Hot Blooded (Dark Kings #4) by Donna Grant

 The Dark Kings soldier on in their fight to preserve their dragon magic. But eternal doom is always close behind…SWORN TO PROTECTHis 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 DESIREIona 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…
There are a lot of books in this series –but this is the first one I’ve read. I love fantasy. Unfortunately, this book was a little lackluster for me. Laith was a good character, strong and opinionated. Iona seemed to be the typical female in most new romance novels, the kind of heroine
others love and grates on my every last nerve.

That said, the book got into more than 2 points of view, which is tricky and can throw the reader off far too easily. It has three main plot lines that interweave and all rely upon each other to make it through. (Iona’s family’s promise to protect the border, Iona and Laith, and the enemy set to strike). For as long of a book as it was, that worked.

I wanted to like it, and it wasn’t that I disliked it. I just found it blah. However, if you enjoy fantasy romance, I’d say give it a try. After all, many people love this series.