The Dragon Lord’s Love (The High Garden Dragons Book 8) by C.K. Noel #Audiobook #LGBT #Review #MM #Paranormal

Erryn reviews The Dragon Lord’s Love (The High Garden Dragons Book 8)’ by C.K. Noel. The ebook is 125 pages and was published March 3, 2022. The audiobook was released on November 2, 2022 is 4hrs and 14 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.

A lonely, 4,000-year-old dragon discovers his fated mate…. Too bad his mate is engaged to a woman.

The endless stream of lovers dragon lord Matías Tilly parades through his life hasn’t helped him feel less alone. Finding his fated mate should help him escape his loneliness. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work. Unluckily for Matías, his mate’s happily engaged to be married…to a lovely woman.

Ryan Hall has always sought his father’s approval; every decision in his life stems from him trying to be good enough. The validation he craves never materialized. It has, however, led to an engagement to his best friend. Except…they’re both gay.

When the two meet, Matías must face that his heart is bound to another. Ryan must struggle with the thought that being true to himself might cost him everything. Oh, and Ryan doesn’t know that Matías is a dragon shifter, so that’s going to be a surprise.

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My Review: 

I’m enjoying this series and was happy to pick up the next instalment.  This book finds Lord Matias, a 4000-year-old dragon, languishing.  He’s had plenty of lovers, but has yet to meet his fated mate.  Then one night he goes to a bar and meets the man.  Just one problem – the mate is engaged to a woman.

Matias is willing to walk away, but Ryan doesn’t fade from his life.  Instead, they meet up again and soon they’re enjoying the pleasure of each other’s company.  Ryan admits he’s engaged to his best friend – a lesbian – to make their families happy.  But it’s never enough and soon things start falling apart.

Ryan has to choose between the man he’s fallen in love with and appeasing his family.  Oh, and if he chooses Matias, he isn’t just letting his family know he’s gay.  There’s the whole dragon shifter thing…

I enjoyed the story very much, as I have all of the books.  And Aaron Ross’s great narration added to my enjoyment.  I can’t wait for the next instalment.

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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