Book Reviews

Caldren (Faeted 3) by Caitlin Ricci at Pride Publishing

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Shifters / Mythological Creatures / Interspecies / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 19-April-2017

Book Blurb

There’s only one place to go for a guaranteed happily ever after.

Caldren has been looking forward to having his own Faeted match for a long time. It’s what all the brownies do, and Faeted has always taken good care of them. As a brownie, he’s a gentle person who just wants to help his mate out and keep things clean. He likes honey, books and a tidy house.

He’s surprised when his mate turns out to be a dragon, at least, according to Faeted. They’re aggressive and powerful, so Caldren doesn’t think he would be a good match for someone like that, but his kind have always trusted Faeted to do what is best for them.

Bannock is a scary dragon, just as Caldren expected him to be. But he’s also fair and firm. He appreciates what Caldren is and what he needs. It isn’t long before Caldren realizes that sometimes a little brownie needs a dragon to be whole.

Book Review

Faeted is a matchmaking agency for supernatural beings, and so far all of the characters in this series have been somewhat surprised, if not outright shocked, at the mates the agency has come up with for them. None more so than Caldren in this third story – as a friendly, peaceful brownie he can’t imagine living with Bannock who is a ferocious dragon. How is that even supposed to work? I couldn’t wait to find out!

According to Wikipedia, brownies are “…mythical household spirits from English and Scottish folklore and they are counterparts of the Scandinavian tomte, the Slavic domovoi, and the German Heinzelmännchen.” Caldren is the perfect incarnation of just such a person: he is very polite, worried about everyone’s welfare, and messes are his personal enemy. He thinks dragons are scary, but he also doesn’t want to insult the agency fae who found him his mate, so he pays Bannock a visit.

Bannock, at first glance, confirms every single prejudice Caldren has. He works in security (which made me laugh – mainly because it is so appropriate) and he is extremely dominant. As it turns out, he appreciates who and what Caldren is all the more because of it – and it doesn’t take them very long at all to find out that they really are a perfect fit.

If you like shy brownies and strong-willed dragon shifters and want to watch them figure out how they might work as a couple, and if you’re looking for an entertaining read with some very hot man-on-man action of the D/s kind, then you might like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 28 pages/10467 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 18-April-2017
Price $0.99 ebook
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