Crimson Dahlia by Abigail Owen

Wow! Hands down, my favorite novel in this series so far.

What’s it About? 

crimson dahlia

Lila Jenner left her family to start a new life away from Ramsey Pierce. After decades of rejection, she needs the chance to discover who she is without him. Helping to rebuild relationships between tribes of Svatura is just the opportunity she needs. Determined that the fire raging inside him will never harm Lila, Ramsey denies the magical bond that could be theirs alone.

But when an old enemy resurfaces and Lila disappears, he realizes he’ll do anything to win her back and make her his. However, Maddox, driven by a centuries-old quest for revenge, is stronger than any of them ever imagined. Friends and enemies must band together against this shared threat. Even then, they may discover too late that one dragon is not always enough.

First Impressions

I have been waiting since book one to learn more about Ramsey, a character that I consider to be one of the most complex Svatura of the bunch. He’s a firestarter who literally has the hots for Lila. However, even though he can sense they are te’sorthene, or mates, he fears he’ll hurt her, so he tries for over 60 years to push her away. When he finally succeeds to the point where Lila leaves the group, she is kidnapped by their enemy, Maddox. Ramsey then goes above and beyond to get her back, and when he does he has to prove he won’t reject her again. Ahhh, pardon me whilst I sigh from all the romance going on here.


A New Kind of Relationship

Throughout this series, we have seen the development of a few different relationships between Svatura couples. Alex and Ellie have an unbelievably sweet relationship, whereas Griffin and Selene have a more subtle relationship of respect. Ramsey and Lila? These two are hotter than hot! There is over 60 years of repressed sexual tension at play here, and I love it! Hiding from Maddox presents our couple with some delectable moments of privacy from the others, as well as a decent amount of fevered kissing. I might have to sigh again.


A New Battle

As with the other books in the series, the entire novel is a build-up to an intense battle between the Svatura and their enemy wolf-pack. Their enemy might be the same as before, but we learn some new things which change the name of the revenge game! I always seem to forget though that these battles can be quite graphic and gruesome. There are so many unique powers from different characters presented on the battlefield, and they can cause some serious damage!


The relationship between Ramsey and Lila is probably my favorite of any of the characters so far, and the plot itself was also amazing. Just when you think you’ve got everything figured out, we are presented with so many plot twists and turns that you’ll find yourself questioning what you thought you knew about our beloved characters. Can’t wait to see how it all comes together in the final book!


*A copy of this book was provided for an honest review*

Series: Svatura, Volume 3. Definitely have to read these in order.

Should you read it? Yes! It’s intense, sexy, and will keep you guessing even beyond the last page.

Smut Level: Ramsey’s hand-print is literally burned onto Lila’s ass! Don’t worry, it was just an accident. These two might just share a few kisses, but they are full of heat!

Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $4.99 Kindle Price. The Wild Rose Press, Inc. 231 Pages.

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