A powerful warrior and commander of the dark elf legions, Bleu is a loyal and devoted male, and one who has never failed in anything—except one thing. Love. When an elusive female dragon shifter surfaces in Hell again, giving him a mission to hurl himself into, he gladly returns to his hunt for her and the deadly blade she stole from his prince seven centuries ago, but as he closes in on his prey, fate reveals she is far more than his enemy.
Having escaped from the black market arena and her life as a slave, Taryn sets her sights back on the task she began seven hundred years ago when her brother stole a precious sword, but in the three centuries she’s been a captive, everything has changed. Corrupted by a craving for power, her brother has become dangerously obsessed with finding the blade and using it to claim the ultimate treasure—the position of King of Hell.
Faced with having to end her beloved twin brother to stop him from bringing all of Hell to its knees before him, will Taryn be strong enough to use the very blade he seeks against him? And when Bleu finally catches his elusive prey, will he listen to his head as it demands he complete his mission or his heart as it demands he claim his eternal mate?
I first met Bleu when I read Kissed by a Dark Prince and since then I have been eagerly awaiting his story. Therefore, when I found out that his story had been released I was glad for the chance to receive a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. On a scale of 1-10, my expectations were a ten. Unfortunately, this installment did not live up to the standards that I had set.
Bleu has been secretly hoping to find his fated mate, especially when he sees his friends, finding happiness in the arms of their own mates. He wanted that same happiness, however, he was unwilling to acknowledge this not only to himself but also to his friends and family. Just when he thought he had found the one for his events arise revealing that this was not the case. This caused him to give up on ever finding the one female who he was destined to be with for eternity. However, unbeknownst to him, the dragon shifter he had been hunting for 700 years was the one he was destined to be with. He eventually figured it out, however, because he believed her to be an enemy to his people, he tried to fight the desires he felt when he came in contact with her.
Now with a storyline like that mentioned above, I was expecting an electrifying romantic adventure. Unfortunately, that was not the case as it paled in comparison to some of the couples in the series. This is not to say that I did not enjoy the story. The story was fine, but the romance left me unsatisfied.
I was intrigued by Taryn from the moment I was introduced to her in Bitten by a Hellcat. She has been a slave for three centuries as a result, she was harbouring a darkness within. This darkness tended to erupt whenever she was faced with a threatening situation. I could not help but empathize with her. She was conflicted. She was faced with the daunting task of ending her brother’s reign of tyranny. She loved him, however, she knew that by whatever means necessary she had to stop him. I knew this could not have been an easy choice for her.
Characters from the previous installments played a minor role in the story. I enjoyed seeing Vail again. He was such a tormented individual. It was great to see Bleu moving past the bitterness he had felt towards Vail which helped to open the door for healing. It is my belief that this will help Vail to overcome the darkness within him.
The battle scenes were vivid as always. The story was well written and it flowed from start to finish. The pace and intensity were just right. I enjoyed the banter between the characters. It was entertaining to see Bleu being teased about his mate. Here we see a man who vowed never to act like his friends when he found his mate, however, when that moment arose he realised he had no control over his actions. How the mighty have fallen.
Although it did not deliver on the romance aspect Possessed by A Dark Warrior was a good read. What it lacked in romance it made up for in adventure. If you love paranormal romance, I recommend that you begin the series as soon as possible. The great thing about this series is that each book can be read as a stand-alone.
About Felicity Heaton
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
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