Draga Court #0.5
August 3, 2017
In a galaxy far from our own in a faraway future humans have settled among the stars, altering their genetics to create a more peaceful society where dominance and rank are known instinctually. Princess Adelina of the Draga royal family seeks love before political gain and her guard is the only male her eyes see. Alpha is the most beautiful man she's ever laid eyes on and ever since he came back from his training Adelina can't get him out of her mind.
The strength and dominance Alpha has tests her will and all Adelina wants to do is submit to him, but she has duties required by the crown. When her father becomes ill her life, and that of her siblings are turned upside down. Can Adelina find love with her royal guard before it's too late and the choice is taken from her?
This is a prequel to the new Draga Court series by Emma Dean (pen name of author Jillian Ashe).
So, right off the bat, the heroine of this story, Adelina, is kind of hard to like, at least for me. This epic, sci-fi universe takes place in the far distant future and people have been genetically altered so that they are born with a natural “dominance” level. Princess Adelina is at the bottom of that chart, being very submissive. She can come across as a push over and weak at times. Do NOT let that turn you off. Keep reading.
This story is a short little introduction to this new world. It’s descriptive, interesting, and very sexy. This particular story, as I said before, is a prequel and takes place before the events of book 1. You don’t have to read it to know what’s going on in the series, but you’ll understand the events referenced later a little better having read this.
Basic gist – the princess has feelings for her personal guard. He shares those feelings. You have to read on to find out what, if anything, becomes of that.
I also feel like this isn’t too heavy on the sci-fi so anyone who enjoys steamy romance, who is open to non-contemporary genres, can enjoy this series. It is VERY steamy at times.
How one was born was reflected in their personal, natural scent. It broadcasted their abilities to everyone around them and created a safe environment where those who were dominant protected those who served. She always knew who to defer to and how to act thanks to protocol. As a royal she should have been more dominant.
Alpha didn’t move for a second. His whole body tensed and then it was like he let go of everything holding him back. His arms went around Adelina’s waist and held her close. Alpha’s touch was soft and gentle – barely there – but he kissed her back with force.
Sounds good to me 🙂 I only hope she doesn’t stay a pushover. I like stronger female characters. But definitely something I might check into. Great review!
I’ve read the next book, she absolutely comes into her own! And there are plenty of other kick ass females in the next books as well. 🙂
Love the review! Not sure about the book though.
Great review. I only like a little romance here and there, not having it be the main focus. It sounds good, even though I don’t think I would enjoy it.
Romance is a heavy theme, though not the central plot, so maybe not for you. It’s definitely a series that isn’t for everyone!
I love both steamy romance and Sci-fi but you don’t often get them together so this is a pleasant surprise for me and one I look forward to reading.
I’d love to hear what you think if you do read it!
Scent tracing is an interesting twist – I like it!
It definitely is interesting!