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  1. Hannah G Hannah G says:

    Overall I m rating this book 4 stars This book was slow paced but was a quicker read than expected I liked all the characters and their individual personalities I loved that there was some passion between this couple I also liked the fact the heroine was into mythology, although she wasn t the mythology type I loved that this book took place in Russia and it had some Russian aspects I also loved that the author had a thunderbird in this book It s original and made this book better This b Overall I m rating this book 4 stars This book was slow paced but was a quicker read than expected I liked all the characters and their individual personalities I loved that there was some passion between this couple I also liked the fact the heroine was into mythology, although she wasn t the mythology type I loved that this book took place in Russia and it had some Russian aspects I also loved that the author had a thunderbird in this book It s original and made this book better This book had dual P.O.V s I liked but not loved this read This diffidently isn t my favorite or even in my top 3 dragon shifter books but I enjoyed it ARC in exchange for a honest review


  2. Eve (Between The Bookends) Eve (Between The Bookends) says:

    Excellent cover on this one A fantastic representation of the story Excellent composition although I would have moved the series symbolto the right Great use of graphics and title work as well.I love dragon shifters I think they may be tied with wolves as my favorite type of shifter in a romance Although I am also partial to lionsin any case, dragons are center stage in this one, and we have the pleasure of meeting the first of the three Barinov brothers, Grigori and his mate M Excellent cover on this one A fantastic representation of the story Excellent composition although I would have moved the series symbolto the right Great use of graphics and title work as well.I love dragon shifters I think they may be tied with wolves as my favorite type of shifter in a romance Although I am also partial to lionsin any case, dragons are center stage in this one, and we have the pleasure of meeting the first of the three Barinov brothers, Grigori and his mate Madelyn Madelyn is in Russia seriously this author kicked it up a notch and made the dragons Russianswoon to write a paper on dragons When she requests a book from the royal library, she ends up gettingthan she bargained for in the form of a 6 foot 4 smokin hot businessman dragon who kidnaps her and demands answers Soon answers are the least of Grigori s problem when he, Madelyn, and his brother are pulled into a dragon war with another clan I enjoyed this one a lot It was well written and well paced The plot was engaging and kept me turning the pages The author does an excellent job of world building without it taking over the story completely Weaving it with actual history was a nice touch This is a true mate story, and so the attraction is pretty instant Therefore there is no OW OM drama The heroine was a virgin, and the hero hadn t been with anyone in a long while It was a slow burn but here are a few sex scenes I would have liked to have seen a fewspicier scenes This one wasn t heavy on the secondary characters The main one being Grigori s brother Rurik Who I enjoyed very much and can t wait to read about I have a feeling I know who his heroine is going to be Both main characters were extremely likable I adored Grigori He was sweet and sexy I would probably label him alpha lite. I loved Madelyn equally as much She was sweet and strong when she needed to be Lastly, it was all wrapped up in a sweet epilogue that gives a hint of what is coming up in the next book


  3. Nicola Nicola says:

    When it comes to PNR Lauren Smith delivers every time and the opener to her Brothers of Ash and Fire series couldn t have been anyperfect.Dragon shifters are one of my guilty pleasures and the eldest of the three Barinov siblings, Grigori every gorgeous, unassuming, protective, suit wearing inch of him quickly became very much of a guilty pleasure As he did for Madelyn, who visits Russia to work on her PhD and whose theory that dragons aren t simply a myth, is about to be proven right When it comes to PNR Lauren Smith delivers every time and the opener to her Brothers of Ash and Fire series couldn t have been anyperfect.Dragon shifters are one of my guilty pleasures and the eldest of the three Barinov siblings, Grigori every gorgeous, unassuming, protective, suit wearing inch of him quickly became very much of a guilty pleasure As he did for Madelyn, who visits Russia to work on her PhD and whose theory that dragons aren t simply a myth, is about to be proven rightWhat does it mean when your eyes change colors It can mean many things Excitement, anger, butit mainly means arousalAbsolutely everything in this story worked for me the fact that this story was very much Madelyn s as Grigor s, the intimate, tender and passionate connection between them, the perfectly timed humour, the overall atmosphere and I loved how Russian history was woven into the story But it s when the Barinov s enemies, the Drakor s, discover Grigori has found his mate and she s human that this story really kicks into action as the tension levels begin to soarAll that matters is that I found you After nearly two thousand years of being alone, I found youThese men have already stolen my heart and with youngest brother, Rurik bringing my kind of humour and Mikhail leaving me intrigued having being exiled by their father and away from his brothers for 200 years, I absolutely can t wait to get my hands on the rest of this series Copy received courtesy of St Martin s Press via NetGalley for an honest and unbiased opinion.


