Narrator: Victoria McGloven
Length: 5 hours 58 minutes
Series: Reaper #4
Published by St. Martin's Press on April 18, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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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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Dark Alpha’s Lover features the Reaper Fintan, who has spent centuries burying his emotions. He meets a half-Fae, Catriona who believes the magic in her family has passed her by. Her family is special as they have been visited 3 times by Light Fae. Cat grew up watching her siblings train their powers in disappointment. But half-Fae are disappearing and Cat’s siblings fall to Bran’s eradication of them. All Cat has left is her grandfather. Which brings me to my first question. The grandfather’s house is warded. Is this something Cat’s siblings did before their deaths? Cat has no magic so she couldn’t have put them up. Also, Fintan wonders why Cat has not warded her own house. Well, if she has no magic, of course she can’t put up wards. I didn’t give these questions too much brain power as I read, but they did pop up.
Fae gather around Cat’s house to watch her and Fintan tries to gain information from them as he believes that Bran is coming for her and that there has to be some reason Bran would leave her alive. Fintan also feels the walls around his emotions breaking and it’s freaking him out.
At first I found Cat a little whiny, but she grows and becomes kick ass. She is gutsy and determined. She makes decisions that at first disappoint me, but then Cat makes an ultimate sacrifice to get her own stabs at Bran. I was totally surprised and impressed by her actions to save Fintan, the Reapers and Death. But as always, the question remains, will Death allow Fintan and Cat to be together?
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