Forever by Rebecca Royce

Forever by Rebecca Royce
The Dragon Wars Book 1
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (45 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Plumeria

Devin Owen has come back from the Dragon Wars a changed Werewolf. For one thing, he’s lost his wolf side as well as much of his desire to live. He spends most of his life doped up to handle the pain from his injured leg.

Lena Knox knew the moment she met Devin that he was her mate. But, she’d been a child at the time and he hadn’t noticed her at all. Now, all grown up, she wants Devin to be the wolf she’s waited for. Not that she has a lot of time for longing with life and home crumbling around her.

A couple of heated encounters draw them together, but is it enough to overcome the war wounds they both carry? Or will an outside enemy destroy them before they get the chance to find forever?

When you are broken, there is no better place to go than home and no better treatment than love.

Devin has been fighting in the shifter/Dragon war for fifteen years, some of which he spent as a prisoner of war. Returning home to continue life as a broken wolf, Devin tries to deal with his mental and physical issues. Enter Lena. She’s the youngest daughter of the family across the street, but Devin doesn’t remember her from before the war.

But Lena knows exactly who Devin is. During his farewell party Lena made the connection that Devin was her mate. Only being seven, she wasn’t even a blip on his radar so she has been biding her time, waiting and praying for his safe return. Now that he is home, she decides now is as good a time as any to stake her claim on her man.

Of course, nothing ever really goes as planned and this short story is the tale of Devin and Lena’s mating dance. He is too hung up on his wellbeing, or lack of it, and she is completely unconcerned about it. I think the author did a really great job with the push and pull of the relationship for such a short story. I think this was a great lead in to what could be a really epic series about dragons. Rebecca Royce did the right thing with giving us just enough detail about the war to get us interested without slowing the pace of the entire story.

So let’s recap: Dragons, Shifters, broken Alpha male, strong female protagonist and steamy sex. Sign me up!


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  4. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a very good read.


  5. Lyra Lang says:

    Ah, you had me after you mentioned broken Alpha males 🙂

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  6. It sounds great to me, what with all the wolfshifters!

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  7. Great review, thank you for sharing, Lena sounds like a strong character.


  8. Great excerpt and I like Lena!


  9. Mary Preston says:

    The recap had me laughing & nodding.


  10. Andra lynn says:

    I’m just thrilled that there are dragons. I absolutely adore the reptiles and even though they seem to be the enemy in this book I still love reading about them!

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