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Review: Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
Monday November 7, 2011 at 12:00 am |

Publisher: Berkley
Copyright: 2011
Published: May 3, 2011
Pages: 328
Form: Paperback
Series: Elder Races Series Book #1
Author: Thea Harrison
Buy The Book: B&N | Book Depository

Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful–and passionate–of the Elder races.
As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed.  And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they’ve ignited in each other.
Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave–although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul. . .
My Thoughts:
It’s not too often that books that have been majorly hyped live up to my expectations, but Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison does that and more!  I absolutely loved this book from start to finish and was hooked from the very first page.
Pia, half-wyr, is on the run after being blackmailed into stealing from a powerful dragon that has existed since creation.  Unfortunately for Pia, she doesn’t get far when Dragos finds her and hunts her down.  But finding himself intrigued by the girl and trying to recall her unusual and alluring scent, he spares her life and claims her for his own.  Although Pia rebels against the very idea of belonging to someone, she still finds it hard to resist the awe and attraction she has for the ancient Dragon.
Love, love, loved this book!  Dragos and Pia were made for each other.  She’s a strong female lead who is quite clever and pretty damn brave.  Although Dragos was this formidable guy, who has existed forever, she doesn’t cower to him and really handles him well.  She’s smart, savvy, and really fast with the quips and verbal jabs.  Pia definitely has some grit to her and is my kind of heroine.
And I have to say I kind of adore Dragos.  I loved that he was so solid and unyielding in all his ways and dealings, except when it came to Pia.  Pia drew out the Dragon’s human side which gave him a vulnerability that I found charming.  With an almost 7 foot man, who is a billionaire, and has existed since the beginning of time, you just don’t expect to see that.  Can I just say I LOVE tall men…and really tall….I’m a fan!  He was so…oooh!  I can’t even describe the awesomeness of Dragos.
Beyond the characters, the plot was nicely paced and the story was well written.  The author creates a bit of a family atmosphere with the characters employed by Dragos.  I love how accepting of Pia they are once she shows them she is not made of fluff.  In it we explore present day America just living amongst wyr-kind with ripples that allow wyr-kind to travel to what is called the “Other Worlds”.  I will say I would have liked to know more about the Other worlds, the origins, and how they came to be living amongst humans.  I’m hoping the author will explore these things in the book to come.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to get into the rest of the series.  I loved some of the men who flanked Dragos, so I’m hoping we’ll get some of their stories next.
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9 Responses to “Review: Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison”

  1. Missie says:

    YES! I love how you opened your review of this one!

    I think I enjoyed family atmosphere the most. It was fun! I still haven’t read the other books in this series, but I hope to soon.

  2. These are new to me. Glad to read that you enjoyed this one so much.

  3. Whoohoo! I’m glad because I have this one. I can’t wait to read this!! I’m going to start it soon so that I can contribute to the discussion/opinion.

  4. Lena says:

    Thanks for sharing a great book review. It does sounds quite interesting, I am not fond of the book cover, but I do like the “Storm’s Heart” cover….very pleasing to the eye. 😉

    • Jade Jade says:

      Lena I don’t like the cover either. Dragos is described way more sexy and handsome than the guy on the cover. I don’t think the cover model does Dragos justice.

  5. Brie says:


    I’m so glad you loved the book! It was good right? To me, the main thing about this book is that it was just pure fun. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it’s not ridiculous either. There’s action, a bit of intrigue, the suspense surrounding Pia and what she is, and of course love.

    I haven’t read the third book yet, but I didn’t like the second one as much as I did this one, although it was fun to read. Tricks is a very cool heroine, though. And I’m addicted to the series, so I just want to keep reading! This world has so much potential, I’m guessing there are tons of stories waiting to be told and Harrison has a very rich imagination. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

    • Jade Jade says:

      Yes Brie it was very good and I’m so glad I took your suggestion. Sounds like the second doesn’t really live up to the first book, but is still a good story. I already have it so I’ll be reading it.