This was quite a fabulous fantasy story about a Prince, Ingram, forced by his father to marry a dragon slayer, Mallory, who is the warden of their kingdom's northern territories. There was some interesting world building and I enjoyed the build up of the characters and their relationship. I loved Ingram from the beginning and it while it took me a bit to warm to Mallory, he became a richer, more substantial character for me as I read on. Sex is fade to black and that definitely works for the story. I found myself really invested in Ingram's journey and how he and Mallory built a life at Winterveil and there were quite a few twists and turns in the plot that I didn't see coming that I loved. There's a great setup for the next story that left me wanting more but not in any way dissatisfied with this book, I just can't wait to see what happens next. If you love M/M stories with dragons the dragons are definitely secondary here and only lightly touched on but I could see their role bumping up in the next book. There's a great story here with solid world building and characters to care about. Recommended.