  4. Claire Robinson Claire Robinson says:

    5 Here there be dragons Stars Lauren Smith turns her already talented hand to Dragon Shifters with the first book in her new Brothers of Ash and Fire series introducing us to the Barinov brothers, with Grigori up first.It s no secret that I am a fan of this author, her Historical titles are like Catnip to me, but dragons well she has pretty much written a series that sits front and center proudly on my reading Nirvana shelf I always knew a love of reading was a good thing Madelyn and 5 Here there be dragons Stars Lauren Smith turns her already talented hand to Dragon Shifters with the first book in her new Brothers of Ash and Fire series introducing us to the Barinov brothers, with Grigori up first.It s no secret that I am a fan of this author, her Historical titles are like Catnip to me, but dragons well she has pretty much written a series that sits front and center proudly on my reading Nirvana shelf I always knew a love of reading was a good thing Madelyn and Grigori s story, was as easy to slip into as a warm fragrant bath, the heat levels between them grew as they got to know each other better, and I really liked that Madelyn had her own secrets to tell as the book developed, just as much as Grigori did People always fear what they do not understand Having had a fascination with Dragon s her whole life, finding out that Grigori can shift into one and then learning all about his families history is like a dream come true for her, especially when the sexy shifter makes it very clear that she is the only woman for him But the Barinov Family have enemies, and discovering that Grigori has found his mate, brings them out of the shadows looking to take advantage of his distracted state Mate a mortal It was a terrible idea. Grigori was a quick read, I loved that the author actually wove true Russian history into the Barinov s past, it was done really skillfully and although fiction made me sit there and think, that could have happened , and it hit all the right notes with me You are also introduced to Rurik Barinov and I loved his dry wit and sarcastic humor You are also given a small glimpse of exiled brother Mikhail, whose book is up next, Lauren has set the scene well, given the reader an epic love story to open it up, and I am looking forward to seeing the direction she takes in the future books You dragons do like to hold onto things don t you Not long to wait, as Mikhail is due early 2018, and I cannot wait ARC generously provided in exchange for the above honest review


  5. ♥ WishfulMiss ♥ ♥ WishfulMiss ♥ says:

