"This second book in the ‘Dragon Hearts’ series gives a closer look at the dragon society, as well as the fate of the humans living with them, rather than in their own village. The events begin right where the first book ended, and you should definitely read that one first, or you’ll miss all the background and things mentioned in this review will be spoilers. One thing I really liked was the fact Norvik, the head dragon warrior, and Adam, the human he rescued, are the main characters in this volume as well. Their relationship is still pretty new, and I enjoyed seeing them grow together. At the same time, Adam’s best friend Jason, who was rescued with him, gets a few spots in the limelight, and it was good to see things from his perspective. I look forward to seeing more! Adam has come far since Norvik rescued him, but he is still struggling with the idea of being the mate of a powerful warrior. It means that, essentially, he is not allowed to do anything, and that bothers him. He does not want to be “the woman” in the relationship, but it doesn’t look as though he is getting a choice. When Adam gets harassed by a few dragons and one particular guy seems to have it in for him, Adam tries to deal with it on his own – with truly disastrous consequences. Norvik is very happy to be mated, and does anything and everything he can think of to make Adam feel welcome and loved. He more than tolerates Adam’s ideas of wanting to help Jason with his chores, despite what other dragons think. Norvik just wants to see Adam happy. And when Adam vanishes, Norvik goes after him with single-minded determination. What he discovers at the end of the book made me drop my jaw, and while Norvik doesn’t yet tell Adam, I am sure Adam will have the same reaction once he finds out. If you like stories about dragons and their human mates, if you want to know more about Norvik and Adam adapting to their new life, and if you’re looking for a read that is fun, hot, and offers a few surprises, then you will probably like this novella." -- Serena, Rainbow Book Reviews
Novik smiled down at him, but it wasn't a calm smile, it was predatory. He knew perfectly well what Adam wanted.
Adam's cock hardening between them was probably the dead giveaway for that. “Yes, absolutely yes. First I just need to speak with Dravick about what happened in the village, yeah? Then we can go.”
Adam was already antsy and waiting for it. He wanted it, and he couldn't wait to get out of here to give Novik all the praise he'd earned for the amazing thing he'd just done.
Looking back at Athy and Jason, who were still smiling and holding each other, though now both were crying, was enough to make Adam's eyes burn. He was going to cry if he didn't look away from them.
So he did, and he noted the way both Javick and Kraigan were watching the two.
Kraigan had on his usual sour expression, though it was lessened somewhat as he watched the reunion. Such a touching moment was probably enough to make any man feel less antagonistic. Javick, however, was watching Athy.
Uh oh. Adam's protective instincts immediately flared to life inside of him.
Athy had already suffered enough. Forced to marry a man who had raped her, Adam wasn't about to let her feel any discomfort from another unwanted suitor.
Perhaps Javick felt Adam's glare, because the heat of it forced him to search around for the cause of whatever was sending that much hateful energy his way.
Their eyes met, and Javick's brows lifted, right before he smiled.
Adam didn't smile back. He was going to have to have a word with Novik about what his friends tried to do around Athy.
“He won't hurt her. He was very gentle with her on the ride back.”
Adam jumped and nearly flew away from the small, and unfamiliar voice that had just spoken in his ear.
At first he thought it was a woman, based on the soft expression. The person was only wearing thin sandals and a pair of leggings that were cut off at the knees, no shirt, no tunic and hood. Completely bare chested, but that was normal with some female servants.
Not in the nest it wasn't. Women didn't walk around bare chested, no matter how flat their chests were.
This was a man. It took several seconds before Adam was able to see that, and then several more before his mind would believe it. This was actually a man, more like a boy.
The interesting thing was his hair. It was bright blue, and stood up in shocks on all angles on the side of his head. Probably from the flight back to the nest?
Adam looked up. Novik was speaking with his cousin, and looking back at them. Dravick turned his wide eyes to the boy with the blue hair with sudden interest, but it was more of a shocked interest. Lightning was the one who stared at the servant with the expression of a man who was searching for something a little more.
“I'm sorry, but I don't think I've ever seen you before. Who are you?” Adam asked, trying to be polite just in case this young man actually was from this nest.
A lot of the humans who worked in the nest didn't particularly like Adam for mating with the leader of the dragon warriors. They felt it afforded him all sorts of perks and luxuries that they were not allowed to have.
The young man—boy?—stared up at him. Even his eyes were blue. The same color blue as his hair.
Hair dye was common enough. Some ladies even made their hair pink or a yellow blond, but Adam had never seen anything like this. Especially on a young man.
“I'm from the same village as you,” he said. “My name is Blue.”
Of course. Why not?
“How come I've never seen you before?”
“I've seen you,” Blue said, nodding to Athy. “You're her brother, right?”
Adam nodded, even though he actually wasn't. Didn't matter. He was as good as.
“I was a servant in her husband's house. I saw when you and Jason attacked the family after the wedding.” Blue turned his eyes back to Athy. Though they were a pretty color of blue, they appeared to be almost dead of any emotion. “She took care of me in the house. Asked to have me come with her when the new masters came to take her, so I went.”
Adam tensed from top to bottom. This was a servant in David's house?
His first thought was to be angry, but then it melted away almost as quickly as it had arrived. How could he be angry with someone so small and weak as this? Clearly David hadn't treated the boy very well, though he didn't understand why, not in the least.
