Title: Getting Gold (The Draak Legacy Book 2)
Published: 24th February 2022
Author: Xavier Neal
Fate hates me.
How else would you explain getting fired, kidnapped, and nearly killed by elves – which shouldn’t even exist – in less than twelve hours?
And the apology this magical force gives me for constantly ruining my life?
Mating me to an ancient dragon.
An ancient dragon whose suave ways have me constantly torn between wanting to kiss him and kick him right where the scales don’t shine.
And to top it all off – because clearly that wasn’t enough – we have to rescue some poor kidnapped flamingo like we’re reenacting a James Bond movie.
Any chance this is all some low-budget horror movie I don’t remember being cast for?
Well, all things considered, it’d be dumb not to at least ask.
Another dragon shifter romance to get hooked on within a few pages. Laughed so much through this one with the antics that A.D. and Ana get up too. A theme is forming with how the Draak men find their mates and what follows shortly after. You know with kidnapping them (or in A.D.s case Matenapping) to keep them safe from the dangers of Elves. Ones he was fighting before crashing into Ana’s life late one evening.
Ana can hold her own though with the skill set taught by her family so A.D. needs to take notice. Something Gold – his dragon – doesn’t always see as something he wants to follow as his mind is simply: mate, protect, mark. Now Ana’s family were really fun to get to know. Especially when they meet the first one to babysit Ana’s niece, a few secrets revealed that day. Loved the family get together at the carnival too, great interactions with all of them.
So the Elves are still the main cause of problems with the Draak family, and that of all supernaturals. Experiments are being done on subjects to find weakness and to use those skills with attacking others to what end we do not know yet. With danger high these dragons want to keep their mates as close as possible. Loved how A.D. really wasn’t interested in having a mate at all right up until he met Ana. A few hours in her presence and he is hooked on her and her tiny toes, which soon turns into her nickname, his being peanut butter. Thought it was then quite funny that he wanted to nest with socks for fear her tiny toes might get cold. The fates have chosen someone for him that is like looking in a mirror personality wise and also snacking wise – Ana’s being M&Ms and A.D.s strange fruit and veg.
Chemistry was good between them but it was the banter that clicked most with them being on the same wavelength. I liked his tell for whenever he was thinking about her – that being his eyes sparkling gold. Fated mates aside they, and the rest of his family, still have trouble brewing with what the secret agency is up to. Danger is always close so they need to keep their heads to try and figure out the bigger picture. Which I’m sure will be revealed more in the next book.
Good to have the characters from the first still making an appearance. The Draak family is only going to get bigger by the looks of it – Ptur I think you should prepare yourself for fate to drop your mate off into your lap soon. Now his personality shift will be interesting to explore with how he has always had to hold himself to a higher standard as head of the family and overall protector. Can’t wait to get stuck into his story next and find out what makes him tick.
4 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from Candi Kane PR for my honest review.