Title: Legend of the Inero Dragon
Author: J.F. Jenkins
Publisher: Astraea Press
Release Date: January 2012
Pages: eBook only
Series: The Dragons Saga #1
4 STARS: I Really Liked It

Twin brothers Jason and Matthias Inero are the favorite sons of the great dragon lord of fire. More often than not they get whatever they want. Matt wants to do great things for his people while Jason wants to go off and explore the world. Both can have what they desire, but not until they take a bride and enter into adulthood.
Enter Kat and Gwen, two girls from very different backgrounds. Kat is happy to leave her home when the royal guard comes to bring her to loving arms of her childhood sweetheart, Matt. Gwen on the other hand is livid to be taken from her farm only to be thrust into Jason’s life, and he’s not to thrilled with the idea either. They have one year to find happiness with each other, or else they will be placed at the mercy of the ruthless dragon lord Lynx. Favorite or not, dragon law must be obeyed.
As their nation begins to prepare for war against a neighboring tribe, the brothers find themselves as key components in the battle plans. A dark prophet has had a vision of Inero victory, but at what cost? Both must decide where their loyalties lie and what they’re willing to sacrifice – including each other – to achieve their goals.

My Thoughts:
I really liked this book! It was about twin dragon brothers, Jason and Matt. These dragons looked like humans most of the time though. Tradition dictates dragons of a certain age must be married to become men. On a certain date they would choose from a lineup of human girls to marry. Since they would choose from a lineup it was pretty much an arranged marriage. Choosing their bride would be the marriage ceremony, and immediately following could do married things. Most of Jason’s 100+ brothers took advantage of that fact, but Jason was different. He wanted to love his wife before they were intimate. I loved that about him. At the start of the book it was time for Jason and Matt to become men and get married.

This book had amazing chemistry between the couples! It was fun to watch two couples in completely different relationship situations. I wish I could discuss more, but I don’t want to spoil the read for anyone. Maybe I’ll choose this book for my book club when it’s my turn to host.

The story was told from the four main characters: Jason, Matt, Kat, and Gwen. It was fun to hear everyone’s perspective throughout the story. In other books switching POV sometimes annoys me because I don’t want to move from the action of a certain character, but in this book I enjoyed it. I loved all the characters and really wanted to know what they were thinking and feeling. The author did a great job!

I’ll admit I did have favorites. I really liked Jason and Gwen; they were awesome. I wasn’t happy with the ending though. Hopefully there will be more closure in future books. Overall a great read! If you love romance this book is definitely for you!

Note about content:
Let me explain my thoughts since this blog is called Clean Teen Fiction and everyone has a different definition of “clean” content. I don’t mind the mention of intimacy when the couple is married as long as it’s not detailed. I’m happy to report that I didn’t find anything inappropriate with this book, but a younger teen might not be interested in reading about arranged marriages and how that effects the relationship. 

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild/moderate ( mentioned a married couple had sex, wives talk together of seducing and rape in their arranged marriages, kissing )
Language: none
Violence: mild ( a teenage girl mentions abusive parents, murder )

*I received an eBook copy of this book from Opal at Astraea Press. Thank you! I am not paid for any of my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.*

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