Review: Tangled Truths (Death Before Dragons #3) by Lindsay Buroker

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Tangled Truths Book Cover Tangled Truths
Death Before Dragons #3
Lindsay Buroker
Urban Fantasy - Paranormal Romance
April 2, 2020


Dealing with dragons is hard. Dealing with a teenage daughter is even harder.

My new mission involves both. Weird things are happening in Northern Idaho, and my boss is sending me to investigate. Unfortunately, my daughter and ex-husband are vacationing in the town that’s at the center of the trouble. Coincidence? Or is someone targeting them to get at me?

I’m a wanted woman right now. Not only by the criminal werewolves, orcs, and trolls that I’m often hired to kill. But by the Dragon Justice Court.

An organization full of arrogant, powerful dragons is exactly as horrible as it sounds. They’re the last beings you’d want after your family. If I can’t get to the bottom of the mystery and convince the dragons I’m not their enemy, I stand to lose far more than my own life.


Why did he stay so close and ooze animal magnetism at me when he wanted nothing to do with me?71% Tangled Truths

Tangled Truths is book three in the Death Before Dragons series by Lindsay Buroker. It’s a roller coaster ride full of action and adventure.

It’s a little slow to start, but then things pick up and where racing along with Val to solve the issues in a small vacation town.

We are introduced to Val’s ex and her daughter. We see their current relationship and how things are a bit estranged. I liked getting this background. It helps us understand Val and see why she left her family. More dragons pop up and Val ends up with more problems than expected.

I’m still not sure about our relationship between Zav and Val. Neither seams happy to be together. Their physical attraction is fraught with doubt and insecurity. We do get a nice HOT hot tube scene. I’m still not sure if Zav truly likes/loves Val or not. Then Zav drops a BOMB on Val at the end. Not sure where their relationship will go, but I’m curious.

Relationship issues aside I liked seeing Val being more diplomatic than assassin. She didn’t rush to kill and is learning to change her ways and find other options.

Death Before Dragons is a very entertaining Urban Fantasy series. It’s got everything I enjoy in a UF. Action, adventure, mystery, kick-ass heroine, and distinctive mythical creatures.

Rated: 4 Stars

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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.

10 comments on “Review: Tangled Truths (Death Before Dragons #3) by Lindsay Buroker

  1. I enjoyed the first book and I need to read more now
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    • I’m glad you enjoyed the first book… I hope you continue to enjoy. ^_^

  2. Sounds like a good UF. I’ll keep my eye out. Thanks!
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    • The first book is currently free. The series has been a nice UF. Not sure on the romance, but I like the UF aspects. Thank’s for visiting!

  3. I know I have some book by this author or maybe she has some things on KU I wanted to read but she’s on my radar. I just haven’t managed to read her books yet.
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    • So many books to try. It’s hard to pick what to read next ^_^. I hope you do enjoy her whenever you get around to reading Buroker. This is the only series I’ve read of her’s to date, but I do have others on my TBR to try. She’s not in KU which is a bummer for those that want to try her that way and of course I can’t find her at my library, so I have to buy, but I’ve been happy so far and some of her first books in a series have been or are free.

  4. I really like dragons so this sounds really good to me. Thanks for the great review.
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    • You are welcome. Thank’s for visiting!

  5. I’m glad it is still going strong and you got to see more of Val’s background. Hopefully that romance pair gets things sorted soon for you.
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    • Yes well romance has been a conundrum for me, but the UF aspects are perfect. I’ve been having fun with the series. Thank’s for visiting!