Published by Ace on Sept 27, 2011
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback from Gift
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When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis is assigned a new partner in Aramael, a Guardian Angel who doubles as a hit man, they have only one thing in common: a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse. Now they have no choice but to work together-relentlessly, fearlessly, intimately. Because only they can stop the rogue angel from ushering in the end of days.
This was a clean yet sexy thriller that was part paranormal and part police drama. The tension between Alex and Aramael was steamy and exciting, matched in excitement by the action happening around them.
Alex was a great female main character. She was stubborn and smart and outgoing. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind or put others in their place, especially Aramael. Both frustrating and entertaining, she was character you could both cheer for and want to shake. The combination makes for a great heroine in an urban fantasy story.
The only downside to the book was the slightly confusing angel hierarchy. It’s never explained clearly, and since I have no religious training or background, I had no personal information to draw on to help clarify matters. A bit more explanation would have gone a long way to making the situation make more sense.
Overall, this was a great start to a series. The book is definitely part of a series, with the book being an example of “the battle may be over, but the war has just begun”. The story had a satisfying wrap-up while laying the groundwork for the next part of the saga. I can’t wait to see what happens next.