La Crimson Femme
Review: Dark Alpha's Command by Donna Grant
★★★ ½ #DonnaGrant #DarkAlphasCommand
Balladyn finally receives his happily ever after. Thank the merciful goddess Erith? Good lord Balladyn's lived a torturous long life. At every step of the way, he is the good guy only to finish last. I am so glad Ms. Grant wrote his story and it turns out so well. He earned it through blood, betrayals, and death.
Bringing a secondary character who is now front and center, Rhona is an unlikely match for Balladyn. Rhona is not a dragon, nor is she a fae. Instead, she is a druid. As the leader of the Skye druids, she is in a position of power and wary of fae. For good reason as the two species tend to end up causing chaos.
The romance between Rhona and Balladyn follows Ms. Grant's usual predictable formula. It is a good one and it works. There is a bit of angst but no messy immature drama which I appreciate. This is a paranormal romance so the focus is on their budding relationship and the plot takes a back seat. I prefer the plot in this series and it is moving so slowly.
What I enjoyed about this story is Balladyn's happily ever after. Rhona is the perfect mate for him. She is a leader in her own right. She does need a strong right-handed man to support her. Balladyn is the right person (fae) to do it. Their growth together is great to witness. They balance each other out as well as provide a united front to reassure both their people.
There are a couple of subplots that looks like it will come back to bite them. We shall see how it all turns out. I also liked how the different series crossed over. I now need to go buy all the Warrior Druid series to check it out. This book feels like the cusp of a pivotal point. Looking forward to the next book in the series! Recommended to paranormal romance readers who love their happily ever afters.
*I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.