Good to be back again with you sharing another book I have enjoyed. First, the blurb:
Dalris Dra’Kai has served as the Terran head of his Draconian House for many long years, assigning jobs, collecting payments, and conducting family affairs. It’s a responsibility he takes seriously, though lately he’s longed for something more fulfilling than organizing business matters—and a good start would be finding his eternal mate.
But eight lonely centuries hasn’t offered much hope, and it isn’t until an unexpected encounter with a mysterious figure from his recent past that Dalris learns his mate isn’t what she seems. Furthermore? She’s on a treasure hunt of her own, but the prize she seeks isn’t riches or esteem … .
Jada Tavar has dedicated her life to finishing her grandfather’s work, and the elven antiquarian wasn’t searching for just any mundane treasure. Instead, he sought the true fate of the lost House of Rinora, a dangerous quest that inevitably cost his life. So the last thing Jada needs is a centuries-old draconian recognizing her as his mate, specifically when elves are forbidden from mating with their kind.
But Dalris is seductively persistent, and she finds the draconian more than just a little intriguing. His wicked promises and passionate kisses are impossible to ignore, and the closer they get, the more Jada wants him in her life. Yet the conclusion of her quest may reveal a truth that would condemn their fated connection for all time.
My Thoughts: I loved this story. Fated Fortunes is Book 7 of The Crucible series by Angela Colsin. I have really enjoyed each book in this series and Fated Fortunes is no exception. Jada is an elf on a quest to finish her grandfather’s work. Dal’ris is a draconian of the Dra’Kai line of the Great Dragons. They met briefly 30 years ago while Jada was working on her quest and outsmarted Dal’ris. He has never forgotten that. They meet again when Jada ends up needing his help and start working together on this quest and realize they are mates. Just one problem–elves and draconians cannot mate. Problems ensue on multiple fronts.
This story was fun and engaging with enough action and battles thrown in to really make it a good story. We see a few favorite characters from prior books appear in this one also and that is always fun. My favorite character from prior books is Isaac–Dal’ris may be pulling ahead in that category. I enjoyed the banter between Dal’ris and Jada and the surprises in plot at the end made me happy! If you haven’t read the Crucible series yet, give it a try.