Review: Blaze

Blaze Blaze by Donna Grant
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Returning to the Dark Kings, this tale features Anson, another dragon king. For those who have not read the previous books in this series, this book can be read as a standalone. Ms. Grant does an excellent job of quick recaps to help a reader get caught up to speed. That being said, it is recommended to read these books in order to understand the nuances between the different secondary characters. In addition, there are several subplots that wind through the multiple books which may be missed if this book is read out of order.

This book definitely appeals to my inner geek. I can easily identify with Devon Abrams. She is a woman working hard up the ranks of her company. She avoids the gossiping politics at work, does a great job and is thorough. So when she's targeted by her own company, she's blindsided. Why is someone who works so hard get penalized? Lucky for Devon, it isn't the first time this has happened to someone in the company. Her guardian angels are not what she expected, but they do offer the help she needs, whether she wants it or not. Sparking the interest in a Dragon King, Anson was not on her list of To-Do's but it happened anyway.

The characters in this story are fun. Devon is the disbelieving heads down working girl. She has a goal and she works towards it. Her world is filled with data and she loves her spreadsheets. To be drop kicked into the supernatural world could have sent her into the mental ward pretty quickly. It is nice to see how she stays in character and sticks to it. She logically tries to explain everything and when there are no other answers, the impossible becomes possible. It does not hurt that Anson is a hella sexy dragon in his human male form. Seriously are there any ugly dragons in human form? Doubtful.

The interactions between Devon and Anson are amusing with the "lost in translation". Basically, with Devon's narrow view of the world, Anson's explanations and actions are mystifying. This makes the dynamic between the two all the more fun to watch. Devon does hop onto the supernatural train rather quickly and the insta-lust hits both pretty fast. Their sexual chemistry is sweet and for me, a bit forgettable only because I'm a jaded erotic reader. I'm more interested in the several subplots slowly moving forward. In addition to why Devon's targeted by her company.

The book moves at a nice easy pace with just enough action and downtime. This book does build up the long running plot of two friends who became enemies over humans. As we learn a little bit more about the long running feud as well as the fae interference, I'm intrigued and wishing the next book would come quickly! This paranormal romance is recommended to dragon lovers.

*provided by NetGalley  

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