Soul Scorched by Donna Grant is the 6th book in the Dark Kings series. This one focuses on Darcy, the druid that helped Ulrik ge3.5 Stars - Good read.
Soul Scorched by Donna Grant is the 6th book in the Dark Kings series. This one focuses on Darcy, the druid that helped Ulrik get back some of his powers and Warrick, one of the Dragon Kings. Warrick is a loner, preferring to keep his own company whenever possible. He doesn’t hate humans like many of his brethren but harbors a secret fascination with them.
Warrick, along with another Dragon King, Thorn, are tasked with finding out what Darcy knows and with keeping her safe from the Dark Fae. When Warrick spends some time with Darcy he is surprised to discover he likes being with her and isn’t eager to leave her company, which he normally is when around others. He was drawn to her from the first moment he saw her and finds himself wanting her more with every second he spends with her. Darcy is immediately drawn to Warrick as well. She meets him in the flesh, literally, after he saves her from a Dark Fae attack. Their romance develops while battling danger from all sides. The line between the good guys and the bad gets precariously thin and Darcy must decide who she can trust.
I have to say that, though I liked both Warrick and Darcy, I didn’t find them or their romance particularly compelling. I was more interested in Rhi and what was going on with her. She’s struggling with the aftermath of her imprisonment and torture, along with her heartbreaking love for the mysterious Dragon King who forsook her. She finds her convictions teetering and her path is unclear. She’s my favorite character and has been from the beginning so I’m anxious to find out what happens next with her storyline.
Con also gained my attention, it seems the more I read about him, the less I like him. I think he has made some grave mistakes in lifetime. He’s driven by his hatred towards Ulrik and it blinds him. In many ways I find him culpable for the man that Ulrik is today.
Speaking of Ulrik, he’s a very intriguing character whom I found myself sympathizing with to some degree. He has done many evil things yet at times he seems, redeemable. I’m really curious to discover how the story will play out for these characters.
I enjoyed Soul Scorched. The secondary storylines in particular captured my attention and left me curious for more. I look forward to the next book, Passion Ignites, which will be Thorn’s story.
I strongly recommend that the Dark Kings series be read in order as it has several ongoing storylines.
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Good but not great start to the series. I liked it but I have to say I'm getting really sick of love triangles3.5 Stars
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Good but not great start to the series. I liked it but I have to say I'm getting really sick of love triangles. Seems to be the prevalent theme for young adult series. This book did leave me curious for the next one, Rogue, and I liked it enough to continue reading. ...more
SEAL Wolf Hunting by Terry Spear is the 16th book in the Heart of the Wolf series, but could easily be read as a stand-alone novel. This one is aboutSEAL Wolf Hunting by Terry Spear is the 16th book in the Heart of the Wolf series, but could easily be read as a stand-alone novel. This one is about Lori Greypaw and Paul Cunningham. Paul is part of the Cunningham pack. He has spent most of his time away from the pack on missions with the SEAL wolf shifters. He and his partner Allen have come home for a two week vacation and Paul is determined to spend some time with Lori. She has avoided him the last few times he has visited.
Lori has known for years that she wanted Paul for her mate but doesn't want to force him to make a decision to stay home and take over the pack. She wants him to want to stay of his own free will. Ultimately this is what the book is about. There is a bit of mystery and suspense thrown in to keep things interesting as well.
SEAL Wolf Hunting was a good read but not my favorite of the series. It wasn't as romantic or interesting as I would have liked. It seemed like Paul and Lori put off getting together over and over again and then finally decided, might as well just do it. I just wasn't feeling the love. I felt the friendship and affection more than the romantic connection.
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