Wild Fire (Drake Security #3) by Mika Nix

What happens when your fated mate just so happens to be your rival? Read Wild Fire and find out! 

From the blurb:

He’s my nemesis, my rival, and the man I can’t get out of my head. We may be star-crossed but there’s enough heat between us to start a wildfire.

I’ve never been one to follow the rules, but sleeping with a wolf shifter might be over the line, even for me. So, why can’t I get him out of my head? Or his scent out of my nose. Even on the other side of the world, I swear I can still smell him.

Everyone has a hobby, mine just happens to be stealing from the rich and powerful to give back to the rightful owners. A native art exhibit in Sydney is the last place I expected to see Draydon again. I can’t shake the feeling that he’s here for the same reason I am… and here I thought larceny couldn’t get any more fun.

I’m a dragon without a proper hoard and he’s too jaded to even trust his own pack. But we’ve already lit a fire that’s getting out of hand.

Stealing Draydon’s heart might be my most impossible heist yet.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

I think Arson & Draydon's book may be my favorite of the series so far. There's just something about a forbidden romance, especially one between two species who are supposed to be enemies. I loved how these two had such a strong pull to one another, yet it took them forever to figure out the reason why. I mean a dragon and a wolf being fated - Impossible! Or is it? Based on how drawn to one another Arson and Draydon were I'm definitely going to have to go with it being a major possibility.

"ꜱᴏ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɪꜰ ʜᴇ'ꜱ ᴀ ᴡᴏʟꜰ ᴀɴᴅ ɪ'ᴍ ᴀ ᴅʀᴀɢᴏɴ. ᴏᴜʀ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛꜱ ꜱᴛɪʟʟ ʙᴇᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ꜱᴀᴍᴇ."

The start of the book was fun when these two kept ending up in the same place, yet not realizing they also happened to be there for the same reason. It was sort of like a game of cat and mouse. Then when it became clear after way to many coincidences? All bets were off. Not to mention neither could keep their hands off each other. I'm not joking. The steam in this one was plentiful and hot AF.

"ʏᴏᴜ ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴍʏ ᴄᴏᴄᴋ ᴅʀᴀɢᴏɴ?...ᴅᴏᴇꜱ ɪᴛ ꜰᴇᴇʟ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ꜰɪʟʟᴇᴅ ʙʏ ᴀ ʙɪɢ, ꜱᴛʀᴏɴɢ ᴡᴏʟꜰ?"

Of course the wolf pack and dragon clan weren't too pleased when their "arrangement" became known. However by then it was essentially too late. Arson and Draydon were well on their way to falling and there was no way either was giving the other up. There were a few twists in Wild Fire including a teased throuple and a wayward baby brother arriving on scene. I have a feeling baby brother is going to be our next MC and that these authors will be saving the adamant bachelor Valentino for last. Can't wait!

Rating: 5 Stars

SNik's Review:

Third in series (Drake Security), best if read in order. Paranormal. Rivals to lovers. Fated mates. Dual POV. 

Arson is a dragon that doesn’t really hoard, he loves traveling the world stealing things but instead focuses on returning art and artifacts to their rightful owners. When Arson runs into his scorching hot hookup in more than one foreign country he realizes that Draydon is not just a sexy wolf shifter, but possibly Arson’s competitor for high end heists. 

Arson and Draydon can’t get enough of each other, and they are so well matched in their need for adventure and risk involving pretty things. And even though dragons and wolves are not supposed to mix, they decide their connection is worth every sacrifice. 

Both Arson and Drayson are possessive, daring, loyal, and underneath all the growling very sweet with each other. 

I enjoyed the constant thrill of the heists, the high steam interactions between Arson and Draydon, and the supportive secondary characters that didn’t let the “star-crossed” couple down.

Rating: 4.25 Stars

Sheena's Review:

Wild Fire is the third in the Drake Security series, and it's definitely best read as part of the series.  This is Arson and Draydon's story, and for me I think it's best of the 3 so far.  I loved Dray and Arson, from their first meeting (which is super hot 🔥), all the way along their relationship.  Dray is a wolf shifter, and Arson a dragon, which don't usually mix at all, let alone romantically.

That's not all they have in common - being shifters - but both are art thieves although for very different reasons.  Arson so he can return appropriated items to their rightful place, and Dray for his hoard.  I loved that flip in this book, Arson while being a dragon has no urge to hoard, but Dray as a wolf, does.  It was a nice role reversal and away from the usual alpha dragon trope and I loved it.  I also loved their antics as art thieves, it had a real crime thriller feel to it.  These two are super hot together, yet when they find out about the other's activities it's so much fun seeing them pitted against each other in pursuit of the same thing.

This is fun, hot, and surprisingly romantic, and with the added tension of wolves and dragons not getting along that well, it's tense in places too.  I really loved this story, and can't wait for more from this series.

Rating: 4.25 Stars

Angel's Review:

I've been so excited for this book to come out ever since the last book released. I was very eager for Arson's story and wow, it's literally on fire!! 

I would say the spice level in this book is 5 out of 5, Arson and Draydon are strangers with benefits first... And from there they slowly learn more and more about each other. 

They both are trying to ignore what their beast counterpart has been trying to tell them, Arson can smell Draydon and yearns for his wolf no matter where he is. Even when he's breaking into museums, which is very distracting. I really enjoyed the aspect of Arson breaking into museums to return the items that belong to the families they originated from. It's easy to forget that some of the art that's shown in museums wasn't donated or given freely. And I loved how that was demonstrated in this book through a character who is passionate about trying to right others wrongs. 

Arson has always believed something was wrong with his dragon cause he didn't have a hoard like his brothers, nor did he yearn to settle down. Not until he spends a wild full moon with a wolf he just cannot get out of his mind. 

Draydon is an art thief who steals whatever jewels or artifacts that catch his eye. He's not quite sure why he collects these things, or why he feels like he has to, but he does it anyway. After spending a pleasurable full moon with an unforgettable dragon he smells Arson everywhere. Little did he know they were both trying to steal the same things. 

I really liked this book along with the characters. We got introduced to soo many more characters, and I truly hope at some point they all will get their own story. I sense soo many of potential plot bunnies, but that's ultimately up to the dynamic duo that is Mika Nix. 

The writing for this was terrific, there were so many details from the heists, to the shifting of both main characters, along with all the details of what these two were stealing. Besides us getting to 'see' vampires, there was also a surprise appearance of a merman! I'm so excited to see what comes next and what trouble Macguire is in. I also really hope that we'll get Quinn's story! 

I highly recommend you to get this book if you love dragons, werewolves, humans, vampires, witches, and merfolk! While this can be read as a stand alone I highly recommend reading the other books in the series first. 

Rating: 4.25 Stars

Heather's Review:

Wild Fire was a book I was truly looking forward to - I wanted to know what was behind Arson's dramatic ways with his family and I truly enjoyed learning about how and why he is like he is, and how altruistic he is with so many things... 

I have to say that this time the Drake Investigations side of the book detracted from my enjoyment of the story, although it was a good way to bring Draydon and Arson's families together.  I did miss some of the dragon lore elements that we got from books 1 and 2 and we never did learn Arson's true name...

I an looking forward to seeing where the next book in the series goes and how that adds to the Dragon family dynamic.

Rating: 4 Stars

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