Review: Soul Scorched by Donna Grant

Posted October 25, 2015 by Iris in Iris, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review:  Soul Scorched by Donna GrantSoul Scorched by Donna Grant
Series: Dark Kings, #6
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on June 30th 2015
ISBN: 1250071933
Pages: 352
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Darcy was floating on a cloud of pure passion. Everywhere he touched, Warrick was leaving a mark on her, forever changing her. She could feel it through her skin and muscle, through bone and into her soul. It was as if he was changing her. And she welcomed it…
Her power is a blessing.
Born on the Isle of Skye, Darcy is a beautiful woman of many gifts. Fortune-telling is her forte, and she remains the only Druid who could unlock the secrets—and desires—of a Dragon King. His name is Warrick. And now that Darcy’s seen into his dragon heart, nothing will ever be the same…
His passion is a curse.
Warrick never intended to put Darcy in harm’s way. But ever since she revealed a shocking truth, Darcy has been hunted by the Dark Fae, who want to use her powers for their own evil purposes. Now it’s up to Warrick to do whatever it takes to keep the woman who sets his soul on fire safe. But protecting Darcy means putting himself—and his entire race—in jeopardy. Is his desperate longing for one woman worth the risk of losing everything… for eternity?
Dive into Soul Scorched, the sizzling next novel in the Dark Kings series from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.

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I just can’t seem to get enough of Donna Grant’s Dragon Kings. I’m not sure how she does it, but each book is better than the last. In the previous book we see that Ulrik has somehow managed to regain some of the powers that were stripped from him when he was banished from Dreagan. In Soul Scorched we finally see how he managed this fete.

As the inevitable war with the Dark Fae and Ulrik draws near, more and more of the Dragon Kings awaken to join the fight to save humanity. With so many Kings waking up after hundreds and in some cases thousands pf years of sleep, things should prove very interesting.

As with most Dragon Kings books once you start, you can’t seem to put it down. Warrick has been sleeping for hundreds of years deep in his mountain cave. Now his fellow Kings need him. The Dark have decided to start a war that humans cannot afford to lose and it’s up to the Kings to stop it. Although the story focuses mainly on Warrick and Darcy, the Skye Druid that unbound some of Ulrik’s powers, we are treated to the other Kings and glimpses of their mates. As an added bonus, we even get a couple of scenes featuring glimpses of the Warriors. As always, we are introduced to a Dragon King with a past that should make it difficult for him to care for a human again. Yet Darcy managed to sneak past his defenses and burrow deep in to his heart. She is a strong, independent druid, used to taking care of herself and does not just take Warrick’s word as law. At least not until she meets up with the Dark and realizes that this is not one fight she can handle on her own. The chemistry between Warrick and Darcy was less explosive and more of a slow burn, unlike some of the other Kings books, but I believe it fit well with the characters.

One of the biggest questions for those who have been following the Dark Kings series is the question of who was Rhi’s Dragon King lover that cast her away. At this point I have my suspicions, but alas, Grant dangles a couple carrots for us then quickly snatches them back. I don’t know about other fans of the series, but I don’t know for sure who he is and I already dislike him. One thing I do not dislike is the continuing saga of the Dragon Kings, the women who give them a bigger reason to fight for humans and the Fae. Of course, we can’t forget Con and Ulrik. Who is not looking forward to the final battle between Con and Ulrik? With every book we see more humanity in Ulrik that leads us to believe that perhaps he is not as evil as everyone believes. After all he has been through, we’re pretty much guaranteed a battle of epic proportions between the King of Kings and the one King strong enough to challenge him. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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I picked up my first romance novel at 14 and have not looked back once. A lover of the written word, I'll read just about anything that catches my attention, especially if it includes hot alpha males and strong independent women. Living in a houseful of musicians and athletes, when not reading (and usually even when I am), I can be found watching the NY Rangers or listening to someone practicing their instruments. I've been reviewing for Cocktails and Books since 2012.