Blair's first story in her new Works Like Magick series introduces wonderfully magical dragon men. The adjustments the hero must make to fit into this modern world are delightfully handled, and the main characters' interactions with each other and those around them
make for a fun and enjoyable escape from reality.
Cursed for doing their job, a Roman legion is exiled to an alternate plane and turned into dragons. Their chance at freedom lies with Bastian, who has returned to Earth in human form to find his heart mate and replenish her hope. With the help of Vivica Quinlan of the employment agency Works Like Magick, a small guardian dragon and an irritating faery, Bastian takes the job of handyman for McKenna Greylock.
McKenna must get her B and B up, running and turning a profit, or she'll lose a centuries-old legacy to foreclosure and an obnoxious, and perhaps dangerous, land developer. Yet when McKenna meets Bastian, she finds more to worry about than the loss of her home -- such as an overwhelming attraction she refuses to give in to.
(BERKLEY SENSATION, Jan., 336 pp., $7.99)