She wanted to touch him. There had always been something about being in his arms that made her feel as if she could tackle anything and the world wouldn’t dare get in her way…
SWORN TO PROTECT
A dragon shapeshifter and a computer mastermind, Ryder is sent to guard Glasgow after a devastating Dark attack. But when memories of an explosive affair come back to him-in the flesh-Ryder cannot help but want to protect the woman who haunts his dreams. Even if means shifting into the dragon he was never supposed to reveal…
DRIVEN TO DESIRE
Kinsey could never get enough of Ryder. His every touch only left her wanting more. But now that she’s seen him in his true form, Kinsey’s world is rocked to the core. She knows that to stay-and feel-alive, she must be with Ryder. But is Kinsey’s passion worth the risk of danger that comes with being a part of Ryder’s dark and fierce world?
So, three years ago Kinsey thought Ryder was The One, until he left her leaving only a note behind. She had done anything in her power to move on and thought she wasn’t going to see Ryder again. But a month ago he saved her life, not only that but he revealed what he was hiding for her.
Now she has a job to do at Dreagan Industries. Finding that it is the home of dragons surprise her and being face to face with Ryder terrifies her. Ryder wants to demonstrate her that this time he is going to stay. He tries to fight for her and when he finally thinks that he got to her he learns a disturbing truth. This is Kinsey and Ryder's book, but they aren’t the only ones that make an appearance, all the mated dragons and their females are there to support the two of them.
Kinsley was annoying sometimes but I understood her, Ryder left her with a note, then he saved her life and dropped the bomb about his true nature. She can’t just forgive him because he wants to keep her. Her has broken her heart and the daily pain remind her of how was it like to be abandoned. Ryder was even more annoying, he could have gone back to her when he found out that he could be with her, but he chose not to and now she is the one paying the price for his actions, which is not fair at all.
I liked Thorn and Lexi, they tried to make Kinsey see what she really feels and decide if it is in her power to forgive Ryder. Henry and his love are quite pathetic. She acts as if he is some kind of dirt under her shoes and he thinks they are perfect.
All in one Smoke and Fire is an exacting read that reveals a lot of missing pieces and another beautiful love story.
SOME QUOTES I LIKED
Her personal life might be down the drain, but her professional life was on the way to the top.
“That doesn’t surprise me,” Kinsey said. He frowned slightly. “Why does that no’ surprise you?” “Because you have that look about you.” “A look?” he asked with a slight grin. Kinsey shrugged. “That look that says, ‘I’m in control. Don’t fuck with me.’”
“A lie will only prolong the pain. The truth is always better. Even if it’s difficult to say.”
Kinsey felt as if she’d been run over by a train. Her heart began to knock against her ribs. There was a rushing in her ears, and she was sure her knees were going to buckle at any second.
How was it even possible that she was staring into Ryder’s hazel eyes that were a beautiful mixture of green and gold? His blond hair was cropped short on the sides with a little more length on the top. It didn’t matter if his hair was long as it used to be or short, he still took her breath away.
Was it his chiseled jaw or penetrating gaze? It could be his mouth and the wonderful things those lips could do to her. She knew there was a possibility it was his body, honed to perfection without an ounce of fat anywhere.
But he wasn’t human.
She needed to remember that.
“What are you doing here?” she demanded.
For a moment, he didn’t move as he looked at her. Then he sat back in his chair and swept his hand from one side of the room to the other. “This is my domain.”
She was damn good at her job, but Ryder exceeded her talent by miles and miles. “You asked for me specifically. Why? Because you had to talk? You could’ve just called instead of going to such lengths.”
“I didna send for you.”
There were few times in her life where Kinsey experienced full-on, please-let-the-floor-open-up-and-swallow-me embarrassment. Today, right at that moment, was the worst she’d ever suffered to a degree that nothing would ever compare.
She wanted to shrink away and disappear, to stop looking into his hazel eyes and trying to figure out what was going on. What did Ryder mean he didn’t send for her? Someone had. She didn’t just show up on a whim.
The room began to tilt. Kinsey blinked rapidly. She wouldn’t faint. She’d never fainted in her life, and she certainly wasn’t going to do it in front of Ryder. Hadn’t she experienced her embarrassment quota for the next forty years?
Beside her, Tristan cleared his throat. “Kinsey, I think there might’ve been a wee
bit of a mistake.”
“There’s not,” she said and glanced over her shoulder into Tristan’s dark gaze. “And I can prove it.”
The Dark Kings Series
Donna Grant is the New York Timesand USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.
She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.
Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.