Bedtime Stories: Kiss of Fire by B.J. McCall
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (29 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly
Bedtime Stories editor Claire Casson is on the run. Her job as the housekeeper at Dragon Haven is a convenient cover, but the sudden death of her employer and the arrival of his son, Jonas Thornkill, threaten to expose her secrets.
Why his father chose to offer sanctuary to an employee, a shifter with a false identity, perplexes Jonas as much as his intense, primal attraction to Claire. According to dragon law, he's stuck with her.
The last thing Claire wants or needs in her life is the complication of an alpha dragon capable of setting her blood on fire.
For Jonas, it's a matter of honor, and lust.
B. J. McCall has written an imaginative and romantic story of love and danger. The characters are well written and interesting. In spite of her fear, Claire is a strong and determined woman. When she feels threatened by Jason, she plans to leave and seek another hiding place. She is shocked when Jason tells her how far his father went to help her, but still decides not to stay where she is not trusted.
I found Jason to be the strong handsome and hot hero that every woman dreams about, and Jason quickly realizes that Claire is perfect for him. When Garath arrives, he brings demons to help him, leading to a fantastic duel for the fair maiden. But the best part of the book is the passion that erupts between Claire and Jason. I was lost in the moment when Claire actually glowed with the passion, as did Jason.
This is a fantastic romance, with a damsel in distress and the strong, brave hero who rescues her. The only difference with this is that usually the hero saves the damsel from the dragon, but here, the hero IS the dragon. For a hot read with magic and mystery, this book is the one. But turn the fan on high, no matter how cold it is outside.