Title: Take These Broken Wings: A paranormal romance saga (Destiny Paramortals Book 5)
Author: Livia Quinn
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Dragons
Welcome to Destiny, home to the Paramortals since…well, forever…where human neighbors and their new sheriff live alongside shifters, dragons, vampires and a family of djinn.
Just don’t tell the humans.
Not long ago, Sheriff Jack Lang would have sworn there were no such things as vampires, storm witches (tempestaeries), djinn or dragons. That was before he met Tempest Pomeroy, his sexy redheaded mail lady and trouble magnet. He’d fallen for her before he found out about her special abilities. But that wasn’t what turned his life upside down. His transformation into a supernatural being… Yep, that would do it.
Tempe had feared her supernatural nature would be a problem for Jack, who’d mistaken Destiny for a normal safe, small town. Turns out, Destiny is more paranormal then normal. But that didn’t explain why Jack left her in favor of haunting the highest levees in the parish. Sure, he’d received a shock, and Tempe's willing to do whatever it takes, but can she convince him to return to his life and to her?
A stubborn man was one thing, but a grumpy, depressed twenty-ton dragon presents a bit more of a challenge.
The Destiny Paramortals is a quirky paranormal romance mystery series - a world of dragons, storm witches (tempestaeries), shifters, vampires and fae, protecting mankind while searching for their fated mates in the paramortal urban fantasy world.
My favorite paramortals are back and there’s been some changes since we last left Destiny. Jack’s a dragon (who can’t fly and shift back easily to human form), Tempe’s trying to take care of everyone except herself, Montana and Connor are deeply in love, Kat struggling to come to grips with her feelings for Dylan, Dylan is still in wolf form and there’s a murder to solve. Life in Destiny is never dull, just ask Jack the shifting dragon don’t-let-the-humans-see-me-naked sheriff.
Jack’s having trouble adjusting to his new life as a dragon and the worst of it is his expectations about flying. What good is a dragon that can’t fly? He’s wallowing in self-pity and pushing those he loves (hello Tempe) away. Connor, the dragon, tries to be there for Jack but there’s some things Jack needs to face alone.
Meanwhile, there’s paramortal assassins on the loose as well as dragon hunters. But when Tempe is confronted by a family member she loves, she’s frightened and doesn’t know what to do. She can’t rely on Jack to be her strength and her best friend, Montana, is in a committed loving relationship with her own dragon (which only makes Tempe jealous), so who can she trust?
There’s a lot of storylines going on in this book and I loved every one of them. Quinn’s humor is on fire in this installment and I laughed my way through the book. The conflict between Jack and Tempe was front and center yet it didn’t overshadow the other characters. I wished there was more of Jack and Tempe but the other storylines made up for my disappointment.
I’ve grown to love these characters and the ending made my hopeless romantic heart swoon. No cliff-hanger here but I’m left wondering who the hooded being is and what’s going to happen next.
Kat (Katerina). She’s been a minor character thus far and I loved discovering more about her. She’s shy and has a jaded past but when she and Dylan got together during the Paramoon, it felt right. But then Dylan turned into a big black wolf and couldn’t change back. Now, they’re together but not “together” intimately. It’s tough being a shifter and your mate can’t shift back to human. What’s a woman to do? Oh wait, Quinn’s got that covered and you’ll love it.
“Jack took Dan’s hand and said only, ‘I’m back’. A fortuitous word choice. Did he mean back in town, back to work, or that my Jack was back? I was pretty sure that wasn’t the case… yet.”
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Buy it now:
Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Take-These-Broken-Wings-Paramortals-ebook/dp/B01GK2MOB4
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/Take-These-Broken-Wings-Paramortals-ebook/dp/B01GK2MOB4
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Take-These-Broken-Wings-Paramortals-ebook/dp/B01GK2MOB4
Love happens…when you least expect it. So does the weather. So magic in one form or another, and storms, are at the heart of most Livia Quinn books. A DC native who lives on the bayou in Louisiana, Livia has stored up a wealth of quirky stories from her jobs as a mail lady, sales person, plant manager and small business owner that she’s anxious to share with her readers. Visit her on her revamped website https://www.liviaquinn.com
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N