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Dark Alpha's Temptation

(Reaper #9)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  752 ratings  ·  249 reviews
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…

Carrying Death's orders is my sole duty. I've never had reason to question her, even if I disagreed. But Kyra's fierceness and willpower sheds light on my mission. She drives the darkness of my world away. The answ
ebook, 181 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Each book usually uncovers something new that leads us towards the future battle that is going to happen with the Others and the Dragon Kings. What we learn in this book is a bit frustrating. I really hope what they think is not what really is.

However, I did like this pairing. I like that there was no resistance from Dubhan, and I like how smart Kyra is. She may not be a warrior but she has the mind of a leader. She thinks of things others haven't, which looks like it will help in many ways.

Lisa Marie
Jun 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I think Kyra is one if my favorite characters so far! Her story is great and love that her and Dubhan are soulmates 🖤
Sheena ☆ Book Sheenanigans

I've always loved Donna Grant's "Reaper" series but this installment fell short in comparison to the others I have previously read and enjoyed. I just wasn't invested in the characters nor storyline as much as I wanted to be and overall, the book was just… blah. You know? Sure it wasn't terrible and to some extent I did like certain aspects to Dubhan and Kyra relationship and their journey but there was no wow factor. Sadly this installment wasn't for me yet nevertheless I very m
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC received for review

Another yummy Reaper meets his match.

This was over much too quick. I want to say so much, but most of it would be spoilerish. Let's just say, no I can't say that, it would be a spoiler. Loved seeing Death, Cael and the other reapers, but not near enough of the Dragon Kings. But that's about to change. Man those Others sure are devious.
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to co“I can’t explain why I’m drawn to you.” “It’s inexplicable, but it’s the truth. I tried to leave, I’ve attempted to forget you, but I can’t.”

Dark Alpha’s Temptation is the 9th installment of the Reaper Series. I have no read any of the previous books in this series, and after finishing this book, I have been clearly missing out. Yes, I have the worst habit of reading series like this out of order, but I will say that this book is written so well that I was able to jump in and follow
Marta Cox
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kyra is a Light Fae who is desperate to track down her missing aunt who has practically raised her. Determined to do whatever it takes she’s taking the unprecedented step of stalking one of the infamous Reapers ! Dubham is what many of the Fae think of as the bogeyman and when a female starts showing up repeatedly where he is he knows it’s no coincidence. The Queen of the Light is vanquished but still they cannot find her prisoner so the last thing Dubham needs is the cute Fae with ever changing ...more

DARK ALPHA’S TEMPTATION is book nine in the Reapers series by Donna Grant. As a fan of this world, I do think it’s worth reading the books in order. However, I do find that you can still enjoy the romances well on their own.

This particular features Kyra and Dubhan, which are two characters that I’ve really come to enjoy. I find that Grant’s characters tend to be very consistent so if you like one couple you’re bound to like the others as well. She just writes really admirable characters who
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
As you all know by now I am a huge fan of Donna Grant. I have loved every book I have read and I am happy to say that I just loved this book as well.

Dark Alpha's Temptation is book 9 in the Reaper series and yes you need to read the previous books.

Anyway, as I said before I love this book and I can't wait to read on this series because wow!! THAT TWIST!! Now I need the next book.

I am giving this 5 out of 5.
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: grant-donna
Things are starting to be revealed and coming together for the Dragon Kings, the Reapers and the big fight/war to come.
Alison Hawkins
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This author never fails to dissapoint. The crossover of world's is celverley incorporated into the stories and you pick up on characters you've read about and loved. A great book. ...more
Michelle the Romance Witch
4.5 stars. Grant returns to the world of the Fae and her Dragon Kings, directly after the shocking events of the last Dragon King book (Fever) and we are all still in a lot of awe of the way that story went down. That being said there was really no telling where she was going to be taking us in this next Reaper novel so we were all on the edges of our seats waiting quite impatiently to find out just what’s next. Grant has a magical skill with her ability to interweave all of her series and chara ...more
Sandy S
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 7, 2020.

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…

Carrying Death's orders is my sole duty. I've never had reason to question her, even if I disagreed. But Kyra's fierceness and willpower sheds light on my mission. She drives the darkness of my world away. The answers to the Others' goals lie in her past. For Kyra, I will risk going aga
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Dark Alpha's Temptation is the 6th book in Donna Grant's Reapers series, which also entwines with her books about the Dragon Kings. I haven't read the first books in either of these series, but only started a few books ago. Don't worry if this is true for you also; you'll just love the characters, story and action here that you won't care if you are a tad bit confused. You'll also want to go back and see all that you missed!

Kyra is a Light Fae who learned about the Reapers when she was accidenta
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was excited to read Dark Alpha’s Temptation. The promise of finally getting some knowledge of who the Others are and what their agenda excited me the most. I won’t lie and say that Dark Alpha’s Temptation delivers on that promise. Instead, what it does, is add to the mystery of who the Others are.

Dark Alpha’s Temptation was a filler book. There was no progression of the Reaper storyline. Don’t get me wrong; I loved the book. It’s just that I wish the storyline progressed a little more.

The plot
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it
I’ve read most of the Dragon King books, and love them. This is my first Reaper novel, so it felt a bit out of place for me. The Reapers have been mentioned in the other books, I just haven’t had the chance to get up close and personal with them. I know enough about the entire universe so that I didn’t feel completely lost, but I might have had more fun reading it if I had read the previous Reaper novels as well.

That being said, I’ll do my review now. Kyra was fascinated by Dubhan and the Reaper
Cathy Geha
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Dark Alpha’s Temptation by Donna Grant
Reaper Novel #9

Dubhan is one of Death’s Reapers and he is being followed. Who is following him? A woman and what a woman she is! Kyra is Light Fae but she has a special gift that allows her to locate Dubhan easily...a rather rare talent as few are able to do such a thing. Once she saw him she was almost inexorably drawn to him and though a bit stalker-ish she really could not pull away.

