talon Two Talons Three Talons CockI should have knownThe title is a pun that only makes sense to certain human beings on Earth not the world this story is set inBut the premise SurelyA dragon and a vampire walk into a barI mean doesn t that sound novel Doesn t that soundefreshingWell it was For a minuteAnd then it was the MM Standard foolishnessLike fucking with iver water as lube Like elaborate displays of antipathy despite mutual attractionLike dragon flouncing Or whateverPlus purple prose and interminably slow pacing with silly alternating first person POVs as pointless as they were dramatically neuter BahI mean seriously SeriouslyNot even Edward Cullen and a Lizard Man can fuck without the preparation. S attracted the eye of a Finnarian prince who claims that he is his bloodmate Sadan may want to be mated but Graitaan has developed a passionate hatred for his Finnarian commander prince or not Too bad Finnarians are persistent as the hells Especially this ,