Title: Pia Does Hollywood
Author: Thea Harrison
Series: Elder Races #8.6
Genre: Paranormal Romance
After making a diplomatic pact with humankind and the other leaders of the Elder Races, Pia Cuelebre, mate to Dragos Cuelebre, Lord of the Wyr, reluctantly heads to Hollywood to spend a week with the Light Fae Queen, Tatiana, before the busy Masque season hits New York in December.
Dragos has never let the lack of an invitation stop him from doing anything he wanted. Unwilling to let his mate make the trip without him, he travels to southern California in secret to be with her.
But when an ancient enemy launches a shattering assault against the Light Fae, Dragos and Pia must intercede. The destruction threatens to spread and strike a mortal blow against all of the magically gifted, both human and Elder Race alike.
Working with the Light Fae to neutralize the danger, Dragos and Pia find their deepest vulnerabilities challenged and their most closely held secrets threatened with exposure.
Source: ARC via NetGalley
Ah, now this is more like it! Much as I enjoyed Dragos Goes to Washington, my enjoyment was more because of catching up with Dragos and Pia again than the plot. In fact the plot there was mostly Dragos and Pia have sex, while some other stuff happens. This time, however, there’s less sex but a whole lot more plot, and I enjoyed it even more.
Thanks to recent political manoeuverings, Pia has to go to LA to stay with the leader of the Light Fae, as a way of fostering good relations… or more likely seeding the right kind of threats to help maintain the uneasy peace that reigns between the various Elder Races. Pia doesn’t want to go, Dragos really doesn’t want Pia to go, and neither of them are happy about leaving Liam behind. So, really, it’s business as usual for the Cuelebres.
Pia being Pia, she wants to keep the peace so is willing to go. Dragos being Dragos, he grumbles and growls and bows to Pia’s wishes, but also plans to go along too, while keeping hidden from the Light Fae. What could possibly go wrong?
I won’t actually go into details, for spoiler reasons, but the troubles weren’t a complete surprise. It did make for an interesting tale, though, as Pia tries to work out if the Light Fae are always that shifty or something is up, while Dragos sniffs about and gets more than he bargained for. It was also great to see Eva again, not to mention Aryal and Quentin, who help provide humour and back up as all of Pia and Dragos’ deep secrets threaten to come out at once.
Fans of the Elder Races will definitely want to read this one, especially if Dragos and Pia are your favourites. There’s some romance, some sparkly jewellery, a bit of a mystery, some life threatening danger, a few old friends, a really annoyed dragon, a cute baby spark and a race against time to solve the problem. Everything you’d expect from these two. I really enjoyed this novella and can’t wait to read Liam’s own tale next. I also hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Morgan, because I am very, very intrigued about who and what he might be.
Pia Does Hollywood is Out Now!
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