Fun read. The hero was a Roman soldier fighting in Britain when his legion was cursed into the bodies of dragons on a different plane. Now he's been moved back into the body of a [mostly] human male in Salem, Massachusetts. He doesn't speak the language or understand the culture so it's really lucky that local witch Vivica collects him and helps ease him into the skills he needs. She then sends him to the heroine who is in desperate of a handyman to fix up her aging home so she can open the house as a bed and breakfast before the house is foreclosed on. Unfortunately he doesn't know which end of a tool to grasp...but he IS a fast learner.
The heroine is frequently bemused by her strange handyman and the odd things that seem to happen around him. Inevitably sparks fly - deadlines press - and everyone rises to the occasion to pull off a successful launch of the B&B.
Action based plot with suspense, humor, and romance. Characters are fun and quirky 'critters' liven things up. The heroine from her Kitchen Witch has a bit part...
I enjoyed it - hopefully we'll see more of his 'brother dragons' although the teaser for the sequel didn't seem like it was going there.
Works Like Magick
1. Naked Dragon (2010)
2. Bedeviled Angel (2010)
This book was even funnier than Sandra Hill's Viking series. Bastian is not a man who can shift to dragon but a dragon who was forcibly shifted to man. He has serious trouble adjusting to Earth though he is a fast learner. His quest is to find his heart mate and make her quest his own in order to save his brother dragons back home from Killian, the evil Crone of Chaos.
How can you not like a guy with this sense of humor? Bastian arrives on Earth and instantly has these thoughts: So this is rescue? puncture wounds in my backside, reeking edibles (skunks), vengeful spirits (pixies and witches), cold feet and a flawed man spike (a man lance did not normally have such length, a flaw like movable scales beneath its skin, nor an arrowed tip like a dragons tail.) Too funny, poor guy.
Remember Bastian thinks and acts like a dragon not a man so he is deadly serious with this talk but man was it funny.
The antics of Jaunty, the cat and the pixie, called Dewcup, are absolutely hysterical. The cats walks around with a tissue box for a hat and the pixie rides him like a horse. Just too funny. Poor Bastien is the only one who can see the pixie so he tries to stifle his laughter so he doesn't have to explain his imaginary friends.
I laughed and cried thoughout this book. It was an incredibly romantic story with the usual (er, unusual) ups and downs of hero and heroine. Annette Blair has done it again. I can't wait to read Jaydun's story next.