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 Press
GenreRomance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Dragons

Reviews Heat (Dark Kings, #12)

  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    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...
  • Nildene
    Upon requesting this review courtesy of NetGalley (in exchanges for an honest review), i wasn’t aware that it was part of an ongoing series, let alone the twelfth book. It wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, as Grant was able to smoothly intergrate the ongoing storyline well with the new couple she focused on in this book.Grant focuses each book on the formation of a separate couple and I feel that I may have been more invested in the way the rel...
  • Elaine
    Don’t let the fact that this is the twelfth book in this series put you off reading it even if you haven’t read any of the others - it works well as a standalone. It tell s the story of Esther, who is missing some memories after her mind restored after having been taken over by a druid. She is an agent for MI5 and is searching for a dragon who she believes can help restore her memory. That dragon is Nikolai, a Dragon King who has preferred so...
  • 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...
  • Trish R.
    Okay, so I’ve read all 12 of The Dragon Kings books (as well as the Dark Warriors series, the Dark Sword series, all the Reaper books to date, her LaRue books, all her novellas, and so on) and loved them all. The most important thing I loved about them is they are NOT written in the first person, like 95% of all dragon books are. And the second reason I love them is because they are not EROTIC, which I hate, hate, hate! Oh, there’s sex in the...
  • 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...
  • ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme
    This series is building up to the end games. Reading this series out of order will work for most readers as Ms. Grant gives enough recap of previous events to bring a reader up to date. It is recommended to read at least a few of the prior books to understand the minor characters and subplots. In this one, we focus on Nikolai. Nikoli's history is a sad one and it is what makes him such a good Dragon King. When he has to go against his adoptive fa...
  • Cassandra
    My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! I think I want to collect this series in paperback!!The cover is WOW! Love it, and you know why!This is the 12th book in the series, and it is for adults only due to steamy content and violence. You can definitely read this book on...
  • 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...
  • Francoise
    4 StarsHeat was a riveting read, Donna Grant has a way of pulling you into her story and keeping you hooked. I enjoyed the world building in this book, I loved immersing myself in the author’s vivid and vibrant writing. Her characters are likeable and intriguing. I have not read (yet) the other books in the Dark Kings series, but I really enjoyed Nikolai and Esther’s story. They were great individually, but together their chemistry was off th...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Angie
    DNF at 7%When I requested this one on NG, I didn't realize that it was part of an ongoing and CONNECTED series. As a result, I have been very confused and trying to catch up the entire time that I've been reading this novel. I thought I could power through, but my heart's just not in it. So now on to happier reading!
  • Myra Espino
    I was really curious on Esther and Nikolai's story and I was not disappointed! Loved it from the start up to the last!!! <3 <3 <3 Donna did it again!!! I am soooooo looking forward for Rhi's story!!!!
  • Kahea
    ***4 Stars*** Sooooooo, I kinda did a thing I don’t typically do...like ever.I read a book that was apart of a series and I haven’t read the series.*drops head and winces a little, then snaps head back up* Well, I have read something of the series, but it was a novella, so I’m not all too sure it counts, but at least I know something about the world right?Okay, maybe not, but let’s cut this part off for now and get to the nitty gritty. De...
  • 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...
  • CerysAnne
    Donna Grant, you have just gained yourself a new fan.I have fallen in love with this world you have created, you blew me away by how fantastically imaginative you are, and your writing was so flawless and beautiful that I soon got to that point where I wasn't just reading your book anymore - instead, I was living it, and for the life of me I did not want to leave it the more I read on.Heat is an original, thrilling, and captivating story, one tha...