Firestorm by Donna Grant
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Dragons, betrayal and intrigue fill the world of the Dark Kings. Book ten in this series features the very sexy Dimitri. For those who are just joining this series, this book can be read without reading the previous books in the series. It is easy to catch up to speed on the state of the world. A reader quickly learns how the Dragon shifters keep on fighting their invisible to man war. Ms. Grant does a nice job with short recaps and flashbacks to the past.
Dimitri has been alone for so long he has forgotten what it is like to have someone to share his life with, more than just his brothers in arm. He is used to being sent on missions to keep humans from rediscovering dragons. Unfortunately, it is becoming more and more difficult with technology and the restlessly Fae. When Dimitri finds out an archaeologist discovers evidence of dragon bones in his ancestral home, he is angry yet intrigued. How is it possible to have bones left there? And which dragon was left behind? There should have been none. This is the intrigue of the story which captures my attention and then leaves me hanging. I am left with unanswered questions and hope they materialize in the next book. The focus on this book is more about Dragon versus Fae power struggles and Dimitri's interest in Faith, the archaeologist.
Character wise, Dimitri is the standard alpha male who is loyal, trustworthy, a bit of a loner and exudes a sexual mysterious air about him. When Faith responds to his sexy pheromones and tries to deny it, it piques Dimitri's interest. There isn't exactly an insta-lust between the two, but there is good erotic chemistry. These two are similar in some ways and very different in others. This makes their interactions amusing when they have opposing views. I like how Faith is not a pushover. She is determined to do what she believes is right. She is unprepared for the supernatural world yet glides into it like a pro. Both characters are easy to like and admirable.
Erotically speaking, this story is a bit tame for me. This is because I do read kinky erotica. Still, the sex scenes are hot and just the right amount to keep it from becoming gratuitous. The way the story is told is spellbinding as I felt completely pulled into the story. Ms. Grant weaves a spell around her readers, captivating them until she's done spinning her tale. This magical world of dragon shifters and other supernatural predators that go bump in the night is a smooth read. It is hard to put the book down. This paranormal erotica is recommended to readers who love dragons, shifters and alpha men.
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