Title: Obsidian Wings
Series: Soul of a Dragon #1
Author: Clara Hartley
Genre: PNR Dragon Romance
Release Date: March 5, 2018
Do not be afraid…
A scarred, mortal witch. A dragon shifter with a terrifying reputation.
Constance Rinehart has a tortured past. Her mother died in the hands of a ruthless man, and she grew up with a closed heart. After recent bandit raids, Evernbrook is starving for food, forcing Constance to sacrifice herself in the Offering—an event where young maidens are mated to dragon gods. When she is paired with the most brutal man in the world, her worst fears come true.
…there is much more to unravel.
Rayse Everstone, lord of the largest dragon shifter clan ever, has been searching for his mate for the last five-hundred years. He is at odds with his clan, and feared by the humans. When his mate rejects him, and tensions amongst his kind rise, he faces the threat of having all he has built collapse… and even the loss of his own life.
This is my first Clara Hartley book and I was really excited to read it. I love dragon stories and this one sounded awesome. But I have to say it took a bit for me to get into it.
I love Rayse. For a dragon, he takes a lot of crap from his mate. He takes a lot a crap from everyone, but he has his reasons and he does take care of everyone. So I will give him that.
I did not enjoy Constance. She was way to whinny. I understood to a point where she was coming from, due to her past. But dang get over it. I mean Rayse does everything in his power to make her feel safe and she still won’t bond with him. That is the whole point of going to the mating ceremony, to begin with.
So yes I enjoyed the story, but would I have changed the drama of Constance, yes.
Clara Hartley’s work schedule is not unsimilar to a vampire’s. Artist by day, writer by night, she tries to scramble whatever time she can to jot down her stories. Because that isn’t enough to whittle away her creative energies, she likes to spend her free time doodling her characters, or painting worlds. If her brain is too fried, she’ll take a breather, and sit down with a good book. She isn’t the best at keeping relationships—fictional ones, anyway, and has a multitude of book boyfriends who she can’t seem to decide on. Often, she also has to deal with the business side of authoring, and do things like open Microsoft Word and type her bio in third person, which is frankly, quite strange.