Holden Antaeus is furious
with his brother Sean. Sean has ruined all of his weekend plans by declaring
that all of the executives of Antaeus International are going on a mountain
retreat. Holden hates the way his brother is constantly trying to run his life
for him. To make matters worse he has been paired with the new financial wonder
geek of the office, Garret Renquist.
From the moment they meet
Garret has a strange effect on Holden. His sent seems to follow Holden
everywhere and at first he can’t understand why his is drawn to the other
dragon shifter. He is shocked to realize that Garret is his mate. How can his
mate be male? Holden is completely straight. Holden knows if doesn’t find a way
to accept his new mate; he will condemn them both to eternal misery.
FIRE SEASON is the third
novel in the TALES OF THE DARKWORLD series by Lex Valentine. Each novel in the
series can be read on its own. Even though this is the third novel in the
series it is really a prequel to the other novels. FIRE SEASON is the first
novel I have read by Ms. Valentine but it will not be the last. The author has
created a distinctive and intriguing world around her characters. I also liked
the fact that these characters are dragon shifters. The insight that the reader
gains into the history and society of the dragons is interesting and adds
another layer to the story.
I found Holden a very
believable character. His conflicted feelings about having a man for a mate
when he has always preferred women are very understandable. I sympathized with
him and I admired his willingness to give his attraction and his feelings for
Garret a chance to grow. I admired how patient and understanding Garret is with
his new mate. He is also very hot. I love a man with an accent. FIRE SEASON is
an enjoyable novel.