Book Review – Soul Scorched

Posted January 25, 2016 by Kathy in 3.5 Stars, Book Review / 0 Comments

Book Review – Soul ScorchedSoul Scorched Series: Dark Kings #6
by Donna Grant
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on June 30, 2015
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
Format: Ebook
Source: Publisher
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three-half-stars
two-flames

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.

 

Soul Scorched is the 6th book of the Dark Kings series that has the exciting action and steamy romance that has made me fall in love with this series. But this wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. Warning this review has some spoilers.

 

Soul Scorched is the love story of Darcy and Warrick. Darcy is a druid being hunted by the Fae. Warrick is the Dragon King assigned to watch Darcy as a plan to find out her secrets. The moment they meet there is an attraction but Warrick doesn’t want to admit it. He has been happy being on his own and does not want a mate. Plus he is not sure if he can trust Darcy. Of all the love stories in the Dark Kings series I thought Darcy and Warrick’s was ok. I found nothing special about the connection they made. I was more excited about Ulrik and Rhi’s side stories. Also we see a dark side of Con, the King of Kings, and I can’t wait to learn his secrets. Each book of this series focuses on a Dragon King finding his mate but with Soul Scorched I felt the repetition of the Dragon Kings history dragged this story. This is the 6th book so having to always read the female characters being told their history is boring.

 

Even though this wasn’t my favorite I still love this series. I just hope the next books focus more on Rhi, Ulrik and the ultimate war between the Dragon Kings and their enemies. Soul Scorched can be read as a standalone. But I suggest you read all the books (including the novellas) in order to get a full understanding of the story. This still is one of my favorite series and I highly suggest it to all paranormal fans.

 

Soul Scorched teaser

Rating Report
Plot
three-half-stars
Characters
three-stars
Writing
three-half-stars
Pacing
three-half-stars
Overall: three-half-stars

About Donna Grant

Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written over forty short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.

She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews.

Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.

Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.

 

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