Cole Jayden is a Templar, but he's never killed a dragon. He feels guilty whenever a new prisoner is brought in, especially this latest one, a man so handsome that it makes him shake. When he's charged to watch over this man, who looks so damned good when he stares at Cole, Cole is finding himself having some very serious thoughts about the life he's been forced to live.CrCole Jayden is a Templar, but he's never killed a dragon. He feels guilty whenever a new prisoner is brought in, especially this latest one, a man so handsome that it makes him shake. When he's charged to watch over this man, who looks so damned good when he stares at Cole, Cole is finding himself having some very serious thoughts about the life he's been forced to live.Craig Hacket is a dragon warrior, though he doesn't feel much like a warrior when he's captured and put into chains. He hates all Templars, but this new one who watches him in the night, who reads to him and sneaks him food, is especially interesting. He senses something between them, but it's not until he convinces Cole to open the door, to come to him and let Craig show him all kinds of pleasure, that Craig knows the truth.This Templar is his mate....
|Title||:||The Dragon and the Templar|
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The Dragon and the Templar Reviews
Talk about an enemies-to-lovers story! The Templars have been the evil enemies of dragon shifters from book one, and I have to admit, a Templar/dragon pairing was not one I expected at all. Imagine my surprise when I read the blurb for this eleventh book in the ‘Of Dragons and Wolves’ series. “Eager anticipation” is the polite way of describing my feelings; “jumping up and down with excitement” probably comes closer to the truth. And was I right to be so excited. The author really made this story work for me.Cole may be a Templar, but, in the eyes of his mother, brother, and the other Templars in his group, he is also a major failure. He has never been able to kill a dragon, vomited when his brother forced him to remove a dragon’s scale, and he feels sorry for the newest prisoner. That alone made me like him enough to want to find out more. The fact that he knows he is gay but is pretty innocent, scared out of his wits because if anyone finds out he’ll be sent to a “Pray away the Gay” camp, and clearly being set up by his a**hole of an older brother only made me wish he’d figure out how to get out of the mess his life has become. As much as Cole hates being where he is, so far he has not found the courage to do something about it by leaving. Craig may just be what he needs to finally make a decision.Craig may be a prisoner, but he is not about to give up. He is using passive resistance, not even giving his captors his name, in fact, not speaking to them at all. Craig is just waiting for an opportunity to escape, and when he manages to get close to the one Templar who has intrigued him from the beginning, he realizes he has found more than someone to help him. Cole is his mate. Of course, that means Craig only becomes more determined to get them out of there and back to Black Mountain as soon as possible.If you like enemies-to-lovers stories, if you want to know more about two men who have to fight everyone they know so they can be together, and if you’re looking for another entertaining, moving, and very hot read in the ‘Of Dragons and Wolves’ series, then you will probably like this novella. Personally, I can’t wait for the next installment!NOTE: This book was provided by the author for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.
Honestly? My favorite part of this book was Cole. He's just so adorable in his innocence, and his inability to hurt anyone, not even the dragons he was trained to hate. He vomited the one and only time he had to pull a scale from a captured dragon. For his mother and brother, Cole is a giant embarrassment to them and the Templars. The fact that it was his family that led the raid on Black Mountain and Aris's clan is mortifying for Cole.Craig was a strong dragon warrior, to be expected, and I really would have enjoyed getting to know him better but the author kind of scrimped on his character a wee bit. I actually think after al the excitement and resolution that occurred in the first ten books, the author is trying to figure out where to go next. LOL
I found myself really loving this story. I would say this is one of my more favorite books out of the 'Of Dragon and Wolves series'. It's about Cole who is a Templar and Craig a captured Dragon. Cole is wondering about his position within the Templar society. He hates that they capture and kill Dragons. He knows he doesn't belong but the connection his family has to the Templar has been his reason for not leaving so far. Though he already has started to come to terms with the idea of leaving due to his lack of his desire to hurt dragons but also for his preference in his sexuality. He knows he won't be accepted by his family or the Templar. Craig has been captured and placed in chains and a caged in the basement of a church that the Templar has been working with. Because of Craig's earlier attempts to escape the Templar have put a man on guard to watch him. Craig refuses to speak but though the words are few at first, it changes when he gets Cole as his new night guard. He finds an interest in the new guard. Not only can Craig feel an attraction to this man but he can tell that this man feels the same about him. As attractions deepen between them; Cole realizes it's time to leave the Templar. Craig has made a decision as well, that Cole is his mate. They escape together and Cole slowly realizes that he has indeed become Craig's mate. Overall, I think this story was well done. Though I wish we had more of Craig's POV in the beginning of the story. I noticed a few times when Marcy mixed up the names of the characters. I also felt as if Cole's injury was kinda forgotten about once they got back to Black Mountain. But other then that I don't have any real complaints and I will defiantly have this book on my to read again list.
I need to preface this review by saying that this is the first and only book I've read in this series so far so I'm probably completely missing certain nuances to the characters and/or story. Even so, I really enjoyed it. Cole and Craig's relationship, despite how quickly it started, just seemed - well, I hate to use the word 'sweet' since, honestly, the circumstances around how they meet really isn't, but I guess I'll have to settle for it.That said, I really wish the author had taken more time with certain aspects of the story. I think if Jacks would have expanded certain sections - for instance, I would have loved more interactions between Cole and Craig while Craig was a prisoner and Cole was his "guard"; it would have really set the tone and made their eventual first time together more satisfying - and not rushed to the finish line, this book could have easily stood on its own. As it was, while I did enjoy it, it definitely wasn't everything I hoped it would be.If I could, I would have given this 3.5 stars instead of 4, as there just wasn't enough meat on the bones of this story to justify anything more.
The Dragon and the Templars [Of Dragons and Wolves 11]It was great marcy Jacks did it again I can't wait to read the next one I just know it will be as great as all the others.
I just wish it was a little longer. Maybe gotten to the part about him getting pregnant. That would have been awesome
These dragons are a bunch of assholes!
Short review:This is one of a few that I enjoyed more than the others. For some reason I found the relationship between Craig and Cole incredibly sweet.