Nathaniel is the first book in the Dragon Hearts series by Carole Mortimer. This is an exciting paranormal romance full of dragon shifters, passion, mystery, drama, insta-love, lust, different realms, some suspense, and more. I love a good shifter romance, especially dragons, so this book already had me in the palm of its hand, right from the start. What I was expecting was a bit of a light, fun, adventure with some shifters, and a little romance thrown in for good measure. I would have enjoyed it and given it a 3.5 or 4 star rating. BUT, what I found when I turned the pages of this enthralling story, WAS SO MUCH MORE! The book is fairly short, but Ms. Mortimer still manages to create a story with quite a lot of depth, while also weaving in some myth, lore, and intriguing backstory- which really sets this book apart. The tie-in with King Arthur; the ‘OtherWorld’; and all the other seemingly small, inter-connected details- really adds to the incredible story. I was hooked, reading it in a matter of hours- and loved every minute. Ms. Mortimer proves once again that she is a brilliant storyteller and wonderful writer, able to work her magic with any genre. The story she created here is romantic, exciting, sexy, erotic, emotive, and fun!
When seasoned freelance journalist Chloe Evans arrives in Wales, she was expecting a relaxing get-away- but instead of wandering the countryside enjoying the picturesque scenery and tourist sites, she thinks she may have stumbled on a story. Her natural investigative and curious nature take over and she soon finds much more than she bargained for. What she suspects to be a story on drug smuggling introduces her to a world she never imagined, one that will change her life forever. Being held captive by an incredibly sexy man, in a castle in Wales, is only the beginning of her adventure- and one you really should read to discover what happens, and all the other fantastic details, for yourself.
I really loved this story- Chloe and Nathaniel are wonderful characters who really made this story come to life. I loved their banter, and chemistry. Their connection was sizzling! I can’t wait to read all about the other eight brothers now, and am so excited to find that the books have already been released- so I don’t have to wait before I can dive right in!
Thank you, Ms. Mortimer!
Reviewed by @angelahayes