Every inch of him was molded as if from granite…and her blood ran like fire… 

For centuries, V has waited to awaken from his doomed sleep and reclaim his destiny. But this Dragon King–one among a legion of legendary warriors sworn to protect the human race from darkness–must first find a way to win back his sword. Wield its power. And try not to fall prey to his own illicit desires.

Claire may possess the beauty and soul of a goddess but V knows better than to mess with a mere mortal. Still, he instinctively knows that Claire is The One who can help him regain the use of his sword and restore his place at Dreagan. But if she learns the truth about who–and what–he really is, her memories of him would be erased forever. How can V love Claire truly, madly, deeply…and protect her from the forces of fire and darkness that could destroy them both?

Titles in the Dark Kings series, long series include — Darkest Flame – Fire Rising – Burning Desire – Hot-Blooded – Night Blaze – Soul Scorched – Passion Ignites – Smoldering Hunger – Smoke and Fire – Firestorm – Blaze – Heat – Torched – Dragonfire – Ignite – Fever

Title:  Ignite
Series:  Dark Kings #15
Author:  Donna Grant
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  April 30, 2019
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
My Rating:  4.5 stars

It’s always a good time to return to Donna Grant’s Dark Kings world, and IGNITE was everything and more than I’d hoped for.  Yet, I don’t know if this is a series that one can drop in on randomly without knowing some of the backgrounds of these amazing characters.  IGNITE is a stunning story, and you’ll certainly be swept up into V (Vlad) and Claire’s romance adventure, so yes you could read it on its own, but I’d suggest trying to pick up some of the earlier books if you can for the whole story.  Just my opinion. (Libraries now also offer e-books (well, many do) so if the cost is an issue on going back to the beginning there might be another solution)

IGNITE is packed full of intense action, strong language, and definitely sexual sizzle and more.  I would definitely say this is an adult story.  Although V has his sword, the abilities he needs are not coming forward and this Dark King is beyond frustrated.  In previous stories we got a hint of the attraction between Claire and V.  Now that’s going to come full circle as some good friends do a bit of matchmaking to bring these two together.

I don’t even know where to begin with the action, the mystery and the interwoven threads that show up in IGNITE.  So, frankly, I’m not even going to try.  Actually, all you really need from me is to know that I absolutely loved V and Claire’s story.  It certainly brings storylines forward and gives us visits with old familiar friends and evil faces as well.  The only thing I was not thrilled about was the fact that there is a cliffhanger-ish ending.  There are lots of loose ends that, I’m assuming, will be dealt with in the next book, FEVER, but that’s not due out until Fall I believe so I’m left hanging on several fronts.  Aside from that little detail — Loved this one and would not hesitate to recommend it to Paranormal Romance readers with the comment of you’ll enjoy this more if you’ve read most of the series up to now.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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