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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dragon Kin: Binding Katrina by Selena Illyria

Dragon Kin: Binding Katrina by Selena Illyria
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (75 Pages)
Other: M/F, BDSM, Anal Play, Spanking
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

Katrina doesn't mix business and pleasure. Period. Things get too complicated. Besides that, she's not looking for a relationship. Yet she can't stop desiring Clash and Claw's new bouncer, the sexy Elven prince dressed in black leather, with tattoos and piercings.

Braydon wants Katrina and isn't taking no for an answer. He'll do whatever it takes to get her right where she belongs -- with him -- and he's got a few naughty tricks up his sleeve to get his way.

This latest episode of the Dragon Kin series ventures from the original premise of Dragons finding mates. But Selena Illyria manages to include the Dragon Lord, and the world these books are set in, with great success. The characters are likable and complex, and the story is multi-faceted, both serious and yet with lots of fun and hot and heavy sex.

Braydon works as a bouncer at Clash and Claw. What makes it unusual is not the occupation itself, but who Braydon is. A sexy Elven prince dressed in black leather, with tattoos and piercings, he has a double agenda. Since the day he saw her, he has wanted Katrina, a former Bound Human, freed by her Dragon Lord. All the signs seem to indicate she shares the attraction, but something is holding her back. But until Braydon completes an assignment to retrieve a gem given to Katrina by Ulfric, her Dragon Lord, he can’t pursue her as he wishes. Can a rebel Elven prince and a former Bound Human with trust issues get past it all? Can Braydon convince Katrina he is in this for the long haul, or will she run?

Katrina is a strong character, but very insecure. She is attracted to Braydon, but afraid to act on it. Four years after being freed, she is still worried that her former master will call her back. She feels that everyone leaves, and she believes Bray will too, eventually. I like watching her spirit and her growth, as she starts to realize she might have a future with Bray after all.

Braydon has never been one to follow the Elven Prince image; he's pierced and tattooed and totally the bad boy. He realizes he has a tough job, convincing Katrina he is going to stay around. He is a bit possessive and territorial where she is concerned, but he knows they can be good together.

The scenes between Katrina and Bray are sizzling hot, and the weekend they spend together will change both of their lives forever. But the trust issues that Katrina has will be stretched when Bray has to complete his assignment and leave her for a short while. I hope that Ms. Illyria will revisit this couple and complete the happy ever after these two deserve. For now I will accept the happy for now, with Bray’s promise to Katrina.

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