Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 1: Lure of the Dragon

Good dragons? Bad dragons? Twenty-four hours ago, private chef Tessa Byrne didn’t know about the terrifying world of shifters. Now she knows too much, like the fact that a ruthless dragon lord is determined to claim her — forever. Tessa flees to Maui, where sunny skies, swaying palms, and a handsome stranger conspire to play tricks with her heart. Can she truly trust Kai Llewellyn and his band of battle-hardened shapeshifters to save her from a gruesome fate?

Don’t trust a human, and never, ever fall in love with one.Those are lessons Kai learned the hard way. But Tessa is different. Her emerald eyes mirror the mysterious pendant she wears, and her flaming red hair makes his heart race. Is his inner dragon just greedy for a new kind of treasure, or is Tessa his destined mate?

Laure Eccleston
5.0 out of 5 stars Love and Peril in paradise
Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2017Verified Purchase
Tessa is a private chef, she is hired to cook for Damien Morgan, a rich real estate developer. He is so much more than that though, and he attacks Tessa while she is in his kitchen. She is rescued by her next door neighbor, who explains to Tessa that Damien Morgan is a dragon shifter and he is very dangerous, then she sends Tessa to her friends. Tessa arrives at Kia Point Estate in Maui, where she will meet Kai, a dragon shifter, and his friends, all of them shifters. Tessa will learn things about her family and herself that she never knew. She and Kai will have to battle Damien Morgan and his cohorts in order to keep an ancient jewel, and Tessa herself from being captured and used by the evil dragon.

Wow, fascinating, sizzling hot characters, an exciting plot with some suspenseful moments, and a happily ever after make this a must read shifter romance. Fantastic book, I loved it.
Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong Tessa and yummy Kai
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2017Verified Purchase
Lure of the Dragon brings Tessa to Kai's doorstep literally. I loved Tessa and her inner strength. As the story progressed you could watch the changes in Tessa as she accepted a legacy that she didn't have the first clue about. And then there's yummy as pie Kai! The man who would beg for her. Kai and his band of brothers know how to deal with the problem that Tessa is having. It felt genuine to have the close knit group accept Tessa easily. Of course, since she's a chef and they say the way to a man's heart is his stomach…

The men are all super heroes getting involved and not letting the danger to close to Tessa. The motley crew is made of different shifters, not just dragons. Yeah! That means as I go through the series I will get all my favorite shifters. The little tidbits of each man, the tiniest inkling of who they are, made them very warm and likeable even Cruz.

I can't wait for Silas' story. There was just enough hinted to intrigue me into wanting more. I know from reading the excerpt that the next book won't be Silas. I'll just have to wait, probably until the last books. This is the first in the Aloha series but is a stand alone book.
midniteink
5.0 out of 5 stars SIZZLING ROMANCE - SUSPENSE - DANGER
Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2017 Verified Purchase
This romantic adventure sends the reader to the exotic island of Maui where shifters hide in secret. Suspense, action, and danger fill the pages as life threatening incidents occur. The intriguing plot holds your attention until the conclusion and picturesque and powerful scene descriptions charm you. There is, of course, toe-curling sizzling romance and a happy euphoric ending after all the hurdles are defeated.

A fantastic fast-paced story which is skillfully written by a truly gifted author. The full cast of characters is praise-worthy, and the engaging witty dialogue is impressive. Tessa is definitely feisty and a force to be reckoned with; not afraid to stand up to the powerful dragon Kai who slowly bends to accept her independent persona. The romance between Tessa and Kai is certainly convincing and their love for each other shines in this story. I adored all the characters in this story and await the next one in this thrilling new standalone series. If you treasure shifter romance this is definitely a fabulous addition to your library. {I loved this story so much I reviewed an advanced copy.} Without reservations, I recommend this book.

RetiredHsMom
5.0 out of 5 stars "Dragons, bears, wolves... Oh my!"
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2017 Verified Purchase
Rated 1-5 stars w/ 5 being the best

Overall: 5 stars
Performance: 4 stars
Story: 5 stars

Love this new series by Ms. Lowe. It has everything I love such as dragon, bear and wolf shifters. Oh yummy!

I really enjoy the fun pace of Ms. Lowe's books. I loved how the story was modeled after Magnum PI a show I totally loved for its quirks. The description of the island, the homes, and the cars was fantastic.

The narrator Kelly Osbourne has grown on me after hearing her narrate several books now. I'm starting to really enjoy her.

The couple in this story are Tess and Kai. I loved them both instantly. I loved how they interacted and how they seemed to just fit as a couple. Kai was so understanding and Tess was a bit of a surprise especially when she got angry at Kai for telling her what to do. Sparks galore.

The secondary characters were pretty awesome as well. I'm looking forward to learning all about Boone in the next book. It was pretty sweet to have a nod towards the Twin Moon Pack in Arizona.

**Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book.**

(originally posted on Audible.com)
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Author: Reluctant Retiree

Living in FL and enjoying life.

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