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  • Dragon Collector

  • Dragon Hoard, Book 2
  • By: Minerva Howe
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Summary

Dragon-shifter Eagan Drake knows Oliver Reaver is his mate. He's known it since they met, when Ollie braved Eagan's brother's den to try to save his business partner and best friend, Devon. The problem is, Ollie is convinced that Eagan needs a dragon mate, and that he's just an ordinary human. 

Ollie loves Eagan desperately. He knows he should just leave and let Eagan find his true mate, but he keeps being drawn back to his dragon's side. When a dangerous vampire starts to stalk Ollie at his bookshop, he finally gives in and asks Eagan if he can come home to stay. 

Now, if Ollie can just stop being the king of denial, Eagan knows Ollie can give him what he wants most. All his love, and a family of his own. But will Eagan be able to convince Ollie that he's a very special mate and let their dragons soar together?

©2021 Minerva Howe (P)2022 Minerva Howe

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A mate for Eagan!

Olive is only a human, right? Well, how come Eagan feels like he is his mate? It’s a sweet tale of believing, and with dragons no less. The brothers are still in danger and so are their mates, so there’s a bit of angst and suspense, waiting for the vamps to act. Meanwhile a family grows with the new couple. Great narration by John Solo.

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Great addition

Minerva Howe did a super job with the series and the addition with this story. Ollie and Eagan are amazing to get to know better. John Solo did a great job with the narration.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Not a true standalone and Dragon Mouse

I go into every book wanting to love it. I enjoyed this story, but I really felt left behind almost from the beginning. There’s a balance between an info dump where the entire previous book is explained in minute detail, and orienting the reader if they are starting somewhere other than the beginning.

Eventually I got the lay of the land and I enjoyed Egan and Ollie’s story. I understood Ollie’s reticence and Eagan’s eagerness. This was a very low angst story, and I enjoyed that as well.

I will give a shout out to Ollie’s niece, better known as Dragon Mouse. That little missy hijacks the book and I loved it. Shout out to dragon toddlers.

John Solo narrated this story and I thought he did a good job. I’ll definitely consider snapping up the next book and I still recommend this one. Just, I think, better enjoyed if you read the first one.

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Wonderful fated mates romance

A story of patience from Eagan's perspective as, as much as Ollie loves the dragon, he feels that he's not enough and so doesn't accept the possibility that they can be mates. At least, until there is no denying it.
I do enjoy Minerva's dragon stories. There is talk of lore and prophesy, writing their own accounts for future generations. The sense and bond of family continues to grow after Devon and Brand mated in book one, bringing the three dragon brothers back together. Ollie, being Devon's best friend is welcomed to the group and finds himself with his own dragon to contend with. Eagan is clearly besotted with the young man and it's entertaining to read as he clearly wants to give Ollie the world and protect him in any way he can. It's great to read the brothers rebuilding their relationships after so many years being distant, it's clear how much they've missed and need each other. The world built by the author is really enjoyable. There's a lot of thought into the dragon's history given their homes (read mansions/castles) and knowledge of the areas. They all stay strong for each other but it's also hilarious to read how they deal with a toddler dragon, aka Danger Mouse, who is really coming into her own, if not stealing the show.
The vampire aspect was a little bit something and nothing for me, not really having much impact on the story as it's 98% focused on Ollie and Eagan with the drama coming from Ollie's denial of his bond with him.
Overall, a great story. It's not heavy on the drama, mostly centred around Ollie and Eagan's relationship and the family coming together. Ty is just the sweetest guy, clearly loving and protective of his family and I am looking forward to him getting his own HEA next.
John Solo is a brilliant narrator for these stories. The emotion comes across so clearly in both the high and the low moments, and every character has their own individual voice, even Danger Mouse.

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Another great instalment


Continuing from book 1, you need to read to appreciate book 2.

Great world-building, and the characters all had depth.
In this book, we meet Oliver properly, Devon's co-owner of the book shop.
Eagan Drake, brother to Brand, has his eye on Ollie, and then Ollie starts feeling unsafe at the bookshop, vampires are not the Drakes friends, and they seem too interested in Ollie and the shop.

Eagan Brand knew that Ollie was his mate, but Ollie needed lots of convincing, far too much convincing for Eagan's like.

Obviously, the dragon part of him is disguised, and he hides out in his giant mansion.

Seriously a lovely paranormal romance with great side characters and main ones.

John Solo did an excellent job of narrating this book and kept me entranced from start to finish.

Dragon Collector
Dragon Hoard, Book 2
By: Minerva Howe
Narrated by: John Solo
Series: Dragon Hoard, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins

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I received this audiobook for free from GRR at my request. My review is my opinion and an honest review - neither the author nor GRR influenced my opinion.

