Hello, fellow romance fans. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Dark Alpha’s Passion written by Donna Grant and read by Victoria McGloven. The fourteenth story in her bestselling paranormal romance series, Reaper.
My thanks to the publisher Tantor Audio for the free audiobook in exchange for my honest review.
What’s Dark Alpha’s Passion about?
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Title: Dark Alpha's Passion by Donna Grant
Series: Reaper #14
Published by Tantor Audio on 8 March, 2022
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Length: 6 hours 9 minutes
No. of Pages: 215
From New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant comes another gripping story in her Reaper series featuring a brotherhood of elite assassins who wage war on the Fae at Death's behest—and the women who dare to love them.
There is no escaping a Reaper. They are elite assassins, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says a Fae’s time is up, they are who she sends…
The Fae Others think they have me in their grip, but little do they know that I’m working as a double agent. My alliance now lies with the Reapers and Death, and it is my mission and duty to destroy the malignant organization before their rot spreads. Unfortunately, a surprise splits my focus—a more than welcome one. I never thought to reunite with my lost true love. And now that I have, I must find a way to shelter her from the evil Six and convince my new friends that she’s not a threat. Admittedly, there is some doubt. How can there not be? But I trust her. And I haven’t seen her, held her, kissed her for centuries. I loved her then, will love her always, and will do whatever it takes to keep her by my side for as long as we have. Her cunning and courage hold me captive, and our passion knows no bounds. If only the timing were better—and the world safer.
©2022 Donna Grant (P)2022 Tantor
I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't affect my opinion of the book or influence the content of my review.Review Format: Audiobook
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Listened To: 13th – 15th March 2022
What did I think about it?
Another Gripping Story In This Addictive Paranormal Romance Series
I’m a fan of Donna’s books and have listened to most of this series. As I’ve said before, her writing style is easy to read and I like the way she paces the development of her plots. I love the fantasy world that Donna has created. Her characters are never just good or evil, she creates complex souls with a multifaceted mix of positive and negative traits. This makes them more credible; bringing them to life in my mind.
I connect to a story more when the female protagonist has certain personality traits.
Chevonne’s journey wasn’t easy at times, but I admired her intelligence, resilience and strength. Chevonne is a brave and loyal woman: I loved learning about her life and getting to know her in this story. Ruarc, being a Reaper, obviously, means that we’ve met him before in previous books. However, it was great to get beneath his skin and get inside his head during this one. In fact, I liked the way that we learnt more about existing characters in this tale as well as some new faces too.
Victoria McGloven is still a fairly new-to-me voice actor.
I enjoyed her performance and liked the pace at which she read this book. However, I found her reading of the narrative lacked emotion during certain scenes. The voices she created for the different characters meant that I was never confused as to who was speaking. Victoria managed to capture Chevonne’s personality perfectly; conveying her emotions, hopes and worries to a tee.
Donna loves the romantic aspect between her lead couple to be concluded by the end of each book.
I love Happy Ever After endings too. Woop! Woop! But Dark Alpha’s Passion isn’t just about the romance between Chevonne and Ruarc. There are a couple of other plot threads weaved together in this tale. I liked that we had these other storylines to follow while watching the trials and tribulations of Chevonne and Ruarc’s romance.
I really enjoyed this audiobook; it was a tale that kept me listening from start to finish!
Dark Alpha’s Passion has everything that I look for in a good paranormal romance story; adventure, mystery, action, great characters, some humour, romance and a sprinkling of passion.
This book has graphic violence and explicit sex as well as some darker themes. Therefore, I’d only recommend this book to adults who are OK reading material of this nature.
I’d recommend Dark Alpha’s Passion to adults who enjoy paranormal romance tales. Readers who’re looking for honourable heroes and heroines who have plenty of gumption. Especially those fans who want a gripping multi-layered backstory with action, romance, oh, and a bit of blush-worthy titillation.
Has my review of DARK ALPHA’S PASSION (REAPER #14) encouraged you to find out more? Of course it has. 😉 Click on any of the links to check it out yourself.
Keep reading to find out more about Donna Grant, but first here’s some information about this series.
Reaper by Donna Grant
Donna Grant’s Reaper series is a spin-off within her Dark World universe that includes; Dark King series, Dark Warrior series and Dark Sword series. The world features a range of supernatural/mythological beings including. Dark and light fae, fae Reapers (who work for Death herself) and dragon shifters. Magic welding druids – the mies who use light magic, dark magic users the droughs – and the druid Warriors who have the powers of the old gods. These various species can be found inhabiting our world as well as in their own magical realms hidden from the knowledge of humans.
They live to do Death’s bidding. Judge, jury, and executioner, the Reapers assassinate who Death wants gone-and are always successful in their quests. But when centuries of walking alone are brought to a crashing halt by the women they want more than anything, they will have to risk everything to keep those they love safe and in their arms…
Books in the Series
It’s never too late to start your adventure with these amazing fae warriors. Read my thoughts about each one.
- Dark Alpha’s Claim (Reaper #1) (2015)
- Dark Alpha’s Embrace (Reaper #2) (2016)
- Dark Alpha’s Demand (Reaper #3) (2016)
- Dark Alpha’s Lover (Reaper #4) (2017)
- Dark Alpha’s Night (Reaper #5) (2018)
- Dark Alpha’s Hunger (Reaper #6) (2018)
- Dark Alpha’s Awakening (Reaper #7) (2019)
- Dark Alpha’s Redemption (Reaper #8) (2019)
- Dark Alpha’s Temptation (Reaper #9) (2020)
- Dark Alpha’s Caress (Reaper #10) (2020)
- Dark Alpha’s Obsession (Reaper #11) (2021)
- Dark Alpha’s Need (Reaper #12) (2021)
- Dark Alpha’s Silent Night (Reaper #13) (2021)
- Dark Alpha’s Passion (Reaper #14) (2022)
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Now as promised, here’s Donna’s bio.
And as this is a review of an audiobook, here’s a bit about the narrator.
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