Title: Dept. 57: Jewel of the Dragon
Author: Lynne Connolly
Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones
Length: Novel Plus
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
Reviewer: Stacey Krug
Dev Wyvern is Welsh, tall, dark and sexy as sin. When he walks into Alix Lancaster's jewelry shop he knows her brother, Clay, has set a trap for a shape-shifting dragon. Which he happens to be. Still, the minute he sees Alix he wants her. She sets him on fire, and it’s not long before Dev persuades her into bed for a heated and passionate lovemaking session. But if she’s a member of the enemy to all Talents, the PHR society, then he can't trust her.
Alix has a choice. She can betray her brother by warning Dev or she can let Dev walk into a lethal snare. Nobody has turned her on like this before, nobody has seared her soul the way he does. But Dev isn’t only a shape-shifter, he’s an agent for Department 57. He’s sexy, dangerous and she wants him.
It’s time to make up her mind. And maybe start living her life.
Publisher's Note: This book is a re-edited revised version previously released by another publisher, and contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Sex while in partially shifted form, violence.
Dept 57: Jewel of the Dragon is a wonderful and compelling story with interesting characters that keep you turning the pages. Lynne Connolly does a great job creating her own shape shifting /paranormal world.
Alix Lancaster and Dev Wyvern are great characters that command a readers’ attention. Alix goes through a journey of self-discovery, while Dev helps her gain back her confidence and self-esteem stripped away from years of being degraded by her family.
Dev and Alix’s romance is paranormal love story. Their sex scenes are steamy, hot, and beautifully described by the author. The plot line includes horrible but realistic human villains that are so easy to dislike! Some plot twists help build suspense, keeping you glued to the pages.This is an interesting paranormal world that leaves me wanting to check out Lynne Connolly’s other works in this series.