Series: Dark Kings #11.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts Inc on August 22, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
I received this book for free from Tour Group in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In this scorching Dark Kings novella, New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant brings together a determined Dragon King used to getting what he wants and an Ice Queen who thaws for no one.
Marked by passion
A promise made eons ago sends Sebastian to Italy on the hunt to find an enemy. His quarry proves difficult to locate, but there is someone who can point him in the right direction – a woman as frigid as the north. Using every seductive skill he’s acquired over his immortal life, his seduction begins. Until he discovers that the passion he stirs within her makes him burn for more…
Gianna Santini has one love in her life – work. A disastrous failed marriage was evidence enough to realize she was better off on her own. That is until a handsome Scot strolled into her life and literally swept her off her feet. She is unprepared for the blazing passion between them or the truth he exposes. But as her world begins to unravel, she realizes the only one she can depend on is the very one destroying everything - a Dragon King.
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Time for my review, and please excuse me if I go on a fangirl rant!
In my mind, I recognize that this is a novella, and those really don’t do much to move major story arc’s along. They are mostly based on the couple in the story. However, I am a big fan of this series whole story arc so I was loving that Dragon Burn revealed as much and gave as much time to it.
Sebastian and Gianna were great. Their romance was a whirlwind, and there was a point where I thought that Donna Grant was going to rip my heart out. I really did. Sebastian causes such great changes in Gianna and it is great to see her break out of her shell and develop throughout the story. She breaks out of her solitude life into this great, independent and determined character. What she was willing to sacrifice was amazing.
I was surprised with Sebastian’s character. His take on the war and who was behind it was SO what I had been wanting the Dragon Kings to see. He is out to prove there is more to the acts of war than what they have all been thinking. I think I wanted to cheer when I read his outlook on the whole thing. I’ve been waiting for someone to figure this out. I was SO excited!
I can’t ruin it by slipping in spoilers in here, but I was pretty frustrated at the end. I know I’m too into a series when I try to give my kindle a talking to and explain how I think that story should have ended! Dragon Burn had me on an emotional roller coaster and had me daydreaming about what was happening often. It could definitely be read on it’s own considering Sebastian is not a big character yet, and what happens to the story at the end. What I recommend though, is that you grab this series and delve into this world of hot dragons and all the baggage that comes with being a dragon in today’s world. Just take a look at this video if you doubt me!
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Here’s a quick look at what to expect in Dragon Burn!
Gianna didn’t know when, she didn’t know how, but Sebastian’s seduction had flooded her like the wispy fingers of mist before effortlessly besieging with the skill of a warlord.
Ever since she found herself in his arms the night before, she hadn’t been able to get him out of her mind. Not even work could shove him aside.
She’d passed the night weighing his offer of spending the day with him. She waffled back and forth until she finally dozed off. When she woke and got into the shower, she still hadn’t come to a decision.
As she’d left her home that morning, she’d told herself she was going for coffee. And ended up at the Piazza San Marco.
She’d seen him long before he noticed her. It gave her a chance to study him at leisure. He wore black slacks and a button-down in a purple so deep in color it was almost black. The black leather jacket sat upon his wide shoulders like an afterthought instead of a necessity.
The breeze was gentle, ruffling the ends of his golden brown hair that swept atop his shoulders. He studied the architecture around him, not with wonder, but…almost as if it was intruding.
Not once did he appear to notice any of the women who endeavored to capture his attention. Yet he looked down and smiled at the pigeons who came close to him. And he gazed at children with a kind of amazement, like he wasn’t sure what to think of them, but he couldn’t look away.
Like she couldn’t stop staring at him.
Then he turned and locked eyes with her. Her heart had actually tripped over itself. Not once in her life had she ever experienced such a reaction to anything. Chills raced over her body that had nothing to do with the cool temperatures and everything to do with the enigmatic, baffling man who held her utterly spellbound.
His smile was both sensual and secretive. She didn’t remember what he said after he walked to her. It had been a question, and she’d agreed. The next thing she knew, they were having coffee.
To say she was shocked to find herself talking so readily to him was an understatement. What was it about him that made her feel comfortable? Relaxed, even?
As they walked from the café, his hand rested on the small of her back. The pressure of his palm against her was so profound that, for a moment, she wondered if she had on clothes, because it felt as if he were touching her skin.
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