Book Review – Firestorm

Posted March 15, 2017 by Kathy in 4.5 Stars, Book Review / 0 Comments

Book Review – FirestormFirestorm Series: Dark Kings #10
by Donna Grant
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on March 7, 2017
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Ebook
Source: Publisher
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four-half-stars
two-half-flames

SCORCHED BY DESIRE

Dimitri lives to protect the secret of the Dragon Kings from the human race. Bound by a bond stronger than blood to the Kings, Dimitri uses his strength and prowess to defend a thousand-year-old secret. But when an oh-so-sexy, slightly absent-minded archaeologist wanders into his midst, Dimitri will have to give up his rules, and give in to desire...

When Dr. Faith Reynold stumbles upon an ancient skeleton that appears it comes from a dragon, she’s completely taken aback. A woman of science, there’s no way in her mind that this mythological creature can exist. But when a devilishly handsome man named Dimitri intercepts her path to uncovering the truth, Faith’s curiosity turns into all-consuming passion. She’s never felt this way about any man before. But when Dimitri reveals his biggest secret, can she learn to love the man—as well as the dragon within, in Firestorm, the next Dark Kings novel by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.

Reading Challenges: 2017 New Release Challenge

 

Firestorm is the 10th book in the Dark Kings series and you should read the previous books to get a full understanding of the series. I’ve read all the books and at times I was disappointed in the slow direction of the main plot (the upcoming battle with the Dragon Kings and their enemies). But Firestorm reignited my excitement for this series! I loved the romance, action and suspense of this book!

What did I like?

  • In Firestorm fans see another side of the Dragon Kings. As in the previous books the story centers on a Dragon King finding his mate. Here we meet the Dragon King Dimitri, who has had a hatred for humans. After learning his story, it is understandable why he hates them so much. For the first-time fans get a glimpse of the Dragon Kings past and the family they lost. Not only do we feel his pain but we see the members of their clans. The flash backs were touching and emotional, compared to previous books where the Dragon King told his story. But when Dimitri meets Dr. Faith Reynolds he can’t deny the attraction. Their chemistry is sizzling but Dimitri must overcome his distrust for the humans. Faith Reynolds also has trust issues to deal with so they help each other heal from their painful past. Something evil threatens this couple but they all come together to overcome it. It was a surprising and brought more emotion to their story.
  • The side stories of Rhi, Balladyn, Con and Ulrik are given a lot of attention in Firestorm and I loved it! There is a lot of twists to the story and alliances being made I can’t wait to see it all come full circle.

 

What didn’t I like?

  • The pace is slow at some parts. As much as I love this series I do feel each book is getting repetitive – a Dragon King discovers his mate, the mate is shocked to discover dragons exist, the Dragon King explains their history. Since I’ve read all the books in the series this part of each book gets boring.

 

Donna Grant is a great writer and I love her creativity. Her books are always entertaining with romance, action and suspense. I recommend Firestorm to fans of paranormal/fantasy romance.

 

Rating Report
Plot
four-half-stars
Characters
four-half-stars
Writing
four-half-stars
Pacing
four-stars
Overall: four-half-stars

About Donna Grant

Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written over forty short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.

She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews.

Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.

Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.

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