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Monday, November 24, 2014

Book Review: Light My Fire (Dragon Kin #7) by G.A. Aiken

Light My Fire (Dragon Kin #7)
by G.A. Aiken
496 pages
November 25th 2014
by Zebra
The trouble with humans is that they're far too sensitive. Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few months--and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I'm trapped with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight…gods! That endless name!

But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female.

Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely unimpressed by me. How is that even possible? But I know what I want and, for the moment, I want her. And I'm sure that she, like all females, will learn to adore me. How could she not when I am just so damn charming?

There are laugh out loud books and then there are G.A. Aiken books which fall into the gut busting, eye watering, laugh-so-hard-you-might-pee-on-yourself category.

She was supposed to assassinate the queen but Celyn the Charming not only stopped her but put her in jail for months! Why so long? The arrogant dragon forgot she was there! With Celyn hounding her every move, what is Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight supposed to do?

G.A. Aiken has a style that’s truly unique and completely addictive, but you have to have a warped sense of humor like I do. Or at least a love of sarcastic banter, rough and tumble sex scenes and childish dragons.

Celyn and Elina are explosive together in every way, they fight like children, both verbally and physically yet their sexual chemistry is undeniable. And incredibly destructive, a reader could get whiplash with how hot and cold they are with each other but what makes their relationship so darn addictive is their snarky competitiveness.

As a dragon, Celyn is naturally arrogant and proud yet he finds that he has to struggle to keep up with Elina who comes from a long line of Amazon like women who only see men as necessary evils to have children. It was just so freaking funny when Elina constantly would put Celyn’s entire gender through the racks by making simple observations. Of course, it would also lead to more laughs as Celyn tried to dispute her observations. It was refreshing to have the heroine of the story be the one to view the hero as nothing more than a means to scratch an itch. Celyn may have thought he was the alpha in their relationship but to be honest, it was really Elina who called the shots. Even though he knows she could be dangerous if he makes her angry, Celyn just can’t help poking at her and seeing how far he could push before she snaps, which is usually where I had to put Light My Fire down in order to catch my breath after laughing so much.

At about 493 pages, Light My Fire is a little lengthy but that’s common for a book by Aiken. It does provide readers with an adventurous storyline that’s part of a larger tale, chatty, snarky characters, a complex relationship and hot, erotic sex scenes. Basically, this book lived up to the expectations I had and have had since I picked up the first book in the series. It’s classic G.A. Aiken!

Though it’s part of a series, Light My Fire can be read alone but in my opinion, with so many connecting family lines and relationships, it might be a little confusing for new readers and some of the jokes might be lost on someone who isn’t familiar with previous characters and their stories. In general, G.A. Aiken’s stories aren’t for those who don’t enjoy erotic romance or difficult, independent women. I happen to enjoy both very much so this was yet another win by Aiken. 

Sheep Rating: 4 sheep

Adria Reyes
Reviewer/Owner of Adria's Romance Reviews

About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author G.A. Aiken lives on the West Coast and spends most of her time writing and making sure her rescued Pittie doesn’t love everyone into a coma. When she’s not writing about sexy dragons, she’s writing about sexy wolf, lion, tiger, and other fang-filled predators under the name Shelly Laurenston. Find out more about this New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors books at


  1. Great review - I cannot wait to read this one! She's one of my favorites and always good for many wet-yourself moments!

  2. I have waited two years for this book and can't wait to get it. Shelly Laurentson/G.A. Aiken is one of my favorite authors.

  3. The strange thing is, I love her Shelley Laurenston books, but I can't get into her G.A. Aiken books, while my best friend adores them. Those dragon males just rub me the wrong way.