Inferno (Drake Security Book 4) by Mika Nix

Mika Nix is back with Drake Security in Inferno. This round we have a dragon/incubus pairing with heat off the charts and stubborn men who realize they are meant to be.

Two proud players, a gorgeous demon and a handsome dragon meet, and both have met their match. A steamy sort of underhanded hookup leads Valentino and Montrose floundering with unexpected the desire to keep each other as their one and only.

From the blurb:

I know I should keep my hands off of Montrose. But the one thing dragons and demons have in common is how much we love to play with fire.

My youngest brother has always had a knack for getting himself into trouble, but this time he’s stolen from the wrong demon and it might just be the last mistake he ever makes.

I have no reason to trust Montrose, but my dragon does anyway. There's something about the vibrant, sassy incubus that calls to me, no matter how hard I try to resist.

Saving my brother's scales should be top priority, but this inferno between Montrose and I just keeps heating up.

If fate put him in my path, can I trust that we'll make it to the other side of this disaster together? There's only one way to find out…

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's review:

"𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭, 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐨𝐧, 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮'𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞."

Well this was certainly a fun time! I think Inferno is my favorite of the series so far and not just because Valentino is the slutty brother. I absolutely adored his mate Montrose! He was such a snarky little incubus and he reveled in getting his dragon all riled up. It also helped that these two couldn't seem to keep their hands off one another which meant lots of lovely steamy moments for us readers.

"𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧'𝐭 𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧, 𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐮𝐩, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐈 𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭, 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐧."

Just fire! I loved how the entire family seemed to know they were mates before Valentino or Montrose would even consider it. Each of them blamed their connection on outside forces, rather than looking inward and seeing what they truly were. Nothing like a pair of oblivious alpha males am I right?

The plotline lead to a satisfying conclusion, but there were a few hints throughout the story which left me with questions about the two remaining dragon family members we've met. First is why their younger sibling Mac has been hoarding lots of demon paraphernalia. This makes me think he may have a demon mate himself in the future or perhaps another type of supe who would find those things important. And then we have Lord, the oldest. Though he is happy for his siblings, it is obvious he longs to find someone of his own and I can't help but wonder if his mate is going to be a future enemy of their clan. Time will tell.

Molly Otto's review:

These two are so dang stubborn I kind of wanted to strangle both of them at one point or another. Truly loved the passion between them. What an awesome pairing their heat is unstoppable. You could feel their connection immediately even when they both were in denial! Valentinos horde shows how each of these dragons have the perfect hoard for their future mate even when they couldn't see it.

This book definitely sets up up for what's to come in the next book, and it is gonna be a wild ride from start to finish.

SNik's review:

Fourth in series (Drake Security), best if read in order. Paranormal. Found family. Fated mates. Forced proximity. Dual POV.

Montrose likes messing with the thief that stole from him, people even dragons should know better than to steal from a demon, but having some impossibly hot hookups with the thief's brother, whoops. Valentino is looking for the demon that is threatening his little brother, and making time for the gorgeous demon that crosses his path is no chore, until he finds out why Montrose is actually in town.

A heavy dose of attraction where Montrose and Valentino can’t keep their hands off each other, the no strings doesn’t really work when Valentino’s dragon wants to keep Montrose. Valentino is great as the older protective brother that slowly allows Montrose closer while Montrose risks a lot to help Valentino and the Drake family. It was fun to see both these players meet their match, and there was plenty of steam and action as well as the supportive found family. Still really enjoying this series.

Angel's review:

Wow! This book was intense!! Mac is the Drake's youngest brother, and when he shows up in the woods saying he's in trouble all of the brothers immediately plan to help him. When Valentino is out searching for the demon that's after his brother, he stumbled across Montrose, an incubus who definitely fulfills Valentino's hunger. When their paths continue to cross they hook up more than once, until Tino finds out who the demon is that's after his brother. And turns out, it's the incubus that he's been in bed with.

This book is really intense and complex. Mac's character came as a surprise twist at the end of the last book, which is where this one started. It was really neat to see another Drake brother with a younger, childlike perspective. Although I agree with his older brothers on the fact of he really shouldn't be stealing from other supernatural.. he was definitely troublesome and got not only himself but his brothers into trouble as well because of his thieving habits. I liked Montrose's character, he was sassy, confident, and was a fashionista just like how Lake is. He was the perfect fit for Valentino! Valentino has been know throughout this series as a playboy, but when he meets Montrose, the incubus is the only one consuming his thoughts. It was very interesting seeing his character grow and slowly realize what him and Montrose were to each other. Although they had to have someone tell them what was causing their feelings for one another.

The action scenes I thought were written well, there was a nice buildup, that lead to a quick but good conclusion. I will say this book is high steam, what I mean by that is there are a lot of steamy scenes in this story, and that's not my preference, so I wish there were less steamy times and more.. intimate scenes. More of them cooking dinner together, or watch TV with one another, etc. But that's just my personal preference, and I still enjoyed the premise of the book.

I'm really looking forward to reading Lord's story, (I think he's next), and seeing what happens with the dragon hunters.

Heather's Review:

I love the twists and turns that this story took!  Dragon and Demon fated mates... another unique horde, and the introduction of a new younger brother!  It's also interesting to see another pairing that is dual supernatural and watching them learn more about the intimacies of each other was delicious and steamy!

This was a fun and suspenseful book as we get to see the whole family in action against a powerful demon and unravel yet another plot, all while falling in love!  I especially appreciated the binding spell and the way each of their powers came into play.

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