?Review: Scorched by Darkness by Felicity Heaton?

Posted on April 30, 2021 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 10 Comments

?Review: Scorched by Darkness by Felicity Heaton?Title: Scorched by Darkness
Author(s): Felicity Heaton
Series: Eternal Mates #18
Also in this series: Claimed by a Demon King , Hunted by a Jaguar , Craved by an Alpha , Taken by a Dragon, Marked by an Assassin , Possessed by a Dark Warrior , Awakened by a Demoness , Turned by a Tiger , Tamed by a Tiger (Eternal Mates, #13), Treasured by a Tiger (Eternal Mates, #14)
Published by Self-published on April 13. 2021
Pages: 369
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Source: Author
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

Even for one of the top assassins in Hell like him, Hartt’s latest contract would have been difficult enough, but there’s a complication—a beautiful, flame-haired, and dangerously tempting complication. Not only is the bewitching female a distraction he doesn’t need—she’s the competition.
Mackenzie’s life hasn’t been easy. Held captive by blood mages who murdered her family, forced to spend every day guarding her secret, and now she lands the biggest contract ever—one that would set her assassin’s guild up as one of the best in Hell—and it turns out her client hasn’t only hired her. He’s hired the top guild in Hell too. Worse, the male she’s up against is wickedly alluring, a dark elf warrior who sets her blood on fire, and the heat that sparks between them is in danger of burning her resolve to take him down to ashes.
It’s a race against time and each other to fulfil the contract by taking out one of the most dangerous men in Hell, a vampire with a name befitting of his bloody history, but who will be the one to claim victory—one of them or the King of Death?
Find out in Scorched by Darkness, an enemies-to-lovers fated mates paranormal romance that will set your heart on fire!

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What an exciting installment. I have been following this series from the beginning and I have enjoyed all the books I read so far. Therefore, when the opportunity came for me to read Scorched by Darkness, I knew I could not let it pass.  I went into this book with high expectations and once again Heaton did not disappoint.

Action, passion, nail biting moments and awesome characters all made for a spell binding read. The story kept me entertained from start to finish making it difficult to put down.

Hanging out with the characters, both old and new proved a delightful experience. I met the hero Hartt in the previous installment. He intrigued me, leaving me curious to learn of his past. Now I know what makes him tick. Also, the story revealed the reason for his undying loyalty to Fuery, the hero from Unchained by a Forbidden Love. If asked to use one word to describe Hartt, I would with selfless, which may sound strange considering his profession.

Mackenzie, his fated mate captured my interest from the moment of her introduction. She was no damsel in distress but a fighter in every sense of the word. I suspected she had supernatural powers, but the revelation of her true nature was both shocking and intriguing. In the paranormal world, her type was considered a myth.

I enjoyed their interactions with each other.  Fiery and passionate, they ignited the pages, from their fight scenes to the more intimate ones. OMG! She was the light to his darkness, which made them perfect for each other.

Now on to the job which brought these two together. I wondered at  the motive of the person who hired them. Why would one hire two assassins for the same job and for such a deadly target? Well, the revelation of the motive and the outcome amped up the excitement.

Reconnecting with the characters from the previous books added to the excitement of the story. They reminded me of the reason I love this series.

Heaton knows how to make the reader feel a part of the world she created, and it was no different for Scorched by Darkness.

I could rave on and on about this story, but I am going to stop here. The only thing left for me to say is if you are a fan of the genre, then this series will make a great addition to your library.

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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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