REVIEW: A Dragon’s Fortune: An MM Modern Fantasy Romance – Sam Burns and W.M. Fawkes

A Dragon's Fortune: An MM Modern Fantasy Romance Book Cover A Dragon's Fortune: An MM Modern Fantasy Romance
Magic Emporium
Sam Burns and W.M. Fawkes
LGBT Fantasy Romance/Dragons
Independently Published
January 28, 2021

Cillian Roarke is the world’s sweetest dragon. He’s a great boss, a good person, and he spends his days making honey-glazed caramel treats in the shape of bunnies for his bakery, Honey Bunny. Still, the highlight of every day is watching the adorable college student who’s Much Too Young For Him stuff his face full of Cillian’s sweet buns.

Finnick West is a college student who dreams of baked goods, much to the consternation of his figure-skating partner. She’s not offended by the temptation, but by Finnick’s continuing failure to ask out the cute baker. With pressure from all sides, Finn knows it’s time to take something for himself, if only he can catch Hot Baker’s eye.

While the two of them work up the nerve to ask each other out, an assassination attempt reveals forces working to not only stop their interspecies romance in its tracks, but destroy everything and everyone they love.

A Dragon’s Fortune is part of the Magic Emporium Series. Each book stands alone, but each one features an appearance by Marden’s Magic Emporium, a shop that can appear anywhere, but only once and only when someone’s in dire need. This book contains dragons, ice skating, a whole bunch of sugar, and a guaranteed HEA.



Reviewed by Melissa Brus

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

This book is part of a collection that has a mysterious magic shop in common. Each book is written as a separate world and can be read individually and in any order. And y’all this one is so very yummy!!! It is a fantasy set in a world where the supernatural are part of our everyday world, but maybe all is not as equal as it should be. The struggle of facing the past and not letting it color how we see our present is a constant theme in this book.


The slow build of this story is perfectly paced. As the romance grows between Cillian and Finnick, the mystery of Finnick’s past slowly reveals itself as well. There is such a beautiful balance between the sense of tension as the danger intensifies and the genuine sweetness of the interactions between our two awkward and shy main characters. My only disappointment was that I need a recipe for the Honey Bunnies that were almost their own character and definitely were a key in the romance plot! As if that wasn’t enough, the reveal of the villain in this story was a true surprise. Definitely a great book to dig into for fans of fantasy and romance.



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