Heat (Dark Kings, #12) by Donna Grant

Heat (Dark Kings, #12)

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 ...

Details Heat (Dark Kings, #12)

TitleHeat (Dark Kings, #12)
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Paperbacks
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Dragons

Reviews Heat (Dark Kings, #12)

  • Stacey is Sassy
    Seeking the truth leads to more questions…***4.5 stars***I started Heat a little unenthusiastically. Come on…it’s Book #12, haven't we covered everything we can yet? Aren’t we going to see the same story again with different names? So, I opened it, started, and then proceeded to nod my head in acknowledgement and praise to the author. It was different, interesting and completely sucked me in. I never once felt annoyed or frustrated hashin...
  • Natalie The Biblioholic
    Who is the smarty-pants who keeps picking up books that happen to take place in the middle of a series?Yeah, so I’m the idiot. Sue me. Actually, please don’t. Anyhoo, I would have given this book all five stars if I wasn’t a bit lost as I read it. I got the overall gist, however, I definitely wouldn’t recommend this as a standalone. Although it seems each book tackles a new couple, the background story and stories of the other characters ...
  • Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
    Heat is Book 12 in the Dark Kings series. You will want to start at the beginning because while each book focuses on one couple, all characters are revisited in each book and an overall plot continues from book to book. We also have a crossover with the Reapers series.So far, Heat is my favorite. I felt we are getting some good answers and getting closer to the end. Nikolai and Esther were an easy couple to root for. I was engrossed with their jo...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    Returning to Donna Grant’s Dark Kings world is always a treat for me. I’m always expecting high-quality writing and a wonderful romance and so far, Grant has never let me down.HEAT is book twelve in the series and it features the sultry Nikolai and a character that we’ve seen before in the series named Esther. Esther was possessed by Druid magic and was sent to kill others. Now that she has regained her own mind back, she is trying to colle...
  • Marta Cox
    Four and a half Finally everything starts coming together with answers getting ever closer and after twelve books it's about time ! I loved this series when it began but after so many books if brutally honest I kind of started to feel frustrated as the author constantly teased us about the connection between Rhi and the Dragon Kings. Here we see Rhi start to truly become the awesome character that we always knew she was plus Con is starting to cr...
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **A magic induced coma leads to intense fiery passion. New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant continues her Dark Kings series with another must read for long time fans. Heat is one hot read, I’d take the title as fair warning!!MI5 agent Esther has had her memory affected by magic. To discover what the magic is hiding, she seeks out the one dragon with the power to help her. Nikolai is no...
  • Janet Robel
    Whew! Fanning self at the moment. The title of this book is aptly named. Nikolai and Esther have unbelievable chemistry that fills the pages. They are made for one another. I absolutely love this series. The Dragon shifters are smokin' hot, pun intended. There's no need to start at the beginning of this series because each book is perfect as a standalone. However, after reading one, you may want to go back and plow through the others. Nikolai's s...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Returning to Donna Grant’s Dark Kings world is always a treat for me. I’m always expecting high-quality writing and a wonderful romance and so far, Grant has never let me down.HEAT is book twelve in the series and it features the sultry Nikolai and a character that we’ve seen before in the se...
  • Torie
    Ester was an M15 agent who has lost some of her memory due to a druid. Nikolai is s Dragon King who is going to help her find the missing pieces of her memory."Someone once told me that Fate would chew you up and spit you out many times, taking you away from those you love and dumping you into places you never wanted to be to be. It's up to each of us where we choose to belong. We can either fight everything or accept what we are given and make t...
  • Anna Edwards
    I'm a massive fan of Donna Grant's Dragon Kings, and this book did not disappoint me in the slightest. Nikolai has a great backstory, it is heartbreaking but intriguing at the same time. And the thought of him as a baby dragon is just so cute. The way Ms Grant brings Esther and her brother's, Henry's, story to the forefront of the book is genius as well. You don't see it coming, and it makes Esther and Nikolai one of my favourite couples in the s...
  • Cathy Geha
    Heat by Donna Grant Dark Kings #12Another dragon king finds his mate in this book :) Esther North, having lost part of her memory and feeling tense and worried about what lurks in her mind, has talked Nikolai, Dragon King of the Ivories, into going with her to locate the druid that took over her mind in the past. Off the two go to Ireland and Scotland to visit places that might trigger memories and help Esther achieve her goal. They have interact...
  • Rachel
    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This was a "read now" selection and I'm sorry I signed up for it. I did not realize when I did so that this was #12 in the series. Many romance novels work as stand alones or out of sequence. This does NOT! There is so much missing backstory that I felt lost through the whole thing. The dragons' Scottish accents were annoying, not charming. Beca...
  • Tanya Davis
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.After eleven books in this series we've come to know a lot of the characters already. Nikolai may be newly awakened, but we are quickly introduced and you feel as if you know him and his feelings toward Esther right away. Esther has been in the storyline for a few books, but it is not until now tha...
  • Becky Baldridge
