A long time ago, Zander Lorens was cursed to walk the earth stripped of his Dragon Clan powers. Every night, trapped in a recurring nightmare, Zander relives his darkest moment. He can hardly believe it when the dream changes and a beautiful young woman appears. Zander believes she's the key to ending his torment. Finding her in the real world is one thing, but how will he convince her of who-and what-she really is?
She's the end to his nightmare
Rena McHale uses her unique sensitivity as a private investigator, touting herself as a "human divining rod" and finder of the lost. By day she struggles with sensory overload, and by night her sleep is haunted by a fiery dragon shifter. Nothing in her life makes sense, until the man from her dreams shows up at her door with a proposition...
Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala
Rena McHale is a P.I. with special abilities. She lived in foster homes and on the street until Vito saved her and taught her the business. He took her in and gave her a home. She, now, makes sure he gets proper care for his dementia. He and Pat, her best friend, are the only people in her life that matter. Other than them, she focuses on her work, using her special gift to learn things and find people.
So when Zander walks into her office, her life changes forever. He is the man she sees in her dreams. She is shocked to see him in her office. He is there to hire her to find his brother. He knows what she really is. He also has a plan for her. He needs her to set his brother free. She is his mate after all. He offers her a lot of money and she agrees to go to Montana. Their attraction for each other grows. However Zander refuses to give in. She is Zed’s mate. As the trip progresses Rena demands the truth as she travels farther into his world. Her abilities grow and new ones emerge. When Rena finds out the truth she refuses to let fate choose.
I love this story. Shapeshifters are a favorite of mine, especially dealing with dragons. Rena was a great character. She was strong and smart. I liked her instantly. She was sassy and stubborn, holding her own against Zander. They were the perfect match. The journey they took together to Montana was riddled with tension and secrets.
It was funny to read when she wanted to kill him or kiss him. It was such a tug of war with Rena’s feelings. Just like her, I wanted to kick Zander a couple of times. His martyr behavior would have driven me crazy.
I did like the characters at the ranch. The different shifters were accepting and friendly. I liked them quickly. They revealed more for Rena and the reader. The ending scene happened on the ranch between brothers. Rena was faced with what fate throws her way. It was a great read. I give it a 4 out of 5.