Golden Fire Clan (Dragon Guard Book 3): Haunted By Her Dragon,

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Saved from a deadly explosion by six-foot-two-inches of walkin’ muscle in ripped jeans and well-worn cowboy boots, Sam’s had to rethink the whole idea of happily ever after and decided it sounds like a damned good plan.

For the Guardsman who’s hot-dogged his way through a hundred-and-twelve years, one brown-eyed, curly-headed doctor’s made him rethink everything he thought he knew. Happily ever after’s damned sure not just in fairy tales anymore and Lance wants his.

Of course, nothing this good could come easy, right?

The traitor is closing in. Everything they hold dear is hanging in the balance. There is no flight, only fight and absolutely no one better get in the way. The stakes have never been higher, This couple’s fighting for forever.

Haunted and hunted and holding tight to their happy ending, the Universe’s got Her work cut out for Her, but then again…Fate Will Not Be Denied, right?

Charlene Cain
5.0 out of 5 stars The Doctor And The Dragon
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2014 Verified Purchase
Haunted By Her Dragon, the third of the Dragon Guard series, showcases Julia Mills awesome 'wordcrafting'.

This novel features Lance Kavanaugh (golden dragon shifter) and Dr. Samantha Malone (surgical resident). Mills seamlessly builds this story out of "Her Dragon's Fire" which flowed just as brilliantly from "Her Dragon To Slay", but the books also stand alone. Readers won't get lost if they venture into the series out of order as Mills provides a brief recap of the previous action.

When Lance saved Sam from a kidnapper known as 'The Auctioneer' (aka Mr. A) in "Fire", he recognized his mate. Because the Dragon Guard have a traitor to the clan as well as murderous black mages and hunters out to eradicate the dragon clans, Lance decided to wait to approach Sam and to watch his One from a distance. Sam barely met her rescuer, but feels a haunting yet protective presence hovering around her. However, the traitor appears in Sam's life and threatens her safety and that of her favorite surgical patient, six-year-old Sydney, forcing Lance out of the background.

The lovely doctor, the adorable little girl, and a powerful witch are swept into the ongoing battle. The Guard and their were-panther allies step up their game as mysteries begin to surface and special significance of new characters arise while the action explodes.

Mills skillfully weaves the skeins of this dragon tapestry. She spins out a tale that further builds a world with a rich and ancient culture struggling to survive in a modern world. The colorful story reveals more on the dragon community (lair) and its history and customs. Vivid characters, lively interaction, and deft dialogue mesh with carefully crafted descriptions to create a book readers can't put down. Mills also treats fans to an in-depth look in to the hunter/mage Alliance's maniacal plans through Andrew's eyes. These POV pages allow readers an insight into the Dragon Guard enemies making them more than static characters that simply engage in battles. No threads tangle in this total telling.

Best of all while winding this story to its conclusion, readers aren't left unsatisfied with a cliffhanger ending. However, Mills masterfully alludes to future story twists in a clever epilogue that leaves them eagerly and impatiently waiting for Book Four.

Rhonda Hicks
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars strong in personality and convictions
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2019 Verified Purchase
Samantha had wound up in the foster care system when her parents died. She was one of the lucky ones, winding up with Momma Maybelle (the best foster mom in the world). Now she's an inspiring surgeon wanting to eventually specialize in children and the elderly. Seven months ago, she had been abducted from the hospital parking lot and carried off to the middle of nowhere. It had been one of the most terrifying experiences in her life. Luckily for her, she had a guardian - not angel - who wound up making sure she was safe. As a matter of fact, she always felt him watching her. Sam never saw him, she could only feel him, but she knew deep inside he would keep her safe and that was comforting.
Lance continued to keep watch over Samantha after she was rescued. They were still searching for the traitor who'd hurt both Kyndel and Grace. Then there was the "Auctioneer" who seemed to be always on the fringes, not to mention the ever-present threat of hunters and wizards to his clan. He knew the Universe didn't make mistakes, but he couldn't justify bringing her into the clan yet. And if Andrew found out she was his mate, Heavens knew he would mess with her like he did with the mates of the other Guards.
Have you been following the Dragon Guard Series? This is the third book and the story between Samantha and Lance. Julia Mills has the underlying plot running through all the books connecting them yet each can be read as a stand alone. Although, if you're like me, you want that back history which makes each story flow together beautifully. Her characters are all flawed in one way or another, but strong in personality and convictions. If you're into dragons, fated mates and HEA, you won't be disappointed. This is another terrific addition.

Davina Purnell
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't fight fate
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2021
Ah book 3 is such fun , still needing a certain redemption for the bad guy. but the jokester of the group gets his comeuppance in a fiesty Dr. Sweet revenge for his brothers for all of the picking he had dumped on them . On to the next..

Shirley Ngapo-Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars The Jokester's mate
Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2020Verified Purchase
Lance has known since he rescued Samantha that she is his One but feels now is not the time. Dr Sam knows that Lance makes her feel things that she never thought she would. Can these two fated mates finally come together and can Lance protect Sam from the traitor Andrew. I would heartily recommend this book and hope other readers do as well. Julia has once again created a story with a strong woman who meets and fall in love with a handsome dragon shifter.
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