Series: Dark Kings Series Book #3
Author: Donna Grant
Blurb: The Dark Kings have fought for centuries to preserve their dragon magic. But can one warrior resist the greatest temptation of all. . .?
A DESIRE THIS POWERFUL…In his quest to destroy the Dark Fae—his nemesis—the Dragon King known as Kiril goes to Ireland as a spy. When a gorgeous, mysterious woman tries to seduce him, Kiril instantly sees through her glamour to the Dark Fae beneath. Shara isn’t just any Dark; she’s from one of the most powerful bloodlines—and despite the dangers, Kiril can’t stay away from her. He’s enthralled by her smile, enslaved by the undeniable passion…
IS A WAR WORTH FIGTING FOR…Shara has one chance to make things right with her family—and to prove her worth. It seemed like such an easy mission…until she actually meets Kiril. His charm, his sexual magnetism is too much for her to ignore. Shara knows that falling into Kiril’s arms can bring her nothing but trouble. Yet she discovers an inner strength she didn’t know she had…and an attraction that knows no bounds. But is her desire for Kiril worth the risk of eternal doom for them both?…in Burning Desire by Donna Grant
Thoughts: What paranormal/sci-fi/fantasy reader would not be drawn in by this story? Dragons, dark fae, and kings who have fought and been at war for centuries? Definitely a series you have to try out! While it caught my attention at first and had a bit of a paranormal/James Bond thing going on, for some reason it just never really fully caught or captivated me and I’m not really sure why. The chemistry was there between the characters, the story was certainly there, the author did a great job telling the story, but something just didn’t fully come together for me, I think it had a lot to do with the fact that this was my first experience reading this particular author and not only was this the third book in this particular series, but the Dark Kings series is a spin-off from another series (her Dark Warriors series) – which in turn is a spin-off from yet again another series (her Dark Sword series). While the author does fill in background information and attempts to make it somewhat of a stand alone title, I can’t help but feel that this impacted my connection with story overall – particularly as the story progressed and I found it more and more difficult to keep up with who was who and where they factored into things.
I’m still rating it with a B, because I did enjoy the story (even considering all the spin-off, back history, past thread detail I would have liked from reading previous books), but definitely recommend reading them in order for those who have not already read her prior works. For fans of the series, I think you’ll love this one!