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Monday, July 19, 2010

Light My Fire by Jodi Redford

Light My Fire by Jodi Redford
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (165 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Toys
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint

Double the firepower, triple the heat…

Aiden Fortune’s orders are clear: Find the woman, claim her as a sexual sacrifice—and share her with his horndog twin brother. Distasteful as it is, the Drakoni council insists the ancient custom be honored. Or Aiden will be banished.

One glance at Dana Cooper, and Aiden is thrown into the dragon version of a tailspin. Claim her? Hell, yes, he’ll claim her. Problem is, she has no idea her father signed away her destiny at birth.

Dana has dated enough whack-a-doodles to fill an insane asylum. Two gorgeous men claiming to be dragons? Par for the course. Until they give her a tantalizing glimpse of their inner beasts, which makes her think she’s the one headed for a padded cell—for actually considering their offer of the hottest sex of her life, for life.

Her resistance melts away under the onslaught of two men who pack enough heat to set off smoke alarms in a six-block radius. Especially when she realizes she’s falling for Aiden. But with a town full of dragon hunters and an enemy lurking in the shadows, surviving a week of Aiden and Jace’s double-teaming will be the least of her problems…

Where were Aiden and Jace when Doublemint gum was looking for twins? What can be sexier than a pair of identical dragon shifter twins? I’ll tell you what -- absolutely nothing.

I loved the fact that although Aiden and Jace are identical twins they act completely different. Aiden is the serious one, which is probably what prompted the Drakoni to make him their Superior Alpha-elect. Jace, on the other hand, is a playboy who just wants to have fun and avoid responsibility. The author did a great job of allowing you to see these characters as two different individuals. Even the dialogue each of the characters used showed the difference in their personalities. The one thing they definitely do have in common is both of their hearts are in the right place and neither thinks it is right to force Dana to be their sacrifice.

You also cannot help but feel sympathy for Dana. She thought she had problems when she was just a starving artist. I am sure that would have seemed like a cake walk had she known she would have two dragons claiming her father offered her as a sacrifice to them when she was a baby. She cannot help but be attracted to them, especially Aiden whom she had dreamed about for years. With another dragon that may be out to harm her and dragon hunters around every corner, a few past due bills are the least of her worries.

The thing that made this story unique was the fact that, although a stronger connection was obviously between Dana and Aiden it still did not stop her from lusting after Jace also. How could any female resist Jace’s flirtatious nature? I think this really demonstrated how love and lust is not a clear cut line. Another thing that intrigued me was the fact that Aiden felt possessive of Dana, but still allowed his brother to also seduce her since that was what was expected of them. It allowed you to see his dedication to the Drakoni even when he did not agree with them.

With so many conflicts, I could not wait to see how the author got the main characters out of the bind they found themselves in. At one point it really seemed like everyone was out to get them. The author did a great job with the ending of this story. With so many different plot lines some authors may have forgotten to complete one or not had a very good completion of a conflict. This was not the case with this story. I was equally satisfied with all of the conclusions, especially the one with the hidden antagonist/hunter.

I will be keeping my fingers crossed in the hope that author Jodi Redford will create a sequel for Jace. If she does, it will be on my must read list.

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