    3.5 You had me at dragon Stars Madelyn Haynes travels to Russia in a last ditch effort to find proof that dragons did once exist Its that or she ll have to kiss her teaching job goodbye Ever since she was a child, Madelyn has been fascinated by the myths and legends that speak of dragons and she s determined to follow any lead that can prove her right But when she browses a particular book, Madelyn rouses the curiosity of the Grigori Barinov and soon finds herself captive to a living b 3.5 You had me at dragon Stars Madelyn Haynes travels to Russia in a last ditch effort to find proof that dragons did once exist Its that or she ll have to kiss her teaching job goodbye Ever since she was a child, Madelyn has been fascinated by the myths and legends that speak of dragons and she s determined to follow any lead that can prove her right But when she browses a particular book, Madelyn rouses the curiosity of the Grigori Barinov and soon finds herself captive to a living breathing dragon of her own.Grigori is the oldest Barinov and one of the last three Barinov dragons He takes his responsibility to his family very seriously and finding Madelyn taking a special interest in the only book in existence that can reveal the secrets of their linage is too dangerous to risk Thetime he spends with Madelyn, thedrawn to her.When a threat from another dragon family puts them in danger, Madelyn and Grigori find it easy to unite against a common enemy but also open their hearts to the possibility of true mates What I liked I loved the history of dragons that the author creates The facts and magic elements that are woven into the story but also within the characters themselves will make this series stand out I liked Grigori and Madelyn as the MCs and Mikail and Rurik are interesting secondary characters The surprise truth behind the dreams and visions that Madelyn experiences was a bit easy to guess at the reason why but it was still a revelation how she would handle the truth of her own history I liked that this story was low on angst and didn t create unnecessary drama between the MCs It was surprisingly free of even the most minor case of push pull The chemistry was hot and the dragon action was pretty awesome What I didn t like There was one small fact that seemed to rub me the wrong way and that was the idea that a dragon s mate and a virgin would have equal pull on a dragon to claim her If there was one thing besides a true mate that a dragon couldn t deny himself, it was a virgin Which kept me asking if Grigori and Madelyn were in the same room with another virgin, would Grigori have been conflicted as to who he wasdrawn too Would their story have ended differently if Madelyn wasn t a virgin I ve read plenty of shifter stories and mates are usually some way somehow made special and stand apart for his her partner I think the equally strong pull of a true mate and a virgin thing, would not have bothered me as much if from the get go Grigori would have mentioned that Madelyn stood apart for him akaso than just because she was a virgin In the end he falls in love with her and vice versa so it all works out but I wanted him to recognize right away that she was special He was kind of slow on the uptake Favorite Lines Evil men are never haunted by their dark deeds It is those who tried to help who live with the ghosts I choose not to be a creature destined to destroy or be destroyed It doesn t matter what you are You are mine and I am yours The fates brought us together for purpose, Madelyn, and I will not forsake you You are the greatest gift in my life The Universe designed you among the stars and let you fall into my arms Memorable Moments When Grigori makes it snow for Madelyn That was sweet but also whimsical and romantic And for such a serious man, Grigori is a poet at heart I loved how lyrical he was when it came to Madelyn and what she came to mean to himARC provided for an honest reviewSAFETY view spoiler AgesGrigori is a dragon and has lived for a few thousand years and Madelyn is in her mid to late twenties CheatingNone Although Grigori is experienced, he hasn t been with a woman in over a decade OM OW drama None Separation None Push Pull Surprisingly, no push pull from either one of them They are pretty much inseparable since first kidnapping meetingMain Pursuer of relationshipGrigori finds out Madelyn is his true mate way before Madelyn does, so he sets out to court her without her knowing it He is definitely the main pursuer TriggersThe whole virgin thing and although it doesn t happen in Grigori s story, the other two brothers are being set up to have plenty of OW drama Rurik fell in love with a woman who was recently murdered, so he has a broken heart and a dead OW to deal with when his own story comes up and Mikail was betrayed by the woman he loved and has been living in exile so again,OW drama in his story I m not sure how that s gonna pan out but heads up HEA HFN Grigori and Madelyn ends on a HEA and a surprise baby on the way hide spoiler


