Arrow to the Soul is a good book, but I was disappointed. It was just so similar to the first book, Bullet to the Heart, which I really liked, partly...moreArrow to the Soul is a good book, but I was disappointed. It was just so similar to the first book, Bullet to the Heart, which I really liked, partly because of its uniqueness. I felt like I was reading a slightly different version of the same book. The characters are similar, as are their reactions to each other. The hero holds another in his heart and is disgusted by his attraction to the heroine. Sound familiar? I understood it in Rand’s case, no so much in Adam’s. Adam didn’t physically torture Arrow at least. He was more about the verbal barbs and he wielded those frequently against Arrow. I hated him a bit for that. Arrow was almost a carbon copy to Bullet, just a few differences. Heck even the plot and climax were similar. I’m not sure I want to continue the series if I’m just going to be getting basically the same characters and stories over and over again…(less)
Fire Rising by Donna Grant is the 2nd novel in her Dark Kings series. This story focuses on Tristan and Sammie. Sammie is Jane’s half-sister and Trist...moreFire Rising by Donna Grant is the 2nd novel in her Dark Kings series. This story focuses on Tristan and Sammie. Sammie is Jane’s half-sister and Tristan is the newest Dragon King. He fell from the skies as a Dragon King two years ago. He recently discovered that he had a life prior to becoming a Dragon King and he has a twin brother from that life, Ian. He has no memories of his previous life as Duncan, an Immortal warrior, until he meets Sammie. His interactions with Sammie trigger bits of memories from when he was Duncan. As Sammie and Tristan grow closer and danger draws near Tristan struggles with trying to reconcile his past life with his current. And Sammie struggles with letting herself grow close to someone. It broke her heart when her mother died and she is afraid of opening up herself to that kind of pain again.
Tristan is a great hero and I loved him and Sammie together. Their romance develops steadily though the course of the novel. The attraction is instant but their love grew at a rate that felt natural. Sammie is also a likable character. She is independent and strong but determined to hold herself back. I liked the process of her learning to love again.
I really enjoyed Fire Rising. It was fast paced, interesting, exciting and it left me anxious for more. The battle with the Dark Fae and Ulrich continues and it’s intensifying. The characters are well developed and the plot is intricately woven. It’s a great addition to the Dark Kings series and I look forward to future stories.
I recommend the Dark Kings series to fans of paranormal romance.
*ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley(less)
I wasn't real fond of the H, Monroe in this one, though he definitely had some redeeming moments that I loved. He's self-important, high-hand...more3.5 Stars
I wasn't real fond of the H, Monroe in this one, though he definitely had some redeeming moments that I loved. He's self-important, high-handed and smug. Eden tell him to call her Edie because she hates being called Eden, so what does he do? He smirks and calls her Eden. Gawd, he was annoying. He manipulated Eden and pushes his way into her life. I wanted to see him suffer and I was glad when he did. With the exception of Monroe and his high-handedness I really enjoyed the book. It's fast paced, interesting and the character felt genuine. I also enjoyed how Monroe pursued Eden before he even knew she was his Angel. I liked Eden, though she did have a wee bit of TSTL syndrome. She took some unnecessary risks with her life toward the beginning of the book.
Overall, I liked it and I look forward to the next book in the series.(less)
Good but I didn't really care for Leto. He didn't deserve his angel. There was no emotional depth to their relationship. They were at complete odds ag...moreGood but I didn't really care for Leto. He didn't deserve his angel. There was no emotional depth to their relationship. They were at complete odds against each other until practically the end. (less)
Bared by Stacey Kennedy is the 2nd book in her Club Sin series. It features Cora and Aidan, both of whom have small parts in the first book....more3.75 Stars
Bared by Stacey Kennedy is the 2nd book in her Club Sin series. It features Cora and Aidan, both of whom have small parts in the first book. Aidan has spent the last 5 years grieving the loss of Lily who was his live in lover and his sub. Her death devastated him. Cora has been his go to sub in Club Sin for the past couple of years. She is in love with him but knows he isn’t ready to put his pain in the past. So she hides away her feelings and becomes what Aidan needs to help him heal, a perfect and giving sub.
Aidan is pretty hung up on his lost love and this isn’t my favorite plot device but I did enjoy this novel. I really felt for Cora and wanted to smack Aidan upside the head for being so blind to what is in front of him and has been for over a year and a half. You can tell that he really cares for Cora but it takes a long time for him to admit it to himself.
Bared is well written, heartfelt and steamy. I loved how the other Club Sin Masters were supportive of Cora and gave Aidan some tough love when he needed it. I liked how Aidan tried so hard to help Cora when he knew something was wrong. In the end I felt that Aidan truly loved Cora just as much as his lost love and that he was ready to move on and devote himself completely to Cora. Their path to romance wasn’t an easy one but the journey was well worth it.