Title: Me and My Shadow (Silver Dragons #3)
Author: Katie McAlister
Publisher: Hodder Paperback
PublicationsDate: 1 Oct 2009 (this edition)
Paperback: 352 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
May Northcott is at the end of her tether. Her demon boss has moved in and is making life hell. Her scorching hot dragon lover seems to think everything can be solved with a fiery kiss. And worse still, she’s being shadowed by her ditsy twin sister — a naiad who simply can’t seem to stay out of trouble. The arrival of a nearly-dead man on May’s doorstep could be the final spark that sets light to their tinder-box world. And with dragon war imminent, it’s looking increasingly like it will be up to May (and her watery shadow) to stop it before the fire consumes them all, and their lives end up in smoke!
Me and My Shadow is the third and final installment in the Silver Dragon’s series by Katie McAlister. May is still coping with the effects of having a piece of the dragon shard (the first dragon’s heart) embedded in her body and the changes that the desires of the shard force on her. Additionally, she has to deal with Magoth, her employer, consort, and former demon overlord as he gives May “hell” for being the reason he is cast out of Abaddon (hell).
Thankfully May still has Gabriel by her side, the extremely sexy silver dragon wyvern and May’s mate. Add-in Jim the snarky demon dog, Cyrene May’s crazy sister, an about-to-pop pregnant Aisling, and an overprotective Drake and there is a whole lot of action and humor in this book.
This book is extremely faced paced as May and Gabriel race around trying to find the last piece of the dragon shard with the help (and occasionally hindrance) of Kostya, the black dragon leader, before May loses any more of herself to the dragon shard. Additionally May has to fend off several kidnapping attempts by Fiat, the crazed former leader of the blue dragons, as well as Baltic, who appears to have returned from the dead. The more I learn about Baltic the more I question who he really is – but thankfully the next dragons series by McAlister will feature Baltic so hopefully my questions will be answered.
In addition, to the action there are several funny scenes in the book as well that primarily feature Magoth and his curse (the curse is a tattoo on a certain part of Magoth’s body that he particularly cherishes). We learn that Magoth has a fetish for getting knocked unconscious by dragon tails and likes to wander the streets in ass-less chaps. Jim also delivers some excellent one liners during the book, particularly in regards to Aisling and her huge baby bump.
The romance between May and Gabriel is an excellent thread throughout the book. May has changed dramatically as a character since the first book, Playing with Fire. She’s gone from basically being a shadow of a person with relatively few desires and needs of her own, to being a more three-dimensional character. Gabriel is as wonderful as ever, he is definitely one of my favorite dragons, from his smooth sexuality to his intense compassion and love for May. I think it’s funny that he has a hard time controlling himself around May so that foreplay always seems to be an issue between the two of them. In this book they both realize how much they need and depend on each other – it’s really heartwarming.
Overall, this book is an excellent ending to the Silver Dragon series and leaves some loose ends that will be followed up on in the new Light Dragon’s series.