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Dark Alpha's Lover

Dark Alpha's Lover

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by Donna Grant

Dark Alpha’s Lover is a brand new paranormal romance in her Reapers series featuring a brotherhood of elite assassins 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


Dark Alpha’s Lover is a brand new paranormal romance in her Reapers series featuring a brotherhood of elite assassins 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...

I answer to no one but Death. I am impenetrable, impervious, immortal. I exist to do Death's bidding and no one--not Reaper nor human nor Fae--can stand in my way. Except for the bewitching half-Fae, Catriona. She swears the magic in her family passed her by, but I know better. This woman is strong. This woman is powerful. And when her abilities surge forth, no one will be able to stop the Dark Fae from coming for her. Except for me. I want to keep her close. I want to keep her safe. I want lose myself to her, again and again...

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St. Martin's Press
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. She’s the author of more than thirty novels spanning multiple genres of romance including the bestselling Dark King stories. The acclaimed series features a thrilling combination of dragons, the Fae, and Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children, a dog, and four cats in Texas.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. She’s written more than thirty novels spanning multiple genres of romance including the bestselling Dark King stories, Dark Craving, Night’s Awakening, and Dawn’s Desire. Her acclaimed series, Dark Warriors, feature a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children, a dog, and four cats in Texas.

"Dark, sexy, magical. When I want to indulge in a sizzling fantasy adventure, I read Donna Grant."

--Allison Brennan, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Dark Alpha's Lover 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous 6 days ago
Maisie-D 1 hours ago
Ah, Fintan. My favorite Reaper. I think he's the most compelling and tortured of the Reapers, so far. Catriona Hayes was a halfling like no other halfling before. But no one knew why. If she was so different from other halflings why hadn't Bran knew about her before the Reapers? What was her allure to other Fae? Fintan decided to help keep Cat and her grandfather safe from the Dark Fae, until he could find out what the attraction was about them. It was so fascinating to read his reactions to his growing feelings for Cat, that he never experienced before, ever. He decided to to all these without passing the knowledge to the other Reapers. There were some pretty interesting reveals in this story. I don't want to give away any spoilers. I am addicted to Ms. Grant's Reapers series. I couldn't put it down until I finished. I was up until 2am. It's a great spin off the Dragon Kings. You won't be disappointed with this series. I highly recommend it! I was given a copy by NetGalley and volunteered to leave this review.
Anonymous 20 hours ago
Like always an enjoy to read
Anonymous 3 days ago
Donna grant dark alphas lover The 4th installment in the reaper series Fintan is one of deaths reapers, with his long white hair and white red rimmed eyes, sets him apart from all fae no matter that he is a reaper to do the bidding of death. Cat is a fiery green eyed ginger half fae with an act of saying what she feels, and let me tell you I love both of them. In this book Donna does a switch on us that had me screaming I love it....i love it. Oh the feels.... Boths back stories are full of loss, sadness, loneliness and regret but that doesn't stop our hero's from doing there part and finding each other. The added characters from the Dragon King books had me pause took me a second to come to terms with it and I was like oh the feels This is a absolute must read for any of her fans and new comers I'll just say you will get addicted...
sportochick 4 days ago
So many authors start to run out of new material after years of writing but Author Donna Grant is not hat author. Her books continue to surround the reader with sharp details, intrigue, brokenness, redemption, evil, mystery, paranormal happenings and love. In this fourth book of A Reaper Novel series the Reaper Fintan takes center stage though the other Reapers make appearances as well as Death. Let me not forget to mention Constantine King of the Dragon Kings along with Roman and Cain from the Dragon Kings series also makes a cameo appearance in this book. I can't wait to see where that meeting leads in future books. Non-emotional Fintan trusts no one except Death and the other Reapers. He has never known anyone to just want to touch and love him because everyone feared him. It brought tears to my eyes the words written about this character. It is so hard to even imagine never being loved. The author did an outstanding job of portraying his strength while slowly exposing his weaknesses which caused this reader to fall deeply in love with his character. Would we be able to be as strong as Catriona? Losing loved ones, finances, and just waiting to die; forces some people to become more resilient or others to just give up and die. Catriona's personality was exciting, empowering, brave, and very well written. Her brain is amazing and she solves a puzzle that no one else guessed. It was quite brilliant in concept. This story is fast paced and full of exciting moments with some spiciness thrown in. For this reason I give it 5 STARS. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
BookReview4you 5 days ago
Review For: Dark Alpha's Lover by Donna Grant 'Dark Alpha's Lover' by Donna Grant is book Four in the "Reaper" series. This is the story of Catriona 'Cat' and Fintan. Fintan is Reaper who works for Death. Fintan's job is to keep the balance by making sure Fae follow the rules. Fintan and his fellow friends are also in middle of fighting a war with a spurned Reaper. Cat is a hafling which is half human and half fae. Cat and her grandfather know some of what a Fae is and what to look for in others. But they don't seem to know all as her brother and sister have been killed. Now Cat thinks they will come for her next. Cat happens to witness Fintan killing a Fae which she didn't think was possible. Now she is intrigued by him and a way to kill Fae. Fintan does spot Cat after his killing and the rules are that if spotted is is to kill that person. But Cat seems to draw him in and he doesn't want to hurt her. When he follows her home he sees allot of Fae's outside her home that are just watching her. He finds that there is something odd going on with her still being alive but not fallen victim to being killed as so many have in the past. This was another exciting paranormal romance read from Ms. Grant. This book is near impossible to put down! "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read.