  6. Lauren Smith Lauren Smith says:

    AUTHOR NOTE Yes there are virgins So a few people have pointed out they don t like the heroine being a virgin..well I played off dragon mythology quite a bit and they were always after maidens in the tales Maidens of course is old speak for virgins lol So yes, this trilogy has virgin heroines If you don t like stories about virgins, please don t read onLOL And if you don t like insta lust..this series isn t for you either And I don t write bombsell perfect heroines either, so if you wa AUTHOR NOTE Yes there are virgins So a few people have pointed out they don t like the heroine being a virgin..well I played off dragon mythology quite a bit and they were always after maidens in the tales Maidens of course is old speak for virgins lol So yes, this trilogy has virgin heroines If you don t like stories about virgins, please don t read onLOL And if you don t like insta lust..this series isn t for you either And I don t write bombsell perfect heroines either, so if you want heroines who are classically pretty supermodelsagain, this series isn t for you Writing a dragonshifter romance was something completely different for me And I admit it was challenging but completely rewarding Grigori was a a blast I got to write this sexy, brooding hero and just really delve into dragon mythology I researched how dragons loved jewels, hid in caves and were attracted to maidens which I made into virgins for my series I also wanted to give readers a lush setting and chose moscow as the backdrop for my dragons While there was a grit to the city itself, I wanted to show the former, decayed and crumbling opulence of the Romanov empire as well even in just small ways I wanted readers to get a glimpse of the past and history, while also experiencing a powerful love story For the heroine, Madelyn, I wanted there to be a part of a mystery to her, and I wanted her to have to learn to be brave when before she s been very frightened of living with good reason once you learn of her secret past For her the challenge wasn t just loving Grigori, but accepting herself and who she really is inside, which is something we, even as readers must do in our own lives I hope you enjoy the series and look forward to the next two books Mikail and Rurik Cheers,Lauren


  7. Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers) Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers) says:

    3.25 3.5 stars.Oh lord. Why am I so damn picky I pick at everything, e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g WHYYYYYY 3.25 3.5 stars.Oh lord. Why am I so damn picky I pick at everything, e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g WHYYYYYY


  8. Jacqueline& Jacqueline& says:

    You can request this on Netgalley Dragon Shifter Book StarsDon t knock it until you try it Yes, I like shifter books I ve read aliens, wolves, panthers and even a buck that s a thing and I love a good Dragon one too It s really no different from wolves to be honest, just a touch of something else and that s good.I took a chance on this author and it s mainly because I liked the cover It s a bit shallow, but it really does a lot for a book and I You can request this on Netgalley Dragon Shifter Book StarsDon t knock it until you try it Yes, I like shifter books I ve read aliens, wolves, panthers and even a buck that s a thing and I love a good Dragon one too It s really no different from wolves to be honest, just a touch of something else and that s good.I took a chance on this author and it s mainly because I liked the cover It s a bit shallow, but it really does a lot for a book and I think a tiny part of me made me like the book a littleMadelyn is a boring person She s in Russia researching for her paper What is she researching Well, dragons of course Her theory is to prove that dragons once existed The beginning of the book is a little slow paced, but it sets up the tone of the characters We get a feel to who Madelyn is and the author does a great job in character buildup Grigori is a dragon Shocker He s rich, successful and powerful He thinks Madelyn is coming in too close to his dragon world and what does he do Well he kidnaps her course and don t you love a good kidnapping book The chemistry between Madelyn and Grigori is a bit forced and I wished it was a littleorganic, but after the first rush of lust, they start to get to know each other And eventually it s explained why the feelings are so heightened Parts of the book can be a little repetitive, but it helps you not get lost Like any other fantasy book, there s a lot of world building The thing I enjoyed most about this book was the world building It was interesting to read the rules, the history and what makes a dragon a dragon It never seemed too far out of reach you know when the author writes a solution for the purpose to only having a solution.There are two clans of dragons in this world and they hate each other Think of mafia book with two rival enemies Grigori s job is to protect his family and figure out his feelings towards Madelyn.Overall, this book was decent, easy to read and I read it in one sitting I like trying new authors and I m happy to move forward with the series AN ARC was providedhttp amzn.to 2eGDJ8b


