Author: KM Mahoney
Publisher: Totally Bound
Pages/Word Count: 184 Pages
At a Glance: Big dragons and little Pixies make for a surprisingly cute combo
Blurb: Sometimes big things come in small packages.
Nyx has found a possible mate, but he’s pretty certain Fate made a mistake. Not only is his mate working in a brothel, which is playing merry hell with Nyx’s possessive side, he’s also a Pixie. Pol is small and delicate, and Nyx is certain he would break the poor man within a week. Nyx will just wait until the next candidate comes around. The fact that this is the first potential mate he’s come across in several hundred years is, of course, beside the point. Unfortunately, no matter how hard Nyx tries, he can’t keep away. When he finds himself on the verge of turning into a stalker, Nyx gives in to the inevitable and goes traipsing off to claim his Pixie.
When Nyx comes bursting into his life, Pol is thrilled to accept the dragon as his mate. No one would call Nyx charming, yet he still manages to sweep Pol off his feet—quite literally, at times. Once the first flush of lust wears off, though, Pol begins to worry that he’s made a mistake. The problem isn’t Nyx. Pol is well on his way to loving the reserved dragon. But Pol is harboring a dangerous secret. A secret with the potential to upset the balance of power in Faerie…
Review: Disclaimer: I did not read the first book in the series. Not yet anyway. After reading Nyx’s Pixie, though, I most certainly will go back and read it. Despite having missed out on seeing Cody and Kirit bond, I don’t think that took away from my enjoyment of this novel, and I would argue that you don’t need to read the first book in the series in order to understand what happens in this one, or even what occurred—for the most part—in the previous book.
Set in the world of the Fae, this novel follows one of the Draak (think shape-shifting dragons), Nyx, as he finds a potential mate and comes to term with the fact that the tiny man is a Pixie. Pol, the Pixie, is a half-breed, though, and with him comes trouble that pretty much no one in the world of the Fae wants. I don’t want to give anymore away because it would ruin the story, though I did guess what his other half was before Pol revealed it.
I enjoyed the characters, both main and secondary. There are a few times when the story diverges and focuses on Cody, Kirit, Seamus, and the others. I liked that because even though Nyx and Pol are great characters, it enabled me to see more of the world they live in. And while I loved the main characters, I think Chaos might be my favorite, even if readers only get a few brief glimpses of him in this book. It makes me really hope the next book focuses on him, because I can only imagine what shenanigans he’s going to get up to. I also look forward to Pol and Cody bonding as dragon-mates and trying to keep the four grumbly dragons in line. And boy are they grumbly. Literally.
Also: Kirit taking a nap on his hoarde. HA. Adorable. Such a typical dragon.
Onto the sex in the book. There isn’t much, but when it occurred I at least was surprised by it. Not in a bad way of course, but I wasn’t expecting the author to change things up a bit. But readers who prefer a story with only a few sex scenes will likely enjoy this book.
Seeing as this is supposed to be a series, there is definitely going to be a sequel. Even if I hadn’t known that based on the website information, the ending set it up perfectly for that. I’m not sure how the other one ends, but given how this one started, I’m wondering if it also ended in a similar manner.
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