A very fast paced and entertaining read with a rather unique heroine in the form of India Black. A no nonsense, practical and rather unsentimental madam who is unwillingly pulled into the spy game when important government papers go missing after a government official turns up his toes in her establishment.
I actually got this book out of my local library and liked it so much that I went and got my own copy.
the third installment fell sort of flat. The villains weren't really scary just violent and stupid and the heroes weren't much better.
One of my favourite books off all times. Loved the realistic view of the natural history of dragons, you could almost imagine that someone had "discovered" a secret history of these creatures.
The hero is a jerk but he can also be a charmer which makes for a fairly entertaining read. The heroine is also not necessarily a damsel in distress just world weary and resigned about her place in the world.
Definitely not your typical romance, the hero was rather less a hero and more a villain in fact he was an arrogant evil asshole. While the heroine did not come across as a door mat she was still way too accepting of his and others asshole like behaviour, if it were me I would have hit him with something way heavier and much sharper and much sooner.
A good read for the most part, although the hero was a bit more of a charming jerk than was likable at times.