Last Dragon Standing

Last Dragon Standing

Book - 2010
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Sexy and outrageous humor. -- Romantic Times

I know what they see when they look at me. The charming, soft-spoken dragoness bred from the most powerful of royal bloodlines. A disguise stronger than any battle shield that allows me to keep all suitors at tail's length. A technique that's worked until him. Until Ragnar the Cunning, handsome barbarian warlord and warrior mage from the desolate Northlands. Unlike those who've come before him, he does not simply submit to my astounding charm and devastating smile. Instead, he dismisses me as vapid, useless and, to my great annoyance, rather stupid!

Yet I'll allow no male to dismiss me. Soon he'll learn my worth, my many skills, and the strength of my will. For this one challenges me enough to make me want to ruthlessly taunt him, tease him and, finally, when the trap is set, bring him to his knees.
Publisher: New York :, Kensington Publishing Corp.,, c2010
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781420108880
Branch Call Number: FIC AIKEN
Characteristics: 468 pages

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Monikan21 Sep 16, 2014

Book 4 of Dragon Kin series, preceded by What a Dragon Should Know and followed by The Dragon Who Loved Me. Sexy story of Keita, the youngest female offspring of Queen R., a slag and turns out The Protector of the Throne, and Ragnar the Cunning, a ligtning dragon, a mage and leader of the "lightnings". I liked the twists on Keita, but I wished there were more one on one scenes with Ragnar and Keita.

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digitbaxter
Jul 03, 2014

I did not like this book. There were too many characters and the heroine, Keita, in particular was not likeable. The dragons sounded just plain ugly. I love Aiken's shape shifter series under her pseudonym, Shelly Laurenston. Perhaps I just like furry animals better than dragons.

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Mahala
Aug 01, 2011

The humor still pops and the family antics are hilarious. I loved getting to see more of the previous characters. I was very amused by Gwenvael's jealousy over Ragnar. It was cute! I also loved how touchy Briec was about his daughter smiling. Little things like that made this whole book worth it!

There was a lot of new developments on the Izzy/Eibhear front. I loved all those scenes! I can't wait until we get to see them in their own book. I was really glad the whole thing developed like that. He needed a reality check that she's not a little girl and she's not waiting around forever. I also hope we get to see more of Ren in the future. I find him very interesting. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

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shardknight
Apr 13, 2011

I didn't think I would like this book, as I'm not usually a fan of romance novels, but it was a good read. It's one of those books that works better if you've read the ones before, it doesn't stand alone well.

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mgfoss
Apr 11, 2011

I liked the main characters a lot. It got very long and confusing in the middle of the book with tons of characters and storylines. It seems like it still needs some editing to keep up the exciting pace from the beginning of the book.

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Mahala
Aug 01, 2011

Mahala thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Mahala
Aug 01, 2011

Lightning Dragon Ragnar the Cunning leader of the Northern 'barbarians' who is charged with bringing Fire Dragon Keita the Viper - youngest daughter of Queen Rhiannon and sister to all the former leading dragons - back to her 'lazy southland' family. We also get to see lots of former Southland dragons and their mates as `something wicked this way comes'.

Although I love the way that not-as-flighty-as-she-seems Keita and the oh-so-controlled Ragnar get under each other's skin once the `game' is on, their romance wasn't as well developed as the ones in the previous books. And even though there is some pay off - the sealing of Keita and Ragnar's `deal' was pretty darn steamy - I didn't think that Ragnar and Keita's story seemed finished. (I am hoping their story will continue as a side thread in the future books the way that Brastias and Morfyd's has been.)

Still there was so much good stuff going on in Last Dragon Standing that I didn't mind that Ragnar and Keita had to share their screen time with everyone else. I still loved all of interactions between Keita's dysfunctional family - parents, siblings, aunts and cousins - and, perversely, quite often I found the twisted relationships between the often borderline psychotic females (often accompanied by screaming and hair pulling) to be hilarious.

I also enjoyed watching as Aiken threw a bit more fuel on the fire which smolders between Éibhear and Izzy - she's no longer sixteen but Éibhear is still in denial. Oh and I thought that Keita's mysterious eastern dragon buddy Ren, was really intriguing, as was the mention of his eastern kin and of sand and water dragons.

Now I am dying to know, what happens next - big things loom on the series arc. And I can't wait to find out who will be Aiken's next starring pair - probably not Éibhear and Izzy they still have some growing up to do, hmmm, maybe Ren and Anwyl's twins' new Nanny or maybe Aiken will bring in one of the sand dragons or one of the zany dragon aunts or cousins. There are so many intriguing possibilities that Aiken should be able to keep the series going for a long time.

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Mahala
Aug 01, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Mahala
Aug 01, 2011

"and your ass is just as wide" he thought he had whispered that until a boulder the size of his body flew past his head!

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