Release-Day Review: Passion Ignites Part 2 by Donna Grant (Dark Kings #7.2)


Passion Ignites Part 2 by Donna Grant // VBCPassion Ignites: Part 2 (Dark Kings #7.2)
Donna Grant
Published: Oct. 20, 2015 (St. Martin’s Press)
Purchase: Amazon
Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Reviewed by: Amanda

Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars

Note: This is part two in a four part serial. While this review is spoiler free, it may reference events in both part one (review here) and previous books in the series.

After losing several days to the flu, Lexi’s ready to make the most of her final days in Edinburgh. Thorn, on the other hand, doesn’t want her to leave Darcy’s flat. With the wards against the Dark still active, the flat is the safest place for her.

And it keeps her away from him.

But Lexi’s curiosity gets the better of her, and she wants to know what Thorn’s hiding from her. Once she does, though, her life will never be the same.

Thorn makes a really dumb move in Part Two. He’s told Lexi just enough to answer some of her questions, but his answers–and his behavior–only raise more. The dumb move comes after she discovers that he’s a dragon shifter. His decision about what should be done to keep her safe is predictable and I wanted to shake him.

But. BUT. We also learn his reasons for keeping his distance, and they were not predictable. It was a welcome change, and it added even more depth to him. The two almost balance each other out.

Lexi’s becoming the kind of character I wish were real, because I’d want to be friends with her. She’s smart, a fast thinker, and almost fearless. She has no qualms about confronting the Dark, even after she’s told what they are. Since she’s recovering from her illness, Lexi’s not as active in this part, which slows the pace a bit. There’s not as much action, and while there are a few incidents that move the relationship between Lexi and Thorn forward, the fight against the Dark is mostly stagnant.

Rhi and Ulrik both make appearances, and the changes in Rhi are both necessary and alarming–and it’s what’s causing the changes that makes them alarming. Also, if we don’t get Ulrik’s story at some point, I may cry. He might be the bad guy in all of this, but…is he really the bad guy? Seriously. What’s a girl gotta do to get some Ulrik love?

When Lexi finds out just what lengths Thorn’s gone to to ensure her safety, you know sparks are going to fly. We’re heading into Part Three, and I can’t wait to see Lexi tear into Thorn.

Sexual content: kissing

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