For the record, Dangerously Dark does indeed standalone despite being the third book in the series. Full disclosure, even though one might notice I've reviewed all three books, I actually started in reverse order.
Burright has created an interesting world, one that is not quite like any other I've seen, even as it has elements of the known. Dreamcasters and V'alkara; their various abilities and how they use them; even the way their powers are different and how they're ranked... this world is lush, different, and compelling.
I also loved how initially I thought that Quinn was the damsel in distress, the one who had to be led into a world she wasn't aware of, but she turned out to be far more kickass than anyone expected. If I had to worry about one of these two, I'd pick Quinn every time.
Zaire might have a list of scary titles that's a mile long, but I adored how sweet he was when it came to Quinn. He pushed her when he needed to and held her when she needed it. Somehow, although much happens, the story always felt very much centered around these two and their budding love.
Dangerously Dark put Burright on the my lookout list and I'm looking forward to more books in the series.
Some call him Purgatory’s Missing Prince. Demon Master. Overlord of Shadows. Only one woman may call him hers.
A master of dreams, a failure at life…
After another botched career attempt, Quinn Carmichael escapes to a remote lodge for a weekend recharge, needing respite…especially from the nightmares that haunt even her days. When a wounded, sexy-as-sin stranger faceplants unconscious on her kitchen floor, there’s something disturbingly familiar about him—as in he’s the boy from her childhood dreams. Mr. Dark, Dangerous, and Diabolical may be the key to unlocking the mysteries of her past and future, and Quinn isn’t about to let the opportunity—or him—escape without a fight.
His time is running out…
Known as Purgatory’s Missing Prince, Zaire’s existence has been one of endless pain, torture, and loss. Resigned to his fate, his final goal is simple—rescue his nephew before succumbing to the deadly darkness inside him. But when a fateful misstep brings him face-to-face with the one woman who could have saved him once upon a dream—the one woman he treasures above all else—he battles to keep his distance before he destroys her, too. But he would gladly sell his soul for just one taste.
Love draws them together, destiny will tear them apart
With ruthless enemies closing in, Quinn and Zaire must fight to save each other and those they care for before it’s too late—even if it means they’re doomed to live apart forever.