Title: Dragon Fever Series: Dark Kings #9.5
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts Incorporated
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
A yearning that won’t be denied
Rachel Marek is a journalist with a plan. She intends to expose the truth about dragons to the world – and her target is within sight. Nothing matters but getting the truth, especially not the ruggedly handsome, roguishly thrilling Highlander who oozes danger and charm. And when she finds the truth that shatters her faith, she’ll have to trust her heart to the very man who can crush it…
A legend in the flesh
Suave, dashing Asher is more than just a man. He’s a Dragon King – a being who has roamed this planet since the beginning of time. With everything on the line, Asher must choose to trust an enemy in the form of an all too alluring woman whose tenacity and passion captivate him. Together, Asher and Rachel must fight for their lives – and their love – before an old enemy destroys them both…
Also by this author: Dark Heat .1-.4, Dragon King, The Hero, Firestorm
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Welcome to our stop on the “Dragon Fever” tour! We are excited to present you with a review of the novella. It’s an excellent, romantic story that can be read as a standalone.
Jen’s Review of “Dragon Fever”
- Point of View: third person
- Tense: past
- Setting: Paris
- Pet Peeves: “her sex” (sex is not a body part!)
Donna Grant created a great addition to the Dragon Kings series, telling Ashton’s story in “Dragon Fever.”
Ashton finds his mate in Rachel, a journalist who is trying to expose the Dragon Kings for what they are. Ashton, however, isn’t the only one who is being deceived. Rachel learns there is a lot more to the Dragon Kings than she believed.
There is much to like about “Dragon Fever.”
It is fast-paced, has full character development (surprising for a novella), and doesn’t force the romance. I also enjoyed how the author kept me guessing about why Rachel was so fixated on exposing frauds and liars–she seemed to have a huge hangup about this. About halfway through the story the reader learns about her tragic past, which explains her obsession.
Both Ashton and Rachel are likable characters.
Despite stereotyping the Dragon Kings before knowing them, Rachel doesn’t seem like a bad person. She’s just driven and ambitious. She quickly does the right thing. Ashton is easy to love because he doesn’t use his looks to his advantage, and he’s not a playboy or disrespectful to women. There are also some supporting characters, one of whom is Blossom, who make the story even more interesting.
I thought “Dragon Fever” was an excellent story.
The only negative point I made note of was how the author used a mirror to describe Rachel’s physical characteristics. This is something I have read a million times not to do because it is so overused. Other than that, I have no complaints. It was very well-written and kept my attention from start to finish.
I give “Dragon Fever” five out of five stars (A) for having characters with free will, a thrilling mix of action and romance, and a solid, consistent, plot with a few surprises.
The Dark Kings series Reading Order:
Dark Heat: The Dark Kings Stories (Dark Kings, #0.1-0.3)
#1 Darkest Flame
#2 Fire Rising
#3 Burning Desire
#4 Hot Blooded
#5 Night’s Blaze
#6 Soul Scorched
#6.5 Dragon King
#7 Passion Ignites
#8 Smoldering Hunger
#9 Smoke and Fire
#9.5 Dragon Fever
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