Second book of the series, and it does mostly standalone. There's a bit more world-establishing than book three, which is somewhat to be expected, but that coupled with Ella's preoccupation with survival and her worry over her sister means that this book leans a bit away from being mostly romance compared to Quinn and Zaire's book.
(I am reading in reverse order, not by design, but just by how they showed up in my Kindle, so take this review with that grain of salt)
I liked Ella and how can you not love a hero who loves books, but these two have a harder row to hoe than most. A lot of Beautifully Burned centers around the rebelling factions and the new order they're trying to set up, and the people against them. Brilliant reading, but I prefer my romances a bit more love-heavy. That said, I'm loving the Dreamcaster Series and I can't wait for the next one to come out.
Grandma warned me to resist him.
I know what he is. Even if he doesn't sparkle in the sun, hiss at holy water, or go by the traditional name of vampire, I know.
He doesn't want or need my blood. He wants my dreams...more specifically, my nightmares. And I've got oodles of those, so many they leak.
He's emotionally scarred, growly, dangerous, and kindles all my senses. Love isn't on his agenda. Having him for a guardian isn't on my list of fun, either. My touch sends him into darkness.
I shouldn't want him.
I can't want him.
But I do.
If I surrender instead of escape, I'll lose everything--my sister, my will, my life. Gran forgot to tell me the most important detail of all: how am I supposed to resist him when he's everything I've ever dreamed of?
Beautifully Burned is a dual third person POV - may be read as a stand alone