Series: Dark Kings #7
Published by St. Martin's Press on November 3, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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He consumed her with that kiss, leaving no question that whatever was happening between them was meant to be—that it had always been meant to be…
HE LOVES FOR ETERNITY
Thorn is the bad boy of the Dragon Kings, a gorgeous, reckless warrior whose passions run wild and fury knows no bounds. When he sees the brave, beautiful Lexi being lured into the Dark Fae’s trap, he has no choice but to rescue her from a fate worse than death. But by saving this tempting mortal, he exposes himself to his fiercest enemy—and darkest desires. As the war between Dragons and Fae heats up, so does the passion between Lexi and Thorn. And when love is a battlefield, the heart takes no prisoners…
SHE LIVES FOR VENGEANCE
Lexi is on a mission of justice. Every day, she searches for the monster who murdered her friend. Every night, she hides in the shadows and plots her revenge. But the man she seeks is more dangerous than she ever imagined. He is one of the Dark Fae who preys on human life, who uses his unearthly power to seduce the innocent, and who is setting a trap just for her. Nothing can save Lexi from a creature like this—except the one man who’s been watching her every move…
Passion Ignites starts off with Lexi hunting down her friend’s killer. She is obsessed. The difference here between Lexi and a lot of the heroines in the earlier books is that Lexi knows there is more out there. She has seen the Dark Fae without their glamour. She knows they are not human. However, that does not stop her from tracking them down and trying to kill them herself.
Luckily Thorn has observed Lexi’s quest and is compelled to help her. It is implied that he has past issues, and the other Kings are watching him with Lexi to see if she will be a trigger. Thorn tries hard to distance himself, but is drawn. A big, telling sign that she is his mate.
Lexi also finds out about the Kings accidentally. There is no asking or talking to Con about it first. Unfortunately it is not the best timing, such things never are, and there you go. She now has an even broader knowledge of their world. A telling sign that Thorn is on the fence of the Con / Ulrick war is the fact that he doesn’t call Con right away when he would have been the obvious one to help Lexie. Instead, the Druids and Warriors are now a part of the war.
I was really confused by Con’s reaction to Lexi. He just seemed so calm. He admits he hates that the Kings are all finding mates, but Thorn and Lexi’s relationship does not seem to set him off.
The war definitely progresses in Passion Ignites. I don’t know how the Kings are going to deal with the repercussions of their enemy’s actions. I was really surprised on the route that was taken. Ulrik also surprises me when he comes practically face to face with Con. There are so many pieces of this war puzzle coming together. So many different parties playing each other and underhanded roles. I think the Kings are going to be blown away when all this surfaces. It is going to be really, really bad.
Overall, I think the war storyline was moved along nicely with some great questions being raised. I didn’t quite feel the connection between Thorn and Lexi. It seemed too easy, and the trick just one kiss played on the whole plan for her was kind of a simple answer to move forward. I like them as a couple and meeting your mate in the middle of war would definitely put a damper on romantic plans. I just felt like the book played more to the Dark Fae & Kings along with Ulrick and our other evil mastermind.
I’m excited for Smouldering Hunger! A favorite character is in a bad position, and the Kings still have to work out the newest problem laid at their door. I can’t wait!