Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Zadri by Erin Tate

Title: Zadri
Series: Dragons of Preor, 5
Author: Erin Tate
Publisher: Summerhouse Publishing
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/F
Page Count: 218 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
What’s a single, pregnant woman supposed to do when her family kicks her out? Go to Preor Choosing Station Tau and hope a dragon shapeshifting alien is her mate, of course.
Delaney Cole found her mate among the Preor only to watch him die—through his own eyes thanks to the Knowing.  Now, what’s she supposed to do when she discovers that her second mate is the male who’d killed her first?  It doesn’t matter that he’s gorgeous, that his peach scales invite her touch, and his thick muscles make her fingers tingle with the need to caress him.  She shouldn’t want such a violent, deadly male, but… she does.
Zadri was born a son of Syh, orphaned and unwanted, and he never imagined actually having a mate.  Yet, Delaney is his. Yes, he was the one to rip out her first mate’s throat, but now that he has experienced the Knowing with her, he will not let her go. Her lush curves, inner strength, and unborn young belong to him—wholly and until he takes his final flight.
When others attempt to rip her from his life, he will explain the gravity of their error. Slowly. Painfully. He only hopes he can reach her before they escape.

Zadri is the latest in Erin Tate’s Dragons of Preor series. And while it can be read as a stand alone, you will better understand the nuances having read the prior story.
I really enjoyed Zadri. He was grateful to be granted a mate. He was branded as unwanted and only alive by the grace of Syn, so having a family of his own is something he never thought to be worthy of. But can he understand and accept that not every family is good?
Delaney doesn’t know what love feels like. She has always been seen as an obligation at best and something to be hidden at worse. She has been picked apart by the two who should have given her unconditional love, her parents. Can she accept the love Zadri wants to gift her?
I love seeing Zadri and Delaney find a way to understand the pain held within. Ms. Tate allowed us to see as they learn that your history does not dictate who you are. Delaney had to trust in Zadri. And Zadri had to learn family does not equal love and support. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey Ms. Tate gave these characters. This story was well written and I am looking forward to seeing more of the Prior find their happily ever after.

                                  Five Shooting Stars

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