Word around the village was the to work in David's home was to be paid well, be respected among the community, and still have enough time left over to spend with family.
Hell, even Jason and Adam had applied for jobs in David's kitchen from time to time.
Back before they knew what an utter prick he was.
Novik returned, as did Dravick, who introduced himself to Blue. It was interesting to note that Dravick did not reveal himself as a king to the boy. Maybe Blue would have just been terrified by the idea of being put in front of a dragon king. He wouldn't know what to do.
Novik, however, put his hands on Adam's shoulders, getting his attention. “Let's go be alone,” he said.
Any thoughts about the newcomer immediately fled from Adam's mind.
He turned quickly to Jason and Athy, who were all smiles as they thanked Lightning and Javick for rescuing her.
They were happy enough, and wouldn't notice Adam was away for a long time. Adam decided to let them be and give his own kind of thanks to his mate.
He didn't often do this. He wasn't even sure why. Whenever he did, however, it made him want his mate all the more. Adam's moans, his soft sighs, and the way he hissed and begged for it all went directly to Novik's cock. He couldn't take much more of it.
Ah, that was why Novik didn't do this too often, because every time he did, every time he put his tongue here and pressed inside, the sounds of encouragement that Adam made always went right to Novik's cock and balls, making the muscles in his own body tighten up as an orgasm sliced across him like the thin edge of a knife. Right there, but never quite sinking in deep enough to end what they were doing.
He wanted to last longer than that.
Novik reached around and found Adam's cock. It was thick, and hard in his hand. The pulsing Adam's heartbeat was a turn on in of itself, and Novik had to pull his tongue away, pressing kisses to Adam's lower back as the man started humping into Novik's hand, fucking into the circle he'd made with his thumb and forefinger.
Then Novik found Adam's balls, which were hard and rising high, almost all the way into his body. That was also pretty damned arousing.
Novik couldn't resist running his tongue just over Adam's lower back, just enough to taste him. A thin layer of sweat was starting to build, and Adam was still moaning and fucking into Novik's hand, even when he turned and glared back at him.
“This was supposed to be for you,” he said.
Novik had to fight not to laugh, though he couldn't keep from smiling. “This is for me. I want to watch you come undone.”
“I want to watch you come,” Adam said, and with what must have been an incredibly amount of willpower, he pushed Novik's hand away from him and turned around. That determined expression was still on his face.
Yes, Adam was incredibly strong. Novik wouldn't have been able to do something like that. He could only just stay where he was, on his knees, and smiling eagerly as Adam switched his position enough to put himself on his belly. He tried to sit up on his shoulders, but then must have realized that the position wasn't going to be nearly as comfortable as he would have liked.
“Get off the bed,” he said, his voice breathless and demanding. Had words like that been spoken in any other circumstance, Novik would have assumed his mate was angry with him.
All Novik could do was smile as he moved off of the bed, standing beside it now, and Adam smiled and nodded, satisfied that his face was at a proper height to be in par with Novik's hips.
Adam didn't have to push himself up onto his elbows too much this time. He seemed more than comfortable as his warm hand reached out and took hold of the base of Novik's cock.
“Fuck, I'm never going to get over how big you are,” Adam said.
Novik grinned at the stroke to his ego. “Well, I am a pretty fine specimen—oooh,” he sighed, unable to finish what he'd been about to say, and not even really sure what was going to come out of his mouth anyway when Adam licked his cock.
Licked it, right along the head, and then dipping that warm, velvety wet tongue into the slit and moving it back and forth.
Novik had no more willpower after that. He couldn't speak, and he couldn't focus on anything but letting Adam do to him whatever he wanted to.
Novik was a powerful dragon warrior, but he was a kitten when his cock was licked.
Adam took his time. He'd learned how to accommodate Novik's size by using his hands, and whenever he deep throated Novik, Adam had to warn Novik that he was going to to it so that Novik wouldn't hold his head into place.
Novik would do anything and everything his mate demanded him to do if it meant that he was able to thrust his cock deeper into that wet, warm mouth.
There was almost nothing better in the world than a willing mouth. The only thing better was a willing and eager mouth, and Adam fit both of those very well as he pushed his lips back and forth, sucking the mushroom shaped head of Novik's dick into his mouth, taking the shaft a little deeper each time, and using his hands where his mouth could not yet go.
He always needed to warm up to those parts. Novik was able to be patient when he was being pleased as well as this.
Novik sighed, screwing his eyes shut and letting his head fall back. When he opened his eyes, he was staring at the stone ceiling of their room, and all he could do was pant for breath.
He couldn't hold still anymore. His body began to move without his permission, and Novik had to warn Adam of what was coming when Novik already started to move.
“Adam, I can't stop. I need to move. I need...Nnngh!”
Novik moaned when Adam hallowed his cheeks and sucked him harder. How was his jaw not aching already? Novik's jaw hurt plenty when he tried to be as eager as this.
Adam was excellent at what he did. Perhaps he saw this as some sort of competition, to see who could give the best head.
Novik would never win that competition. Not for a lack of trying, but Adam was clearly the best at this. Novik thanked the Sun God that his mate was as eager as this for him.
Novik pushed his hips back and forth, keeping his hands on Adam's head, his fingers buried in the man's hair as he thrust forward and back, forward and back. He couldn't look away now that he'd started. He moaned, watching the way Adam worked on him, how the length of his cock vanished between those dark and swelling lips.