I received this book as an ARC for an honest option.
In this book we meet Delyse, Viggo, and Eric. In this book Delyse has gone to Alma Venus for the express reason to be bought for an alpha. When she is bought to be the new bride for the Clan Drekinn. The thing is she has to wait 3 years to meet him. Eric has been in a deep sleep and will not awaken until the next solar eclipse. So as she waits she meets with his beta Viggo. The problem with this is during these meeting she realizes she has feeling for him. This is a problem because he is not the man she is promised to. What will she do will she follow her heart or honor her obligation?
Viggo has been looking for a bride to bring their alpha out of hibernation. Though Viggo believes he has found the perfect woman to bring the alpha out of his slumber the more time he spends with her the more he realizes he wants her. Viggo is not only Eric's beta but his friend as well and he would never betray the trust and respect that he has for Eric by taking his bride and stopping the chance of bring their dragons back into the world. The thing is can he watch his best friend and the woman he loves be together or will it break him?
Eric awakens to find a woman in his sleep chamber and wonders if he can handle having another bride just to loose her. Eric has lost many brides due to the fact that humans don't live as long as dragons and are more susceptible to diseases. Eric can't handle loosing another woman he has fallen in love with so for centuries he has been in a hibernation to avoid any attachments. When he firsts awakens he hears Delyse tell him that her father is a scientist and has been working on a cure for the dragon's mating. Her father is working on a way to ensure that brides of shifters can live as long as the shifters do. When Eric hears this he finds himself staying awake through the eclipse and willing to give Delyse and her father a chance to give him a real mate. The problem he finds is he can't be tender he is gruff, take charge kind of attitude. He knows his bride wants more but he doesn't know how to give it to her. What will happen if he can't give her all she needs will the cure even be needed if he drives his bride away.
In this book we find a woman who is willing to go to a special school to ensure that a race can continue with her help. Eric knows his short comings but isn't sure he can do what needs to be done to make her happy. Viggo also wants to make her happy but isn't sure what the best way to go about that is. He knows he can't fight for her but will letting her go hurt her even worse. I would like to say more about what happens in the book but as a reader I like to find the surprises so I won't say much. It is an amazing book that will have you hooked from the first work to the very end. I would highly recommend this book.