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.
Dimitri doesn’t trust humans and after what happened to Dragons centuries ago you can’t blame the guy. It’s for that reason Dimitri understands why any Dragon would wish humans wiped from existence. In some ways he wishes the same thing but he took an oath and he will stand by his word, doing the job his King asks of him which means watching over the humans and protecting them as well as keeping them from knowing the truth about the existence of Dragons.
When an archeologist named Faith Reynolds discovers the skeletal remains of what she believes is a Dragon, it is Dimitri’s job to go in and make sure that her recent discovery is erased from reality to prevent the truth of the existence of Dragons from getting out but there is something off about the situation. The Dragon remains belong to one of Dimitri’s Silvers and he’s unsure of how one of his Dragons could have been left behind during the exodus. He needs to unravel the mystery of what killed his Silver in order to figure out why it was left behind and that requires relying upon Faith and her expertise to examine the remains. Unraveling the mystery will lead to dangerous discoveries and much more than Dimitri could have imagined, a chance at true love, with a human but is he willing to take that risk when he stills hold so much anger toward humans?
Grant perfectly layers romance with mystery and dark suspense. Dimitri and Faith’s story is no exception to that and the two sizzle but like most of the other Dragon couples their romance has to endure a bumpy road filled with danger but it’s that intense danger which makes the romance that much more compelling. It will be interesting to see just how things proceed further in the series concerning the couples now that some dark truths have been revealed especially concerning Con. I’m still not a fan of the Kings of Kings, mostly because of how he treated my girl, Rhi, but something is going on that he’s hiding and with each book that something is starting to place even more strain on him and at some point things are going to explode with Con. I just hope that explosion doesn’t fall back on the couples or Rhi. Speaking of Rhi, there are so many theories concerning her I feel like squealing every time a new tidbit is introduced. The Rhi and Reapers connection is so interesting. I can’t wait until the truth concerning that connection is completely laid out for all of us. I have a feeling we are all going to be blown away by the truth of who Rhi really is.