About the Book:
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 Reynolds 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?
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In the world of dragons, fae, and man, the dragons are the most powerful but also the most honorable. They promised to protect people, and have kept that promise even though humans hunted and killed dragons, driving them from the lands where they ruled for eons.
This story is the 10th book in the Dark Kings series which is why I found it difficult to follow the people, the over-arching plot, and the world building. I felt lost through most of the book, especially during the scenes when a secondary character stole the POV. I didn't care about those parts, I wanted to know what Dimitri and Faith were doing, thinking, feeling.
In most cases, a book in a series has just enough secondary plot to connect the books. I understand that. I expect that. Unfortunately, this book didn't explain enough to help readers jumping into the series for the first time to get what was going on. The POV jump from the main H/h to secondary characters pulled me from the romance and into a world that was just confusing in it's complexity and lack of explanation. It just seemed like there was too much going on in the world Grant built for it to fit into the book, which pushed the romance out of the way.
Light Fae, Dark Fae, Reapers, Death, Silver Dragons, Gold Dragons, White Dragons, humans, Druids... and each race had their on complex backstory. There was just too much MUCHNESS to try and cram it into a story that's supposed to celebrate the love of Dmitri and Faith. Like trying to squeeze an 18-wheeler into a one car garage...it doesn't leave much room for your car, and in this case, it doesn't leave much room for relationship building, so it felt like the romance was rushed.
I enjoyed the off-the-charts sexual tension (though it seemed a little unrealistic--insta-lust on a draconic scale (see what I did there?)). I didn't know how to feel about Faith...she seemed a little hare-brained at times, which made her annoying.
With all the separate plots and secondary character POVs, this story lost me and didn't find me again until it was almost over. While the book itself was interesting enough to keep me reading, the world in which the story was set was so confusing and crowded with species, magic, and plot devices that I lost interest.
I do not plan to read any of the other books in the series. One was enough.
I received this book via NetGalley and the publicist. All opinions expressed are my own--because, I'm opinionated and brutally honest.
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