A Woman on a Mission
Grace Clark has always done things safe. She's never colored outside of the law, but she has a book due and has found the perfect spot to break through her writer's block. Or so she thinks. Right up until Arian suddenly appears and tries to force her away from the mountain. Unaware of the war she just stumbled into, Grace doesn't just discover the perfect place to write, she finds Arian—the most gorgeous, enticing, mysterious man she's ever met.
A King with a Purpose
Arian is a Dragon King who has slept away centuries in his cave. Recently woken, he's about to leave his mountain to join his brethren in a war when he's alerted that someone has crossed onto Dreagan. He's ready to fight . . . until he sees the woman. She's innocent and mortal—and she sets his blood aflame. He recognizes the danger approaching her just as the dragon within him demands he claim her for his own...
Having never read anything by Donna Grant before, though I’ve always wanted to, I was a little hesitant to read a novella that falls so far into an established series, but I needn’t have worried one bit. Dragon King is one of those novellas that is a character driven story that doesn’t really affect the overall series storyline, but instead let’s the reader what’s going on in the series as the characters get to know each other. So in other words it was perfect for me!
I really liked Grace and loved the reason she was in Scotland to begin with, to find her muse once more. The fact that she is a romance writer lent credence to how she reacted to finding out just what Arian is, which I greatly appreciated, because she just took it all in and processed any issues internally. Arian was remarkably calm considering he’s just woken up after sleeping for 600 years and finds a mortal woman in his domain and though he is definitely an alpha male I liked that he didn’t go all neanderthal on her and instead played it smart considering what was going on. And I loved how intrigued he was with her writing. With this being a novella their relationship does develop quickly, but t isn’t insta-love in anyway. Insta-attraction, even a little insta-lust, but they do get to know each other before getting physical and though there is a little angst thrown in there it works to help get a good picture of another charrie, who I’m sure I’ll want to strangle when I finally start the series properly.
The Bottom Line: Dragon King is a well written novella that has a little bit of everything in it: a little romance, a little bit of action and enough of a tease about the series to make newbies want more and give those who are already fans a nice little addition to a series they already love.
~ ARC received via Inkslinger in exchange for an honest review ~
Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.
She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.
Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.