Romance Review | Dark Alpha's Claim by Donna Grant


OverviewThere 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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Publishing Date: November 17, 2015
Stars: 4
My Review: This story is set in the same time frame as the Dark Kings series but is focused on a different sort of fantasy element, the Reapers. The Reapers are the Fae equivalent to the Boogie Man but are very real. They are faceless to the Fae society but follow Death's orders to be the judge and jury of Fae who get out of hand and commit crimes. 4 darkly fascinating stars is what I give Dark Alpha's Claim

Baylon is such a great character. He's such a good guy and takes his position very seriously. He struggles with what he should and shouldn't do when an unexpected order is given to them stating to kill the humans mixed with Fae blood. It doesn't add up in his mind and his resolve to ignore that order only becomes stronger when he crosses paths with Jordyn. He's fascinated by her to the point of feeling compelled to touch her, own her, and posses her even though he knows he shouldn't. 

Jordyn can't help but want to dig deeper into faerie lore since she's noticed the red eyes of certain people as well as remembering the stories saying she has Fae blood in her. Her research and need to really know leads her right into harm's way until Baylon comes to her aid. She's aware he is different and he admits he is a Fae. She feels the pull to him, to feel him, to have him overtake her. Of course, the two eventually give it one night that they both know won't be enough. 

As the story continues to move forward, the relationship between Jordyn and Baylon becomes more complicated and dangerous. The fight to figure out what the name of their enemy and to destroy said enemy pulls Jordyn deeper into the world Baylon desperately wants to keep her away from. He knows if Death gets wind of their feelings that the end is absolute. In the end, love proves to be a force to be reckoned with, so powerful that even Death can't deny ignore it any longer.

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