Title: The Chase
Author: Nessa Vincent
Publisher: Loose Id
Pages/Word Count: 136 Pages
At a Glance: This story is a gem and I highly recommend it.
Reviewed By: Lana
Blurb: Halym knows better than to trust humans. Even though he’s a dragon at the top of the magical food chain, he just can’t get any respect from humans—particularly not from a magician like Merrick Leigh, who has the audacity to steal Halym’s soul.
Merrick has good reasons for taking the dragon captive, though it leaves him holding the proverbial wolf by the ear. He wants to use Halym’s powerful magical abilities to work an important spell, but Halym has other plans. Something about this magician piques Halym’s curiosity and whets his sexual appetite. Once Halym gives chase, Merrick finds he doesn’t have the will or the wiles to fend off the dragon’s advances. Although the dragon is under Merrick’s control, Merrick realizes he’s not the one in charge…and he likes it that way.
But everything changes when Halym steals back his soul. Now that Halym is free to leave, he isn’t sure he wants to. Yet staying with Merrick means not only learning to trust humans, but becoming one.
Review: What do you get when you put together an uptight magician and a sexy sarcastic dragon? You get a fun and amusing story that will make you laugh out loud and fall in love with the MCs. I simply loved it and wanted more.
The Chase is a fantasy story set in modern day England. Merrick is a magician who tricks a dragon, Halym, and steals his soul then enslaves him. Merrick is trying to bring back to life his lover, who was killed in WWII, and thinks that the dragon will help him. Halym is your typical dragon, sexy in human form, sarcastic, an all around wise-ass. He’s not on board to help Merrick with his scheme, but he’s completely into a tussle in the sheets with Merrick.
There’s much more to the plot, which I’m not going to give away, but I will say that the ending was everything and more. I loved Merrick and Halym as a couple. I totally see them verbally sparring, Merrick rolling his eyes, and then Halym grabbing him for a kiss. Yes, I’m writing a new story in my head, but I think Ms. Vincent would do a better job than me.
This story is a gem and I highly recommend it. The writing was very good. The story flowed without any snags. It’s fun, fast, sexy and hot. So pick up a copy. And I hope there will be more.
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