  9. Vashti Vashti says:

    3.5 starsI love paranormal romances, and when you add an alpha dragon who is almost 3,000 years old well I was hooked on this giant lizard who not only breathes fire,but ice And what does a dragon want the most except lovely shiny jewels, but a lovey sweet smelling virgin.This is the first book in this series and I did enjoy it.The heroine is a history professor who goes to Russia to research a paper on dragons,and the hero is a real life dragon.One whiff of the heroine and he had to have her 3.5 starsI love paranormal romances, and when you add an alpha dragon who is almost 3,000 years old well I was hooked on this giant lizard who not only breathes fire,but ice And what does a dragon want the most except lovely shiny jewels, but a lovey sweet smelling virgin.This is the first book in this series and I did enjoy it.The heroine is a history professor who goes to Russia to research a paper on dragons,and the hero is a real life dragon.One whiff of the heroine and he had to have her,and had her he did.It also turns out that the heroine s bloodline is natural mortal enemies with the hero s.But all is well and they get their HEA, but not before a great battle in which the heroine saves her dragon from his enemy.There is also a future half breed dragon thunderbird for our happy couple.On to the next book with the exiled dragon brother


  10. Beth Beth says:

    You had me at dragon shifters Madelyn Haynes has been haunted by dreams of a silver dragon Of course, she would be drawn to the topic if you ve had visions of them ever since you were a child Now working on her Ph.D in mythology, Madelyn goes to a Russian library that supposedly holds a diary of a man who met dragons When she requests access to the book all kinds of protocols are set in motion putting her on Grigori s radar Grigori is an ancient in a line of dragon shifters He swoops in th You had me at dragon shifters Madelyn Haynes has been haunted by dreams of a silver dragon Of course, she would be drawn to the topic if you ve had visions of them ever since you were a child Now working on her Ph.D in mythology, Madelyn goes to a Russian library that supposedly holds a diary of a man who met dragons When she requests access to the book all kinds of protocols are set in motion putting her on Grigori s radar Grigori is an ancient in a line of dragon shifters He swoops in thinking to eliminate a threat to their secret only to find a fiery maiden who will do anything to prove her visions are real but at what cost Heated from their first encounter, Grigori is slow building but then the fiercest passions burn long and hard A great start to a new series, Grigori was a great start to what I m sure will be a strong series from Smith.I received this ARC copy of Grigori from St Martin s Press This is my honest and voluntary review Grigori is set for publication October 3, 2017.My Rating 4 starsWritten by Lauren SmithSeries Brothers of Ash and FireSequence in Series 1Print Length 199 pagesPublisher Swerve Publication Date October 3, 2017ISBN 10 1250142547ISBN 13 978 1250142542Genre Paranormal Romance ShiftersItunes Noble for


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Grigori ➼ Grigori Download ➻ Author Lauren Smith – Thomashillier.co.uk He s one of the last of a powerful but vanishing bloodline Grigori Barinov is the eldest in an ancient line of dragon shifters and the guardian of his family s lands and fortune Sworn to protect their He s one of the last of a powerful but vanishing bloodline Grigori Barinov is the eldest in an ancient line of dragon shifters and the guardian of his family s lands and fortune Sworn to protect their history and magic, he won t rest until he neutralizes any threat to their existence When he discovers an ancient manuscript that exposes his family and their dragon lineage has fallen into a mortal woman s hands, he knows he must get the book back by any means necessary If that means seducing a nosy American woman with an intoxicating scent, he is than willing to carry her off to his palatial home deep in the heart of RussiaShe s the one woman who could expose him to the world Madelyn Haynes has never fit in As an adopted child she grew up in a loving home but never felt as though she belonged Plagued by mysterious dreams she s had of a silver scaled beast ever since she was a little girl, she is convinced dragons are real While in Russia working on her PhD in mythology in order to escape the ridicule from fellow professors, she unexpectedly crosses paths with the sexy and dominating Grigori, and after just one night with the man whose eyes seem to burn, she starts to change inside Isolated in the Russian wilderness Grigori calls home, Madelyn can t help but fall under his sensual spell, yet something deep inside her calls out that she can t trust him She has to show the world dragons are real to salvage her academic reputation, even if it means costing her the heart of the dragon she s falling in love with.