Dark Alpha's Night by Donna Grant
Series: Reaper #5
Also in this series: Dark Alpha's Claim, Dark Alpha's Embrace, Dark Alpha's Demand
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on March 6, 2018
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Dark Alpha’s Night is a brand new paranormal romance in the Reapers series featuring a brotherhood of elite assassins from New York Times bestselling 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'm coming for you...
To some Fae, I am their worst nightmare. For I do Death’s bidding. But for all our strength and skill, a powerful enemy has risen up. Finding Ettie could change everything. The Half-Fae is our one chance. She’s sharp and strong and fierce. She steals my breath every time I'm near her. And looking into her eyes is like a bolt of lightning right through me. She’s what I’ve been waiting for my long, dark existence. But for us to be together, we must first stay alive…
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
When life gets stressful, I tend to escape into books. I have enjoyed the Reaper series, so was exceedingly glad I had a new one to take my mind off some things. Except in this instance, I had a hard time getting into the book. This usually isn’t a problem for me no matter how discombobulated I am, so although I’m a little worried this may be an “It’s me, not the book” situation, I’m not so sure that’s the case. A word of caution, this is a series you need to read in order or you’ll be lost.
Things are looking rather bleak for the Reapers. Death is fading away while Bran is gaining strength and they have no idea how to stop him. For the first time, they are wondering if they can actually win, Daire especially, but Cael, the Reaper’s leader, has a plan.
Ettie is the oldest of three sisters. She sacrificed everything to raise them when they lost their father. He was a bit odd, but he taught his daughters to fight the fae and told them to “be ready” although they were never sure why. This is fixing to change and not in a good way.
I really liked Ettie and her sisters, although I thought she had spoiled them a bit. Ettie was pretty badass, had a strong personality, and was willing to do the hard things when it came to keeping her little family intact. Approached by Bran first, she let him in just a bit, falling for his tricks, but she knew something wasn’t right so he didn’t get too far. What threw me was that when Daire showed up, she just believed him. I felt this was a situation where caution should have had her questioning everything. Of course, Daire’s side was the right side, but still.
I also liked Daire but for some reason, I didn’t love him. He was everything he was supposed to be: hot, dominant, caring, sexy…but, and I can’t really put my finger on why he just didn’t melt my butter. And he really should have, it was weird.
The good news is we do get a bit of insight as to why Death has been acting like a sheep waiting for slaughter lately. She has a history and parts of it are not good. I still don’t get why she’s not being as proactive in fighting Bran as I think she should be. I’m also intrigued as to who Ettie is to Death and what the connection is. It will be interesting to see this play out.
Dark Alpha’s Night had some sweet parts, it had some serious parts and it had some sexy parts. I wasn’t as wowed as I wanted to be, but I did like that the overall plot line got some momentum here and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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