Obsidian Wings (Soul of a Dragon Book One) by Clara Hartley
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I’m not quite sure where to start with this review. I was so excited to read this but I was let down. I’m in love with Rayse, he was awesome. Completely understanding, yet also bloodthirsty. He’s a warrior and needs to come across as heartless but he’s most definitely not. Rayse is clan leader to the dragons and every five years they head to the human villages to see if their mate is there. Rayse finds his mate, Constance.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t a big fan of Constance and found myself rolling my eyes a lot at her inner dialogue. She wants him but can’t cause he’s a man. She had a tragic event take place in her life and she let that shape her into a woman, a very scared of every man woman. I just found her internal struggle to be long winded. She doesn’t accept him as a mate knowing that he will die if she doesn’t. Rayse showed her countless times how he needed her and he showed her kindness. I just found her a bit more cruel than him.
Three stars from me means I liked it, and I did. I just would have liked it more if Constance had some back bone and wasn’t such a weak female lead. I loved the world building and most of the characters. I really would love a Rayse of my own. When he shows his vulnerable side? Sigh, I melt into a puddle.
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.
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.