The Dragon Assassin’s Mates (The High Garden Dragons Book 4) by C.K. Noel #Audiobook #LGBT #Review #MM #Paranormal

Erryn reviews The Dragon Assassin’s Mates (The High Garden Dragons Book 4)’ by C.K. Noel. The ebook is 91 pages and was published February 23, 2021. The audiobook was released on May 31, 2022 is 3hrs and 5 mins and narrated by Aaron Ross. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Why I read this book: I’m enjoying this series.

Three entangled fates; one powerful love….

Bailey Wheeler has received some devastating news; he only has three months to live. Unwilling to be a burden, he breaks up with his love, Carson.

Carson Matthews has a secret. A secret he’s hidden from the man he loves and a secret that could cost him everything…. He’s a vampire.

Dragon shifter Lord Alexios Dranin is a leader among his people. He leads the black caste dragons, the assassins of the dragon world. Despite being a killing machine, Alex has always wanted to find his Cardia—his heart.

Circumstance brings the men to Club Renegade, and three things quickly become apparent: Bailey and Carson are both Alex’s heart. Carson is to help Alex kill the witch Harper in service to the dragon king. And wooing Bailey is going to be no easy task.

What can go wrong when two alpha males try to court Bailey while attempting to track and kill a witch?

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My Review: 

I’m never quite sure what to expect with C.K. Noel’s Dragon series.  It’s taken me to all different places and this book was no exception.  I loved the whole feel of the book and also enjoyed the interracial aspects of the romance – love is color blind. Now, when you’re Bailey and you’ve been told you’re dying, nothing matters anyway.  He needs to break up with his boyfriend Carson because in no way is he going to make the love of his life watch him die.

Carson, the vampire, loves Bailey.  He can’t figure out, though, why Bailey isn’t his fated mate.  Still, his love expands, and when Bailey breaks up with him, he’s devastated.

Enter Alexios, the dragon shifter.  He scents Bailey in a club and knows he’s found his mate.  But something isn’t quite right and the picture doesn’t come into focus until Carson shows up all puffed-out chest and ‘don’t touch him, he’s mine’.  The two supes recognize what’s going on – but now they have to explain it to Bailey.  Personally, I felt for the guy.  He thinks he’s dying and then he’s told he’s the cardia of a dragon shifter and his ex-boyfriend is a vampire.

Yeah, that’s a lot to take in.

But the triad works.  And as they struggle to defeat evil, it’ll take the three men working together to triumph.

Quite a lot packed into a small container.  The book is great and Aaron Ross’s narration is even better.  Can’t wait for the next one.

My Rating:

8.5/10 Pots of Gold (85% Recommended) – Compares to 4.25/5 Stars

You wouldn’t know it to look at him, but C.K. has a love for soul mates, true love, and happily ever after. Of course, he can’t let his characters get their happy ending too easily; they have to suffer first. He’s inspired by day to day life and loves transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary in his stories.

C.K. resides in small town Florida near where he grew up. He has a large, crazy family, a prissy Chihuahua, and two mischievous cats that love each other one moment and hate each other the next–there’s no in between.

For upcoming releases, blurbs, and more, stop by C.K’s website at

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