ZR1000 6 days ago
A Reaper and a Halfling cross paths… This is the fourth book in the Reaper series. Once a dark Fae until he was betrayed and died, Fintan is now a Reaper. Death was waiting for him, strengthened him and set him on a new path as an assassin policing his kind. He’s a unique Fae in looks, fully white haired with white eyes rimmed with red. Coming upon the Fae watching a Halfling makes him curious, he comes to learn about her from those who watch. Halflings are being killed making this one a target the Reapers can use to bring out their enemy Bran. But the way this Halfling conducts herself impresses him, she does not hide, she faces what’s coming with courage and dignity. Emotions are foreign to Fintan, he buried them a long time ago yet feelings stir within him for this Halfling. Catriona (Cat) Hayes walks between two worlds being a Halfling, never a part of either one. There’s something about her human line that draws the Fae for they have visited more than once, the children of those encounters born with magical abilities but not so for Cat, the magic passed her by or so she was led to believe not being able to conjure any though she’s tried. Her last living relative is the grandfather she adores who protects her in ways she doesn’t know. The Fae watch her to see what will happen, to see who will come to kill her and she waits for those who killed her siblings. She doesn’t hide to protect her grandfather and she’ll fight if given the chance to. Cat strikes a deal with a different looking Fae who she saw kill another, a magical weapon for being bait to get the one who killed her family, the Reaper’s enemy. This Halfling truly has a warrior’s soul and has gained the devotion of one of Death’s assassins. The tables are turned when the enemy doesn’t do what’s expected and Cat unexpectedly comes into her own as a result of it. Bran wants the Halfling for something and the Reapers need to figure out why quickly. Having the one thing that means anything to Cat threatened puts her in a tough position, betray the one who has already been betrayed, the one who has helped her and that she’s come to feel for or pay a deadly price. Two lonesome souls made a deep connection but can they keep it? This was a great paranormal read, an intriguing imaginative storyline that crosses books, much action and suspense, and captivating characters. Fintan and Catriona are a perfect match, two who’ve walked the world alone with lonesomeness their truest companion find what’s been missing in each other. This was my first time reading this series, starting with book four, yet I was able to follow the continued plot, the author provided enough information on past occurrences as they are referred to enabling the reader to understand how said events relate to the present. This book is set in the same world as the Dragon Kings series which I have been following, will definitely be reading the prior books. An advanced reading copy was obtained from the publisher via NetGalley.
TammyS32 6 days ago
Great addition to this series. The read is fast paced with lots of suspense and drama. Cat’s story is an emotional one and she is a very strong character. Fin himself knows a lot of pain and grief and the chemistry between these two is amazing. This read definitely transports you to a different world and I was hooked from beginning to end. I loved it!
BooksInBrogan 6 days ago
This was a great book that packs one giant punch. You will find this packed with action and an edge of your seat plot. While this is the latest in the Reapers series it crosses with her Dragon Kings series so should not be missed as we find out more clues.
SuzyReads 6 days ago
Donna Grant adds another great book to her Reaper Series ! Donna Grant writes some of the best paranormal/urban fantasy romance that I've ever read. Her books never disappoint but this one really stands out for me because I liked the characters so much. Cat was strong, courageous, and unique. She had lost her entire family and still she never once backed down from Bran. Fintan was totally broken or so it seemed until Cat came along. The reasons why he fought his feelings for so long just broke my heart. Their story is one of love, hope, trust and family. Donna Grant put this story together beautifully and even managed to throw in a few secrets and surprises. The characters were wonderful ! I loved Cat and Fintan. I enjoyed everything about their romance. Now I am left wondering which Reaper will get the next book. Eoghan is still missing so maybe it will be him. I'm already eager for his story especially after the shocking part at the end.
