War is on the horizon. Together, they need to convince the leaders of Blue and Silver to join their crusade against the Council, but can they put their differences aside and stop fighting long enough to help those in the line of fire?
“Hope. That is your answer?”
He tilted his head slightly at her tone. “It is.”
“Why should I hope for something that is doomed?” she asked plainly. “What would going back solve? We’d be happy for what? Five minutes before some new drama puts us at odds. I’m tired of fighting all the time. Loving Dak is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It’s like loving a frickin’ mountain. He’s stubborn and unyielding to the point that I just want to beat my fists against him but that would do nothing but make me bleed. I can’t take being built up again just to have him tell me how I’m supposed to live, feel or love.”
She gave a short humorless laugh and shook her head. “Hope is one of the worst promises I could give myself. Because if I allow myself to hope for him to come around, and it doesn’t happen…I will be broken. Dak is hard headed, inflexible and has arrogance coming out his ass. He is my Mate, and God help me, but I love him for all his faults, even if he can’t love me for mine.” While Silas listened he reached over and brushed his thumbs over each of her cheeks clearing away the tears. She batted his hands away and with a clear voice she continued, “If I walk away now, I can keep what little is left of me together. I can hold on to the cracked pieces that haven’t completely shattered and go on living. It might not be the best life, but it will be under my own terms.”
He should have been happy at her declaration. Silas could have his sister without Dacea’s interference. They could leave tonight and travel, go wherever she wanted for as long as she wanted. They could connect. But he could either have the Hailey that was full of pop culture trivia and was always good for a smile with her infectious laugh. Or he could have the reserved Hailey who watches the clouds pass by from the window of her room, never granting more than a brief comment to the mundane. He could have one or the other, but she couldn’t be both.
Silas may not have spent much time with her yet, but he knew who his sister was.
“Hailey,” he put his hands on her shoulders and tilted his head to the side trying to catch her gaze. “There is always reason to hope.”
Oh, how I love shifters, so when I saw that this book was about Dragons, I was eager to read it the moment I hit open on my e-reader! Being that this was my first read from K. C Stewart, I was wide open to what to expect and I was not disappointed at all. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised and really wanting to read more in the series. (Now, let me explain that small statement with the fact that lately most of the reading I have done has been in the M/M Genre, so it was refreshing to read something different for a change) I really look forward to reading the rest of the series before this release and I am especially looking forward to finding out what happens in the story after this book… so, that being said… on to my review!
There is something about a man that is all in on a relationship and woman who is fighting the connection between them. When you throw in shifter tendencies, it makes for some interesting battles between would be mates, especially when one of them is fighting the mating process.
Wow, what a real piece of work Katherine is, and she makes a great baddie in the midst of the upcoming war. I won’t give away what happens with her, but let me just say, I found myself laughing and thinking “hell yeah” as we all know, karma is a real bitch!
What I enjoyed, was the fact that there was no gratuitous sex for the sake of throwing a sex scene in a book (yeah, I just said that!) to fill up space and everything flowed really well in the book. Scorch was well written, and like I said, I look forward to further releases from K.C. Stewart!
K.C. Stewart lives in central Pennsylvania with her three cats. She is currently attending college online for Library Science while working full time as a photographer. In her spare time, which isn't easy to find, she reads an obnoxious amount and writes in between everything else. K.C. has a very real addiction to gummy bears and talking to her cats when no one is around.