St. Martin's Paperbacks, Sep 30 2014, $7.99
When Rhi the Light Fae vanishes in Cork, Ireland, the Dragon Kings become concerned that she may go to the dark side. Dragon King Kiril arrives to gather intel while his peers remain in Scotland.
Her Dark Fae family has locked away Shara for centuries because of her unacceptable embarrassing behavior towards others. Now she has one last chance to prove to be a loyal member though Shara has never felt like she belonged and their demand goes against her nature; failure to do so means her execution and ironically succeeding means being married off to a vicious Fae. Her mission is to lure the visiting Dragon King so that her kin can make him their prisoner when his guard is down. Instead, Shara finds she is attracted to Kiril and does not want to cause him any harm. As she assists her beloved with saving Rhi from Balladyn, Shara becomes this Dark Fae’s prisoner inside his fortress leading to Kiril believing his beloved betrayed him.
The latest Dark Kings romantic urban fantasy (see Fire Rising and Darkest Flame novels and Dark Heat stories) is a thrilling entry filled with plenty of action highlighted by an apparently doomed star-crossed romance. The lead couple is a delightful pairing as trust proves fleeting. Although depth is added to the overarching premise, no thread is completed. Yet series fans will enjoy these natural enemies falling in love.