Title: DARK ALPHA'S DEMAND
Series: Reaper #3
Author: Donna Grant
Format: Kindle, 158 Pages
Published: Swerve (May 17, 2016)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
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...
My secret is an ancient one. I exist to exact vengeance on the Fae for their wrongs per Death's orders. When I’m sent as a spy to one of the most treacherous, deceitful places in any realm – the court of the Light Queen – things go awry. Neve captured my soul with just a look from her seductive gaze. She is who I want, who I crave…who I hunger for. But someone has set out to kill her – and expose me. I’ll destroy any man – human or Fae – who brings harm to her, for she is the light my soul can’t risk losing…
The seven there are, warriors all.
Do not do wrong or their blade will fall,
Their appearances shrouded,
Their approach, clouded.
Against evil they fight.
Power and magic are their might.
They serve only one.
If you expose their identity - run.
Secrecy is their defense.
If the truth escapes, Death will commence.
DARK ALPHA'S DEMAND by Donna Grant features arresting series' plot revelations, a steamy romance, lots of Rhi (she's beyond magnificent and there can't ever be enough of her!) and an epic battle! I finished reading DARK ALPHA'S DEMAND in this morning's early hours as I absolutely could not sleep until I'd read the last word. Now, I need the next book!
This is the third book in the author's Reaper series - which is a spin-off from and is occurring in tandem with her Dark Kings' series. Each book can be easily read as a standalone, but the reader might miss some of the development of the danger plot which has taken place over all three Reaper books by doing so. That said, I recommend reading all the books in her Dragon Kings and Reaper series as they are all fantastic and events and characters are overlapping between the two.
DARK ALPHA'S DEMAND is primarily the story of Reaper Talin and light fae Neve. Both are experts at navigating Queen Usaeil's royal court. I found the ins-and-outs of her court to be intriguing. I was captivated by how Talin and Neve met as their hot chemistry ensnared each of them from the start. Neve was an upright, smart and caring heroine and Talin was a sexy, tortured hero understandably galled by the unfairness of the rules. My heart broke for both primary characters as they each suffered cruel betrayals. Their relationship was doomed from the start - but I held onto hope that love would find a way.
Rhy is nothing short of dazzling. Within this story, readers learn that she is well-respected and her feats are legendary. She is truly resplendent and, while she's still having an affair with a certain dark fae, there's another special someone waiting in the wings who I hope she discovers soon.
The threat plot thickens as the despicable enemy of the Reapers illustrates, again, that his villainy has no bounds. He has no care for anyone but himself. It appears that the Reapers and the dragon kings will connect soon too! If you are a fan of the Dark Kings and/or the Reapers, you simply must read this book to get all the scoop!
Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this remarkable read:
He leaned up and nipped at her shoulder before reaching around to tease her nipples.
"I need you."
He didn't have to be told twice.
The carnal way their bodies slid against each other, the decadence of how he felt moving inside her made her blood race and her heart swell with love.
Because he was hers.
And she was his.
For Death's life to be extinguished... now that was something to truly dread.
This installment was fast-paced and teeming with danger and high-stakes action. The romance was sweet and hot. This book was solid from start to finish with conflicts, passion, and spine-tingling anticipation. I highly recommend DARK ALPHA'S DEMAND to anyone who enjoys paranormal urban fantasies that are both romantic and thrilling.
Suggested Reading Order:
DARK ALPHA'S CLAIM (Book #1)
DARK ALPHA'S EMBRACE (Book #2)
DARK ALPHA'S DEMAND (Book #3)