Friday, October 3, 2014

Review: Burning Desire by Donna Grant

Burning Desire
Author: Donna Grant
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: St. Martins
Dark Kings Book #3
ISBN:   1250060702
ISBN13: 9781250060709
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: NetGalley
The Dark Kings have fought for centuries to preserve their dragon magic. But can one warrior resist the greatest temptation of all?


In his quest to destroy the Dark Fae—his nemesis—the Dragon King known as Kiril goes to Ireland as a spy. When a gorgeous, mysterious woman tries to seduce him, Kiril instantly sees through her glamour to the Dark Fae beneath. Shara isn’t just any Dark; she’s from one of the most powerful bloodlines—and despite the dangers, Kiril can’t stay away from her. He’s enthralled by her smile, enslaved by the undeniable passion…


Shara has one chance to make things right with her family—and to prove her worth. It seemed like such an easy mission…until she actually meets Kiril. His charm, his sexual magnetism is too much for her to ignore. Shara knows that falling into Kiril’s arms can bring her nothing but trouble. Yet she discovers an inner strength she didn’t know she had…and an attraction that knows no bounds. But is her desire for Kiril worth the risk of eternal doom for them both?

BURNING DESIRE wasn't my favorite book of the series. I can't decide if it was the couple or the storyline that didn't fully do it for me. I'm going to say it was a combination and try to explain why.

BURNING DESIRE follows Kiril as he meets his mate Shara. As we know, Kiril is a Dragon King and is undercover in Ireland trying to find out information about the Dark Fae and what they are up to. Shara is a Dark Fae, but not your normal Dark Fae. After spending 600 years locked up for disappoint her family she is ready to earn their respect. She must seduce the Dragon King and help capture him. The only problem is she can't quite help falling for him. Kiril instantly knows that Shara is a Dark Fae and what she is there to do, but he plays along anyways because he's drawn to her. He doesn't instantly trust him, but he is drawn to her and he can't help wanting to get to know her better, or maybe he really just wants to get her into bed and doesn't care? You decide. I don't know, I liked them together and all but their relationship didn't draw me in like the other couples of the series.

Since Kiril is in Ireland and the other Dragon Kings are in Scotland we don't get as much of them as we usually do. I missed having them and the rest of the girls around. Maybe that is what is holding me back from totally loving BURNING DESIRE. We see way more of Ulrik in book 3 than we have and I have to say I really don't like him. I was starting to think he wasn't involved in the Dragon Kings troubles, but it is now very obvious he is. 

Overall I just didn't feel like much was accomplished in BURNING DESIRE.  Sure there was action and bad guys, but it wasn't as exciting to me as previous installments. Hopefully book 4 will get grab my attention more.

I gave it 3/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.