Love in the Time of Dragons By Katie Macalister

From Goodreads.com:  Tully Sullivan just woke up in a strange place, surrounded by people she’s never met. Which is bad enough. But then the strange people insist they are dragons. And, worse, that she is also a dragon, named Ysolde de Bouchier, one of the most notorious figures in dragon history.

She doesn’t buy it. She can’t breathe fire or shapeshift. She’s not even bothered by gold. But they’re adamant. And she’s in trouble.

Because these dragons also want to sentence her to death.

If she’s going to survive, Tully realizes she is going to have to find a way to solve the crimes she’s being accused of. Even though they happened in a past she has absolutely no memory of living.

This was a pretty short read, so I will just do a quick review.  If you have read all of Katie Macalister’s dragon books up until now, you will love this addition. We finally get to see what big bad Baltic is all about.  If you haven’t, you will be pretty lost.  I even had to go back to the previous books to make sure I had the plot correct.  The most important thing to know is that Baltic and Ysolde were both killed a long time ago, and have been reincarnated to find each other again and serve some sort of purpose that we have not learned about yet.  I thought this book was much better than the two silver dragon books, just much more entertaining…and to be honest, Gabriel just gets on my nerves.  I loved the dynamic of Baltic and Ysolde/Tully.  There was this one scene where they were looking back at their previous selves in bed and Ysolde started umm…comparing and contrasting old vs. new Baltic.  I didn’t think I would ever stop laughing. And Ysolde’s son Brom was hilarious, especially when paired with my favorite demon dog Jim.  Jim was at his best in this one, actually, everyone was pretty funny in this one.  Baltic cracked me up more than once:

Ysolde: “You think so?  Well maybe your precious Aisling just needs to watch out, because I’m not some pushover, you know.  I’m a mage, and mated to the baddest ass in the dragon world.”

Brom looked speculatively at Baltic.  “That’s you?”

Baltic: “Yes.  If you were my son, as you should have been, you, too, would have a badass.”

 My only complaint about this book was the ending.  I know it’s setting us up for future books in the series, but it was very unsatisfying.  There were also a few plot elements that were left unresolved, but hopefully we will get to those in the next one.  I am also hoping to see more of sexy Italian blue dragon, Bastian. 

Rating: 8.5 (+0.5 for super sexy cover that matches my new theme so well, which I made especially big for this post. Hehe.)