eBook, 80 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Harlequin
ISBN 13: 9781459222755
Source: Author, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Paranormal Romance, shifter
My favorite paranormal beings are shifters. I love all types of shifters. Claimed by Desire has a gorgeous emerald green eyed dragon shifter with sexy-cool green freckles that matches his color when he is in dragon form. Yep, Rafe is hot! Rafe and his entire race are also dying. The Draco stone that provides them with their life force has been stolen. The longer the stone is away from the entire Draco race the more they weaken.
Misty was banished from the Isle of Frealon by the only man she’s ever loved ten years ago. Her heart was broken by his banishment. It prevented her from becoming the rider (mate) of the Draco she loved. Now she’s been called back to the place she once called home. She’s been called back to assist Rafe with the mission that will save his entire race.
Novella length books work best for me when the couple knows each other for from the very beginning. Rafe and Misty don’t only know each other, they share a past. They share an intimate past that has left them heartbroken in the time they were apart. The road to their happily ever after is not an easy one. Rafe must take one of his own kind as a rider. Misty is an empath, not one bit of Draco blood in her body. Their love is forbidden and their forever seems out of reach so many times.
The world Kristin has created in Claimed by Desire is vividly beautiful. She takes her readers on a sky ride above the Isle of Feralon between the wings of a dragon. The boundaries of Feralon are divided among the Draco, werewolves, and merfolk inhabit the water. The descriptions of her merfolk are astonishing. I would have loved some more page time with them.