Consoling a sobbing dragon and serving pig buffets are just part of the job for Myrna Banks. Working for a mediation firm, it's her job to get humans compensated for damages caused by the dragons who now rule. But her "typical" day is interrupted by Trian Chobardan, an old flame who sneaked out of her bed two years ago, taking her heart and a handful of classified documents with him.
Myrna would love to show Trian the door, but he's been sent by North America's reigning dragon lord for help negotiating a truce with a powerful rival to avert war. Myrna agrees to help, even though she'll be stuck with Trian as a partner.
As the two work together, Myrna finds Trian to be surprisingly supportive—and still irresistibly attractive. Though her brain tells her not to forget his betrayal, her body feels differently. When they learn the enemy dragon lord is planning something no one could have imagined, Myrna has to learn who she can trust before she loses not only her heart, but her life.
Lorenda Christensen may be a new to me author however Never Deal with Dragons proves to be a funny, suspenseful and exciting paranormal romance with sexy dragons and a spunky heroine that is a fantastic read from the beginning paragraph to the final sentence.
Set in a world after World War III when the we find out we share the planet with dragons Myrna has the ability to speak to dragons and as one of the few who do she works at providing mediation between dragons and humans. The opening scene of the book where Myrna is mediating a dispute between a farmer and a pregnant dragon who ate his cow is hysterical. In addition to being funny there are several situations where Myrna must work with her ex-boyfriend Trian to help the local Dragon Lord with getting his people back from the Dragon Lord of China that turn out to be anything but easy.
The secondary characters in Never Deal With Dragons have as much to do with propelling the story line along as the hero and heroine and they are well written and used well in the plot. This book is not erotic it does have some sexual tension between Myrna and Trian and one pretty good sex scene but nothing explicit.
I enjoyed the adventures of Trian and Myrna and would love to see future books set in the same world with some of the secondary characters getting their chance as hero or heroine.
A native of Eastern Oklahoma, Lorenda lives with her husband and two sons in a house that feels far too small during the stay-inside winter months. Lorenda loves chocolate, hates snakes, and despite living two years in Bangalore next-door to a native preparer of Indian cuisine, cannot cook anything but ground beef. She is a recovering nail biter, and is currently celebrating five years bite-free.