by Donna Grant
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on June 30, 2015
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
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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.
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.