Fallen angels… They rule Moscow’s seedy underworld, promising untold pleasure to the females who dare to mate them. That promise – and Brends Duranov’s own raw sexual power – has hopefuls mobbing the velvet rope outside his elite club G2’s.Currently a free download at Barnes & Noble (as of 02/11/11)
But Mischka Baran has no intention of hooking up with one of the Fallen. Not even after Brends gives her an unforgettable taste of the sin and seduction he can deliver with those wicked lips. She’s after information, not a stint as some Goblin’s toy of the month. What she doesn’t know is that with a sadistic killer carving up his brethren, Brends is playing for keeps, hunting the one woman whose bloodline can end the mayhem, whose bond can restore his lost wings.
My Thoughts: I liked this one. It wasn't the traditional take on fallen angels... well, maybe it was a little. I mean, they were cast out of heaven and all that, but the thing that got me interested would have to be that the fallen angels were known as Goblins. To me, Goblins are dark, squat little critters who probably smell unpleasant and who have bad manners and rude mouths. They're not darkly sexual fallen angels who are battling against a bloodlust that burns inside them and who routinely make deals with mortals for their souls. Like I said, it was different and I liked it!
Brends wants Mischka from the first time he senses her. He wages a war against her desire for him but she has some things in her past that make her distinctly unimpressed by the thought of becoming a Goblin's plaything. Hunting down her runaway cousin and then getting caught in the crosshairs of a rogue Goblin puts her firmly in Brends' path but she resists his pull with everything inside her. Until she doesn't. :)
Intriguing mythology and the idea of redemption in the form of a soul-mate kept me reading. The revelation that other soul-mates have been targeted through the millennium, potentially destroying any chance at redemption for some of the other Goblins, made me curious as to how things will play out in future books.
A fun, fast read.
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