Splashesintobooks1 6 days ago
I hadn’t realised this is the fourth book in a series when I requested and read it but I have to say, it still worked well even though I hadn’t read any of the earlier books. In this fantasy world there are Light and Dark Fae, humans, halflings and, the elite Death’s assassins who are the immortal Reapers. In this story Fintan is the Reaper who is carrying out an assassination when he is spotted by the half-human, half-Fae Catriona. He’s amazed when she doesn’t panic at the sight, standing, facing him and apparently both unafraid and resigned to her own fate. He discovers that her parents and siblings have all been killed and she’s assuming she will be next….. This is an intriguing paranormal romance with strong alpha males and a feisty, strong, independent and mysterious female lead. It is an action packed story during which the author cleverly reveals aspects of the previous stories so the reader doesn’t feel like they’re missing any key information. The fantasy world is robustly constructed and great to escape into. The war that is happening is presumably the main thread running through the series and the protagonists are superbly portrayed. The romance develops well and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more in the series in future! I requested and received a copy of this book via NetGalley without any obligation. This is my honest opinion after reading the story.
CelticDragonBookReviews 6 days ago
The first words that came to my mind after reading this book was IT CAN’T BE OVER!! (The Book, not the series) Donna Grant has such a gift of storytelling that I can read her books over and over again. I’m adding this one to my list. Catriona Hayes is half Fae. She has lost every person in her family with the exception of her grandfather who she keeps hidden away in a seaside cottage. Away from Fae eyes. She has no idea why they have spared her and constantly looks over her shoulder, sure her time is near. Then Fintan comes into the picture. Fintan is a Reaper with a horrible history. Look up tortured hero and his picture should be there. Due to this past he has completely shut down his emotions, even to his fellow Reapers. I read this book in one sitting. The intensity level is off the charts. This series has now reached the level of the Dragon Kings (Dark Kings) which I wait for each new release with great anticipation. It comes complete with addicting characters you want to revisit book after book to suspense that will keep you glued to the page. And of course the HEA. And oh the revelations that pertain to the Dragon King world! I'm not one for spoilers so I'll leave it at that. I received a copy from the publisher for my honest review at Celtic Dragon Book Reviews
GirlyGirlBookReviews 6 days ago
I absolutely adore Fintan! I just smile thinking about him! I have been dying for his book and finding out why he is the way he is! He is so different from the other Reapers! He is set apart by not only his white hair and red eyes, his life in general. He was the most feared of all the Dark Fae and is still talked about as one of the most deadly among his kind. He was sold to Tarreth, the King of the Dark Fae at a young age to be his slave, trained to be his most lethal assassin, until Tarreth himself feared Fintan and ultimately betrayed him. Fintan never knew what family was until he was given the chance to become a Reaper. They are his brothers. They are the keepers of the balance between good and evil. Together they are battling an enemy set to destroy all that they have fought for. By chance he meets Catriona Hayes. She is a Halfling. Part human and part Fae. Her family is known for being special because it's uncommon that three Fea visited her mother and left her with 3 halfling children. Growing up Cat never exhibited any gifts like her siblings had, so why now was she on the radar of an evil Fae named Bran seeking to destroy anything and everything in his path for vengeance. Fintan learned long ago to turn off his emotions and for the first time in his long life, Cat is opening him up. Will their love be strong enough to break down the walls Fintan has firmly cemented around his heart. All the while danger is at every turn and Bran wants Cat for himself. Fintan will do everything he can to keep her alive, but Catriona Hayes may have more power than she realizes!! Don't miss this book! It was so good! We also find out more clues that fit into the Dragon Kings and what's happening in their world!
ms_me28 6 days ago
Interesting read. This book is another book in the series about the reapers. Anyway, Dark Alpha's Lover is Fintan and Catriona's story. This book is full of surprises and interesting. So many things that happened that blew my mind. Overall, this book is a good read. It can be read as a standalone book but I advice to read the books in order to understand the story of the reapers more clearly (if you are new to the series).
