Adams’ first installment in the Dragon’s Heat series has dragon-sized passion and alpha males galore. The book, featuring dragon shapeshifters, may leave readers wanting more from the two-dimensional characters and tangle of storylines.
Dylan MacLeod, king of the Dragonstar clan, needs to find a mate and sire an heir. But first, he must solve the mystery of what is killing his clan and his family. He is desperate enough to venture into the human world to track down biochemist Phoebe Quillum. She only agrees to help because his $3 million paycheck will fund her own vital research. It doesn’t take long for their sexual chemistry to incinerate their best intentions. As she works frantically for the cure, Dylan’s enemies are planning more devastation for his clan, including kidnapping Phoebe — which reveals the couple’s true feelings and nature. (HEAT, Jul., 320 pp., $14.00)