Review: Smoldering Hunger (Dark Kings #8) by Donna Grant

December 26, 2015 Review 0

Review: Smoldering Hunger (Dark Kings #8) by Donna Grant

Darius is back. Edinburg thought it had seen the last of this seductive Dragon King, but that was before Darius found something worthwhile. He just can't stay away from the impossibly beautiful Dr. Sophie Martin-even though he knows that a passion this strong could prove detrimental...for them both.

Sophie tried to forget her encounter with smoking-hot Darius to no avail. He's in her dreams, tempting her. But her association with Darius catches the attention of another, putting her
in mortal danger. . .and Darius, who has vowed to protect her, is her only hope. But can she trust the notorious dragon shapeshifter? The only thing she knows for sure is that she cannot resist him.

Title: Smoldering Hunger
Author: Donna Grant
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Midnight's Lover, Midnight's Seduction, Midnight's Warrior, Midnight's Kiss Part I
Series: Dark Kings
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Darkest Flame, Dawn's Desire, Fire Rising, Burning Desire
Published by St Martin's
Source: Author
Published: December 29, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
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The ending of Passion Ignites has Darius and Sophie enjoying some intimate time together. This moment is also mentioned in Dark Alpha’s Claim. It is no secret that Darius is interested in repeating the events of that evening. Sophie has sworn never to let anyone get close to her again has no qualms about relishing Darius’s body again. Darius is not worried about finding his mate as so many of his fellow Dragons has. Something that has happened in his past reminds his that a mate is not something his future hold. They both go into what is supposed to be hot no stings sex with their eyes open to any future for them.

A Dragon showing any type of interest in a female will inevitably put her on Ulrik’s radar. It doesn’t take him long to sniff her out. Ulrik being the wizened man he is also figures out the easiest way to get to her and cause her the most pain thus poking the Dreagan Dragons and their King. Sophie is soon swept up into a war with beings that she never fathomed could possibly exist. She also soon finds herself doing something she swore she would never do again, trust another enough to let them in and fall in love.

I’m at the point in the Dark Kings series where I need something to happen to push the world further along, something BIG. It seems to me that the deeper we go into this series that there is less advancement in the big picture. Ulrik is going to go after the female main character to hurt the male main character. Con is going to give half-truths to his Dragons while hoping they don’t fall in love. Readers are going to be reminded that the Dragon lover Rhi once had is very present and still forever nameless. The weapon that the Dark once sought is still hidden and a secret. I’m getting a feeling of too much repetition here. I’m still wildly curious about it all though so it must not be a bad thing.

Balladyn and Ulrik are seriously becoming my favorite characters though. I was so flipping happy for something that happens to Ballydyn here. I’m wondering if it means something I’ve been hoping for all along. I’m secretly wishing for Ulrik to kill Con. Con is going to have to have some really good reasons behind all of his actions and thoughts to ever be redeemable in my eyes.

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