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Heart of Gold

(Dark Kings #18.6)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  371 ratings  ·  199 reviews
Return to Dreagan for a special Valentine's story featuring Constantine, the King of Dragon Kings, and his mate…

He’s loved her for eons, wanted her forever, and a day never passes without her at the forefront of his mind.

The only way Con could pass the time as his fellow Dragon Kings slept away the centuries was to record his thoughts in journals: one for his responsibilit
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Published February 1st 2021 by DL Grant, LLC
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Jan 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
ARC received from author

A very quick read where we get to see inside one of Con's red journals, and so does Rhi. Then she leads him on a little scavenger hunt to find her. No bad guys, no drama, just sweet romance.
Jan 26, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

The Month of Love is soon upon us. Celebrate with a Valentine's novella with the King of Dragon Kings and his mate in HEART OF GOLD coming February 1, 2021?

For those wanting more of Constantine and his mate, this is the perfect story for you. It delves into Con's infamous red journals, and we get a glimpse of just what this Dragon King has gone through pining for his mate.

Want to make sure you have the correct reading order for the entire Dark World series (including upcoming books)? Then head o
Laura Baird
Feb 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
A short, sweet, and emotional glimpse into the heart-wrenching love between Rhi and Con, and against all odds, found their way back to one another.
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Heart of Gold
Dark Kings Series #20
Donna Grant
Release Date 02/01/2021
Publisher DL Grant


Return to Dreagan for a special Valentine's story featuring Constantine, the King of Dragon Kings, and his mate…
He’s loved her for eons, wanted her forever, and a day never passes without her at the forefront of his mind.
The only way Con could pass the time as his fellow Dragon Kings slept away the centuries was to record his thoughts in journals: one for his resp
Visionary Druid
Jan 25, 2021 rated it liked it
Constantine and Rhiannon have overcome incredible odds to be together once more. Rhi finds one of Con’s red journals – the ones he dedicated all his thoughts and feelings towards her. The book reveals just how much her beloved dragon hurt during their eon long separation. She cannot help but return the gesture in a sweet, scavenger hunt.

I love how Rhi helps Con follow his own advice: to let go of the past. The past cannot be changed no matter how much one dwells on it, a lesson both learned the
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
WOW!! I don't know how Donna does it but after so many books in this series, she still wows me with her story-telling.

This story is a short and sweet story. We get more of Con and Rhi and boy am I happy. I love this story so much.

I do highly recommend it and I do recommend you read this entire series.
Feb 01, 2021 rated it liked it
Heart of Gold consists of declarations of love from Con to Rhi as written in his journals and from Rhi as she finds a way to reciprocate with her own messages of love to Con. There is very little in the way of action or advancing the series but there are hints of things to come. Too short.
Angel Padillo
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: parnormal, romance, dragon, fae
I adore Rhi and Con and Heart of Gold was a beautiful glimpse into their love. It was short, but packs a powerful punch.
Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021, arc, short-read, fantasy
This was a short tidbit into Con’s thoughts during his and Rhi’s separation. The way his emotions spilled across the page was almost gut wrenching, from his feelings of despair and guilt to his devotion and love for Rhi...beautifully done!

I received an advance reader copy from the author and this is my honest review.
Kathy Wright
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I read the "Dear Readers" letter at the beginning of the book, and it made me think.

One thing that we as readers always tend to forget - whether on purpose or not - is that authors write what is in their head. It is their world, not ours, Dear Reader. We are along for the ride. And maybe there are a few that should remember that point.

My post will contain a few spoilers, so if you don't like it, don't read beyond this point.