    I'm usually all for a good dragon story, so when I received this one from NetGalley, I was anxious to dive in. That excitement quickly turned to confusion as I read when I kept trying to figure out what I was missing with these characters and their story. To be fair, the info on NetGalley didn't mention a series, let alone that it was book twelve in that series! I did keep at it, but with minimal world building and only snippets of info here and ...
  • Francoise
    review to come
  • Chelon
    I've fallen in love with this series. Often I get bored and give up on a series when I start with the first book, but I've found that a great author can get you hooked later in the series causing you to read any new books and all the previous books. This is written wonderfully, I love how in every book the central plot is the focus for all the characters even through creating, establishing and modifying romantic relationships, and alliances. Of c...
  • Kodie Mackay
    Ok so a confession/explanation before I start this review. I received this book by the publisher through netgalley.. It didnae say that this was not a standalone and in my opinion it's definitely not. - This book is number 12 is the series and very obviously not a standalone. I'm not sure if this world interlinks with any of the other series's (I'm gathering it does) but reading this book as my first from the series was a colossal mistake. If you...
  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    When I started to read Heat, I was expecting a continuation of the overarching plot involving Ulrik, as well as the drama between Usaeil and Con, with a little loving between Nikolai and Esther. Well I got all that and more! There was a definite romance element between Nikolai and Esther but that was more of a natural progression that was based on mutual attraction, not an all-encompassing need to consume each other with a fiery passion. What rea...
  • Zita
    Action, suspense, intrigue and some surprising twists…This is the twelfth book in the Dark Kings series.MI5 Agent Esther North and her brother joined forces with the Dragon Kings against Ulrik and his machinations to regain power and exterminate humans, the silver’s vengeance has been brewing for centuries. Esther is recovering from being used by a powerful druid and her memories of that time are gone, not knowing what she’d done during the...
  • Beth
    I have fallen in love with dragon shifters and Nikolai is at the top of the heap. That man is quiet strength that is sexy as hell. He and Esther have some crazy chemistry that they both feel but have tried to push away. I loved the beginning when Ulrik found Nikolai as an orphaned hatchling and he took him under his wing (no pun intended) even though Ulrik was a Silver King and Nikolai belonged to the Ivories. His parents were just murdered by ro...
  • Petula
    Dragon King Nikolai has a gift for drawing. He only needs to see something once and he can reproduce it in great detail. There is also a little magic that helps him take his drawing just a bit further. Esther North is now working with the Dragon Kings, but is suffering the after effects of a druid invading her mind. Maybe Nikolai can help her. Our characters have several problems to solve. Lots of different villains all with their own agenda. Thi...
  • Courtney Green
    *ARC from NetGalley for Honest Review*Thank you Publisher and AuthorI Rate This Book 3 StarsI went in with an open mind, i’ve read Donna Grant in the past and always end up disappointed everytime. Usually her books sound great, but end up being lackluster as you read it. And Sadly this is another one for the pile, I really like the lead male, but the lead female just got on my nerves. Their compatibility seemed far fetched.I doubt I’ll read m...
  • Celeste
    AWESOME read!!! This was another fantastic read, many questions answered and the series is progressing, along with all new questions. Definitely a couple WOW moments, a Are you Freakin kidding me.... oh... ok gosh... moment... I enjoyed every page.
  • ThatTransylvanianChick
    As much as I tried, I couldn't get into the story. It's basically one huge story line and many, many characters that become couples, from what I noticed. So if you want to read this series, start at book 1 because I really don't think they can be read as standalone. So, unfortunately, it's a DNF. I tried. I picked it up, put it aside, then picked it back up but no luck. This author's writing style isn't the one for me. I voluntarily agreed to rea...
  • Marybeth
    I only gave this book 2 1/2 stars, but to be fair, when I received this as a Read Now from Netgalley I did not realize it was Book 12 in a series or I would not have said yes to read it. I was lost for much of this book due to having not read any of the previous books. Because of that I could not get into it nor did I understand much of it. I actually put it down a few times and wasn't planning on finishing, but I finally decided to. I really did...
  • Mimi
    Having read all the books in Donna Grant’s Dark World to date, I was thrilled to get an ARC copy from NetGalley of Heat, the next upcoming book in her Dragon Kings series. Heat continues the story of Nikolai and Esther whose attraction first began in Blaze. Together they are determined to locate the Druid who infiltrated Esther’s mind and stole some of her memories. As the story progresses, we learn a lot more about Ulrik through Nikolai’s ...
  • Sandy Kelly
    This is book 12 in the Dark Kings series and I highly recommend that you read the previous books as this book continues to build upon the bigger story ARC. This one is about the Dragon King Nikolai and former MI5 agent Esther, who is Henry's sister. We previously saw Esther when she had her mind taken over by a powerful Druid and almost died. Nikolai was orphaned as a child and raised by a different clan of dragons. So he knows what loss means. E...
  • Natasha du Plessis
    I just love fantasy novels. I love everything about the characters, reading about Dragons, Druids, Fae and Mortals is just my cup of tea. After I started reading I saw that Heat was the 12th book in the series, I read it as a standalone and it did not disappoint, it did not feel as if I missed something. This was my first Donna Grant book and certainly not my last, I will have to start reading this series from the start at some time. I loved the ...