Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled Covet
Lucky Leprechaun underwear ironed? Check.
Gold plated hearing aids? Check.
Pink doggy booties, times four? Check.
Tee is Vegas’s favorite casino hostess, ready to grant her high rollers their every quirky wish. But when her own wish to financially help her Paiute Tribe finally comes true, she decides to double-down with lady luck and go for a hot hook-up with her sexy boss, Leo. Unfortunately, Tee’s about to find out why their romance is such a long shot—Leo is a shape-shifting dragon.
Leo needs a proper dragon mate to save his waning dragon form, and despite their magnetic sexual attraction, he knows Tee is anything but proper—or a dragon. But when threats arise from Tee’s tribe, Leo’s protective instincts kick in. Can he give up his dragon form for the woman he loves—even if it means shortening his life? Or has Tee finally had enough of having her heart dragged around?
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An Introduction to Leo from STOP DRAGON MY HEART AROUND by Susannah Scott
Thank so much for having my on Romancing the Dark side today! You asked me to introduce you to a character from my fun, paranormal romance, Stop Dragon My Heart Around.
Leo is my uber hot, Chris Hemsworth looking hero. He is head of Casinio operations at the Crown Jewel casino, which provides a hidden-in-plain-sight sanctuary for his dragon-shifting people. His only problem is that He and Tee, his best casino hostess, have the hots for each other big time, but Tee is not his dragon mate.
I think the best introduction to Leo comes in the first few pages of the book, from Tee’s perspective.
“I told you we’d see celebrities here!” Trixie exclaimed and squeezed the brunette woman’s bare arm.
“Celebrities?” Tee asked in confusion.
“It’s that hotty superhero with the hammer.” The brunette still pointed at Leo. Her mouth hung open to show a brass tongue piercing.
“Thor,” the blonde beside her whispered and smacked her gum again. “I bet he has a big ole hammer too.”
Beside her, Leo smiled and shrugged, like he had some super hero secret he couldn’t share. Ridiculous.
“This is not Thor,” Tee said with an uncomfortable laugh. Next to the diminutive young women, she felt gawky. She straightened her stooping shoulders and stretched to her full height. Then, she gave the two a smile she hoped conveyed patient helpfulness.
Leo was tall, even taller than her, with blondish hair that brushed his shirt collar. His eyes were deep set like the actor’s, and he definitely had the forearms and muscle packed in all the hunky places. But he was so much more than some hammer-throwing cartoon.
He was Leo.
He was real, and she’d wanted him from the first moment he’d walked toward her across the Bellagio foyer. Leo took up space, and the people had naturally moved out of his way. He’d looked like some avenging angel come to take her to task for her misdeeds. Then he’d smiled at her, and her heart had done a ridiculous loop-de-loop and she’d been lost.
She’d never felt like she belonged anywhere, always a misfit on the reservation. Being with Leo was like finding the other half of herself. Even that first day. Nothing she’d experienced the following three years had been able to untangle the double knot of longing Leo tied in her heart without even trying.
“Tell them you’re not Thor,” Tee said.
“Good day, ladies.” Leo poured on his Australian accent and the two shrieked like schoolgirls. “I’m actually Leonidas Ryan, head of Casino Operations, but people often say I look like that actor.” He looked at her in question.
“Chris Hemsworth,” Tee said with an eye roll. “You’re nothing like him.”
“Yes, he is,” Trixie said, staring at Leo like a carb-dieter drooling over a loaded pizza. “Those eyes, those shoulders. That accent. I bet you have a six pack too.” She smiled at him and twirled her blonde hair around her finger.
“I guess that makes me the God of Thunder.” Leo patted his flat stomach and winked. “With a vee-rry large hammer.”
I hope you enjoyed this peek into the Crown Jewel casino and the introduction to Leo and Tee!
All my best,