Sandy-thereadingcafe 6 days ago
DARK ALPHA’S LOVER is the fourth installment in Donna Grant’s contemporary, adult REAPER paranormal/fantasy romance series. The REAPERS is a spin off from Donna’s DARK KINGS series which is a spinoff from Donna’s DARK WARRIOR series which in turn is a spin off from Donna’s DARK SWORD series- all set in the Highlands of Scotland. You do not have to have read any of the previous series to understand the premise but many of the events overlap with the events of the Dark Kings. This is Reaper Fintan, and half-fae/half human Catriona Hayes’s story line. SOME BACKGROUND: The Reapers (believed to be a folk lore amongst the Fae) are a group of Dark and Light Fae, selected by Death (aka Erith), on their own deathbed, to do her bidding-Death is the judge and jury; the Reapers are the executioners. The Reapers are not harbingers of death, but are tasked with destroying the Light and Dark Fae who have crossed a line from which there is no return. All Reapers must follow two rules: never to fall in love; and never to reveal their existence to anyone. If you have read Donna’s DARK KINGS series you will recognize the familiarity between the two series as both follow a similar plot and premise including betrayal by one of their own. Told from several third person perspectives DARK ALPHA’S LOVER follows Reaper Fintan as he is tasked with protecting and gathering information about the half-fae Catriona Hayes. Cat believes she has not been blessed with the gift of magic but circumstances begin to unfold that reveal more about Cat’s abilities than anyone could ever have imagined. Cat is being stalked by Bran- a former Reaper with revenge on his mind, revenge aimed at the Reapers and the woman known as Death. What ensues is the building but forbidden relationship between Fintan and Cat, and the discovery about the who and what of Bran’s plans for the Reapers he once called friends. The relationship between Cat and Fintan is forbidden by Reaper law-a law that once saw the destruction of Bran’s lover-a death he has chosen to avenge at all costs. Fintan knows that to fall in love could mean death to the woman that calls to his heart but Death knows that the world is changing, and along with, so too, are the Reapers who do her bidding. The $ex scenes are limited, seductive and compelling. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including all seven of the current line of Reapers, as well as several individuals from some of Donna’s other connected series and story lines including a number of the Dark Kings including King Constantine, and Balladyn-one time Captain of the Queen’s Guard, a famed warrior in the Light Army, and now a member of the Dark. Balladyn’s purpose throughout both of the series is increasing in relevance along with the Light Fae Rhi. DARK ALPHA’S LOVER is a story of family and love; betrayal and revenge; magic and power. The cross over between the Dark Kings and the Reaper’s series is revealing, and the connection between the two enemies may be closer than we think as both are avenging the loss of someone they loved. The premise is imaginative, revealing and engaging; the characters are dynamic and courageous; the romance is passionate. DARK ALPHA’S LOVER takes the reader closer to a supernatural war where everyone will lose, in the end.
gigiluvsbooks 6 days ago
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… I answer to no one but Death. I am impenetrable, impervious, immortal. I exist to do Death’s bidding and no one–not Reaper nor human nor Fae–can stand in my way. Except for the bewitching half-Fae, Catriona. She swears the magic in her family passed her by, but I know better. This woman is strong. This woman is powerful. And when her abilities surge forth, no one will be able to stop the Dark Fae from coming for her. Except for me. I want to keep her close. I want to keep her safe. I want lose myself to her, again and again… Review: Let me start by saying I keep doing this. This is story #4 in the series and I have not read the others before. I did catch on quickly and though it has a continuing storyline going through the series you could read it as a stand alone, though for reading enjoyment read in order. That being said I really liked the idea and execution of this story. The idea that Reapers and Fae co-exist and are at odds without humans being any the wiser was very fun to read. I was super sad for Cat losing all her family. She is strong character though and fights back against those out to get her. I also liked that there is more than meets the eye with Cat. I also really liked broody Fintan, he is dark, sexy and mysterious. This is a short book so I won't give away the story or plot points. What I will say this is a dark, sexy, exciting romance. I was caught up in the story from the beginning to the end and should appeal to lots of people. 4Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
Rainn2978 6 days ago
I loved this book!! You can never go wrong with a Donna Grant book and this one is absolutely no exception! This book is about the Reaper Fintan and Catriona a halfing. Right from the start is drew me in and I couldn't put it down. There is action, heartbreak, but in the end so much love! Fintan is very repressed due to what happened to him from him being a child all the way to an adult. He is confused as to what is happening to him but thankfully understands it's not a bad thing. Catriona always believed that even as a halfing that she never inherited any magic, but soon finds out different. I loved their story, and all the details that go along with it. I loved how they talk about characters and events from the Dark Kings series, and one comment definitely made me go OOOOHHH!!! I can't wait to see if it's brought up in the other series, and what kind of repercussions it may have! This book is a definite must read in my opinion!
