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Dark Alpha’s Lover is a brand new paranormal romance in her Reapers series featuring a brotherhood of elite assassins from New York Times best-selling author Donna Grant.

There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I am coming for you...I answer to no one but Death. I am impenetrable, impervious, immortal. I exist to do Death's bidding and no one - not Reaper nor human nor Fae - can stand in my way. Except for the bewitching half-Fae, Catriona. 

She swears the magic in her family passed her by, but I know better. This woman is strong. This woman is powerful. And when her abilities surge forth, no one will be able to stop the Dark Fae from coming for her. Except for me. I want to keep her close. I want to keep her safe. I want lose myself to her, again and again... 

©2017 Donna Grant (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Another Gripping Paranormal Romance Story.

As I've said before, I am already a fan of this series and love Ms Grant's writing style. The fantasy world that she's created is complex but believable, her characters are engaging; what I like is that none of them are stereotypically evil or good but have the multilayered depth of personality that are present in real life.

I downloaded the narration of this book as well as the ebook as I enjoy listening to a story as I read along. Victoria McGloven is still a fairly new-to-me voice actor but I liked her performance and the slight tonal variations that she used for the different characters' dialogue.

Although this book is the fourth in this series, as well as being part of her well established Dark World universe, Ms Grant weaves any necessary information into this story to ensure new readers don't feel lost.

Dark Alpha's Lover could be read as a standalone romance because that aspect of this book is resolved in Ms Grant's signature HEA style, however, the background story revolving around the threat posed by Bran, the ex-Reaper and current nemesis has only escalated within these pages and is far from concluded.

This book made me blubber like a baby, growl in frustration, cry out in shock and had my adrenaline pumping, however, as a romance there's also enough tender scenes and romantic gestures to warm my old heart and plenty of sexual anticipation and titillating passion to send tingles in all the right places too.

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The worst narration!

I couldn’t understand the story, because the narration is terrible! The rhythm got on my nerves after a while. It feels like the narrator doesn’t have any idea what she’s reading. Her interpretation of the characters is really non sense. I sincerely hope she won’t narrate any other book. Definitely I’m making sure I don’t buy another book narrated by hair. Requesting a refund!!

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  • Yvette sagna
  • 04-02-21

This book is amazing!

I really love this story. it's just amazing 👏. I am really glad for Fintan because he deserves happiness. I am glad also that he finds Cat . I was so sad when I heard Fintan's story he really didn't deserve any of it, all those betrayal people did to him,and how they treated him. I hope now he will open his heart to Cat and love her. also I hope Cat will show him what really love is, and stay by his side and never betrayal him, and love him ❤.

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  • Trudy D
  • 22-11-20

The audio brings the story to life.

I have started reading a book and listening when I don't have tome to sit down. The drama exploded with the narration. The audio took a suspenseful thriller and made it a complete nail biter.

Cat has lost her siblings thanks to Bran. He wants her for something, but what? Whatever it is, he wants it badly and will restore to terrible threats to get it. Too bad for him that Cat is the smart one. She figures somethings out and she won't let him foul her.

Bran isn't her only problem. Fintan is watching over her. The man has no emotions, no compassion. When his walls start to crack he disappears. How can one rely on someone like that? How do you love someone that doesn't want your love? Their romance is overflowing with tension.

A great read but an even better listen.

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  • Andrea M Hildel-Reyes
  • 31-03-20

gripping

loved it. the twist was great... steamy... could not wait to finish it and get the next one.

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  • Bernadette Blevins
  • 18-01-20

The Reapers

I love reading all her book. it is nice to listen about The Reapers.

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  • Teresa Kilpatrick
  • 22-08-19

The powerful halfling and the assassin

Dark Alpha’s Lover is the 4th in the Reaper series which is a spin-off of the Dark King series. The Reapers are new cast of characters that enrich the Dark King series and the greater Dark World.

Catriona is a halfling that knows who and what she is… the last living descendant of family that has been visited by the Fae three times. Finton is an unusual Dark Fae Reaper, he has white hair and red rimmed white eyes… he is trying to ensnare Bran by the powerless Cat as bait. Not only does she have power, but the bait becomes the one who ensnares him.
As with all Donna Grant books in the Dark World series once you get in… it is hard to get out.

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  • Brittany M
  • 01-08-19

Fintan's Story

Ohh my dear Fintan! I feel like I waited the most for Fintan's story just like I waited for Ulrik's in the Dark Kings series. He was such a tortured soul and I feel like no one except Cat could have pulled him out of his emotional prison. I loved how she slowly peeled back the layers of his heart and showed him that he was worthy of love.

And as for Bran.... ugh, this guy needs to get offed already!

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  • Fran
  • 18-09-17

Cat and Finton

Finton is a dark fae Reaper who was betrayed and abused so much before becoming a Reaper that he pushed down all of his feelings and emotions. Cat is a half fae who's magic has been bound since she was a child, so she doesn't know she has magic. Finton sees Cat when she is leaving work. He immediately recognizes what she is and wonders how the Reapers don't already know about her. They become acquainted and their relationship becomes more serious. Finton becomes extremely worried when he finds that Bran is very interested in Cat. There are lots of problems, destruction, fear and romance to follow. Finton's emotions start to emerge as they become more involved. Cat is a very compassionate smart woman. Great series.

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  • Trish R.
  • 20-04-17

Great book but terrible narration..



This was much better than the last Reapers book. I really liked Fintan and Cat. Fintan had closed off ANY kind of feelings over thousands of years and Cat taught him to feel again. And Cat thought she didn’t have any magic, which she had a lot of. I’m still getting tired of Bran, though. I mean, really, he has to get away in every book? That makes the Reapers look a little worthless, IMO. They all keep trying to kill him by stabbing him. Why doesn’t someone just cut his head off? Time to put an end to him and find a new storyline.

And it’s time to find a male narrator OR stop bringing the Dragon Kings into the Reaper books, too. Or, maybe it’s time for me to stop buying the Reaper audibles. The Reapers were all males when the series started so why was a woman chosen as a narrator? Doesn’t make a bit of sense. A DRAGON that sounds womanly is horrible.

The overall story was wonderful but the narrator and Bran have to go. Again, IMO. I absolutely love the Reapers but this story is getting old. Ya', gotta change it up now and then or you lose readers.

There is explicit sex in this story, as usual, and the F-bomb was used 2 times.

As to the narration: Victoria McGloven simply cannot narrate. Since 2012 she’s narrated 8 books so that should tell you something. She never, ever laughs when the book calls for it and she only whispers occasionally. She does woman’s voices great but that’s not who she should be doing better at. The men’s voices are still terrible. Isn’t Victoria McGloven reading reviews of other female narrators, to see what people are saying about them? There are some fantastic female readers and it would behoove Ms. McGloven to listen to some of them. Katherine Kellgren, Tanya Eby, Sophie Eastlake, Mary Jane Wells, Ashford McNab, to name a few.