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…

My duty to Death drives me forward. I’ve never once strayed from my path – not even when the future seemed uncertain.

However, Maeve’s intelligence, cunning, and determination challenges me in ways I never imagined. Finding out what she knows is the key to learning how to conquer our enemy. The Dark Fae breathes new life into me, unlike anything I’ve ever known.

For Maeve, I will risk trusting the Dark. For her…I will battle darkness itself.

Titles in the Reaper series include — Dark Alpha’s Claim – Dark Alpha’s Embrace – Dark Alpha’s Demand – Dark Alpha’s Lover – Dark Alpha’s Night – Dark Alpha’s Hunger – Dark Alpha’s Awakening – Dark Alpha’s Redemption –

There are connections between Ms. Grant’s Reaper and Dark Kings series.  Should you want to dive deeper into the Dark Universe then here are the other titles that may interest you.

Titles in the Dark Kings series, long series include — Darkest Flame – Fire Rising – Burning Desire – Hot-Blooded – Night Blaze – Soul Scorched – Passion Ignites – Smoldering Hunger – Smoke and Fire – Firestorm – Blaze – Heat – Torched – Dragonfire – Ignite – Fever

Title:  Dark Alpha’s Redemption
Series:  Reaper #8
Author:  Donna Grant
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  August 6, 2019
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
My Rating:  4 stars

I am always ready to jump into another story from Donna Grant’s Reaper or Dark Kings series, and DARK ALPHA’S REDEMPTION from her Reaper series was no exception.  The story itself may be short, but it packs an intriguing punch that seems to be a turning point in the Reaper series or at least another phase as we travel toward the ultimate showdown.  For me, Maeve and Bradach’s story seemed like an introduction to another set of Death’s assassins and the moving forward of the overall stories of both series.  Yet, it also left more questions unanswered which will (I’m hoping) be answered in the stories to come.

Bradach has definite preconceived ideas about Maeve and isn’t at all pleased with his assignment.  Those ideas go right out of his head upon actually meeting Maeve and learning more about the woman who is the base of the legend.  She’s not what he’s expecting, and he certainly wasn’t expecting this instant, intense feeling of belonging, needing to be with her in all possible ways.  It’s not going to be easy, but these two are about to start a journey with long-lasting effects on so many.

I liked Maeve for so many reasons, but mostly because she could bring this man to his knees emotionally.  She’s strong yet needs someone to lean on now and then – that man is Bradach.  They fit together like two pieces of a puzzle, and I enjoyed their story immensely.

Now, the reality part.  These series have created a unique, changing world.  Can you step into this world with DARK ALPHA’S REDEMPTION?  Yes, but I believe you’d understand more, have a better feel for this world if you can start at the beginning.  And, yes, I know, that’s a lot of books to read, buy, borrow.  I get that.  Ms. Grant does an excellent job of putting the information from previous events that are needed within her current stories.  You would not be lost by any means by starting here – I simply think you’d be missing out on nuances, background and some damned good stories if you make the choice to not go back.  But… that’s my opinion, you do what’s right for you.  I know the realities of a monthly book budget and it only stretches so far.

I was captured by the magic, the emotions of this series once again with DARK ALPHA’S REDEMPTION and I’d not hesitate to recommend it to any reader who loves a long, epic series with Paranormal Romance aspects and couples to fall in love with.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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