Living among the Dragon Kings, Cain has spent lifetimes learning to distrust both mortals and Fae. He is a warrior born—and every instinct demands that he fight to keep his own kind safe. But when a fringe member of the Dark Fae contacts the Kings with an urgent warning, Cain is torn for the first time. How can he trust this beautiful creature when resisting his primal attraction to her is battle enough?
Noreen is horrified by what her kind and the malevolent Others are planning for the Dragon Kings. Dark Fae or not, there are lines she will not cross—even if it means risking her life. But she never imagined that she would risk her heart until she meets Cain. She wants him with a soul-deep desire that frightens her…and endangers them both. Is saying goodbye to everything Noreen has ever known worth a love that will span time and realms?
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 – Flame – Inferno
Series: Dark Kings #17
Author: Donna Grant
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: June 30, 2020
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 4.5 stars
‘Flame’ is the seventeenth story in the ‘Dark Kings‘ series… and brings us even closer to the finale of this series. I frankly won’t know how to exist without another ‘Dark Kings‘ story, or connecting story to look forward to… maybe a tad bit overdramatic, but I will miss this world so very much – but that’s for another day, right now we have ‘Flame‘ to talk about.
… or not really talk about. ‘Flame‘ will reveal so much, answer many questions… and give rise to even more questions before we’re given those answers that have burned our reading souls for so long now. But not just yet. I won’t be revealing any of that here – no. You need to experience this adventure for yourself first hand. Most of what you’d want to know can be found in the cover description – but Cain and Noreen, they are simply amazing and you’ll get to know them, their motives, their hearts quite well before ‘Flame‘ concludes.
It always amazes me that just the right people are coupled together in this series. Even though Noreen was Dark Fae, she’s changed, she doesn’t believe as they do any longer, and she’s risking her very long life to try to warn the Dragon Kings of the treachery heading their way. To pair her with Cain, who hates anything remotely related to the Fae is a brave, and satisfying move. Watching them work through their preconceived ideas about each other, to battle not only the enemy but their own desires for each other was intriguing, sexy, and so worth every moment of lost sleep. This is a couple that belongs together, and it shows.
I’ve said I won’t talk much about this story and I won’t. I absolutely loved ‘Flame‘, it’s probably among my top five favorites from this series. Soon ‘Inferno‘ will be released and while I want to ‘know’ what happens… I don’t want to really let go of this world. I would highly recommend not only this story but the entire series (novellas included) to any reader no matter your preferred genre, but especially to Paranormal Romance or Fantasy readers. Buckle up, buttercup – it’s going to be quite a ride!
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, St. Martin’s Press 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.*
Available in paperback, audio, or your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.