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  • XG
  • 20-07-22

A delightful treat!

This book was a double treat for me because, by one hand, these are more dragons written by Minerva Howe. By the other hand, it is narrated by one of my favorite voice actors, John Solo, so it combines a beautiful love story, full of steam, heartwarming moments, fated love, low angst situations and many sweet moments of camaraderie between the brothers and their mates and a great voice performance. An audiobook worthy of read and reread many times!

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Cotton Candy Fluff

The second book in the Dragon Hoard series, Dragon Collector picks up where book 1 ended. Although it technically could be read as a standalone, I don’t recommend it. So much background happens in book 1 and to truly enjoy this book you need that info.

This book focuses on dragon Eagan and his mate Ollie. They are already in love, but the major issue is Ollie not believing he’s really Eagan’s fated mate. This is standard conflict in ABO romances, and the plot follows pretty familiar tracks on its way to a happy ending. This isn’t a bad thing, especially if all you want is a nice dose of supernatural fluff and sugar. There is a lot more world building that occurs which I found interesting. For the most part, this book felt like a cotton candy plot filler in the series, setting us up for something bigger come along in the series.

The audiobook was narrated by John Solo who does a great job. The audiobook was well produced and easy to listen to.

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Sweet and funny

I don't particularly like denial as a plot tool, but Minerva Howe uses it in such a manner that I still enjoy the story. One aspect of this series that stands out to me is how the dragon brothers enjoy each other's company and don't want to live apart while they are creating families. It is different from pack dynamics, as there is no clear leader of the group, unless you count the Danger Mouse. The love and solidarity between brothers and brothers-in-law is a big part of what makes this series so appealing. Also, lots of humour!

I am very much looking forward to hearing Tyler's story, it is time he finds his mate!

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  • PL
  • 15-07-22

Fantastic performance

Eagan had the patience of a saint. Ollie needed some serious convincing - he took his sweet time but he got there in the end. These two were sweet together and had great chemistry.

Great addition to the series! I’m looking forward to reading Tyson’s story.

Narrator was fantastic.

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  • Lexi Zieve
  • 05-08-22

Ollie and Eagan

I adored Ollie and Eagan and was so happy to see them get their HEA. I love this world and these characters so much. It had so much heart and emotions. I couldn’t get enough of this story and I want so much more in this world. Their romance was great to get to see develop.

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  • LilMommi
  • 24-07-22

Great Story

Low angst, funny, great characters...
John Solo, is as always an amazing narrator, and brought the emotions out with his voices.

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  • Dee Slate
  • 24-07-22

Ollie and Eagan's story expertly narrated

Eagan met Ollie, (his mate) in the first book; the problem is that Ollie doesn't believe he (Ollie) is a dragon, so while he loves Eagan, he's fully prepared to lose him when his fated mate turns up.
There's some back and forth between the MCs, but in the end, Ollie decides that his love is stronger and is willing to believe all will work out.
It's a low angst, fun story and can't wait for Tyson to find his mate and for the vampire threat to be stopped.
As usual, John Solo does a great job with voicing each of the characters - he has a knack for infusing the appropriate age, emotions, humour into the characters. It is always a pleasure listening to him!

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  • Marakita
  • 21-07-22

Brilliant

This is the story of Eagan and Oliver. It is the 2nd book in the Dragon Hoard series. I love this series. John Solo absolutely brought this book to life. The intrigue keeps you rivited and the humor makes you laugh out loud. Loved it.

I received this book as an Arc and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

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  • Sharon
  • 13-07-22

Love this series!!!

I'm happy to see Eagan and Ollie get their own HEA. Now it's Tyson's turn. These boys and their mates, swoon worthy!!!

The narration brought the book to life, Joel Leslie is one of my favorite narrators. I read book 1 then listened to book 2... wonder when/if book 3 is coming to audio? I probably won't wait to see, I'm too invested in this series.

Danger is lurking as the prophecy unfolds.

Can't wait to read or listen to book 3 in the series.

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  • Dmauritzen
  • 13-07-22

Amazing

I enjoyed this story so much. The storyline was intriguing and Ollie is so sweet and in love. John did a amazing job with the narration and I was spellbound with the characters hope there are more to come.

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  • Celest F.
  • 13-07-22

So much fun

I really love this series and am so excited the first two are in audio. DangerMouse is my favorite character and John does a great job of bringing her to life. I’ve read the next book and can’t wait to hear it in audio as well.

(Should be listened to in order for max enjoyment)