Winter Kiss by Deborah Cooke
Publication Date: November 3, 2009
Synopsis: (Goodreads) For millennia, the shape-shifting dragon warriors known as the Pyr have commanded the four elements and guarded the earth’s treasures. But now the final reckoning between the Pyr and the dreaded slayers is about to begin…
The mysterious Dragon’s Blood Elixir gives immortality to Magnus, the Pyr’s greatest enemy, and his minions—so it must be destroyed. Outcast from the Pyr because of his own dangerous impulses, Delaney will do anything to vanquish Magnus—and vows to complete a mission which will either redeem him or end his suffering.
But his plans don’t take into account his sudden firestorm—or the hot-tempered Ginger Sinclair. The firestorm reforms Delaney closer to his old self. And when Ginger learns about Delaney’s scheme, she cannot resist a strong man with a noble agenda.
Personal Thoughts: Out of all the books that I have read so far, this one didn’t really speak to me. I don’t know whether it was because it was getting to be too predictable or whether it wasn’t grabbing me, but it wasn’t that great. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of action happening here and there are a few unexpected twists that took me by surprise. I guess those weren’t powerful enough because they didn’t overshadow all the drawbacks.
I think that Deborah Cooke put too much emphasis on Delaney trying to destroy the Elixir and if need be, his own life. We didn’t really get a chance to get to know Ginger and Delaney because it was mostly focused on Delaney and his quest.
Rating: 3/5 Stars