Thursday, September 27, 2012

Review: Donna Grant - Night's Awakening

Dark Kings Series:
Book 2:
Night's Awakening: Guy and Elena Griffin
  Night's Awakening (Dark Kings, #2)
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Fueled by dragon magic, the dark immortal warriors were never meant to feel human desire, much less fall in love. But when Guy, a member of an ancient order of shape-shifting warriors, meets Elena Griffin—a mere mortal whose beauty and blind ambition shakes him to his core—all bets are off…
Having left America to explore the Scottish Highlands, Elena suddenly finds herself lost in a dark cave—alone, injured, and utterly hopeless…until Guy appears from out of nowhere. Is she dreaming her own rescue when she falls into his arms? A man—and a passion—this strong is too good to be true. It’s only a matter a time before she learns the truth about the flames in his heart. And the dragon in his soul…
I enjoyed this book better then the first. I felt like the first book set us up but this one really took us into the story with the Kings.
The circumstances that brought Guy and Elena together were tragic to say the least. Elena has gone caving with her brand new boss, as she had only been in Great Britain a short while she felt obligated to go. She didn’t realize that this one caving trip would change her life forever.  After the tragic accident Elena is wounded and scared, when the Kings find her it is Guy that she gravitates to.
The attraction between Guy and Elena is pretty explosive from the beginning even though they both try to ignore the attraction. Elena is scared and doesn’t know what will happen to her, but it doesn’t take long for Elena to begin to turn to Guy to help her when it becomes clear the Kings are planning on holding her. She doesn’t understand where the feelings are coming from but she doesn’t really fight them, but instead goes with it.  Guy on the other hand is fighting the attraction as much as possible. He knows the implications of this intense attraction. He doesn’t realize how strong the protective instincts will become until Elena is placed in danger. Then all his protective instincts come out en masse.
This story is intense and fast paced; there is no room for boredom. The story jumps off from the beginning and does not let up even at the end.  The danger and intrigue of this story keep you engaged and you fall into the story. I really liked Elena she was strong and held her own even against all those testosterone filled men.  When things started getting more and more intense she still kept her wits about her.  Guy was also likeable, after seeing what Hal had gone through, he somewhat knew what to expect, but wasn’t really prepared for what it really felt like, so we got to go through the emotions with him.  His fear of rejection was a bit heartwarming. We knew there was no way Elena would really reject him, but he didn’t know that. So when he was dejected it really made you feel a bit protective of him which is surprising since he is such a warm but strong man. You don’t expect to feel protective of someone like that.
I highly recommend this series of novellas. It is very easy to get addicted to these men and each read is quick and entertaining. 
Amanda P ratings 4 half moons

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1 comment:

  1. Okay, I'm really going to have to start reading these. I have the first on my Nook I think. I'm loving Guy already :) I love those big strong guys that still have a little insecurity. I so get the protective thing over them :) And loving the cover too! Glad you enjoyed it.