Review: Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

DragonBoundDragon Bound
(Elder Races #1)
By: Thea Harrison
Publisher: Berkley
Published: May 3, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: I loved it. I couldn’t get enough of it.

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Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful-and passionate-of the Elder races.

Pia is blackmailed by her ex-boyfriend to steal something from the wyr-dragon, Dragos. Determined not to give her ex anything valuable, she grabs a penny from a jar and replaces it with another one and writes a note saying that she is sorry. Easy peasy, right? NOPE! Dragos quickly finds the impostor penny and freaks out. He puts a tracking spell on Pia so that he can hunt her down and make her pay. The only problem is, when he finds her, he no longer wants to rend her limb from limb but instead wants to keep her as his new treasure.

The story is written half in Pia’s perspective and half in Dragos’. So you pretty much always know what the other character is thinking. This made for some interesting dialogue. Speaking of dialogue, that was pretty much my favorite part of the book. Not that the steamy scenes weren’t good and all but I loved the way they talked to each other. You see, Dragos is used to being the highest on the food chain. He isn’t used to having to be nice to people to get his way, he just tells them what to do and they do it. So when Pia comes along and she tells him when people ask for something they say “please”, he quickly catches on and uses that to his advantage to get what he wants from her.

The pace of the book ran along smoothly. The story doesn’t just contain Pia and Dragos. You see when Pia ran to hide from Dragos after stealing the penny, she hid on elven territory which is land forbidden to Dragos. Although, he doesn’t care and goes there anyway to find his thief, which causes a little bit of trouble. Which sort of snowballs into more trouble after that.

I couldn’t choose just one this time

Pia-“Wouldn’t it be better if the elves just shut up and go away? Hey, what if they stopped throwing a fit at you walking across their backyard. It’s not like you ate their tulips or dug holes in their lawn. You didn’t piss on any trees when I wasn’t looking, did you?”
Dragos laughs “I would have if I’d thought of it.”

My other favorite is…
Pia- “A dragon just gave me a piece of jewelry. Have I been added to his hoard?”
Graydon- “No, cupcake, I’m pretty sure you’ve replaced it.”


12 Thoughts on “Review: Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

  1. Great review! So glad to hear you liked this one. I’m reading it right now. Not far though, only had time to read a little before bed last night. :]

    ♥ Sarah @ I’m Loving Books

  2. Oooh… I like the cover! And this sounds interesting! I love snarky and high and mighty, so this book might just be about to jump right into my TBR pile!

    Thanks for the review! I really like how thoughtful they are, and how you give us quotes at the end!


  3. This one looks like fun! I love dialogue, it just brings a story to life if it’s done right. Good review! Will add to TBR…

  4. I was wondering when more Dragon stories would be coming back in. This one sounds fab!

  5. Great review – I can’t wait to read thi series!

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction 🙂

  6. We have this one on order for our library’s collection, and I can’t wait to read it once it arrives. 🙂 Thank you for your review!


  7. Excellent review. Sounds like a great book!

  8. Great review! And glad you enjoyed it so much. I have been thinking about picking this up and giving the series a go and I think you have convinced me! 😀

    I have something over at my blog for you! 😀

  9. I so want to read this book.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Returning the visit and following! This sounds pretty funny–I’m always on the lookout for new dragon books.

  11. Great review, I have this on my shelf waiting for me to get to…need just a few more hours in the day. LoL Thanks for stopping by the 18+ follow too. =)
    Have a great weekend!

  12. I love both of those quotes but I totally did the cheesy ‘ooooooo!’ when I read Graydon’s response 😀

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