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Darkest Flame: A Dragon Romance (Dark Kings Book 1) Kindle Edition
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That first book always sets the tone and I think Darkest Flame did a great job of introducing the world. Now, there IS a book prior to this that is a collection of three shorter works detailing some of the Dragon Kings that appear in this book. I definitely think reading it beforehand will help but it’s not a necessity.
Now… this book wasn’t perfect. Few very are. And it was a bit formulaic for the genre but it didn’t stop me from enjoying it. Denae and Kellan kind of had an enemies-to-lovers thing going on which I always love. She’s a MI5 agent and he’s a Dragon King so that was an interesting combo but I liked that she was a strong character but not over the top. Denae couldn’t do everything but she could hold her own and didn’t back down in a fight. Kellan took a while to grow on me with his constant “humans suck” mentality when it was clear that he didn’t truly believe that anymore. But they had a decent romance. Most of it was banter so I’m hoping for a bit more depth shown, perhaps, in later books, but for this one it was enjoyable.
Darkest Flame doesn’t stick to just their points-of-view, though, bouncing between the other Dragon Kings as well. I was surprised there were more of other characters compared to the lead of the next book, which is Tristan, but the added perspectives definitely had me needing more.
I never really figured out WHAT the Dragon Kings are from this book because there were dragons mentioned in some alternate dimension but these guys are more dragon shifters? But, I mean, I rolled with it because DRAGONS.
Honestly, this book reminded me a LOT of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward (if you’re a fan of those) except this read much quicker (which is a good thing, in my mind at least). There’s definitely a strong world-building focus and I didn’t realize until after that this is actually book #15 in this world (following Grant’s Dark Swords and Dark Warriors series). It’s also established that there are Fae in this world, as well as this Warrior race that’s still vague and Druids. So, a lot, and now I’m really curious and totally going to try out the other series after I get through these books because I’m pretty much hooked already.
More of a side note but I’m going to want a book for Rhi. You’ll meet her. She’s pretty awesome. She kicks butts and takes names all with a great manicure (but really, her love of nail polish is kind of insane). Reminded me a lot of Lindsey from the Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill (though it took me forever to make that connection XD).
All in all, I’m hooked. Already have book 2 waiting to be read and excited to binge all the books out so far (which is a lot). Perfect series for paranormal romance readers looking to shake things up from the usual vamps and werewolves.
I was a little hesitant to start this series but just like everything else I've read by Donna Grant I devoured it. Her books are truly book crack. One of the things I loved about this book is that not only is it a start to a new series but it brings in a couple of Grant's other series and combines them together. I enjoyed the Darkest Flame. It is pretty fast-paced and entertaining. The world is getting nicely fleshed out thanks to the two previous series this series is a spin-off of. It's a fascinating one! The amount of not-your-regular paranormal in this book is excellent! There are dragons, druids, fae, and warriors which make the plot interesting. There is danger, action, and romance which is a perfect combination for any book, in my opinion.
I love, love, love the new characters we meet in this book along with the old! Denae is a badass! I loved her character so much and Kellan isn't a slouch either! I really like Kellan and Denae together. Kellan’s hatred of humans drove him to sleep through the last thirteen hundred years. That’s a really strong hate, so when he finds himself drawn to and attracted to the human Denae, he doesn’t know how to handle it or if he even wants to handle it. Eventually, after spending some time with Denae, she shows him that not all humans are bad. It was nice to see Kellan let go of some of the bitterness and hatred that had been consuming his thoughts for so long.
Besides Kellan and Denae, this book has a lot side characters, both good guys and bad guys. The stage is definitely set for futures stories. I really, really, really liked Rhi, the Light Fae friend of the Dragon Kings. As much as I loved most of the characters in this book, I found myself not liking Constantine, the King of the Dragon Kings. I have a feeling there is a reason he acts the way he does but it's still frustrating. I want his back story so badly! It would probably explain so much.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and thought it was a great start to a new series!
I learned that even though this is supposed to be a standalone series you really need to have read the authors two other series to keep up. There were a lot of people you were already expected to know and since this was the first title I’ve read from this author I felt like I jumped into the middle of a series not the begging. This is part of the reason I gave a low rating
There were a couple of other reasons I knocked this down to two stars, first was Kellan. We heard over and over again how much he really really hates humans… It was very repetitive and made him pursuing a love interest in a human unlikely; he just couldn’t help himself even though he hates humans. Another reason is this book has non con and our heroine just kind of got over that really quick. I mean all she had to do was look at Kellan and she was all good… In fact while they were still being held prisoner not only did Denea get over the magic rape by just looking at Kellan but thought it was a great idea have sex with Kellan right there; who needs to worry about escaping, I’m sure the bad guys will wait till your ready…
I did decide to finish the book but I do not plan to read the other in the series. This is an adult book for non con and unlikely sex scenes.