Book Review | Alpha Dragon Awakes (Outside the Veil, #3) by @TJShawAuthor #paranormalromance #shifte
Title: Alpha Dragon Awakes (Outside the Veil, #3)
Author: T. J. Shaw
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance
Accepting a dragon’s love to forge a new future.
Part three and the exciting conclusion to the epic fantasy romance serial trilogy, Rogue Dragon Rising, marking the beginning of the Outside the Veil series.
With no memories to guide her, Amari Hawke seeks to discover the identity of the animal trapped inside her. Days away from Trinity, when her beast will appear for the first time, she must learn to communicate with her animal or she’ll turn rogue from an unsuccessful shift.
Both Jaxon Blackthorn and his stubborn dragon have succumbed to Amari’s charms even though her animal designation is unknown. Determined to use the power of his beast, Jaxon faces the impossible challenge of saving Amari while protecting her from rogue shifters determined to capture her.
Can the strength of their love achieve what has never been attempted in the shifter realm, a successful transition of Amari’s animal and acceptance of her true heritage?
With only a few days before Trinity, both Amari and Jaxon are panicking. They’re afraid Amari will shift without knowing her animal and turn rogue. In a desperate attempt, Jaxon seeks help from an unlikely source. It backfires and Amari flees. Her animal takes her over and Jaxson must use all his strength to bring her back from the brink of madness. At this moment, Amari’s father returns to bring her back home. Her memories comes flooding back and she knows who she is. Amari has a choice: go home with her father and never return or stay with Jaxson and risk going rogue. No matter what she chooses, everything she’s ever known crumbles around her. Will it be her home with her family or will it be in Jaxon’s arms?
Holy dragon’s breath, this final part in the Outside the Veil serial is the best one yet! I think I held my breath the entire time reading. Action, romance, twists and turns had me whipping through the pages to a startling conclusion. This is so much more than a shifter romance; it’s about choosing to be your true self, no matter the risks. There was a point in the story where all looked lost and I couldn’t help but shed a few tears. Emotional, gripping, soaring fantasy romance I couldn’t put down.
How hot is this romance? Well, I’d say it’s pretty hot. If you like reverse harem, this is right up your alley.
If you’re looking for a heart wrenching fantasy romance, pick this up today! I’m hoping (fingers and toes crossed) there’ll be more in this series or a spin-off to a new series with some of the same characters. Highly recommend!
“I enjoy having you astride me,” Jaxon murmured just before leaping skyward.
The air rushed from her lungs, although she wasn’t sure if her sudden inability to breathe stemmed from the force of the jump or Jaxon’s whispered confession.
My Rating: 5+ stars
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As a child, TJ thrived in the Arizona desert. By the age of five she was riding horses through cotton fields, and by eleven, bought her first motorcycle. Growing up with teachers as parents meant traveling during the summer. Hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, climbing pyramids, surviving earthquakes, and flying in hot air balloons were just some of her adventures. An avid day dreamer, she would lose herself in mystical worlds and far off places limited only by her imagination.
Her debut novel, Caller of Light, a high fantasy romance, was dedicated to her mother who died of ovarian cancer. Following the success of Caller, she entered the realm of vampires and cops. Using her experience as a police officer and felony crimes prosecutor, she applied a realistic background to the paranormal world she created for Divergent Bloodline.
In the Outside the Veil series, TJ returns to her first love, high fantasy romance.
TJ writes from her heart by incorporating her dreams and experiences to create strong, passionate characters who must overcome personal flaws to survive against the challenges of traversing through magical realms, undiscovered planets, and apocalyptic catastrophes.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N