Kasia Amon is a master at hiding. Who—and what—she is makes her a mark for the entire supernatural world. Especially dragon shifters. To them, she’s treasure to be taken and claimed. A golden ticket to their highest throne. But she can’t stop bursting into flames, and there’s a sexy dragon shifter in town hunting for her...
As a rogue dragon, Brand Astarot has spent his life in the dark, shunned by his own kind, concealing his true identity. Only his dangerous reputation ensures his survival. Delivering a phoenix to the feared Blood King will bring him one step closer to the revenge he's waited centuries to take. No way is he letting the feisty beauty get away.
But when Kasia sparks a white-hot need in him that’s impossible to ignore, Brand begins to form a new plan: claim her for himself…and take back his birthright.
4.5 out of 5 stars
Ooooh lordy. Where do I even begin with this one. Let's just say that I was in the mood for a steamy paranormal romance and that is exactly what I got from The Rogue King. Our leading lady, Kasia, is quick witted and hard headed. A prized treasure among the dragon shifters, she has been running her entire life to avoid being captured and used as a pawn. During her evolution as a phoenix, she runs into Brand who just happens to be a rogue dragon shifter. Their lives intertwine when he realizes she could be the key to unlocking his ability to take the revenge he has been seeking for hundreds of years.
I have to say that this book is pretty well balanced regarding the development of a true relationship and hot sexy time scenes. It definitely isn't riddled with sex, but the undertones flow nicely if you are looking for a story that will keep you on the edge. In my opinion, Abigail does a great job at showing the world she created instead of telling. Things are revealed to the reader at perfect moments. I never felt overwhelmed with world facts. The Rogue King has a very engaging twist for a paranormal book. I really like the idea of dragon shifters and multiple types of animals shifters. Abigail also had interesting ideas of how the paranormal world is shielded from the mortal world.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The only reason I took off half a star is because Abigail introduces the idea of "mates" to the reader. However, based on some of the behaviors of those who were mated, things didn't always add up. For example, when two people are mates they have a more direct line of communication to each other. She only used this line of communication when it was convenient to progress her storyline.