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Review: How to Drive a Dragon Crazy by G.A. Aiken

★★★ @ShelLaurenston #Humour #bookreview

When it comes to seduction and violence, balanced with incredible comedic timing, I know I can depend upon G.A. Aiken to deliver. This is book 6 in the Dragon Kin series. I somehow fell in mid-series and didn't have any issues picking up the storyline. Although it does make sense now why the first many pages of the book covered all the character names, titles and their function.


The only thing that bugged me in this book was the excessive titles attached to each character's names. After a while, it became annoying and all I could think of was the book, Tikki Tikki Tembo-no Sa Rembo-chari Bari Ruchi-pip Peri Pembo. Most times I could just glance over the name and continue. For those like me who have not read the previous books in the series, there may be some confusion with how each character relates to each other, but that is quickly a non issue as Ms. Aiken does a great job of explaining each relationship.


Éibhear is the dragon in here and Izzy is his adopted niece through his brother. The key word is adopted. The relationship between Éibhear and Izzy is crazy. The way they communicate with each other is through body language. Either they are lust driven or rage driven. They seem to have a relationship that works with their complete lack of seriousness at times. In real life, this couple would probably have the cops called out at their house for domestic "disturbance" every other night. In this book where the romance is glimpsed between the nonstop violence, it is kind of amusing.


Éibhear and Izzy are similar in that they both resolve issues for their Queen by wholesale slaughter. Death and dismemberment to all their enemies. This means even Izzy's maternal grandmother who is granted, quite the twat. At times it seems this dragon society is purely driven on one emotion - rage. There are zero Vulcans here. This is purely a Klingon society and it works. The points of hilarity are cleverly written and had me laughing up a storm. The situations are so insane that there is nothing to do but laugh. Whilst both Éibhear and Izzy have issues with authority, they do unite in common goal.


I do wish to have books in this series that focus on Izzy's sister and the twins. Those three seem to be quite interesting. I looked up the books after this series and none of them featured the twins or Izzy's sister so... I'm probably not going to return to this series unless I whittle down my TBR pile a bit more. Plus, I'm eagerly awaiting the next Honey Badger book by Author Aiken's alter ego.


This paranormal romance is recommended to readers who enjoy fights, BAMF females and dragons who love them.