Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christianson

Never Deal with Dragons

Grade: B+
Hotness Level: Blaze
Kink Level: No Kink
Genre: Paranormal, Dragons
Reviewed by Anne
“It’s amazing how often my day starts with a three-legged dragon and an enraged dairy farmer.” p.11  So starts Never Deal with Dragons.  Myrna Banks is a rarity in her time – she can speak dragon language.  Ever since the dragons were accidentally created during World War III, humans have needed dragonspeakers and negotiators.  Myrna is good at both, though she is underappreciated in her current position.  This is due, mainly to some bad choices she made regarding her ex-boyfriend, Trian.  So she is much less than happy when he waltzes into the middle of her negotiations between the 3 legged dragon (pregnant with twins and very hungry!) and a dairy farmer less one cow and beloved pet.  Unfortunately it looks like Myrna and Trian will be seeing a lot more of each other as he works for a dragon who needs her help.
From the very first line to the end of this story, I didn’t want to put this book down.  It’s an interesting world with interesting characters!  Just the concept of dragons being created and then turning out to be dominate over humans…  really fun to read how this has played out and changed the world.
Myrna was a strong woman who seemed to get into a lot of situations, but they weren’t humiliating for the sake of humiliating her character, and she was very good at handling them.  This is good, because the whole story is told from her point of view.  That was a drawback for me, as I enjoy seeing the hero’s point of view, but it worked in this book.  
Myrna was frustrating at times.  She had a tendency to cut Trian off when he was trying to explain himself, and this created most of the conflict in the book.  If she’d listened to him, or asked a few more questions instead of assuming, the whole thing would have played out much more smoothly, and it still would have been a good story, in my opinion.
Trian wasn’t quite sorry enough for the wrong he did to Myrna, but she kept cutting him off before he could really say sorry, so I’ll cut him some slack, and his actions certainly made up for the past. 
The first half of the book was better than the second, but both were still good.  It was pretty funny throughout, though.  The situations with the dragons were real for the world created, but still really funny.  It was a wonderful world and I hope there will be more stories in it!

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