Artistic Vision, the third book in the Gray Court series, is Akane and Shane's story. Akane, a firebrand assassin is acerbic, snarky and out of patience. Charged with protecting the Child of Dunne (Shane), she is close to losing her patience. Shane has slipped his lead again and has gone to set up an art show without Akane's knowledge or approval. Shane knows how to get under his dragon's skin- and he enjoys it, thank you very much! She has become his muse, his desire and will hopefully concede and become his mate. She, of course, will fight with her last breath.
I really like Dana Marie Bell's voice. Her dialogue is snappy, crisp and not over the top. I appreciated Akane's lust for all things shopping and material. She definitely embodies the stereotype of the dragoness. Shane cracked me up with his antics. All in all, I really liked this addition to the Gray Court. I want to know more about the Hob, though. Hint, hint.
Desire is the raw material. Lust is the spark…and love will sculpt their destiny.
Akane Russo, one of the Hob’s top Blades, can’t wait for her current assignment to end. She’s been tasked with protecting Shane Dunne from the Malmayne clan’s scheme to kidnap him once again. But no one—not even her Seer half—warned her she’d have to protect herself from his heated gaze. Or that her dragon half would find him an irresistible puzzle.
Shane knew his destined bride would never come to him willingly, but she’s stuck with him and he plans to use her predicament to his advantage. It’s only a matter of time before she succumbs to what they both want. Their Claiming will be beautiful beyond even his wildest imaginings—and his wild, free dragoness will finally see herself as he sees her.
Then his unique, hybrid-borne visions reveal a new danger. The prophecy of the Child of Dunne can only be fulfilled down a path he must travel alone. To a place so dark and dangerous that even his truebond’s flame may not be bright enough to lead him home.
Warning: Contains explicit sex, graphic language, a pissed-off dragon assassin and a smart-mouthed Nebraskan farm boy. Bet you can figure out who wins that fight! (Hint: It’s not the dragon…)