Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Foreward PR & Marketing Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Grigori by Lauren Smith

Brothers of Ash & Fire,
Lauren Smith
October 3, 2017

He’s one of the last of a powerful but vanishing bloodline …

Grigori Barinov is the eldest in an ancient line of dragon shifters and the guardian of his family’s lands and fortune. Sworn to protect their history and magic, he won’t rest until he neutralizes any threat to their existence. When he discovers an ancient manuscript that exposes his family and their dragon lineage has fallen into a mortal woman’s hands, he knows he must get the book back by any means necessary. If that means seducing a nosy American woman with an intoxicating scent, he is more than willing to carry her off to his palatial home deep in the heart of Russia.

She’s the one woman who could expose him to the world…

Madelyn Haynes has never fit in. As an adopted child she grew up in a loving home but never felt as though she belonged. Plagued by mysterious dreams she’s had of a silver scaled beast ever since she was a little girl, she is convinced dragons are real. While in Russia working on her PhD in mythology in order to escape the ridicule from fellow professors, she unexpectedly crosses paths with the sexy and dominating Grigori, and after just one night with the man whose eyes seem to burn, she starts to change inside. Isolated in the Russian wilderness Grigori calls home, Madelyn can’t help but fall under his sensual spell, yet something deep inside her calls out that she can’t trust him. She has to show the world dragons are real to salvage academic reputation, even if it means costing her the heart of the dragon she’s falling in love with.

My Thoughts:

First off, my favorite shifter is dragon. I mean they are super cool. They're awesome, so I always get excited when I get a chance to read a dragon shifter book. Seriously. Anyway, Lauren Smith brings to us her version on dragon shifters in Grigori. In this story, she unveils dragons set in Russia. Granted she mentions others, but the focus is on these brothers in Russia. 

Basically, Grigori starts off with Madelyn Haynes trying to find information on dragons, and if they were real at one time. However, she stumbles upon a book that lands her in the arms of Grigori. Grigori is trying to keep his family secret or at least the dragon side. When he goes after Madelyn he feels this pull that he can't explain. 

Anyway, Lauren does a pretty good job with introducing us to her ideas of dragons in the world. I liked Grigori and Madelyn. There are perils that are unknown when they get together. Things are reveal about Madelyn that she didn't even know. Overall, I liked how we are introduce to Barvino family. I also like Lauren was able use parts of history to fill the story. I thought it was a pretty good read. However, something happen in the story, and I wonder if Grigori actually dealt with it, or it's going to left alone and no longer part of the story, or will it come back to haunt them. Anyway, I can't wait to see what happens in the next story when we get to meet the exile brother. 

Copy provided by St. Martin via NetGalley

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