His strength, his masculinity brought out something primal within her. In his arms, she felt like the Amazon warrior she’d once pretended to be as a little girl.
Anson is a fierce Dragon King, a dragon shapeshifter born and bred to protect his own. But when a rogue tech company hacks into their world, he must join forces with the unlikeliest of allies: a human female. Her name is Devon Abrams. A rising star at the firm, she has no idea that her boss is in league with the sinister Fae and their secret war against humanity. If Anson gains her trust, he can defeat the enemy from within. But first he must fight his own attraction—to this exquisitely beautiful mortal…
Devon loves her job at the firm. But sometimes she wishes she could find a man—a real man—who isn’t threatened by her success. When she first meets Anson, she’s overwhelmed by his powerful masculine presence and disarmingly gorgeous smile. But when he reveals his true mission—and his ability to transform into a dragon—she’s irresistibly drawn into an epic battle between humans and immortals, magic and technology, danger and desire. Anson vows to protect her from the Fae. But can he control the flames of passion that blaze within his heart, in Blaze, the next sexy Dragon romance in the Dark Kings series from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.
Dark and sinister shapeshifting dragon? Check. Strong and independent woman? Check. Magic, Fae and deceit and betrayal? Check.
So, a lot of ingredients to make a wonderful read. And it was, definitely. But… (you could feel the but coming, right?) Although it was a great story in the Big-Brother-is-watching-you kind of way, the story was probably easier to get into, when you had read the rest of the series. Since I hadn’t read any of the previous Dark King stories (10 in all), I just kind of fell face forward into a pool of old enemies, dark relationships and old grudges.
So, it was not always easy to understand why dragons and fae don’t get along and why Ansons is set on getting infiltrated in Kyvor. We also meet Devon, a gorgeous woman, driven to be the best in her company. When she finds out that Kyvor has been tracking her movements and her work, she gets scared. Although she works at a security company, she would never have guessed that they would use the advanced technologies on their own employers. But why are they following her? And what does Anson have to do with this?
When Anson explains her about the magical world, she does not believe him. Surely, she is attracted to him, but fae and magical creatures? Not in Devon’s book. So, unsure of who to believe, Devon is torn between helping Anson and his friends or being loyal to the company where she has been working for years.
But time is running out, and people (or other beings) are making a play. So Anson and Devon have to decide quickly who to trust. After the first encounters with all the characters, the story unfolds with twist and turns. So, after the big BUT in the beginning of the story, hang on for the ride. It is a wonderful ride. Maybe I’ll read this one again after I’ve read the first 10 parts of the Dark King series. Four out of five stars from me. And a thank you to St. Martin’s for the ARC.