I know what they see when they look at me. The charming, soft-spoken dragoness bred from the most powerful of royal bloodlines. A disguise stronger than any battle shield that allows me to keep all suitors at tail's length. A technique that's worked until him. Until Ragnar the Cunning, handsome barbarian warlord and warrior mage from the desolate Northlands. Unlike those who've come before him, he does not simply submit to my astounding charm and devastating smile. Instead, he dismisses me as vapid, useless and, to my great annoyance, rather stupid! Yet I'll allow no male to dismiss me. Soon he'll learn my worth, my many skills, and the strength of my will. For this one challenges me enough to make me want to ruthlessly taunt him, tease him and, finally, when the trap is set, bring him to his knees.
I am a big big fan of G.A. Aiken/Shelly Laurenston's books and this one was no exception. At first glance Keita is your typical royal whiny ass princess but no after you take a second look she's a cunning, evil wench who will smile to your face all the while she's cutting your throat and that's in human form. As a dragon your just toast. Now Ragnar is from the North and he a very smart tough dragon that has to fight for his position and even though I said he was smart you'll have to forgive him cause sometime he thinks with his little head and actually believes that Keita is the persona she puts on. But he finally get his act together just in time to help the Keita and her kin as war is coming. I await the next one in this series with baited breathe.
Just fair warning these books are like Lay's chips you can't and don't want to stop with just one.
I purchased this one for my own reading pleasure.