Dark Alpha's Hunger by Donna Grant
Series: Reaper #6
Also in this series: Dark Alpha's Claim, Dark Alpha's Embrace, Dark Alpha's Demand
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on August 7, 2018
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Dark Alpha's Hunger is the sixth paranormal romance novel in New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant's Reapers series featuring a brotherhood of elite assassins who wage war on the Fae at Death's behest--and the women who change their hearts.
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…
Where Death leads, I follow. Nothing will stop me from my duty – not even the darkness that claims me. It’s the music that leads me from the dark, returning me to my brethren and a new foe that has risen. Learning who hunts Thea could be the key to unraveling what we need to know to defeat our enemy. The Half-Fae’s music stirs a passion within me that I’ve never known. For her, I will break my vow of silence. For her…I will risk everything.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This is going to be one of those 3-star reviews that are tough to write because Dark Alpha’s Hunger was a decent book, but it just didn’t wow me. It really should have though because it had a sexy, tortured hero, a strong supporting cast that was mostly new to me, and I liked the heroine. This is the part where I tell you it was more of a me not embracing the story issue than a problem with the book, and really, it totally was. I’m thinking most Donna Grant fans are going to really like this Reaper’s installment.
Eoghan ticked off all of my alpha hero boxes. He was loyal, trustworthy, had a rough history (like all the Reapers) and I already mentioned he was sexy. Thea worked for me as a heroine too. Brave, smart, and she had a gift with music that was so powerful, her playing helped Eoghan escape from the dimension he’d been thrown into by Bran.
I loved that Ms. Grant brought in a whole different unit of Reaper’s and tasked Eoghan with leading them. I liked the other Reapers, but the new characters were a refreshing change. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a new antagonist, just more of the same with Bran and Usaeil. And there lies my problem. After six books, I’m completely bored with the bad guys and frustrated that they are still breathing and able to cause mayhem at the end. For me, it feels like the storyline is being dragged out and I’m over it.
This is the second book in a week from series I’ve been following that I’ve felt this way about. It’s like the comics and cartoons I’d occasionally watch when I was a kid where the evil anti-hero escaped at the end each and every time and we got the “Until next week” message. In my mind, Batman should have just ended the stupid penguin the first time and never gave him a thought again. It would have saved a lot of innocent cartoon characters. LOL.
As for Dark Alpha’s Hunger, this was sweet, hot, and sexy, but I need some new adversaries brought in to sustain my enthusiasm
Rating: 3 Good But I’m Over It Stars
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