The second part of Smoldering Hunger focus on how Darius finally admits his own feeling to Sophie at the same time Con having the conversation between him and Ulrik. Well, Rhi was also, there but only as the mediator. But more importantly, it was in between these chapters where you be happy that Rhi finally regains consciousness .
This part of the book, especially the last part where in Rhi questions Con was so frustrating, add in Balladyn, case, its a mixture of irritation and confusion. It leaves the question, “Why?” Dangling in every directions that a reader might want to solve.