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Flora Reviews… Summoning A Dragon by Lori Whyte

Flora Reviews…

Summoning A Dragon by Lori Whyte

Read: 6th – 7th October 2018

Format: Kindle

My Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars

So, before we get into what I thought about this book, I want you to know that I given a digital version of this book for free from the author (Lori Whyte) via in exchange for signing up to her newsletter.

Thanks for the freebie.

So what’s this book about?

Summoning A Dragon is a short standalone paranormal romance novella set in modern day Scotland featuring a dragon shapeshifter and the human woman he’s set his heart on.

If you’ve read any of my reviews before, you’ll know that I don’t post spoilers or reveal plot twists in my book reviews, so here’s what the official blurb has to say about the story:

A little unexpected magic might be just what he needs to find his mate…

When a self-proclaimed wizard decides to summon a dragon on a blustery winter solstice, Lisa’s roommate drags her to the event. She’s happy to discover Malcolm, the sexy Scotsman she’s been drooling over, at the gathering too. The attraction between them is palpable… until the strange magic spell sweeps over them and inexplicable things start to happen.

But dragons aren’t real, are they?

And, more importantly, how can she still be drawn to Malcolm after discovering he might actually be a mythical creature?

**Please note: This short Christmas story was first published exclusively in the Love is… Winter Romance anthology in December 2016.**

 So, what did I like about it?

Lori Whyte is a new to me author, I got this story for free via by signing up for Ms Whyte’s newsletter quite some time ago and I’m so glad that I did. I found this short novella engaging and very easy to read. I liked Ms Whyte’s writing style, the cute premise of this tale – I appreciate the fact that both her main romantic couple, Malcolm and Lisa, had fancied each other for the previous few months before the setting for this novella. It meant that Ms Whyte didn’t rely on an insta-love situation but cleverly implied that we’d just missed a lot of the build up to the romance; the stolen glances, the fluttering hearts, the secret smiles.

I do enjoy a bit of smut and although the sex scene here is not the most explicit one I’ve read, I did find myself swept away with Malcolm and Lisa as the story is certainly not lacking in passion.

I understand that in a novella sized story, the word count is vitally important so an author has to decide what will progress their tale. I liked both of our main characters – Malcolm Drake and Lisa Olsen – their personality traits engaged me from the start. I would definitely read other stories about this Scottish dragon-shifting family.

Summoning A Dragon didn’t make me shed any tears but it did put a few smiles on my face and I definitely felt the titillating tingles. Yes, it is short but it’s well written, sweet with a wee bit of sex, oodles of sexual anticipation and passion and a beautiful HEA ending.

So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?

I really did enjoy this book, the only reason that I didn’t rate it 5 stars was the length; I feel uncomfortable giving such a short novella 5 stars as there wasn’t enough time (pages) for character development.

So, basically what I’m saying is…

I think that Summoning A Dragon is a classic feel-good paranormal romance story. I’d recommend it to fans of quick romance reads with a paranormal theme.

So, has my review of SUMMONING A DRAGON encouraged you to find out more? Just click on any of the links below to check out the book yourself or to find out more about the author. To see the other books I’ve read, take a look at my profile on Goodreads.


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About Author

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog -

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