Monday, December 6, 2010

Review: My Avenging Angel: Angels and Demons by Madelyn Ford

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
It's Victoria Bloom's twenty-fifth birthday. But is she out celebrating? Oh, no. She's in a stuffy old attic with the Three Stooges-a.k.a. her so-called spirit guides. There's a demon who wants her dead, the same one that killed her mother two decades ago. No worries, say the Stooges. All she has to do is summon an angel. What could go wrong?

Well, plenty when you summon the wrong angel. The next thing Tory knows, she's got one very bad-ass, pissed-off and sexy Archangel on her hands.

Michael, mighty warrior, leader of an elite team of demon killers, is shaking in his heavenly combat boots. Not because he finds all humans distasteful. But because he'd rather face Lucifer himself than the woman his soul has just recognized as his mate. Binding himself to a mortal, one who will eventually die, is the one path he's sworn never to follow.

It's too late now; his fate is sealed. With one touch, she becomes as necessary to him as the air he breathes. He will move heaven and earth to protect her-but against a demon as powerful as Asmodeus, heaven and earth may not be enough . . .

Warning: This book contains one bad-ass Archangel with a fiery, um, sword, a witch who blows things up, one nasty demon who is trying to kill them both, and ghosts who make interfering their mission. Steamy sex is had, even with the voyeur ghosts-though Tory is still blushing.
My Thoughts: For starters, I think this cover is sexy in an understated way.  Unfortunately, that was just about the best thing about this story.  I liked it well enough, I guess, but I never felt the connection with the characters that I felt in the other two Angels and Demons stories.  Is it because the other two focus on dead sexy demons and I have a thing for demons?  Maybe.  I just know that I had a tough time getting into this one.

I can't even pinpoint why I feel slightly dissatisfied.  I liked Michael and his dirty talk.  I liked Tory and her can-do attitude.  I just... don't know.  *hangs head in shame*

I am glad I read it simply because this completes this set of stories (which weren't really interconnected, come to think of it, other than featuring angels and demons.  Huh.) and maybe I'll go back and read the sexy parts when I'm wanting some dirty angel sex but ... I don't know.

Other reviews in this series:
Break: Angels and Demons by Tarra Blaize
Deals with Demons: Angels and Demons by Victoria Davies

More books by Madelyn Ford

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