Darius is back. Edinburg thought it had seen the last of this seductive Dragon King, but that was before Darius found something worthwhile. He just can’t stay away from the impossibly beautiful Dr. Sophie Martin-even though he knows that a passion this strong could prove detrimental…for them both.
Sophie tried to forget her encounter with smoking-hot Darius to no avail. He’s in her dreams, tempting her. But her association with Darius catches the attention of another, putting her
in mortal danger. . .and Darius, who has vowed to protect her, is her only hope. But can she trust the notorious dragon shapeshifter? The only thing she knows for sure is that she cannot resist him…
Worldbuilding: I loved returning to the world of the Dark Kings series. Dragon shifters, magic, all sorts of fae – yummy! All the more yummy, I’m particularly interested in the 3rd kind of faw making an entrance!
Characters: I loved Sophie and Darius, because they’d both lost someone dear and had to overcome mistrust and fear in order to be together. I felt like they had a deep connection, and it was interesting to see them come to terms with their love. I also loved the new angle they made me see Ulrik from, as he too lost someone dear – and the way they each reacted is interesting.
Plot: The romance was fun and hot, as they ted to be in the series. I love the grander intrigue though, the Dragon Kings vs Ulrik thing. Also, who is Rhi’s ex? Who? Whooo?? I wanna know now, lol!!
Writing: Third person, his and hers POV.
Curb Appeal: Hot cover, hooking blurb – definite impulsive buy material.
I recommend Smoldering Hunger to lovers of paranormal romance with the true mates trope, dragon shifter enthusiasts, and fans of UF too since there’s always more action than simply romance. Also, who is Rhi’s ex??? 😀