Series: Dark Kings #10
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
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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 my 1st read in the Dark Kings series, so you really can read it as a stand alone. While I was a bit out of the loop on what some of the finer details were, I was able to enjoy the story without a problem!
Dimitri is a lonely shifter left on Earth without his family for hundreds of years. He is now running a business with other kings and is sent to Fair Isle when an archeologist discovers a dragon skeleton. Faith is ecstatic about her discover. Her mother loved dragon lore and collected all kinds of dragon knickknacks. Dimitri can’t let Faith’s discovery become public though; it would put his entire race at risk.
Firestorm has a LOT going on. You are getting some of the dragon/fae politics, a fated mates story, and more. While it is a stand alone, I found that checking out Donna Grants webpage helped me keep all the characters straight. With so much going on and the story jumping from person to person, the book feels like it moves quickly. The story really sucks you in and takes you to a different world. Scotland, Paris, and various other locales are all vivid in my mind as Grant tells the story.
Dimitri is a bit of a gruff guy. He doesn’t want to have a human mate, but he can’t deny the feelings Faith brings in him. Faith is very likable. She is devoted to her work but not for fame or notoriety; she truly feels passion about her finds and connects with the animals she uncovers.
If you want to find out if Dimitri can convince Faith not to spill the beans to the world about dragons, or if the dark Fae will cause some serious problems, or if Dimitri and Faith will admit their feelings and accept love, you will have to read the book. Spoilers, darling.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: shifters; secret identity
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
Drakon’s Promise by NJ Walters, Dark Protector by Katie Reus, Seven Years by Dannika Dark…then you will probably like Firestorm!