Book Review | Firestorm by Donna Grant
Author: Donna Grant
Series: Dark Kings #10
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Source: eArc provided through 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.
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Her oval face held a look of innocence and excitement he hadn’t seen in a long time. While her high cheekbones and sensual mouth added to her beauty, it was her eyes that caught him. They looked at the world as if it were a large sandbox waiting to expose its treasures.
His palm still prickled from their brief touch earlier. The shock that had gone through him had been electric. The charge surged through him faster than lightning and left him reeling—and aching for more.
Unable to look away, he watched as she stood and then bent over at the waist. The sight of her firm ass high in the air had the blood rushing to his cock. No mortal had ever had such an effect on him before. It unsettled him—and angered him.
He forced his eyes away and turned his mind to more pressing matters. He’d been sent because of the skeleton, but there was something about Faith that didn’t seem to add up.
The most important question: how had she known where to look to find the bones?
Faith became so engrossed in her work that she didn’t hear others talking to her. Even when Tamir called her name, she was often too preoccupied with digging up the skeleton.
Dmitri had watched her for hours. In that time, he’d listened to her hum and watched her touch the bones with such reverence that it shook him.
Though he’d come to the cave to watch her, it gave him time with the skeleton, as well. By the size, he knew it was an adult. Which of his dragons had gotten left behind? They’d been his responsibility, and he’d failed.
The longer he stared, the more he felt the weight of regret. The world had been created for the dragons. It was their birthright, their home.
Yet they were no longer welcome.
And he feared nothing would ever change that.
The Dragon Kings who found mates with human females were lucky. Those mortals welcomed the dragons and the Kings. But most of the globe was made up of individuals who wanted nothing more than to destroy the Dragon Kings, imprison them, or run tests on them.
So he and the others remained hidden.
But the dragon inside him—the fierce, savage creature that he was—silently cried out for revenge. And his family.
Received a copy for review from the publisher through NetGalley.
Wow! I don't read many dragon novels, but this made me fall in love! I truly enjoyed this story from start to finish. I didn't care for the tidbits about the others such as Rhi (she seems fishy), Con (the King of Dragon Kings) or Ulrik (the ex-Dragon King of the Silvers), but they were helpful in a sense. I do wish there was more between Dimitri and Faith as I truly enjoyed their romance.
Dimitri is a sweet, quiet Dragon King of the Whites. I loved how strong he looked and his allure. It all screamed "throw me down and sex me" literally. He was kind, amazing, sexy, could protect and he had such a big heart. He did seem closed off, but considering the history between his kind and humans it made sense. I loved watching him fall for a human when he least expected it.
Faith was definitely a spitfire. I loved her from start to finish. She never threw herself at a man. She was always focused on work and finding the truth in things. She was very intriguing. I loved how she immediately felt her attraction towards Dimitri, but tried to keep things as professional as she could. She wasn't your typical woman which I enjoyed. She stood up for herself against the Dark Fae and she wasn't afraid of the Dragons either. She was impeccable.
The romance was amazing. It was steamy and sexy without being overdone. I loved how sweet and sexy there relationship was. Their relationship progressed perfectly with the tempo of the story. You could tell that they were drawn to one another and that they were fated to be mates. I loved it!
I enjoyed the dragon aspect as I don't read many dragon novels, but love dragons. Definitely makes me want to read all the other books in this series.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas.