Author: Rebecca K. Lilley
Series: Heretic Daughters
Genre: Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Dragons, Magic
Pages: 280 pages
Rating: 4 stars
Blurb: (via Goodreads)
Sometimes a head start has a price...
Jillian and her sister have been on the run for longer than either will ever admit to (a lady never tells her age) but sometimes even the most dedicated fugitives have to stop running, and start fighting.
I was already having the day from hell when two angry druids stormed into my shop. Druids in my shop was bad. Very bad. Their presence in my place of business was a disaster no matter how you looked at it, but the fact that I knew these two druids in particular was an outright catastrophe. The fact that they happened to hate my guts certainly wasn't going to help matters, though it was hardly surprising. Even druids who didn't know me cursed at the sound of my name...
My Review:Additional warning: This review has some minor spoilers. Read at your own risk. If you would like to scroll down and skip to the last paragraph that contains the rating, I won't be offended :p
This was probably the first good, cheaper book I have read in a long time. Usually, I when i end up giving books a chance, I find myself pretty disappointed. This was not the case for Breathing Fire however.
If you've read my reviews before you know that I have a pet peeve about lack of character development. Well, points for Rebecca Lilley because her characters were not lacking in development in the least. I enjoyed the main character, Jillian. She was sassy, quick with a comeback, and very confident. However, my favorite character was between Lynn (Jillian's sister) and Caleb (A close friend of the two sisters and a literal sociopath). My favorite scene in the book (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD) was when Lynn punched Siobhan in the face. Priceless, a show of the loyalty between sisters, and although completely unexpected, it was hilarious and a pleasant surprise.
Another thing I loved is how Lynn and Jillian's secret wasn't just revealed. It dragged out (in a good way) until it was necessary to the plot line for it to be know to each character respectively. A mistake a lot of authors make is once they reveal the secret to the reader, the rest of the characters closely follow. Even though the reader knew of the sisters secret from near the very start, the characters don't find out until much later. The fact that their secret was that they were dragon shifters? even better. You don't see a lot of books about dragon shifters, or at least, I don't.
Have I mentioned that Jillian's best friend is a dragon slayer? Yup, the one person, holding the one thing that can kill her and she trains him how to fight. The author reveals this fact at the very beginning of the book or I wouldn't have mentioned it, but boy, did the irony kill me. The fact that he is completely clueless of what his best friend is is astonishing.
With this book, I can talk about a lot of things I loved, but I think it's important to talk about its major flaw. The thing I hated most about the book was the fact that Dom and Jillian couldn't be in a room together alone without a sex scene following. I think there was only one time where they were alone and didn't rip each others clothes off. I can kind of see where the author was coming from in writing the two characters relationship so that, even when they hated each other, they couldn't resist each other kind of thing, but it was definitely to a fault. I just started skipping those scenes after a while, they got old very fast.
So, now for the rating. I would probably rate this book a good 4 stars. It wasn't absolutely amazing, but it was very good regardless of its faults. Anyone who reads the book will LOVE it.