Review: Hot Blooded (Part 1) – Donna Grant

Posted March 1, 2015 by Iris in Iris, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review:  Hot Blooded (Part 1) – Donna GrantHot Blooded: by Donna Grant
Series: Dark Kings #1
Published by Macmillan on December 9th 2014
Pages: 100
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HOT BLOODED: Part I is the first in an exclusive four-part e-serial by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!Even from a distance, Iona knew that he was the kind of man who would cause her infinite trouble. The kind that left a trail of broken hearts wherever he went…But she wanted a closer look at him, to see the color of his eyes. So she walked up to the bar and took a seat, her breath locking in her chest when his gunmetal gaze turned to her. A WOMAN SEEKING THE TRUTHIona is desperate to learn the truth about her dead father. But when she returns to Scotland, she meets Laith—a dragon and a Dark King—who has secrets of his own, secrets she must uncover. However, the passion that burns between them catches Iona off guard, leaving her breathless and vulnerable as it threatens to drown them both in pleasure too powerful to deny… Read all four parts of this sensation e-series—and look for the full volume of Hot Blooded from St. Martin’s Paperbacks.

Iris’ Thoughts

As I’ve stated in previous reviews, I really do not normally enjoy serials. I much rather have the entire book at once to read than have to wait weeks to receive the next installment. For that reason alone, I am very picky over which installment books I do choose to read. Thankfully, Grant is conscious that many readers feel this way and does not make us wait endlessly for installments. She is by far one of the few authors who I would recommend hands down even to people who, like myself, do not enjoy installment reads.

First and foremost I must say that this is a Dragon Kings novel. What does this mean? This means that although this is a great read, those who have not read the previous books will not be able to follow along. The Hot Blooded plot, although a different King’s story, is intertwined with the previous books. Old enemies and familiar faces are predominant in this serial.

From the first meeting, you know there is something special about Iona. You’re not sure what it is, it’s difficult to put a finger on, but it is almost as if she is more than a mere human and possible dragon mate. There is something that distinguishes her from all the other women that have encountered the Dragon Kings.

I have to admit to a soft spot for Laith. He is sweet and tries to come across like he really would rather not have a mate, but it’s pretty obvious that he is already enamored with Iona and we’re less than 70 pages into the entire serial. It can’t be easy being one of the very few Dragon Kings left that has not found a mate and fallen in love. So it comes as no surprise that Laith is falling and falling fast.

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I picked up my first romance novel at 14 and have not looked back once. A lover of the written word, I'll read just about anything that catches my attention, especially if it includes hot alpha males and strong independent women. Living in a houseful of musicians and athletes, when not reading (and usually even when I am), I can be found watching the NY Rangers or listening to someone practicing their instruments. I've been reviewing for Cocktails and Books since 2012.