Dark Kings, Book #9.5
By Donna Grant
Author’s Website: http://www.donnagrant.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
Rachel Marek is a journalist on a mission, to uncover the truth of the Dragon Kings and expose them all for the world to see! At the direction of new contact, Sam MacDonald, Rachel is going to The World Whisky Consortium, an event that those at Dreagan never miss! While there she is going to cozy up to this year’s Dreagan representative, Asher, and uncover all the secrets of the Dragon Kings! She has her face transforming makeup and outfits for both personas that she’s planning to use ready to go. Now she just needs to go get her King!
Asher can think of much better things to do with his time than go to this convention, especially with everything going on with the Dark and Ulrik. But he knows somebody has to do it, and this time it’s him. Con has saddled him with a drill sergeant of a personal assistant to keep him on track and to make sure he gets to boring meeting after boring meeting. However, there is one bright spot, the beautiful woman he met at the hotel bar, Rae. And Ash can’t get enough!
But when both Rachel and Asher’s secrets are revealed, will their hot romance fizzle out? And can a journalist hell-bent on exposing the Kings ever be trusted???
I’m not a big fan of novellas as a whole, as I’ve stated many times in my reviews. I find it hard to connect with characters and their stories in such a short time, not to mention the plots tend to feel rushed. However, I have to say that this novella actually read like a full-length novel. The romance has a slow build-up, and the plot went along at a leisurely pace. In fact, it kind of went a bit slower than I’d expected, and I wouldn’t have minded if it had been sped up a little bit.
Overall I felt this novella was okay …. Nothing earth-shattering, and a bit boring at times. I found the climactic scene at the end to be pretty predictable … you knew exactly who sent that note and it wasn’t who Rachel thought it was. You’d think a reporter would be a bit smarter than that!
This series hasn’t been my favorite of Grant’s and I keep waiting for it to turn around … well let’s hope it will with the next book, Firestorm!