Monday, October 23, 2017

Night's Blaze (Dark Kings, #5) by Donna Grant ~ Review

That one simple kiss slayed him as nothing in his very, very long life had ever done. It physically hurt him to release her and turn his back on everything she offered, but it was for the best.

The Rhys who has existed for centuries is gone. Stripped of his ability to shift forms, Rhys can no longer embody the majestic, powerful dragon he was at birth. Cut off from his heritage by one of his own, this Dragon King must remain a man, haunted by demons who torment his every waking moment. The darkness would swallow him whole . . . except a woman so beautiful and haunted becomes the one beam of light in his world...


Lily Ross is taking the first step in building a new life for herself. Still reeling from a relationship that nearly broke her spirit, Lily is wary of her attraction to brawny, brooding Rhys. The passion burning so brightly between them is a potent temptation, but any entanglement is destined to end in disaster. Yet when a spectre from Lily’s past threatens their growing bond, Rhys is forced to choose with his heart, or lose this woman who has become his one chance at salvation...

I've been wondering about Rhys for a while now, wanting his story.  When he was hurt, I was scanning the book blurbs ahead to find his story.  Needless to say, I wanted to read this one!

This book was more emotional for me than the others have been.  As Rhys struggled with the results of his injury and Lily's past become clear, it all just got to me.  I do love it when I'm that attached to the characters.  I did want to do in Lily's ex and one other (spoiler so I can't tell you) - and I do mean do in.  Lay them both flat with some dragon magic or something - they both deserve it.

This book proved that these stories are not a pattern because this one has some shocks in it.  My heart broke for Rhys.  His poor yellow dragon self.  I wanted to just hug him.  And I was so proud of Lily and her ability to fight through some pretty hard emotions to stand strong.  Good girl.

Strong characters and a great story just happen in Donna Grant stories.  I can't seem to read them fast enough and I know they will be on that reread list that I go back to when I just need something good.

I can't get enough.  I go from one to the next, usually right after closing the last page of one.  If you haven't discovered this series and you love paranormal romance, you need to give these a go.


No comments:

Post a Comment