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Hot-Blooded_650-170x279Hot Blooded (Dragon Kings #4) by Donna Grant

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Synopsis: The Dark Kings soldier on in their fight to preserve their dragon magic. But eternal doom is always close behind…

SWORN TO PROTECT

His name is Laith. To most, he’s known as the owner of a local pub near Dreagan. But little do his patrons know that beneath his handsome, charming exterior Laith has the heart and soul of a Dragon King—one who wields control by keeping his friends close and his enemies, just across the border, closer. Until a mysterious stranger enters the picture, and sets his whole world off course…

DRIVEN TO DESIRE

Iona is a woman with a mission: To learn the truth about her dead father. She’s returned to Scotland only to learn that she’s part of an ancient pact with Dreagan—one that will threaten the fragile peace with the Dragon Kings. Gorgeous, sly Iona isn’t like anyone Laith has ever met before . . . and she harbors a secret that others would kill to possess. Will she complete him—or destroy him? Passion always comes with a price…

Review: I always enjoy returning to the world of the Dragon Kings.  Donna Grant is one of my all-time favorite authors.  Iona and Laith’s story doesn’t disappoint, things are heating up in the war between the Dark Fae, Ulric, and the Dragon Kings. The Warriors make an appearance in this (YAY!) and I always enjoy hearing about what they have been up to, it makes me want to go back and reread some of their stories.  Iona is a human thrust into a world she knew nothing about and she must accept her heritage and step up to protect the doorway that resides on her Campbell land.  Laith is there to help her acclimate to their world and teach of of the things her estranged, and now murdered father, was supposed to tell her about. During their journey there is passion, hope, and adventure.  I loved the story and all of my favorite characters, Donna Grant really knows how to tell a story.

Favorite Quote: My favorite scene is a poignant one when Iona is coming to realize that all she has known in her life, her career, her bosses, her father, everything, has been a lie.  She is coming to realize that she has been being used the whole time to spy on the Dragon Kings and she is now feeling lost with nothing to cling to, or so she thinks. I call it “Look at me.”

Iona’s heart pounded in her ears like a drum. Her life was being dismantled one piece at a time. What was she going to be when it was all said and done?

Laith squatted beside her and cupped her face in his hands. “Look at me. Look into my eyes. What do you see?”

“You,” she said. “I see you.”

“Remember that, Iona Campbell,” he whispered before he kissed her.

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