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Title: The Rogue King written by Abigail Owen
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Series: Inferno Rising #1
Published by Entangled: Amara
Publication Date: July 30, 2019
Source: the Publisher
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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.
I am absolutely in love with this book! The Rogue King is everything I want in my paranormal romance! I mean, it features dragon shifters, phoenixes, and other paranormal beings!
As you may have noticed, I have been reading a lot of dragon shifter books, so I picked this up when I read the blurb. I loved the premise and The Rogue King did not disappoint!
Our hero is a rogue golden dragon, who doesn’t belong to a clan because his family was murdered by another golden dragon usurper. The heroine is a half-phoenix-half-dragon who just inherited her powers when her mother died.
Kasia and Brand are an amazing couple! It was clear from the moment they met that they had chemistry and they were destined to be together! I love the initial hate to love thing they had going on. In fact, Kasia tried to run from Brand after their initial meeting!
Kasia is a phoenix and in this book, phoenixes only gain power when their phoenix mother dies and gives her child (or children) her powers. I love reading about Kasia’s journey in gaining control and understanding her power. This also helped explain the world without “telling” the reading because we are experiencing everything the same as Kasia is learning about herself and her powers.
The romance between Kasia and Brand was so damn good! And the sexytimes are so damn steamy! I LOVE listening to Brand’s POV. (The book is written in the third person, but we still get Brand’s POV) and his struggles between revenge for what was done to his family and his growing love for Kasia. Because he is a rogue dragon and doesn’t belong to a clan, he has allied himself to the King of the Blue clan and works as an assassin for hire of sorts. By bringing the phoenix to the Blue Dragon King, he will be guaranteed a clan and he can seek revenge.
I can’t say enough how much I love this book. This is the first in the new Inferno Rising series and it sort of ends in a cliffhanger for the second book. Kasia and Brand get their HEA but the main villain has not yet been defeated.
I highly recommend this book and I can’t wait to read book 2 in the series! I will also be checking out Abigail Owen’s backlist!
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