Dragons, by Jaycee Edward

Title: Dragons

Author: Jaycee Edward

Genre: Contemporary

Length:  42 Pages

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 4 Hearts

A chance encounter in a hospital waiting room between twenty-two year old Will Messina and sixteen year old Josiah Pinkerton ends with a gift of a stuffed dragon off the hospital gift cart and a memory neither of them can shake.

Five years later, when a lonely, buttoned-up Will ventures into a gay club, he spots a pale, leather-clad specter with violet eyes tracking his every move. Will realizes he’s being watched by the grown version of the boy who’s haunted his thoughts for years.

Joey recognizes Will, but he’s no longer the sweet, brown-eyed boy worthy of Will’s attention. He’s damaged and defective and lives in a different world than Will now. When his childhood crush makes his way across the bar, Joey doesn’t have time to decide whether to be enchanted or dismayed because, unless he turns and runs, those worlds are about to collide.

ISBN: 9781772332896

Product Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/romance-on-the-go/


I can’t imagine the struggles that a young man, barely 16, would have to endure living his teenage years in and out of a hospital. He feels like everyone looking at him - sees a freak. He’s overshadowed by a protective mother who wants to keep up appearances to the outside looking in. He’s taken back when a good-looking, somewhat older and vibrant young man takes notice of him. 

Being a hospital volunteer brings Will a lot of joy. When he introduces himself to Joey he never would have guessed he was the patient. Hoping to bring a smile to his face he offers him a purple dragon off his volunteer cart. He had no way of knowing then that the dragon would be so much comfort to that young man who would face many battles over the next five years.

Dragons, by Jaycee Edward, is a short story of 40 or so pages. The crazy thing is that within those pages is a hell of a story. Carrying a stigma of being defective and feeling unwanted takes a toll on Joey’s self-esteem. Running into Will 5 years later is a turning point in both of their lives.

If you want something quick, easy, and enjoyable, Dragons, is the book to read. It’s fast paced and covers a lot of territory with a well-deserved happy ever after.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the author *