Friday, July 6, 2012

Review: Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter

Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark #1) by Gena Showalter
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless--and if he isn't careful, he'll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost...until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he's never known before.

Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation--or her ultimate damnation?
My Thoughts: I cannot tell you how excited I was to see that we were getting a spin-off series from the Lords of the Underworld. And... and and and the first book was starring Zacharel, the hard-nosed, emotionless angel who saved Haidee by giving her a pinch of the love he kept in an urn by his bed. *swoon* He has unplumbed depths, guys. UNPLUMBED DEPTHS!

Besides that fact that Zacharel is awesome (true story) and we got to meet up with some of the Lords and their Ladies (also a true story), Annabelle was pretty fantastic. She's been beaten down, over-medicated, seen horrific things, lost everything that means something to her and she's still managed to keep it together and hold onto her sanity. Her brush with the demon world is made even worse because she doesn't know what she's up against. For all she knew, these creatures were just figments of her imagination and she really was bat-shit crazy and deserved to be institutionalized. Yet, she didn't let it break her.

I loved the slow build-up of their romance. Zacharel has no concept of romantic love and has never felt lust until Annabelle stirs in it him. Annabelle's socialization skills are a little rusty and Zacharel barely cracks a smile. Watching the two of them unthaw around one another was fun. And sexy. Oh, yes. Sex-ay.

Have I mentioned Zacharel's army yet? LOVE THEM! There's so much going on with those guys. They're all so wonderfully broken. I can't wait until we get their stories. Can't wait at all.

Books in this series
1. Wicked Nights - Paperback | Kindle
2. Beauty Awakened

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  1. Seems like everywhere I go I see more Gena Showalter reviews. It's like one big cosmic sign that I should be reading one of her books.

    1. Well, four of those reviews were on my blog this week. But I agree. You should read some of her books.

    2. Jenny reviewed this book today, too. And I know I've seen a review of this elsewhere.

      PS. I go to your blog a lot. I won't apologize for this.

    3. Silly girl. I would never make you apologize for stalking my blog. Unless you tried to steal Rehvenge from me. Then, not only would you be apologizing, I'd also shank you something fierce. So, you know, carry on.