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Once a dragon. . .
Saxophone player Noah Long shifted from dragon to human 2500 years ago, but the dragon blood still coursing through his veins has kept him healthy and virile. Now his secret is out, and the man who discovered it will do anything to make Noah's blood his own. Noah's only ally is martial arts expert Lila Fox, who heats up the fire in his belly. . . and his heart.
Twice a killer. . .
Lila Fox's first kill was at age sixteen after her stepfather put her mother in a wheelchair. Fourteen years later, she kills another abuser to save a woman's life. When the man who wants Noah's blood kills her sister, she can't let the death go unanswered. She teams up with the strangely compelling Noah, and discovers he's not all man and has a few tricks of his own.
Noah, a dragon who had been alive for at least 2,000 years, is wise. He knows that he can get more accomplished by keeping his cool. Lila has a fiery temper, but even so is more than capable of taking care of herself.
Noah is in love, but knows that Lila is broken by her past. Yet he has all the patience in the world to wait for her. Lila is afraid to love, to be dependent on another person, especially a man.
I adored Noah and Lila in this story. Their personalities weren't similar but they still meshed quite well. And Lila's strength. She wasn't always right in her strength and attitude, but she never backed down. And Noah, instead of being intimidated by this, stepped aside and let her be herself. He never once pushed her aside, when she told him to let her handle a situation, even if he knew she was going to make it worse. It's not often you see a capable and strong female lead.