by Donna Grant
Published: January 30th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
In a Flutter: Yummm!
Nikolai is a dragon shapeshifter who knows well the meaning of loss. Orphaned and raised to be a Dragon King, he never accepts defeat. Now, Nikolai prefers his solitude . . .until a beautiful, irresistible woman calls upon him for help—and Nikola’s whole word goes up in flames.
Ever since MI5 agent Esther woke to discover her mind taken over with magic, she feels like stranger to herself. She looks to a notorious dragon, one who has the power to help her find her memory. But as she and Nikolai come closer to discovering what really happened to her, a dangerous passion ignites between them. Can this lone Dragon King help the woman he’s grown to love to uncover the truth about her past—or will a deep and fiery danger tear them both apart?
Worldbuilding: We return to the rich world of Dreagan, with dragon shifters, fae – dark and light -, magic, and loooots of tension – yey! Bonus some London action.
Characters: Nikolai is torn between his loyalty to Con and that to Ulrik who took him in when he was a kid and his parents were killed. He seems like a great guy. The fact that I love tortured souls also helps me love him to bits xDDD
Uuu, Esther! I really like her. She’s an MI5 agent and Henry’s sister. She’s a mystery because of the druid maybe controlling – and certainly messing with – her mind thing. It makes her very layered, and also a tortured soul for which hurrah!
I also really enjoy following Balladyn’s life and ofc Rhi’s. I’m still dying to know who her dragon king ex is, and my money is on Con. Omg, I just know it’s Con, but come on info!! Lol!! Looking forward to that reconciliation, if it’s in the cards.
Plot: The meant-to-be-mates romance was sweet and fun. I love the bigger intrigue, that includes Ulrik, Mikkel, Eilish, and the fae. Lovely layered story, and evil freaking cliffy!
Writing: Third person, past tense narrative, mostly her/his POV. I really like her voice better because she’s more fun.
Curb Appeal: Cool cover, hooking blurb, insta-buy author name for my PNR moods.
I recommend Heat to fans of strong heroines and badass alpha guys who love them, dragon shifter stories, and immersive paranormal worlds.
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