This is the fifth installment of Donna Grant's Dark Kings series. I have been following Ms. Grant's books from the beginning and have enjoyed each and every one of them. Ms. Grant draws the reader into the story and you care about what happens to the characters in the books. And when the next installment is here you can't wait to jump right in to see what your old friends are up to. Be on the lookout for the next installment, Soul Scorched, which will be out on June 30th.
Lily Ross works as a retail clerk at Dreagan Distillery. Lily is hiding from her past. She has not spoken to her family in years. She is on the run from an abusive boyfriend. She is afraid that if she contacts her family she will be putting them in danger from him. The first time she sees Rhys the attraction is red hot. When a ghost from Lily's past shows up, Lily is put in grave danger.
Rhys is a Dragon King. He is injured during a battle and has lost the ability to shift from his dragon form back to human. He is ready to accept that he will live out the rest of his life as a dragon, always hiding from the humans. But when Lily is in danger, Rhys makes the only choice there is., He switches to his human form to race to her rescue, but he will never be able to shift to dragon again. Rhys will have to fight Lily's past if they are going to have a future together.
That one simple kiss slayed him as nothing in his very, very long life had ever done. It physically hurt him to release her and turn his back on everything she offered, but it was for the best.
A KING WHO WALKS IN DARKNESS
The Rhys who has existed for centuries is gone. Stripped of his ability to shift forms, Rhys can no longer embody the majestic, powerful dragon he was at birth. Cut off from his heritage by one of his own, this Dragon King must remain a man, haunted by demons who torment his every waking moment. The darkness would swallow him whole...except a woman so beautiful and haunted becomes the one beam of light in his world...
A DESIRE THAT WILL NOT BE DENIED Lily Ross is taking the first step in building a new life for herself. Still reeling from a relationship that nearly broke her spirit, Lily is wary of her attraction to brawny, brooding Rhys. The passion burning so brightly between them is a potent temptation, but any entanglement is destined to end in disaster. Yet when a spectre from Lily’s past threatens their growing bond, Rhys is forced to choose with his heart, or lose this woman who has become his one chance at salvation...in Donna Grant’s newest Dark Kings novel, Night’s Blaze.