The Dragon’s Pledge by Marie Johnston

POV: Dual 1st person
PoP: 62%
Tropes: Shifter Romance; Slow Burn; Virgin Heroine; Heroine in Danger; Small Town
Series: Jade Dragon Shifter Brothers Book 1
Type of Series: Series of Standalones
Rate:  4/5 Stars
Release Date: August 22, 2022

Brighton Garnet is a dragon shifter who is in charge of the Garnet Dragons.  Her family was murdered by a faction of dragons that wanted to take power, and she is in danger because one of the members of the family is still at large.  Brighton has struggled with coming into her role because she was so young when her family was killed and has relied on the council in her clan to help her.  She is at an age and point where she needs to step up a little bit more but isn’t quite sure.  She has been fairly sheltered up to this point, but with all these changes being made, she needs to come out of her shell and lead her people.

Ronan Jade has come to Garnet River because the different clans think that he and Brighton would be a good mate match.  Ronan isn’t sure, but at the same time is extremely attracted to Brighton.  He is a little bit of a grump, so their first impressions aren’t the best.  One thing about Ronan though, he is there to stand beside Brighton and help her.  Not step in front and take charge. 

There are some growing pains with these two because of the ways in which their lives have played out until this point, but they truly come together once those issues are figured out.  Though, they aren’t without problems, but communication and hard truths from their friends and family show them what they are missing out on when they don’t stand as one.  I am loving this series and am excited that we got to mix these two clans together.