Love in the Time of Dragons

Love in the Time of Dragons - Katie MacAlister 3.5 Stars

Tully Sullivan wakes up to find herself in a household somewhere in London with strangers. She has no memory as to how she got there and even her past is foggy but one thing she is sure of is that she is not the dragon these people claim her to be! But when she starts to have visions of a past life she can no longer deny that she has some kind of connection to this Baltic, who these strangers claim is the murderess dragon she is mated to.
After she finds out that these people are actually dragons themselves, silver dragons, and plan to sentence her for a crime her mate supposedly committed, she sets out to find Baltic. The man she sees’s in her visions, which are memories of a past life as Ysolde, can’t be responsible for murdering other dragons in cold blood. The truth might not help though when they have no proof and the other dragon septs are unwilling to keep the peace. Can Tully prevent another war from starting and will her and Baltic have a second chance at love or will he turn away when he finds out that she is married with a son?

I have to admit that the whole first half of Love in the Time of Dragons confused the heck out of me and I almost put it down. Though this is the first book in the Light Dragon series it is not the first book in the vast and complex world Katie MacAlister has put together with these characters. Unless you do some major research like I ended up doing when I hit the middle of this book then I would very much suggest reading K.M.’s Aisling Grey: Gaurdian and Silver Dragons series before starting on this one or you might end up as lost as I did.

The story transitioned from past to present, Tully to Ysolde, quite often and it was pretty choppy. You would finish one sentence and then in the next you were somewhere/someone else. Though after a while it wasn’t so much of a surprise, it did take me out of the story for a moment to find my bearings. I enjoyed the character of Ysolde and though the Tully of today doesn’t show a lot of her qualities I am hoping that she will slowly develop them in future installments as she ingrains herself more with her past life. Ysolde was brave and determined while Tully seems to be a bit flighty and lets others walk all over her. Though towards the end she does start to redeem herself in that quality by standing up for herself and those she loves. She was humorous however and a lot of her dialogue with Baltic was downright hilarious! I enjoyed Baltic as well. His character wasn't as developed as I felt it could be but I am hoping that that too will change in future installments and as we learn more about him. He is definitely a sexy man, er…dragon, who knows what he wants and goes after it.

The secondary characters of Tully’s son Brom and the demon dog Jim added another funny element to the overall story arc and helped push it along. There were a lot of introductions of characters though that again, if you aren’t familiar with this world already is hard to keep up with. All the characters were quirky and interesting and by the end I did finally started to get the hang of this unique world K.M. has created, in fact I plan on getting the next book in the this series, The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons, this week.
The plot was good with some interesting twists at the end and the suspense in the romance was well laid out. There were also a few sexy love scenes to keep lusty romance readers like myself happy and several drool worthy dragons to fantasize about, including the hero of the story. ;)