Review: Fire In His Spirit by Ruby Dixon

Posted August 10, 2018 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Fire In His Spirit by Ruby Dixon
Fire In His Spirit
by Ruby Dixon

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 12th 2018
Series: Fireblood Dragons #5
Pages: 369
Format: eBook
 

“Although I didn’t enjoy the romance very much in this one, there were hints of lots more exciting things to come”
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When dragons tore through a rift in the sky they destroyed the world leaving only a relatively small population of humans alive. Now, ever human has to survive not only this harsh new world but constant attacks by dragons driven mad with rage by something in the Earth’s atmosphere. The only way to stop the madness? The dragon must find their mate. Only then will a dragon’s sanity return and their blood lust dissipate.

Gwen is the leader of the small settlement in Shreveport. She was the only one willing to take the job, yet all she seems to do is screw it up. And the people who pay the price are the ones she’s trying to protect. Now a golden dragon keeps attacking the settlement, apparently in search of his mate who he can scent within. Gwen never expected it to be her. And she certainly didn’t expect to fall in love.

We are well into the Fireblood Dragon series now, we all know the score; dragons be crazy. Unless of course they can sniff out their mate, which helps bring clarity back into their mind. Fire in his Spirit follows this story line without deviation and we watch as Gwen continually brings her dragon back from the brink of insanity and violence. It’s especially hard with Vaan, our dragon hero, as he suffers from short term memory loss and can easily spiral out of control.

As always our dragon hero was adorably alpha and protective, all whilst being vulnerable because of the encroaching madness. The issue I had, which prevented me from giving more than 3.5 stars to this book was Gwen. I understand insecurity and I like it when a heroine shows a little of it. But with Gwen I thought it breached the realms of understandable and straight into whiny. I got bored of Gwen’s constant inner dialogue which revolved around how incompetent and awful she was.

However, what I did like was the blossoming romances that are hinted at; firstly we have Andrea and Liam in Shreveport and even more interestingly the baddie has gotten himself a mate! I can’t wait to see that play out. Maybe in this new world he can redeem himself? Fingers crossed! The story also continues with the possibility of something even worse coming through the rift and destroying what remains of humanity as well as the dragons.

Although I didn’t enjoy the romance very much in this one, there were hints of lots more exciting things to come, which has left me excited for what is coming next.

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About Ruby Dixon

Ruby Dixon is the secret penname of a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. As Ruby, she writes sexy barbarian aliens, grumpy shifters, and domineering bikers.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks for the review, I’m hoping the audiobook releases soon so I can listen.

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Vaan sounds adorable!

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Thanks for the review Suzanne

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Awesome review suzanne!! I have all these books on my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!