Fated for the Dragon by Kellan Larkin was the fourth book in Larkin’s Dragons of Lake City series. However, you can definitely read this as a standalone as I didn’t even realize it was part of a series until I had finished it.
There were certain things I really liked about this book. For one thing, Sam’s dedication to his education was admirable. From start to finish, he was working toward his goal of getting into grad school.
I liked the instant chemistry between Sam and Stephen too. It was confusing for them, so they didn’t just immediately fall into bed. They got to know each other first.
The problem was that, despite the things that I liked, I just wanted more. More development, more heat, more engagement.
There were too many scenes that weren’t about the growth of their relationship and I ended up not feeling invested in the story. The conflict fell flat because I didn’t care about things like the research funding problems Stephen was having.
Plus, I didn’t feel like I knew Stephen, even by the end. Not well, at least.
Fated for the Dragon didn’t knock my socks off. It had some good elements and I liked the examination of guilt over moving on after losing someone you loved. I’ll think twice before reading another book by this author but I won’t completely rule it out.
Copy provided in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Wolf shifter Sam thought he lost his one shot at love after the tragic passing of his fated mate in high school. Now he’s single-mindedly dedicated to his lifelong dream: becoming an archeologist. As a senior at Waters College, he’s poised to make it—if only he can impress Professor Stephen Saltz.
Stephen has never felt the burn of desire that other dragons describe for their mates—until he meets Sam. He knows he risks breaking all the rules of his profession when he asks the bright student to help with his research project. Stephen can’t resist the smoldering attraction he feels, but he’ll have to convince Sam that he has a second chance at love.
Just when they make a momentous discovery in their research, everything falls apart: the funding is pulled and their careers are thrown into jeopardy when Sam discovers he’s pregnant… with a dragon shifter’s baby.
Release Date: March 23, 2016
Length: 291 pages