I have to say this story was absolutely amazing. I loved it from the first page, not even in the last book, I knew Darius and Dr. Sophie would have an exciting love story.
The drama that surrounded Darius and Sophie was enthralling. Darius absolutely did not want to admit that Sophie was his mate. He believed his one chance was gone and then when he realized the truth he still wanted to protect Sophie from the dangers that came with being mated to a Dragon King. Sophie was afraid of getting her heart broke again but she was still the first one to say those three little words. The suspense was intricate with everything that is being revealed in this series. A complicated mystery still surrounds Ulrik and Con, but also Rhi and her Dragon King, and also the Reapers. I have my own theories about who Rhi's Dragon lover might be, and even now hold out hope, but I don't think it's Con. Another fabulous aspect is that Con and Ulrik finally have a confrontation, and I'm even more confused about the outcome of their secrets. It is a suspenseful web that revolves around intriguing characters and it's an extremely enthralling read. I was easily pulled into the story.
Donna Grant definitely delivers with the Dark Kings series. Smoldering Hunger was a most anticipated read for me and I loved it so much I didn't want it to end. Naturally, I look forward to the next book already. I recommend this book to all paranormal reader.
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, in Smoldering Hunger, the next novel in the Dark Kings series by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!