Review: Warrior Lover by Karilyn Bentley

Warrior Lover by Karilyn Bentley
Series: Draconia Tales (# 2)
Release Date: December 27, 2012
Publisher:   The Wild Rose Press
Pages: 332
Source:  book provided by the publisher for review

As a Watcher, a guardian warrior of the Draconi, Enar has never fit in with his kind. When he sees Lily–the ideal Watcher’s woman–he instantly claims her, believing she will bring him the acceptance he craves. Falling in love with her was not part of his plan.

As her town’s outcast, Lily wants nothing more than to escape. When Enar locks a necklace around her throat and declares she belongs to him, she jumps at the chance to leave. Her excitement soon becomes trepidation when Enar won’t tell her what to expect in his world. But even her worry can’t overcome her growing attraction to him.

Soon Lily learns what life as a Watcher’s claim entails, and refuses to submit. To keep Lily, Enar must turn his back on everything he thought he wanted. Will he choose his people? Or the other half of his soul?


Review: Lily has been feeling the effects of her townspeople since her parents died. She has always felt the effects of their superstition and it just got worse for her friend and her when they are left to themselves. They have to do what they can in order to survive. Lily is pale and the only color is her eyes and lips and her friend is the opposite. She is really surprised when she goes to save her friend and meets a man named Enar. All of a sudden he says she is his and puts a necklace that she can’t remove around her neck.

Enar has feelings for Lily. One’s he doesn’t understand and he wonders why he is different than the other watchers, especially his father. He knows that when Lily finds out her fate she will no longer like him. She will hate him just like his mom hates his dad and all of the other women of the watchers. They have a huge connection and Enar has been after his friend for his feelings and the way he cares for his mate. He is starting to feel the same way a Draconia feels for their mates but there is no way since he is a watcher.

In this book we get to see how Lily and Enar get together. We saw a little bit in the first book. This book was pretty exciting and adventurous. There are many secrets that are revealed and I wanted more. I was wanting to know if there will be another book in this series or if these are the only two. I enjoyed the way the author wrote this book and the characters were very realistic. I know that there really aren’t any dragons but if makes you wish that they were real. I would love to see one in real life. I would say that I could tell how Lily was feeling when she was riding on the dragon. I would be feeling the same way. I would be ok with sitting on one.

I will be looking for more books by this author. I was really in a fantasy land when I read this book. It has a lot of excitement. I will be living in this fairytale for awhile.