JenB2725 6 days ago
Loving this series though I'm so ready for Bran to get a butt whopping he'll never forget just once. Cat is so incredibly powerful I'd love to have her powers. Fintan has such a big heart.
MBurton 6 days ago
4th installment in The Reapers Novel is the story of Fintan and Catriona. While these can be read as a standalone, I wouldn't suggest it. Each character is continued on to the next book. Each installment are about one of the Reapers finding their mate while in the middle of fighting a war with a spurned Reaper. Reapers work for Death who is named Elith. Fae are not allowed to know about the existence of Reapers so when Bran told his mate, a Fae, that he was a Reaper Elith killed her, hence the start of the war. Bran wants revenge on Elith. He is amassing enough power to attempt to take over and become the new leader of the Reapers, but first he must eliminate Elith. Catriona, a hafling, has become a pawn for Bran to get to Elith, but the Reapers do not know why or how Catriona can be used. Fintan is determined to find out. What he wasn't expecting was to fall for Catriona. He was once the most powerful assissin for the Dark Fae. He has always been able to stifle his emotions to do what needs to be done, until Cat. I have not read the first two books in the series so I don't know if it's revealed why there is the rule that Fae can not know of the existence of Reapers. I wonder if Elith regrets this rule since it did start the war that has caused a lot of casualties. I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes and how it will change the way the Reapers are ruled. ARC provided by NetGalley
bouncyberthaCR 7 days ago
4 - "Then I met you..." Stars! The fourth book in Donna Grant’s Reaper series finally gives us Fintan’s story. The quiet one of the group has definitely got more about him that we have seen so far, and it was good to get into this Fae’s head. And I liked that his story was very focused on him and the woman he falls for Cat Hayes; a Halfling herself, she is dealing with the loss of most of her family through Bran’s Dark Army, but the reasons as to why he has directed his attention on her are less than clear at the beginning of the book. A Reaper couldn’t do his job if his thoughts were on others… I liked that the story between the Reapers and Bran played out a little bit more in the telling of Fintan and Cat’s coming together as well as the author giving a little bit more on the changing feelings between Erith and Cael. Although relatively shore books there is certainly a lot packed into them. "I’ve never seen a fae like you…" "Because there is no other like me." I am really enjoying this series, I must admit the little glimpses you get of characters from the authors Dark Kings books is making me want to delve into their stories as well, but there is definitely more to come for the Reapers and their battle with Bran, with Eoghan’s capture still very much unresolved, and the unmatched men still to meet their women as the bigger picture plays out. I can’t find any information as to when the next installment of this series is due for release, I hope that it isn’t too long a wait as it has really got some momentum going now and I am looking forward to seeing how the author plays everything out in the last few books.
CathyGeha 7 days ago
Dark Alpha’s Lover by Donna Grant Reaper #4 Fintan & Cat – Dark Fae and Halfling – meet one night in an alley filled with fear. Fear that Cat senses pouring off a soon to be dispatched dark fae sentenced to death by…Death. Fintan has suppressed his feelings to the point that most who know him believe they are gone forever. Well, it seemed so until he found Cat in that dark alley, decided not to kill her, followed her home because she was “different” then began to investigate just why she was different. With Fintan’s Reaper partners still trying to vanquish Bran, their onetime “brother” turned evil, and the realization that Cat is of interest to Bran and thus no doubt worth saving; Fintan sets himself up as her protector. With Cat assuming she is a Halfling without magic and expecting to be murdered soon she determines she has nothing to lose by putting her life in Fintan’s hands. With Fintan having had his trust betrayed in the past he is unwilling to trust again though willing to protect Cat. As the two get to know one another better their attraction grows BUT will it be enough to lead them to a HEA? I think what I like most about Donna Grant’s paranormal fantasy romances is that the characters have substance and the stories are more than a vehicle for sex and violence. There is a hope for something more and that something more shows up for each couple that she tells the story for. The story has a plot with a clear focus for the finale and all of the stories in the series lead to and support that perfect ending. I am looking forward to reading more to find out just what the ending of this series will be. With that said, in this book the other reapers and previous mated couples make a brief appearance, Death and Cael are perhaps set up for romance at some point in the future, Eoghan’s whereabouts is hinted at and a few mysteries are solved that may help them ultimately get the better of Bran and his cohorts. Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press - This is my honest review. 4.5 Stars