We are given another slice of life with Rhi and Con.
In this slice, w
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Donna’s Grants latest novella in the Dark Kings series is the perfect prequel for every Valentine this February. The Reader is immediately given insight to the deep and passionate love Con, King of the Dragon Kings and Rhi, his mate, have for each other. Together at Dreagan, their home, recovering after the holiday gatherings Rhi has the day to herself – coming upon one of Con’s red journals, written while he and Rhi were separated – she reads Con’s deepest thoughts and feelings about her! How C ...more
Michelle the Romance Witch
So as far as short stories go, I’m not usually a fan, mostly because I feel like they are over too quick for any kind of development or connection for me. However, in the case of these short stories, revolving around our favorite Dreagan couple I am more than willing to accept the shorter length for the continued glimpses into their love story and developing relationship. Grant is giving us these stories, all about Rhi and Con, who have finally found their way back into each other’s arms after m ...more
Melinda Glazer
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Heart of Gold by Donna Grant is a short novella that is focused on Rhi and Con from the Dark Kings. The novella is part of a series, and I’d recommend reading Inferno and Whisky and Wishes to get a better understanding of the importance that the Red Journal plays in helping Rhi gain a different perspective of what Con felt for millenia. Rhi and Con are my favorite couple in the series and this novella shows us some small glimpses into the past and briefly touches on why Con was let's face it, a ...more
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The latest installment in the Dark Kings series, Heart of Gold is a sweet and sexy novella that is just perfect for Valentine's Day or any day for that matter. Rhiannon and Constantine have loved each other for thousands of years but were separated for most of that time. Longtime fans of the series waited for what seemed like an eternity for their reunion and author Donna Grant did not disappoint. Since the pair reunited in the full length novel, Inferno, Donna Grant has treated readers to two n ...more
Tammie Librarian
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A poignant glimpse into a Dragon King’s heart.

I’ll begin the review by stating that I am a huge fan of Donna Grant, and over the past years have been immersed in the Dark World series she’s written. She gave her fans these “slice of life” novellas by request. Many of us have become so invested in the characters, have so many questions, and I so appreciate these glimpses that go a little deeper into our character’s lives.
If you’re not up to date on the series, this review will contain spoilers.
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A peak inside the Red Journals….
For all of his eons on this Earth, Con has recorded his thoughts in journals. He has two sets - brown ones to record events involving the Kings, Reapers and other supernatural beings and red ones to record the torture of living without his mate. The red ones were never meant to be read and most of them were destroyed by Con himself in a fit of anger and despair.
In this story, we get another little glimpse into Con & Rhi’s life now that they have found their way ba
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I must say I am loving these short stories that Donna Grant is whipping out! It gives me my much needed Con and Rhi fix due to my Dragon King addiction. I love that I can still be surprised this far into a series still. While I knew what this book was about, I'm not ashamed to admit that it still took my expectations and surpassed them. Ms. Grant really went the extra mile here and gave me what I (and pretty much every other Dragon King addict out there) have been begging for. Con was absolutely ...more
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
HEART OF GOLD is a novella that is a short story of the King of Golds, the King of Dragon Kings, Constantine and his Mate. During their long (very long) separation, while Con’s Mate was believing that she was forsaken by her King, Con was writing about his feelings and his love for his Mate in diaries. Red, leather covered diaries that held all of Con’s anguish, longing and love for his Mate. Though it was thought that Con had destroyed all of the red diaries, one lone diary survived, only to be ...more
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book from the author and have agreed to leave an honest opinion.

Life is good for Con and Rhi. They have been through so much apart and together. Just when they had found happiness, Con sent Rhi away and out of his life. He didn’t do it because he didn’t care, because he did. He did it because of the state of his brethren and the turmoil going on, his brethren needed his full attention and as King of Kings it was his responsibility.

Eons later they are together again, fin
Tammy Durst
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love this series!!!! Caution May Contain Spoilers!

I love this series!!!! Caution May Contain Spoilers!!
This is a short novella read from the Dark King Series by Ms. Grant.
And I am so glad that she wrote it. I love the fact that Rhi got the chance to read one of Con’s Red Journals. She gets a glimpse of what Con was going thru while they were apart for all those centuries and how he really felt about her. And also like the little treasure hunt she puts on for Con. I hope that Ms. Grant continu
Sandy S
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
HEART OF GOLD is the latest novella in Donna Grant’s contemporary, adult DARK KING paranormal/fantasy romance series focusing on the Dragon Kings and the women they love. This is the continuing story of Constantine, King of Dragon Kings, and his mate, Light Fae Rhiannon. HEART OF GOLD can be read as a stand alone but I recommend reading the series in order for back story and cohesion.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Rhi and Con) HEART OF GOLD focuses on Con’s red journals, journals in w
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Super sweet!! Love getting more about Con and Rhi! This is a short read that has Rhi reading some of Con’s passages in his journal about his feelings when Rhi and Con were separated. Just a touching read.

