HOW TO DATE A DRAGON
The latest in Chase’s Strange Neighbors series continues the tale of Boston paranormals and the bar they frequent. While there’s never any doubt the heroine and hero will get their happy ending, the heroine’s reaction to two devastating fires and her mistrust of computer security is not realistic, making her actions and reactions appear self-centered and immature.
With just weeks to go before she presents her final greeting-card portfolio on a reality show, Bliss Russo sees her work go up in flames. After she is carried to safety, Bliss begs Boston firefighter Drake Cameron to go back and rescue her laptop. Drake should know better, but despite some misgivings, he goes in. As a dragon, he’s indestructible and he’s impressed that Bliss didn’t freak out when he started to shapeshift during her rescue. Determined to find her again, Drake runs into Bliss at another fire and discovers she’s been looking for him, too. When a friend offers Bliss a job and apartment at Boston Uncommon, she meets Zina, a dragon who wants to mate with Drake. Zina will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even if it means burning Boston to the ground. (SOURCEBOOKS, Sep., 352 pp., $6.99)