Series: Dark Kings #6
Published by St. Martin's Press on June 30, 2015
Genres: 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?
Right off the bat I loved Warrick. His fascination with all things human really set him apart from the other Kings who either hated or just didn’t care about humans. I had to laugh out loud at some of his little secret indulgences. He is one of the Kings that believes strongly in Con’s rule and does not sit on the fence as some of the King’s are. I am one of those sitting on the fence. I know there is another force at play, so despite some of the things I know Ulrik did, I’m still coming around to understand his motives.
I was sort of confused on the Dark being after Darcy. I didn’t think that would be something that Ulrik would do, because really, he needed her. What she did should not have really affected the Dark, so I didn’t understand their ruthlessness in trying to kill her. I was really intrigued by who really sent the Dark and who truly wanted Darcy dead. We have many different sides of this war that could want her dead, that you get lost in the mystery of who is the real threat she should be running from. Obviously the Dark, but really it’s the person behind the Dark that is the threat.
Darcy is so determined that what she did was right, and that she has evidence of her stance. This, along with all the attacks against Darcy has Warrick even starting to doubt his Dragon King family.
What I loved about this book, as well as the ones in the series before this one, is that last 25% or so of the book. Bombs get dropped one after another and you just don’t know where to turn or who to trust. It’s exciting and thrilling. It keeps you hooked to the pages.
I still really love Rhi. The upheaval and indecision she is suffering really makes me feel for her. I want the fun loving Rhi back and I’m hoping she gets her own book where all is revealed. Her actions here in Soul Scorched really have me worried for her.
You can’t miss this series!