Teagan O’Shea is a rare female dragon-shifter leader. While her Irish clan has a tradition of female leaders, they have had to hide behind a public male face for centuries to keep the other clans from viewing them as weaker and attacking. When the truth leaks, Teagan is faced with a choice - hand over the leadership to a male or invite the challengers to a leadership trial and earn her place. Out to prove having a penis isn’t required to be a leader, she picks the latter.
Aaron Caruso is sent to Ireland under the guise of repairing relations between two clans on the isle of Ireland. However, upon arrival, he learns the truth. Determined to secure Teagan’s place so he can escape her alluring eyes and addicting personality, he busies himself with helping her any way he can. A female used him once, and he’s not about to go through that again, no matter how much the Irish female tempts him.
As the pair work together on preparations for the leadership trial, both Aaron and Teagan start to see each other in a new light. Both have their own self-imposed loneliness and yearn for something they can’t have. Can Aaron and Teagan not only change tradition but also open their hearts? Or will they each be doomed to live alone to fight their inner battles?
Ok, I loved this story! My favorite part of this book is seeing a strong confident woman stand strong and find her happily ever after. Gary Furlong did a wonderful job narrating as well. Especially with the Irish accents. I did miss Matthew Lloyd Davies nack at giving the different characters (including the dragons) their own voices however. I had to rewind quite a few times to make sure I knew who exactly was speaking. plus I can usually multi task while listening and I found couldn't do that with this story. Overall though I think Mr. Furlong did very well with this, and I am looking forward to seeing how the future of the many other characters play out and see how past characters progress as well! I would definitely recommend this book!
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Oh My This was so good , it was so full of exciting things that will make you feel like you are right in the middle of this book. The Dragon's of this series are so sexy and willing to do what ever it takes to help their females. Loved it. Cannot wait to see what happens next.
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I absolutely love this series and can't wait for the next books to come out I hope they are very early in 2018
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Aiden wasn't excited at being sent to The Irish Clan. He'd met the female leader and while he told himself it had nothing to do with her leadership. Her gender was another thing. He didn't have a good opinion about any female dragon shifter except his mother. He has a history to warrant the feelings.
Teagan didn't appreciate his attitude. Her clan was alone in having a female leader. Even so, the rest of the clans believed her brother led. Aiden was just another cocky male who didn't think she was strong enough to lead. She knew she worked harder, took on more, and made a personal effort to deal with her clan than any other leader. Just once, she wished a likely male would see it.
Their dragons knew it wasn't gender discrimination. It had a lot to do with gender and hormones and the steam created when they were together. I really enjoyed the first challenge. The payback was an interesting beginning to their growing relationship.
The author has given us a dragon's eye view of a current day and reality in this enticing story. The characters are strong yet each has a soft center damaged by past relationships and fear of new ones. I loved their hedge to give into their attraction. The heat interspersed with teasing, threats, and one-up-manship. Watching them come to terms while dealing with danger, life threats, family issues, as well as the threat of leadership loss. Both characters are strong and fun and I loved them.
The narrator did a stellar job with the different accents and characters. He is not the one she normally uses and was so pleased he was just as good as her usual narrator.
I was delighted to know that there will be more coming up with the relationship evolving from this story in at least one future story. This is another gold medal winner from Jessie Donovan.
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I love this series but this one didn’t measure up. It lacked some of the character development of other books but, more importantly, it lacked the humor, the warmth and the passion of previous books.
The narrator was mediocre - rather unemotional. The characters were overwhelmingly Irish but with only the vaguest accents.
This is Taegan and Aaron's book and holy cow its amazing!
I have been reading this series since its first book and each one is better than the other but truthfully this might be the best ever.
We've been waiting for this book for what seems like ages and its finally here and i can tell you the author did right by the couple and gave us an amazing book filled with laughter and amazing chemistry between the two and also lots of twists and turns in the plot.
The action was intense and the battle was to die for!
As always we have strong and stubborn dragon shifter and this time we have an equally strong headed and stubborn female clan leader!
I have to say that i loved Gary Furlong's voice!!!
Clear and he found exactly how to give life to each character!
Another great addition to the series by Jessie Donovan that keeps impressing us with each book!
Can't wait for the next story to come!!!!
Another amazing story! And so much fun to learn about a new clan! At times it was very hard to follow due to the narrator. There was very little change in voice between characters and his sentences seemed to run into each other with very little pause.
Once again Jessie Donovan has outdone herself in the new Stonefire Dragon series, Aiding the Dragon. As we know, the leader of the Irish clan, Teagan O'Shea, a female dragon is not your usual female. She's a leader, she's strong and now has to face the challenges that come from being a leader once the other clans find out, that in fact that the Irish leader is a female. With the help of Aaron Caruso, from the British clan, who is there to help her and establish a working relationship between their clans, neither he or his dragon can't stop thing about Teagan and he doesn't want to compromise the relationship they have. I love how both of their personalities complement each other, and I feel that it's a true love story. People who are together are not alike, they need to balance each other out, and I felt that this couple (true mates or not) are meant to be together.
Although it is a great story, I did feel that it was a bit rushed towards the end, without giving too much away, I felt there were many time gaps (ie: in 2 week, a months, etc). I don't know if this is a good or bad thing. It could have been because I never want the story to end, and the story felt like it went by quick. I don't know if there was no more content really, but I would have liked a little more, of how their relationship as built. They are great together, but I just felt it needed that extra detail, not just her sneaking in to his back door.
Again, I would 100% recommend this story - but definitely not without reading the first books, so people can understand and get a feel for the love of these wonderful clans, and get the back story of each of their members. Yes, this probably could be read as a standalone, but it's not fun, when there are 8 more books before it, that you should read. :) Not to mention the Lochguard Highland Dragon series that also go hand on hand with this one.
I want to say the story is amazing. I loved Aaron and Teegan from the very beginning when they were first introduced in other books so seeing them together was awesome . This was a very well-rounded book with lots of action and suspense and of course romance and happily ever Afters. This is my new favorite book of the whole series so far. THE only thing I didn't like about this book is that the narrator for the Audible has changed and it was really hard to get over that change. but luckily the story was so good for this one that it helped get past but change pretty quickly.
What did you love best about Aiding the Dragon?
We get a chance to meet our first female clan leader. She faces the same crap we all do. It is very interesting to watch Teagan and Aaron trying to find their way. Gotta admit, love the Irish accent too. This story also has so many twists and turns as we find out more information that will affect all the clans.
What did you like best about this story?
It was very cool to see more about the leader trials. I loved how they had clues and had to figure them out and they each had a different task.
Which character – as performed by Gary Furlong – was your favorite?
Orly, I love that Grandma. She cracked me up and I hope to be like her.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I wanted to but was not able too. Darn job wouldn’t let me