Title: Tempting the Dyrad
Series The Fada Shapeshifter Series #3
Author: Rebecca Rivard
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Wild Hearts Press
Release Date: January 13th 2016
Source: ARC from Author
Rating: 4 Stars
His dark Gift…
Tiago, the youngest brother of Rock Run’s alpha, is hiding a dark Gift, one so powerful it could make him a pariah in his own clan. To make things worse, he desperately wants the beautiful sun fae queen—his own brother’s mate. The temptation to use his Gift to make his darkest fantasies come true is almost irresistible. The only good thing in his life is his friendship with the dryad Alesia.
Her shifter mate…
Alesia is a wild, solitary fae who lives on an uninhabited island in Rock Run territory. She spends her days tending to her woodland home, but her nights are lonely—until the day she meets the sexy Latino river shifter. Now they’re best friends, but she longs for more.
A clan’s fate at stake…
Then Tiago makes a move—and everything changes. But just as the two realize they may be mates, a den of rogue shifters threatens to bring war down on the entire Rock Run clan—and Tiago and Alesia are caught in the middle.
Can Tiago’s terrifying Gift save them? Or will he lose his mate as well as his soul?
Tempting the Dryad is a full-length paranormal romance novel, free of cliffhangers, with an HEA. For readers 18+ only.
This is the third in the series. You can read my review of the first novel ,Seducing the Sun Fae here, which is a finalist is the 2016 Epic ebook Awards for Best Fantasy/Paranormal romance. My review of the second novel, Claiming Valeria, here.
This is the third novel in the series, and my favorite so far. I may be biased because of my affinity for Greek mythology, but Alesia quickly became one of my favorite heroines regardless of what she was. I have also been waiting for Tiago’s story since his obsession with Cleia didn’t end when she became Dion’s mate. I have been rooting for Tiago to find his own place and mate in the world, and I was glad to finally see his story develop. Alesia is a strong female lead who is the woman to put Tiago in his place.
I personally feel that this is best the in the series so far. While there is nothing missing from the previous installments, Tempting the Dyrad just seem to add a whole new dimension to the series. It feels more fleshed out with a more dynamic storyline and characters, as well as a finely developed world and mythology.
If you are new to Rivard’s writing, expect erotic scenes, action that will have you on the edge of your seat, a fantastical world filled with powerful races, and alpha males who sometimes just need a clue. Rivard continues to deliver toe curling, steamy scenes with couples you can’t help but root for. With a nice balance between action and development, Rivard expertly delivers a dynamic story that wants for nothing.
I highly recommend the series to those looking for a steamier paranormal romance.