Pia Does Hollywood by Thea Harrison
Series: Elder Races #8.6
Also in this series: Lord's Fall, Pia Saves the Day & Peanut Goes to School, Dragos Takes a Holiday, Night's Honor, Night's Honor, Dragon Bound, Midnight's Kiss, Midnight's Kiss, Dragos Goes to Washington, Shadow's End, Pia Does Hollywood, Liam Takes Manhattan
Publication Date: November 17th 2015
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After making a diplomatic pact with humankind and the other leaders of the Elder Races, Pia Cuelebre, mate to Dragos Cuelebre, Lord of the Wyr, reluctantly heads to Hollywood to spend a week with the Light Fae Queen, Tatiana, before the busy Masque season hits New York in December.
Dragos has never let the lack of an invitation stop him from doing anything he wanted. Unwilling to let his mate make the trip without him, he travels to southern California in secret to be with her.
But when an ancient enemy launches a shattering assault against the Light Fae, Dragos and Pia must intercede. The destruction threatens to spread and strike a mortal blow against all of the magically gifted, both human and Elder Race alike.Working with the Light Fae to neutralize the danger, Dragos and Pia find their deepest vulnerabilities challenged and their most closely held secrets threatened with exposure.
PIA DOES HOLLYWOOD is the second part of a three-story series about Pia, Dragos, and and their son, Liam. Each story stands alone, but fans might want to read all three: DRAGOS GOES TO WASHINGTON, PIA DOES HOLLYWOOD, and LIAM TAKES MANHATTAN.
Pia Does Hollywood follows the events in Dragos Goes To Washington. At the end of DGtW, the leaders of the Elder Races all agreed to send one person from their family to spend a week with another of the Elder Races to foster peace, similar to the way the Lords of old used to foster their children with other Warlords. Pia agreed to go, but Dragos never agreed not to follow. Which turns out to be a good thing when problems arise that could compromise the safety of Pia, and possibly everyone in the area.
Pia and Draogs are one of my all-time favorite couples and I love watching them in action. This story focuses on certain aspects of their relationship just as much as the outside action, so it was a pretty great read all around. I really like learning more about the other Elder Races, in this case the Light Fae Queen, and seeing the politics in play. I sometimes forget that Dragos and Pia are a power couple in the world, rather than just two people in love, finding their way together. This series of novellas really reminded me of that. Both Pia and Dragos had to put their personal issues on hold to deal with worldly concerns. Dragos can basically do what he wants, but even he has political games he has to play into.
This series is fabulous, and I love these in-between shorts. I’m totally addicted.
4 out of 5