Charred Heart is the first book in the Heart of Fire series about a dragon shifter, dragon slayer, betrayal, loyalty, and secrets. Chace starts out as morose and gloomy. He has been searching for a way to break a thousand year old curse placed on him by a jilted lover. He has pretty much lost any motivation to continue on as a dragon and has finally decided to make a deal with a mysterious figure that, he thinks will end his suffering.
Skylar, the heroine happens to be a modern day dragon slayer whose mission is to cage him or kill him. She works for an organization that is charged with keeping the human race safe from shifters. Skylar, has been taught that shifters are murderous monsters and need to be rehabilitated.
Of course, when she meets up with Chace, they end up having a scorching one night stand. They are eventually reunited and the relationship picks up with the two trying to figure out why there is such a strong connection between two enemies.
Along the journey Chace discovers some important facts about himself, the people that have supported him, his selfishness, and the sacrifices that it takes to be one of the last dragons. I like how Ms. Ford did not write Chace as the typical alpha male and gave him huge flaws and obstacles to overcome.
Skylar's, journey is just beginning. There is a whole lot of betrayal and intrigue written for her. Unfortunately, this book ends on a cliff hanger and I will have to read the next book to find out if she gets her hea.
I thought this was a fast paced story with surprising twists and turns. The depth of the deception and betrayal was shocking to me. I usually see the bad guy coming but I had no idea this time. Shocking!! I love a good dragon story and this one did not disappoint me. I will be reading the rest of the series.
ARC provided thru Netgalley- author Lizzy Ford- Thank you