Thursday, September 16, 2010
Review: Her Dark Angel (Her Angel #1) by Felicity Heaton
Synopsis (via Goodreads): An angel without a mission, Apollyon lives trapped in Hell guarding the bottomless pit. Surrounded by endless darkness, he longs to fly free on Earth once more but his master hasn’t called him in centuries. When the call finally comes, it’s to serve a new master, a beautiful woman he has often watched over, a woman who has always captivated him.
Serenity is shocked when a gorgeous black-winged angel shows up in her city of Paris claiming that she called him when she was only casting a simple vengeance spell. He’s no other than the angel of death! When Apollyon offers to obey her and help her have revenge on her cheating ex-boyfriend, she can’t resist the temptation, but can she resist him? Can an angel as dark as Apollyon ever fall for a mortal woman like her?
Their charade as lovers quickly becomes reality when one dance leads to another and Apollyon proves that he’s as sinful as he looks. His sensual and hungry touch brings Serenity back to life, freeing her from the hurt of being betrayed and reigniting her passion, but she can’t ignore her growing fear. Lost in their moment together, Apollyon realises that there is a reason he heard her call—he’s in love with her.
But will Serenity see past the wings and believe that Apollyon returns her feelings and won’t hurt her? When her ex-boyfriend asks her to forgive him and be with him again, will she take the easy route or will she find the courage to fly away with her dark angel?
Dark, passionate and erotic, Her Dark Angel is a tale of intense desire and deepest forbidden love guaranteed to get your heart racing.
My Take: I liked it. It was short story length but it didn't leave me feeling shorted plot-wise. As an added plus, Apollyon and Serenity will be popping up in book #2. I always love when that happens.
Being short, the story moves along quickly and in no time at all the main characters are making sweet, sweet love. This doesn't detract from anything and, in fact, it make sense to me for an Angel who's been trapped in Hell for centuries to grab onto life with both hands and, uh, sweetly love it into submission. So to speak.
I'm curious to see how the mythology develops and if the Angels who stayed on Earth before are addressed.
More books by Felicity Heaton