What’s a single, pregnant woman supposed to do when her family wants that baby gone? Go to Preor Choosing Station Tau and hope a dragon shapeshifting alien is her mate, of course.
Delaney Cole found her mate among the Preor only to watch him die—through his own eyes thanks to the Knowing. Now, what’s she supposed to do when she discovers that her second mate is the male who’d killed her first? It doesn’t matter that he’s gorgeous, that his peach scales invite her touch, and his thick muscles make her fingers tingle with the need to caress him. She shouldn’t want such a violent, deadly male, but… she does.
Zadri was born a son of Syh, orphaned and unwanted, and he never imagined actually having a mate. Yet, Delaney is his. Yes, he was the one to rip out her first mate’s throat, but now that he has experienced the Knowing with her, he will not let her go. Her lush curves, inner strength, and unborn young belong to him—wholly and until he takes his final flight.
When others attempt to rip her from his life, he will explain the gravity of their error. Slowly. Painfully. He only hopes he can reach her before they escape.
Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable!
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2019
Zadri is book five in the Dragons of Preor series by Celia Kyle.
When Rendan ended I wasn’t sure how the author was going to solve the issue with the pregnant uncurious women and Zadri becoming her mate even after he tore out the throat of her previous possible mate.
I love the Preor dragons and world. This twist was unique and I was curious as to how it would work out. The author surprised me.
Delaney she comes from a twisted and messed up family. She had strength and backbone. She knew what she needed to do to protect her unborn child. As for Zadri well he is orphaned and unwanted. Learning about this other side of Preor was hard, but it helped. I felt sad for Delaney and Zadri was sweet.
The romance built nicely and was very sweet. I liked this couple. I will say their where some predictable moments, but that was ok for me.
Zadri was an enjoyable read in the Dragons of Preor series.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Reading the Paranormal Review
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2017
I'm *kiiiiiinda* thinking I probably shouldn't have skipped book 4 in the series before jumping into this one, but I like to live life by my rules. Ain't no one going to tell me what order to read books in. *nods toughly* But seriously, while I probably would have gotten a little more out of this book if I'd read them in the proper order, I didn't have a problem following along. Not really. It just would have enhanced the whole Dragons of Preor experience.
So. Delaney is human, pregnant, single, and basically widowed since her first mate met an untimely end at the hands of Zadri. To say she needs a little time to work her head around that is pretty much a given. And Zadri was...super sweet. I mean, he still had that strong, powerful, dominant alien thing going for him, but he had this sweet side that slayed me. Like, the guy was just so painfully grateful to have found a mate he was willing to go to any lengths to make her happy.
Given the circumstances of his early life, I could understand where he was coming on EVERYTHING. Including his insistence that Delaney's parents be given the respect he thought they deserved. Once Delaney explained things (and that took a while, to be honest), he understood why she was so standoffish with her parents and...well, communication is important, man. It's important.
I like these alien dragons. I like that Zadri protected his mate and loved her baby regardless of who had sired it. I liked that he showed compassion to someone who'd done a serious wrong to him and Delaney. I guess what I'm getting at is that these dragons work for me. Dark, dangerous urges and everything.
-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
ETK 4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good! Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2017 Verified Purchase Zadri & Delaney's story has lots of fast-paced action, standing up to pasts hurts & a couple of sex scenes. Zadri is the Preor in the last book (book 4) that helps Redan get his mate back from an evil Preor who unbeknownst to Zadri was his twin. Zadri has one wing that is smaller/shorter than the other & his parents immediately got rid of him. Delaney's cruel parents have been emotionally abusing her for years & when her mother wanted Delaney to have an abortion she rebelled & left to see if she could find a Preor mate. & she did she found Zadri. At 1st Zadri didn't understand why Delaney didn't want her parents around but near the end of the book he does; Luzan another Preor warrior unfortunately believed the lies that Delaney's parents told him & he tried on at least 2 occasions to take her off the ship & back to her parents because he so desperately wanted a mate too. Though you will have to read the book to find out what happens; all I will say is that this was a very good book.
Jackie B 5.0 out of 5 stars Great alien-dragon story series! Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2017 Verified Purchase This book flowed well & kept my interest? I liked Zadri tremendously in this book. He has the right amount of sad/troubled past with broken heart over his being abandoned as an infant due to the wing deformity, to make you feel for him & his pain. Delaney, though I can't really put my finger on why, I just don't like her as well as some of the other human mates from the previous books in the series. I also guess that I'm a little blood thirsty for revenge, I wasn't pleased by Zadri sparing Luzan at the end, I get why Zadri did etc, but I just felt Luzan wasn't worthy of being spared. I also want to know what the Preor on earth did to Delaney's parents besides the money, I want the deets! I also wanted more deets on Zadri & his brother, Ballakin, & their parents. I think this story left a few more holes that left me puzzled over meanings, or happenings.