Early Book Review: How to Date a Dragon by Ashlyn Chase

How to Date a Dragon by Ashlyn Chase is the second book in the Flirting with Fangs Trilogy. You can read each book without having read others by Chase, since this series seems to the offshoot of another, without missing out on much. I did read and review the first in the series, Flirting Under the Full Moon, but aside for having some understanding of the side characters it did not effect this book much, if at all.

Bliss Russo is not having the best of luck. After returning home from a friend's destination wedding her apartment goes up in flames, along with all the work she has invested in a greeting card competition which could make or break her business, Hall-Snark Greeting Cards. While the firefighter that saved her and made a valiant attempt to save her computer was smoking hot, Bliss is stuck living with her parents until a home/job opportunity comes through. Drake Cameron is the firefighter that saved Bliss from the fire, but she does not know he wasn't in any danger since he just happens to be a dragon, and therefor fireproof. He cannot stop thinking about Bliss and does everything he can to track her down and win her heart.

How to Date a Dragon is a fun paranormal romance. Bliss is smart, a little snarky, and strong. Her family dynamics were a great addition, and something anyone with a close knit family will relate to. Drake is one of the few dragons let, after his ancestors caused problems in the past. His loneliness and desire to find love lead him to make some bad choices, but it seems to do that for a lot of people. The story of the pair coming together is fun and cute, but not as good as I had hoped. The interference of a female dragon, a character that I really did not care for, was interesting and led to some great moments of suspense.

How to Date a Dragon was a good summer read. It was a fun, quick read. I felt like it did not come together as well as it could have. The book was simply okay, rather than fantastic. However, I will keep giving Chase chances as I see her books. She has great potential and I think her romances will only get better. On a side note, the cover shown here looks nothing like the cover on my paper ARC of this book- which is pick and looks like dragon scales.
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