Title: Her Dragon daddy (Black Claw Dragons #1)
Author: Roxie Ray
Genre: Dragon, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Shapeshifters, Second Chance Romance
Mav disappeared before I could ever tell him about the child I carried. I’ve had years to get over him, and I’ve tried. But the second I see him again my heart lurches and it’s like all that time evaporates.
I still burn for him, even though I know it’s a bad idea.
I try to remind myself about the bad things: his possessiveness, his quick temper, but he’s different now. More mature. Protective. Settled.
And hiding something…
Something bigger than the child we share…
Allowing him back into my heart could crush me but I’ve never felt safer than when I’m in his arms.
Can I really have the man I love for good? Or will our past mistakes keep us from a happy future?
I had a lot of thoughts about how this story was executed until I read about the authors. Roxie Ray isn’t one person but a group of friends who write books together, and now everything makes sense.
When I was in middle school, my friends and I used to write stories together. We’d pass around a composition notebook, and each wrote a chapter. Her Dragon Daddy gives off that my friends and I wrote this together in middle school vibes.
So am I completely okay with the execution of this novel? No, but I won’t comment on it too much because it’s pretty much self-explanatory.
Her dragon Daddy has everything it needed to be great, but it missed the mark by a lot. All the bare bones were there. This story would have gotten stellar reviews with a bit of elbow grease, some world-building, and character development.
Essentially newly divorced Ava returns to her grandmother’s cottage with her two children. There she meets her ex-boyfriend and baby daddy Maverick. His family returned to Black Claw four years ago. Maverick didn’t know he had a son Maddox and was a bit shocked by the impromptu introduction.
Here’s where the paranormal stuff comes into play because Maverick is a dragon. Dragons can be intense and aggressive, especially the year before their first turn. Maddox will eventually turn during his eighteenth year and has been displaying violent behavior. Ava has no idea what to do, but Maverick does.
Ava leaves any decision involving Maverick up to Maddox. Which is a nice change of pace from the usual “my baby daddy didn’t know he had a baby” troupe. The bond is instant, and Ava’s happy, but now Maverick has to tell her and his son what he is…
My only problem with the characters where that they were too good. Everyone one was nice, honest, apologetic and just unproblematic in general. It’s kind of disgusting. Drama arose but was quickly put to rest. Bad personality traits had excuses and easily repaired. In a sense it was boring.
The familial bonds are what saved this book. I love healthy, funny family relationships, and this story had that in abundance.
In conclusion Her Dragon Daddy by Roxie Ray was a unproblematic second chance romance. Was it A+ literature content? No, but it was a fun, uncomplicated relaxing read.
Will I read the rest of the series? Probably. Lol.
Until the next page,