Review: Her Dragon To Slay (Dragon Guards #1) by Julia Mills

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Her Dragon To Slay

Parnormal Romance – Fantasy – Dragons



Lots of sass and the patented cock of her eyebrow have gotten Kyndel through most anything life has thrown at her. But will her moxie help when her destiny falls at her feet on a long dark trip home from work? 

Over 100 years of honor and commitment to his ancient clan’s Guard have made Rayne the fearless leader all are proud to follow into battle. When the long foretold pull of his mate makes the calm, cool and collected Commander fall from the sky will he be able to save his mate from his enemies in time? 

The chemistry between this strong-willed curvy girl and fierce warrior makes all the difference in the world where nothing is as it seems. The existence of an ancient race of honor-clad, tradition-bound protectors might be hard to accept but now the dead are coming back to life and holding a knife to her neck. 

The Universe made her for him now it’s up to them to stay alive long enough to live happily ever after.


~ 3.5 Her Dragon To Slay Stars ~ 

Her Dragon To Slay is book one in Dragon Guards series by Julia Mills. I love dragon shifter books, so I picked this one up. I enjoyed this dragon tale, but some of the writing put me off.

Kyndel, a human. I enjoyed her and the witty banter that she does with Rayne (mate) and the other Dragon Guardsman. She has some type of connection to plants and healing, which is not fully talked about, but mentioned. She’s on the feminine side, but not a wilting lily or damsel in distress.

Rayne, dragon shifter and commander of the Dragon Guard. I enjoyed his strong protective instincts for his mate and those he protects. He is a fearless leader.

The plot moves quickly as most insta-love books tend to do. We get a cast of very hot sexy dragon shifters, that I really would like to learn more about. Each have their own unique personalities and colorful dragons. I was concerned that the Hunters and Wizards the author gave us where/are to week to kill the dragons off, but the author threw in a much better evil villein that will give the Dragon Guardsman a run for their money. The sex is hot if not sometimes a little vanilla, but still good to read.

What put me off was how many times the author said “the Universe had made her, just for him”, “the Universe did not make mistakes” or that they are “1000lb dragons”. Ya I get it. I’m hoping that this is not a recurring theme throughout the books. The only other thing that distracted me was the long winded monolog’s going on in the characters heads. Maybe I’ll get use to this from the author. Only time will tell.

As first books go in a series Her Dragon To Slay was a descent start. We have an underlining plot that seams interesting and the Dragons are enjoyable.


Julia Mills

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

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3 comments on “Review: Her Dragon To Slay (Dragon Guards #1) by Julia Mills

  1. Love dragons here too! They’re so fun to read about. The repetitiveness of those thoughts and the monologues going on for ages I think would get to me too. I read one recently that they went on so long I’d forget what the original conversation/dialogue was about and have to backtrack to remember. Goodness.

    • Dragons are my favorite to read about too. Book 2 in the Dragon Guards did not have the repetitiveness that book one had or the long winded monologues, so the series does improve for reading. Will be having my review coming soon. Family came into town this week, so my time for blogging, reading and reviewing has been nile. Thank’s for checking out my review Anna. Have a great week!