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Review: Dark Alpha's Claim (Reaper #1) by Donna Grant (PNR)



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Dark Alpha's Claim is the first in an exclusive new series 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 am coming for you...

My whole existence is based on taking what Death wants. Born to eliminate Fae guilty of unforgivable crimes, my reckless, wild nature makes me the perfect assassin to carry out Death's bidding. I've seen more sinister and violent dealings than anyone could ever imagine. But it was the sight of her face that stopped me cold. I've never wanted a woman-never mind a human-so badly; never felt my heart, hardened by death, burn brighter and hotter until it burst into flames. She is everything I desire. The kind of woman that compels you to stake your claim on her, to let the world know that she's yours. A Reaper saving her life will only attract danger, but I vow to protect her at all costs from the Fae that hunt her, and keep safe the woman who has claimed me, body and soul.

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In this first Reaper novel Baylon is a Light Fae and a Reaper, one of seven. The Reapers have been sent to Edinburgh to kill the Dark Fae that have declared war on the city. He has been killing all he comes in contact with as his fellow Reapers have done the same. Cael has called a meeting and revealed another mission they have been assigned, hunt and kill all the half fae humans. The Reapers are shocked. They have never hunted them before. The Reapers are sent out but refuse to do what they have been told to.

Baylon finds a half fae woman and follows her, watching her. He is drawn to her and purposely bumps into her at the library. There is a sudden attraction. He can’t kill her but he will make sure none of the other Reapers do either.

Jordyn Patterson works with Detective Inspector Dougal MacDonald. She has a small amount of time to get to the library to check out a book about the Fae that she has been searching for. Her fascination and even obsession has been alive since she heard stories from her grandmother.

She has seen Dark Fae in Edinburgh and worries about the American woman who came in complaining about them. She is determined to learn everything she can. So she is not paying attention outside the library when a man bumps into her. She is surprised to see him and feels the instant awareness she has of him. Little does she know at the time that he is exactly what she has been looking for, a light fae. She is going to get pulled into a war when Baylon reveals what he is and what she really is.

Someone is hunting the half fae and it isn’t the Reapers or Death. Someone is after the reapers planning to take them down. They use Jordyn as bait to draw out who is behind it all. When they learn who it is they are shocked. Things are more serious than they thought. They are going to have to move carefully. Baylon and Jordyn also have to fight their feelings for each other. It goes against Death’s rules for being a Reaper. If those rules are broken the punishment is death. Jordyn refuses to be the cause of Baylon’s death, but it proves to be difficult to fight her feelings.

This new series is a story that centers around the Reapers. It is still a part of the Warriors and Dragon Kings world from this author. I say the more the merrier. So far I love the Dragon King stories and Characters. So I am excited for this series.

It starts immediately with intrigue and secrets. An elaborate plan of revenge is put into play. You don’t expect who is behind it because, at first, the author leads to believe it is not possible. Then surprise it isn’t what you thought. This story is going to continue in future books.

Then the love story between Baylon and Jordyn is instant. I love when couples are hit in the forehead with love at first sight. It makes me grin as I read it. They have no idea what to do with it and in most cases deny it. It makes the story fun to read. So needless to say I really enjoyed reading this story and I can’t wait for the next one. I give it a 4 out of 5.







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