Queen of Tarts Review of
by Nulli Para Ora
I keep thinking about this story. I have picked Nulli Para Ora’s paranormal romance Dragon Revealed and re-read passages. I loved the world building, the characters, and most of all the heart. And as a bonus there’s dragons. Yep. Dragons!
Dragon Revealed sucked me in from the first scene. The heroine, Tarial, is different. She hates being different. I ached for her isolation and feelings of alienation. She is part dragon! Her dragon mother left when she was a baby and she hates that side of herself… She doesn’t know anything about what she is except she can wield some magics and she has scales growing over her skin. She and her father have been run out of their home too many times because people fear her for being different. So she took the king’s offer sanctuary in exchange for becoming his assassin. I liked her attitude and fierceness. She is a survivor. But a lonely one.
I have the biggest crush on Lohin. I adore him so much! He’s dominant, gentle and very very hot! He’s different too. He’s blind. He comes to Tarial’s home to be her servant. Lohin can’t see what Tari considers her deformities and appreciates that she doesn’t coddle him because of his condition. I liked seeing the sparks fly between them and loved when Tari discovers he can teach her better fighting skills because he doesn’t depend on his sight. When she relaxes her guard around him they connect and just… fit, click, complement each other… I loved them together.
A few of my fav lines…
♥ “Thank you.” He strolled toward the door with quiet steps. “The next time you vandalize my treasure, I’ll have to punish you.”
♥ “Let it out, Tari. Tell me why you hate it. Tell me why it hurts. Tell my everything until you run out of words.” He rested his cheek against the top of her hooded head, and squeezed her just a bit tighter.” And when you’re empty, let me fill you back up.”
Their story flew by. I was wrapped up in their adventure as Tari discovers more about her dragon side, as she lets Lohin into her heart, as she embraces her power and, ultimately, discovers who she wants to be. It was an empowering journey of acceptance and love. I can’t wait for the next tale in this series! I want more. 🙂
The Queen of Tarts
♦ eARC provided for review for my honest opinion.