Review: M.A. Church – Dragon’s Hoard (Dreamspun Beyond #5)

Author: M.A. Church
Reviewer: Toni
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 


To be loved by a dragon is to be treasured.
A hundred years ago, werewolf Alpha Montgomery took a risk driven by desperation—he borrowed money from the ancient dragon Warwick Ehecatl, putting up the pack lands as collateral. Now the debt is due, and dragons don’t forget—or forgive. Warwick demands Montgomery’s son, Avery, and three businesses as compensation. As an Omega, Avery knows he is basically useless to his pack, so he might as well agree. He soon has second thoughts, though. Warwick is fearsome, and he’s free to do as he likes with Avery.
Warwick knows his race’s reputation, and he even admits some of it is deserved. But he’d rather cut off his tail than let his innocent mate’s light go out. It won’t be easy, but buried deep, there’s something between them worth safeguarding.


I have to admit this book intrigued me when I read the blurb, but I felt it fell very short on delivery. I read this over a few days and found that the story was sidetracked multiple times by secondary characters and an overload of information. The story started off strong and then withered as it progressed. I found myself skimming as it went on trying to find the story hidden in all the explanations and back story pieces. There was a lot of telling in this book instead of showing when it came to how characters lived and interacted.

I found the characters unmemorable and unfortunately, the story was same old, same old for plot. Eccentric Alpha Male finds his “mate” and takes. Of course the “mate” in question puts up a token resistance and then falls madly for the Alpha Male. In this case it was an Alpha Dragon and an Omega Wolf. The dragon does bend himself enough to do things by wolf rituals so that his mate is his as far as the wolves are concerned.

This book wasn’t what I thought it would be.


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