by Donna Grant
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on March 7, 2017
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
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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.
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.