SWORN TO PROTECT
A dragon shapeshifter and a computer mastermind, Ryder is sent to guard Glasgow after a devastating Dark attack. But when memories of an explosive affair come back to him-in the flesh-Ryder cannot help but want to protect the woman who haunts his dreams. Even if means shifting into the dragon he was never supposed to reveal…
DRIVEN TO DESIRE
Kinsey could never get enough of Ryder. His every touch only left her wanting more. But now that she’s seen him in his true form, Kinsey’s world is rocked to the core. She knows that to stay-and feel-alive, she must be with Ryder. But is Kinsey’s passion worth the risk of danger that comes with being a part of Ryder’s dark and fierce world?
Worldbuilding: The world of the Dark Kings is awesome, full of paranormal and fantasy elements.
Characters: Kins was broken-hearted when Ryder left her. Their meeting again brings that to the surface, together with insecurities, fears. It was interesting to see each of them face thier greatest fear; for Kins, the idea he’d get under her skin and leave her again, for Ryder the fact she might betray him. I have a soft spot for Kins and Ryder, probably because of their skills and personalities. They’re loyal, thoughtful, have mad skills, and broken hearts. I loved them together and I loved them apart, though together was more fun for sure 😀
Plot: The second chance romance was sweet, which is something I don’t usually go for, yet it worked liked a charm for me here. The rest of the story, Ulrik, the Dark, the Reapers – I’m dying to see this through – was eventful, active, interesting, exciting, without becoming too agitated or convoluted. Love the story.
Writing: Third person, past tense narrative, his/her POV.
Curb Appeal: Cool cover, hooking blurb, autobuy author name.
I’m looking forward to the next novel in the series, and recommend Smoke and Fire to lovers of PNR, dragon shape-shifters, and second chance romance fans too.