Series: DRAGONS Series (AISLING GREY, SILVER DRAGONS, LIGHT DRAGONS)
Plot Type: SMR
Ratings: V3-4; S4; H4-5
OVERVIEW OF THE DRAGON SERIES
The second book in the LIGHT DRAGONS series is told in the first person by Ysolde, as she and Baltic adjust to their reunited life together. Here's the back story: Ysolde was killed centuries ago, stayed dead for more centuries, and then was resurrected by the First Dragon because he had a task for her to complete. Unfortunately, he did not explain to her exactly what that task would be. When Ysolde was resurrected, a villainous oracle wiped her memory of Baltic and the rest of her past and married her so that he could use her powers to create gold out of lead. Unfortunately, the combination of long-term death, resurrection, and memory wipe have caused Ysolde's inner dragon to go dormant. In this book, Ysolde is still struggling to remember her past life and to reconnect with her dragon self.
Baltic also has a tragic past: Like Ysolde, he was murdered and resurrected after hundreds of years. In Baltic's case, Thala, his third in command, brought him back. Thala is half mage and half dragon, and she has her own ominous agenda, which we only have hints of in this book. Baltic is ecstatic to have Ysolde back and spends much of his time ordering her to allow him to protect her—at the cost of her independence (if she lets him).
Ysolde keeps trying to figure out exactly what the First Dragon wants her to do, and she has a series of visions that would be helpful if only she could decipher their meaning. When she asks Baltic to help her understand the visions, he brushes her off, saying that what the First Dragon wants her to do is unimportant. The bulk of the plot focuses on the lustful love scenes between Ysolde and Baltic, and I have to award this book an extra point in sensuality just for the scene that centers on warm caramel sauce and a pastry brush. Baltic, like his fellow dragons, is impossibly alpha—totally obsessed with sex, jealous of any attention Ysolde pays to another male, quick to lose his ferocious temper, and stubborn as all get out. Ysolde, like the mates of the other dragons, knows just how to manipulate Baltic to get her way—usually by taking him to bed.