Magpie: A Forbidden Desires Spin-Off Story

Reynard Drake, solitary cybersecurity expert and curator of the Drake family fortune, would rather be chucked in the midden than forced to bed an omega, but as the selected Amethyst candidate for the mating experiment, he has no other choice. Resigned to his unhappy fate, he takes solace in the fact that one thing will never change—his virtual rival, Magpie, will always be there to keep him on his toes, even if he has been strangely absent from the internet lately…

The Reviews!

H. Spanarella
5.0 out of 5 stars #BondGoals
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2020
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Gah! I absolutely adored Misha and Reynard’s story! Misha was so sassy, and such a spitfire I loved it! He was confident in what he wanted, how he was going to get it and just went after it full steam ahead! He knew he wanted Reynard to be his dragon, his mate - his forever. Reynard was totally content with giving Misha whatever he wanted and I loved that so hard. He was just as determined to see Misha as his mate and they were literal #BondGoals. I was so there for Misha’s dominating presence in the bedroom. There was so much excitement in their story it kept me wondering how it was as going to all unfold! What I didn’t expect was reaching for a tissue as we got to see the softer side of Everard in the birthing of Misha’s whelps. Everard now holds a special place within the Forbidden Desires series for me. This was an amazing addition to the series, I hope it never ends!
Leslie Zak
5.0 out of 5 stars M/M dragon paranormal romance
Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2021
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Another great addition to the series. Magpie is the alias of an omega that breaks into dragon hoards and steals income for himself. He has been playing a game of wits with dragon named Reynaud and has come to admire him. When a new program is Instituted to match up omega and dragons along an experiment to improve fertility, he manipulates it so he is sent in place of the omega originally meant for Reynaud. Mischa is sassy, take charge and demanding which works out since Reynaud is a closet submissive. There is a lot of family drama from both sides, danger from terrorists, health concerns, an egg abduction with rescue and a deep and wonderful love between our couple and their eleven new baby dragons. The only concern i have is the introduction of Misha's father making threats and then it just goes away. With only that comment, I loved the book and am looking for more about this family, especially Bertram.
Van Hardison
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful tale!
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2020
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I fell in love with the Forbidden Desires dragons in the first book and every subsequent book has added to the world-building and gave life to the characters.

Misha and Reynard are perfectly suited for each other. My only quibble is a bit more backstory would have helped to explain some of Misha’s motivation.

I think we also got the setup for Bertram to get his own book. Let’s hope so! All the previous books have been wonderful in audio, as well as print, and I’ll be watching for Magpie in audio.

Highly recommended.
JTorleif
4.0 out of 5 stars Great characters, but huge plot holes
Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2020
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I didn’t understand where the Diamond’s interest in, and concern for Mischa was coming from. Mischa clearly didn’t have a good relationship with his father, so why did they care if he was matched to a Gold, or an Amethyst? Why, after he was solidly mated, and delivered a clutch, did his father care about his ‘value’ being lessened? And how could a clutch of 11 be anything to be ashamed of? And finally, why did we hear nothing more from them, as if that whole plot line was simply abandoned?

I certainly hope that Bertram’s book is next, because there were a whole load of unanswered questions with him and his serendipitous rescue.

Having said all that I wasn’t happy with, I think that I loved Mischa and Raymond the best. I liked that they didn’t balk at seeking for what they needed, and not just conforming to what their stereotypical roles should be.

Author: Reluctant Retiree

Living in FL and enjoying life.

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