The steamy second book in Janet Chapman’s dazzling Midnight Bay series seduces readers with an enticing tale of a fiery independent woman and an irresistible immortal warrior with a dragon’s courageous heart.
Maddy Kimble has no time for a suitor—not with caring for her spunky nursing home patients, her shy nine-year-old daughter, her widowed mother, and her rebellious teenage brother. William Kilkenny’s stunning lack of modern dating protocol doesn’t help. The man is uncouth and outrageous—a towering, drop-dead, breathtakingly hot warrior. Who refuses to give up.
William is secretly a ninth-century Irish nobleman formerly trapped in a dragon’s body. All Maddy knows is that lately, she can hardly resist the urge to lose herself in his powerful arms. But as their uncontrollable passion grows, eerie occurrences in her small coastal Maine town begin to rouse Maddy’s suspicions about her lover. He begs her to trust him, but how can she surrender—body and soul—when she fears the danger he poses to her yearning heart?
I didn’t know what to expect with Dragon Warrior by Janet Chapman but what I got was a light entertaining paranormal romance filled with humor that had me laughing out loud in many scenes. It was a joy getting to know Maddy Kimble and William Kilkenny as individual characters, learning all the emotional baggage they carried and how they overcame it in the face of a one in a lifetime romance.
I enjoyed how strong Maddy was being dealt the short end of the stick with her former marriage and unintentionally falling into the role of head of her household, taking care of her daughter , aging mother and obnoxious younger brother. With the destruction of her first marriage, Maddy has understandable misgivings of laying out her heart. So when William came into the picture and made his attraction to her clearly known, it didn’t take long for Maddy to run for the hills, literary.
The romance between them was as intense as I expected but what caught me off guard in a good way was the humor in every single chapter. Though William and Maddy had to deal with some serious situations they didn’t let it bring them down and was able to laugh, joke and be playful with each other.
No tortured hero here and that me like William more. Yea and his accent. As dominant as he was so were his feelings for Maddy and making her happy, this is a trait that I like my alpha males to have.
The supernatural plot line added spice to an overall yummy story. Not only does Maddy have to deal with the ranging attraction to William but also the weird things that are suddenly happening in Midnight Bay and the connection it has with William. Maddy soon realizes there is more to William and her friends than they are telling her.
The Dragon Warrior is the second book in the Midnight Bay series and the characters Eve and Kenzie from the first novel Moonlight Warrior make an appearance but it’s still a standalone novel and you won’t be confused if you haven’t read Moonlight Warrior.
All in all I really enjoyed reading Dragon Warrior by Janet Chapman, it has just the right balance of steamy hot romance, laugh out loud humor and the mysterious paranormal. Janet Chapman has a new reader! I’m looking forward to the next installment of the Midnight Bay series. Readers looking for a light entertaining romance with paranormal elements should give Janet Chapman’sDragon Warrior a try.