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Building Magic by Lilly Cain

Building Magicby Lilly Cain
*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

When architecture student and summertime welder Tina Moreland develops a reputation as a peeping Tom, it isn’t the first time she’s been teased for being different. Catching a glimpse of the man of her dreams is worth the aggravation. But when she witnesses him doing something stranger than stripping in his hightower office, it’s enough to make her forget that when working unharnessed on the fifth floor, the first step is a long way down.

Sent to Earth to find a power source strong enough to end the civil war at home, Devin Ken’Draga doesn’t have time to rescue a damsel in distress. But since she is literally falling at his feet, he can’t help but to save Tina. Bringing her home wasn’t part of the plan, but once they fall through the magical portal together, there is no going back. It is only when he spreads his wings in his true dragon form that Devin realizes something he hadn’t anticipated – the woman is a virgin, a temptation no dragon can resist.

 Together Devin and Tina create a sensual bond, gladly sacrificing virginity to find love and a solution to the bloody war.

Devin Ken’Draga is the Kenta of his clan.  He has been sent to Earth to find on object that will stop the war between the dragons.  He has searched the world over but has been unsuccessful in finding this item.  Little did he know that it would fall right into his claws?

Tina Moreland is a one of a kind.  She is a female welder in a man’s world but she doesn’t let that bother her.  She has a love of architecture and how things are made from the ground up.  When she went to work this morning, she never expected to be putting her talents to use in another dimension.

Normally I would question the believability of a story when the heroine is dumped into a whole new universe with Dragons, none the less and she just accepts it but not this time.  The writer gives us a glimpse into Tina’s past as a foster child and the fact that she has had to adapt very quickly to changes in her environment.  Her childhood helped to prepare her for her new role in life as Devin’s ineshta and Queen.

Tina was a surprise to me.  She was a strong independent female that knew what she wanted out of life.  She is going to school to get her PhD and she’s a peeping Tom, what’s not to love.  She never expected to end up in the lands of the dragons but she saw beauty and a way to use her skills to help the dragons start to heal.

Devin is just plain sexy.  He is an alpha male but there is such sadness in him.  He can’t find what he is looking for on Earth and he knows his time is running out.  He wants to find a way to stop the war because it’s killing off their race and he is living in the shadow of his father abdicating his position as Kenta.

Tina and Devin are good together and I loved the ending, it was perfect.  I was afraid for them because she is human and has a much shorter lifespan than him.  The bathtub scene was very steamy but my favorite scene was the voyeur scene at the Oasis of Intent, it was very HOT.

The author does an excellent job of describing the scenery and significance of the layout.  It helped to show that there was a place for Tina in this world and it gave her purpose.  The story provided enough details without overwhelming the story with them.

There were some humorous lines in this book; at times, I couldn’t help but laugh.  There were also some very touching moments between the main characters.  The main focus of the book is on Tina and Devon with a few secondary characters scattered in.

Overall I enjoyed Building Magic and give it 4 Flaming Hearts. 

One Response

  1. A peeping Tom going for her PhD, thrown into a land of dragons. Oh yes, plenty of conflict there!

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