Ilias is the youngest of the dragons and is fed up with being treated like a child. He seems to get sicker by the day and knows he must find his mate. When fate crosses their paths, she’s neither trilled nor trusting. But when she gets kidnapped, Ilias must prove to her that they belong together.
Andrea thinks a trip home will allow her to escape all of her problems. She couldn’t be more wrong. In a matter of weeks, she gets attacked by a troll and kidnapped by a psycho dragon. Battling a drug addiction and depression - there’s only so much she can take before she breaks.
Will Ilias be able to save her, or will she run herself into the ground?
Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, and piles of sexy shifters. Intended for mature audiences only.
Ilias follows on from the first book, these should probably be read in order, there are major spoilers for book one and I think you need to have read book one for this book to make sense.
I wasn't really sure about this series after book one, i was hoping that it would develop more in the second book but that didn't happen for me. It was enjoyable but it wasn't gripping.
The main relationship between Ilias and Andrea is a bit dysfunctional, they're both trying to protect themselves and test the other person and they just never seemed to mesh for me, it left me thinking that they aren't suited. They seemed to go from "I'm not sure about you even though we are 'fated'" to "OMG I love you" in the space of a chapter.
I like the concept, I'm just not sold on the execution.
The narrator did a good job, i liked the character voices and the overall delivery was good.
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Good story. Good characters. I liked it a lot and recommend it.
Ilias is Book 2 of the Stratham Shifters series by Sarah Stone. I have to say that I really liked the idea of this series and had high hopes for it. Unfortunately, the execution wasn't as gripping as I had hoped. Ilias finds his mate in Andrea. Andrea, unfortunately, is a junkie. As Ilias gets closer to his mate, he goes through super quick puberty and they get more in tune. Andrea gets kidnapped and has some other family issues as well. Do Ilias and Andrea find happiness together or are they destined to fail? Well, without giving away any spoilers, I won't say anymore, though I'm sure you can guess the outcome. I didn't like Andrea and the Ilias part of the story just felt rushed. I think with a more solid female lead the story would have been improved, though I'm not sure by how much. This isn't a series that I will be continuing, though I'm sure others will absolutely love it. Note that I did not read Book One, and from reading the reviews already posted, it sounds like reading Book One before this book is advised, as the story carries on form book to book.
Connor Brown's narration was fine and I didn't have any issues with his delivery. I'd listen to more of his narration in the future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.
Loving this series! Great story and characters. Great narrator too! Be sure to listen to these in order. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.
Great story and perfect narration! I really enjoyed this story! Looking forward to checking out more by this author!
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This story line centers around the female lead, Andrea, and a sweet and determind dragon, Ilias.
Ilias has a few surprises in store for his birthday, and Andrea has a couple of serious obstacles to tackle.
Overall, an interesting and fast paced read. I look forward to the next book in this series.
Conner Brown did well with the narration.
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I would have to classify this book ( and Aris) as an UpperYA supernatural romance with some sex. Ilias finds his mate and has a supernaturally fast growth spurt, taking him thru puberty, into adulthood. When Ilias finally mates with Andrea, he transfers his red dragon; keeping the silver. Sophie and Aris share some surprising news.
Brown’s narration strength is in his male voices.
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Absolutely loved this read! Such a great read that keeps you entertained right from the start.
I love reading about this shifter and his mate. So stunningly good!
Loved the narrator. Job well done!
Perfect for readers of paranormal romances.
Before I start my review I have to say that this is the second book of a series and I have not read or listened to book one. That said I did not find it hard to pick up the gist of this book and become immersed in the story.
Ilias is the youngest member of a group of dragons, he's no more than a thin sickly boy, but things are about to change in a big way. Where this story differs from the usual dragon shifter stories is that each of the dragons are male, they are also halflings having one human parent. They also have two dragons inside them, one being their own and the other being for their human mate, once she is found and agrees to the mating the second dragon will enter her and she will then become a dragon.
Andrea is human, she has a drug problem and has been forced to quit college because of it. She returns home but fails to get help and is still taking drugs. Whilst under the influence of drugs she hits Ilias with her car and drives away. That incident is when Ilias realises that Andrea is his mate and he now has to start to try to heal her and win her over, whilst thrown into the mix is a dragon who is there to eradicate all halflings.
The story moves quickly and was easy to listen to the voice of the narrator Connor Brown is very easy on the ear and he gives a great performance.
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I love Ilias he is so sweet and sensitive character a boy dradon a loved one .. his story was very sweet can't wait for the other brothers to find their mates
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Sarah J Stone has an interesting style. This is the shorter book but she somehow manages to touch on serious topics, in this case drug addiction and abuse, without compromising the romantic and sexy aspects of the story. She manages to write paranormal romances with substance.
That said, the two protagonists are young and that is evident in their interaction and the choices they make. To be honest they are a little younger than I normally enjoy reading but I still liked the story and look forward to the remainder of the series. In the larger picture of the series, the dragons are shifting from being a group of directionless, damanged bachelors to becoming a family and clan. I am sure as they become more cohesive, there will be more opportunities to address their personal issues and their enemies.
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