This is a snippet in the long story of this realm. A few characters make
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
In Dark Alpha's Temptation we get to know Dubhan, one of the Reapers under Eoghan's command. Kyra is attracted to Dubhan and he puts aside his search for Xaneth to get to know Kyra better. Kyra comes from an old Fae family, the Kavanaughs, and as a result she has several unique Fae abilities that come into play in the Reapers’ efforts to learn more about the Others. Based on Kyra’s analysis, Erith and Cael decide to seek out the Kings and Warriors in order to unite with them in the upcoming batt ...more
Jan 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
First book of 2020!

3.5 stars. The Reaper series has been hit and miss for me. The story inched the overarching plot along but I didn’t feel a connection to characters.

Dubahn is on a mission to find Xanath and is in a villlsge in Ireland when he realizes he’s being followed. Kyra is compelled to follow Dubhan, four times now, after seeing him fight against Usaeil and the Trackers at the Light Castle. Their attraction is instantaneous and danger follows them as they continue Dubhan’s mission toge
Rosemary K
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kyra finds herself drawn to a reaper. His name is Dubhan and he serves death, but he feels lighter when Kyra is near. How is she able to track him? Kyra is a Fae. She's spent years searching for her favorite Aunt. Eva has disappeared without a trace. Is she dead? I liked Kyra. She's a strong person with an unusual talent. I was amazed by her strong bond with Dubhan. I knew that they were meant to be together. I wanted them to find the answers they need to prevent bloodshed. The suspense continue ...more
Book 9 in Reapers series. Twists, turns, love and intrigue. Donna is bringing her worlds ever closer together.
3.5 stars

Kyra and Dubhan were great as newbie friends, but fell short as long term lovers. Kyra was intelligent and had a good grasp of thinking outside the box with some very good ideas the Reapers hadn’t considered in the fight with the Dragon King’s and the Others. Then there’s Dubhan... okay, so he didn’t really leave an impression on me. Kyra really dominated the story and Dubhan sort of took a back seat to everything happening. Maybe that’s why he didn’t stand out for me?
At any rate, I l
Karen  ⚜Mess⚜
Dec 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Dark Alpha's Temptation is Kyra's insta-love story. Although she's a bit wet behind the ears, she is a pretty good puzzle solver. How she fits into the overall series is very intriguing.

Next up, we have the ever-so-studly Dubhan the Reaper. Even though this novel was tagged "A Reaper Novel" I felt he wasn't put up high enough on a pedestal for the label. In fact, he's quite forgettable. He needed to have more of a stronger character and be less of a sex object. Poor guy.

As far as the series

Trish R.
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Yay! Another Reaper book. I absolutely love the Reapers, and the Dragon Kings as well. I really liked Kyra and Dubhan and all the Reapers that show up in each book.

This one was about the “Others” who are so powerful that Reapers are worried. They killed 2 of Kyra’s friends and a Fae that once was her lover. And they aren’t even sure Usaeil is actually dead.

This is such good series of novellas.

There was explicit sex in this and the F-bomb is now Fek.

As to the narration: Victoria McGloven does a
This is Book 9 in the Reapers series. We meet Kyra and Dubhan in this book. Kyra is a light fae and has been following Dubhan. She’s fascinated with him but also thinks he knows what happened to her aunt. Dubhan has been sent by Death o find Xaneth. What happens between the two when they meet is fantastic and a lot of fun. We find out more answers in this book, but it still leaves a lot of questions to be answered in later books. They are both strong people who add so much character and fun to t ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Dark Alpha's Temptation by Donna Grant is book 9 in the Reaper Series. This is the story of Kyra and Dubham. I have read the previous books which I do feel you should do this to fully enjoy and understand the ongoing story line. Dubhan is a Reaper who is on a mission to locate Xaneth but he is finding that someone maybe following him. Kyra is a Light Fae who is out to find her missing aunt who was the one to take care of her. Kyra starts to watch Dubhan who is a reaper but she finds she is attra ...more
Laura Cozicar
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dubhan is a Reaper and he’s on a mission to find Xaneth but something, no someone keeps distracting him. That someone is Kyra, an unusual Fae who has a few secrets to hide. Their strange connection reveals a few things but leaves us with several questions. This story was different from the other Reaper stories but I couldn’t seem to put it down until I was done. There is so many things I could say about this book but ... no spoilers! All I can say is, another fantastic read!
Susan Underbrink
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
A big thank you to NetGalley and St Martin's Press for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is part of the Reaper series. I think they should be read in order to learn about the world. Pretty convoluted, maybe not a great read as a stand alone. Liked the love story for me the rest is just filler. Still a good read. Kyra and Dubhan's story. 4 stars ...more
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dark Alpha's Temptation is a wonderful addition to this series. Reaper Dubhan meets his match in light Fae Kyra. She carries off lightness and good without being too perky or saccharine. She brings a much needed light to Dubhan’s life and a different point of view to their mission. I enjoyed this episode in an action filled adventure. ...more
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 9th book in this series and for best enjoyment, I do recommend reading them in order. Kyra is a light fae and is drawn to Dubhan who is a reaper. She asks him for help to find her aunt who went missing. Will he ignore Death’s orders and help her? Fast-paced read with loads of drama, great chemistry and has plenty of twists and turns. A great addition to this series.
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-books
I am finally done with the book. Like wow. I should have read this last month but life got caught of me so i had to step back from book world.

The way this was written makes me think that there will be more. Even more so with the way the epilogue ended.

Yes, the day has come and how the events are aligned. I hope that the next books we will see how it will turn out.
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Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a hundred novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst

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