I'm struggling between 2 and 3 here. The reason for the low rating is two-fold. One, I've kind of lost track of what is happening here. There is something about a pearl. One minute Greg is forcing it on her; the next he is beating her to get it back and then he's telling her to take it. I'm lost. I don't know what he actually wants from her. Plus she's supposed to choose a dragon, then seems to think she can claim one and mate one. I don't know.
Two, like the first book (but worse) it just ends. I mean it just suddenly ends. This is by no means a complete novel on it's own. Nope, not even by stretching the definition of novella does this qualify as anything complete. Irritatingly it's not a beginning of anything either, being the middle book. So on it's own it just the middle of a story. Who picks up a book and just reads the middle third? No one I know.
But why not just a one start then? Because despite my tenuous grasp of what is actually happening I am invested in how the story eventually comes to fruition. (I just hope I don't get to the end of the third one and find it's not the end of the series.) And I generally think the writing is pretty good. Pending the third book contains an ending I would strongly post my preference to see the story firmly ensconced in a single binding. There doesn't seem to be any real reason for it to be three books. It just creates frustration for the reader. Of course, my opinion is worth exactly what was paid for it. Nothing.