The Dragon's Dilemma: A Scottish Dragon-Shifter Romance (Lochguard Highland Dragons #1)

· Jessie Donovan
252 reviews

About this ebook

From the author of the USA Today bestselling Stonefire Dragons series comes a new series centering on the dragon-shifters of the Scottish Highlands. Full of humor, alpha personalities, and a new threat, Clan Lochguard is waiting for you... 


In order to pay for her father’s life-saving cancer treatment, Holly Anderson offers herself up as a sacrifice and sells the vial of dragon’s blood. In return, she will try to bear a Scottish dragon-shifter a child. While the dragonman assigned to her is kind, Holly can’t stop looking at his twin brother. It’s going to take everything she has to sleep with her assigned dragonman. If she breaks the sacrifice contract and follows her heart, she’ll go to jail and not be able to take care of her father. 

Even though he’s not ready to settle down, Fraser MacKenzie supports his twin brother’s choice to take a female sacrifice to help repopulate the clan. Yet as Fraser gets to know the lass, his dragon starts demanding something he can’t have—his brother’s sacrifice. 

Holly and Fraser fight the pull between them, but one stolen kiss will change everything. Will they risk breaking the law and betraying Fraser’s twin? Or, will they find a way out of the sacrifice contract and live their own happily ever after? 

=====Keywords: dragon shifter romance, dragon romance, paranormal romance, Scottish alpha hero, strong heroine, humor, action, Scotland, coming of age, Stonefire Dragons, Lochguard Highland Dragons
252 reviews
Eva Millien
October 10, 2015
Holly Anderson offered herself up as a sacrifice in order to pay for her father’s medical treatments but while the dragonman assigned to her is kind, she can’t stop looking at his twin brother in this spellbinding paranormal romance. Fraser’s dragon is demanding something he can’t have…his brother’s sacrifice and the reader can’t help be held spellbound by this dragon’s dilemma as Fraser and Holly’s attraction causes quite a bit of mayhem. The chemistry leaps off the pages with fiery heat and the sex scenes are scalding hot but the relationship is one hot mess as family friction and family obligations causes quite a bit of emotional distress that captures the heart. Strong, dynamic characters grab the reader’s attention while the fast paced, smooth flowing plot thrills readers with lots of suspense, action and romance. Not only does this mating dilemma cause lots of tension building chaos among the Lochguard Clan, there is a new threat to the clan and that threat has decided that Holly makes the perfect target for revenge adding lots of adrenaline pumping action and excitement to the story. The scenes are well written and the details are vivid making it easy for the reader to become completely absorbed in the story as the intriguing events draw them in and refuse to let go. Jessie Donovan’s dragon series just keeps getting better and better and now that there are two series to fall in love with well that just makes my day! I love men in kilts and I love dragons put them together and that just makes me want to swoon in utter bliss. Holly and Fraser’s story captivated me from the very beginning and I have to say it is full of surprising twists, excitement and humor from beginning to end and I am so excited that Fergus’ (Fraser’s twin) story is the next Lochguard Highland Dragon story.
28 people found this review helpful
Penny Zeek
March 10, 2018
I love how she brings the beauty of the land and people into her books. It's like your there in the book with the characters. Then comes the romance and danger. She hits it spot on with a mix of all. I can never put her books down when I start a new one.
11 people found this review helpful
Zenia Holder
June 22, 2016
I began my journey with this writer in her first book, Sacrificed to the Dragon. It was funny, sexy, exotic and totally me. My kids could hear me laughing so hard as I read some of the events in the story, the second book was just as funny, just as sexy and erotic as the first thing I read...will continue to read her books. Romance and dragons what more could you ask for?
29 people found this review helpful

About the author

Jessie Donovan is the NY Times and USA Today Best-selling author of the Stonefire Dragons, Lochguard Highland Dragons, Kelderan Runic Warriors, Cascade Shifters, and Asylums for Magical Threats. Learn more at

If you enjoy the humor of Kresley Cole, the sense of community of Nalini Singh, the steaminess of Larissa Ione, or grew up on Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders, then you'll enjoy her books.

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