Smoke and Fire: Part 1

Smoke and Fire: Part 1 - Donna Grant I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
This is book 1/Part 1 (Novella) in the Smoke and Fire series by Donna Grant. This does have a cliffhanger at the end setting you up for the next book about Kinsey and Ryder.
Ryder is dragon shapeshifter who has been sent to guard Glasgow after a devastating Dark attack. Ryder about three years ago was involved with Kinsey for about a year. But Ryder up and left Kinsey with just a letter of goodbye. Kinsey couldn't understand why he left and Ryder could not tell her. But a few weeks ago he was back in her area trying to save and fight the Dark Ones when he saw Kinsey being attacked. Ryder had to go out of his dragon form to human form to get close to help Kinsey. This being the first time she has seen him in years and not to mention she didn't know about his dragon form she ran off. Now two weeks later her Company Assignment is to do a computer job and is sent to Ryder's hideout/ work area.
This has them coming face to face after the years and also knowing what Ryder is.