Grant is doing her darnedest to show that Con made the right decision by freezing out Rhi from his life; I still don’t fully agree with his choice, but I get it. My main contention with Con was the whole Usaeil thing; so disappointed in him about that, but I still really like Con. Con and Rhi a
Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Proof that love never dies

, another short story bringing readers some more of the love shared by Constantine and Rhi. After finally having a day to herself, Rhi finds the last surviving journal belonging to Con, and settles in to read it. Devastation and heartache confront her, and now she understands just how much she is loved and how hard their separation was on Con.

I thoroughly enjoyed HEART OF GOLD, mainly because finally, as a reader, I was able to witness the vulnerability, he
Heather Hughes
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I will never say no to getting more nuggets with Rhi and Con. For us fans of the Dragon King series, this is just that... a little nugget but oooo it's tasty. Once more Donna gives us a little treat, just in time for Valentine's Day. I will say NOT read this book before reading Dragon it after but it will totally be worth it.

Rhi finds one of Con's red leather journals and what she finds inside provides not only her but also the reader a little bit of insight into why
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It took a long time for Constantine, King of the Dragon Kings and the Light Fae, Rhiannon 'Rhi' to get their happily ever after.

This is the perfect Valentine story for this couple as Rhi reads Constantine's red journals that pour out his love and anguish for pushing her away. As these two revisit the past, his journals are filled with beautiful heartfelt and heartbreaking emotions.

Just a few of my favorites between them:
'You touched not just my heart but also my soul. As no other has.'
'You've s
Diana Ricketts
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Such a wonderful installment into their lives. Donna Grant delivered the perfect novella to give us a feel into Con's and his mate's feeling toward the past and the future. To get a glimpse of what went on inside Con's head through his journals and even his meetings with his love after centuries apart was just heartwarming. I smiled and cried at the same time because I could feel his emotions come off the page, I could feel his love, I could feel his despair and loneliness. Donna picked the most ...more
Jan 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
A sweet and poignant novella featuring Con, Rhi, and Con's red journals. When Con leaves a journal were she can find it, Rhi knew she was meant to read it. Through the pages, she is able to get real insight into the man she loves and the struggles he went through when he chose to put the lives of all the Dragon Kings before his own happiness.

This story touched my heart. I just felt for both Con and Rhi and all they've been through. I enjoyed it so much, I only wish it were longer (as I always do
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-books
Got an early copy from the author because I'm part of the ARC team...

I want to be honest.

I was not able to finish the book. I was just in chapter 3...and I had to put it down...

It is not because it is not a good book, far from it, its one of those books that will get you in depth with the couple, but because of the emotions it brings out each time I read Constantine's thoughts.

I will not say anything more...

The story brings Valentine's Day a whole new meaning, and how true love, no matter the pa
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is book 20 or 18.6 depending on where you purchase your books, and it is a novella, so don’t expect a long read. A wonderful love story and perfect for a February release in time for Valentines Day. An delightful continuation of the story of Con and Rhi. This is a love story of how this couple is learning to be able forgive by letting go of the past and to move forward by not carrying their hurt and past mistakes any longer. That is how powerful love can be. I love the following sentences t ...more
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Con, the Dragon King of Kings has written his thoughts in journals for longer than time imagined. While he has kept his emotions severely in check and hidden from all who know him, it was in these journals that he revealed his love, longing and agony at the loss of his Mate. Now these journals become his love letter to the woman he has loved forever, and finishes healing her heart, proving she was never truly alone or forgotten.

Donna has written a love letter to two characters who have been tort
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Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a hundred novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst

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