Smolder (Dragon Souls #1)

Rated 3.50/5 based on 5 reviews
Wounded, a dragon drops from the sky to crash before Marina in an explosion of fire. She does the only reasonable thing a woman can do – she saves his life. Marina knows any moment may be her last, yet she cannot deny the connection between her and the alluring creature. When fierce dragon lords appear, leading a dangerous assassin to their hiding place, the truth about her dragon is unveiled. BrE More

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Published by Stephenson & Fletcher
Words: 83,920
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465705327

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Reviews

Review by: Kat Jen on March 09, 2013 :
I wrote a positive review a while back, however I must now return to complain the lack of continuation with the story. My colt of Smolder promises a sequel by 2012 called Burn! It either hasnt been written or the writer has decided to discontinue the story. I was not advised of this at the time of purchase. So this writer lets us purchase a half complete book, that still advertises a sequel due last year. I dont Think it is fair to sell Your book that way, as its misleading us. If I had known upfront how this was just a half finished work with no sequel in sight I would never have given a positive review. I purchased the book only because it wasnt supposed to be a long wait for the following book. Not impressed ms. Penelope
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sadie S. Forsythe on Feb. 10, 2013 :
Penelope Fletcher's Smolder is an entertaining read if you are willing to suspend any expectation of realistic behaviour (and I don't just mean because it is fantasy). Marina and Koen are another stunning example of insta-love, granted it's also a case of instant hate too. The whole scenario is made more ridiculous by the fact that she is COMPLETELY unfazed by the fact that he is a dragon. This is where my sense of realism is stretched beyond it's brink. Marina isn't afraid of anything. She is too brash, to fearless, and too loyal to a man she just met. But still it's entertaining enough if you just roll with the punches.

Honestly, even though she is largely too much of just about everything she is also really funny. This kept me reading even when I wanted to yell 'yeah right they would let you get away with that!' or 'Oh, how convenient for you.' Koen is noble, but you don't see much of his personality. It is too buried in being honourable and duty bound, but Daniil and Nikolai are fabulous side kicks. They made the book worth reading.

I was even willing to ignore the book's desperate need for an editor, because though noticeable it wasn't all that distracting. What I was not willing to overlooks is the fact that it ends on a cliffhanger...no that isn't right. I don't consider it a cliffhanger. Yes, the final page of the book is ultra suspenseful, but it isn't an ending. Marina is literally halfway through the quest she set out on. That's not a cliffhanger, that's half of a book! Yes ,Smolder is appropriately long, at roughly 250 pages, but it's only half a story. When did this become the accepted norm? It makes me mad. If I take the time to read 250 pages I expect some sort of conclusion as a payoff before having to wait for the second instalment. I didn't get that here and I am not a happy camper. Still, I want to know how the story ends so should the second one come out before I forget about having read this one I will pick it up.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: karen wilson on Aug. 21, 2012 : (no rating)
Great story can't wait for the next one
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Amber Ivers on July 30, 2012 :
I fell in love with the main characters of this story instantly. Once again, Ms Fletcher has provided me with a story to love. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. This story is well worth the read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: aramide on Jan. 20, 2012 :
I loved it. When is next one out pls.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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