I have to be honest and say that when I was offered Avenger’s Angel to review, it was the cover art that really piqued my interest. It’s just beautiful. The story sounded interesting, but I didn’t expect too much so I prepared myself for another ‘immortal male needs/meets lifemate’ story.
Avenger’s Angel is kind of like that but is also so much more. It has so much charm that I was immediately drawn right in, totally engaged and wanting to find out what happens; I only put it down when I absolutely had to.
The characters that Heather Killough-Walden has created are my very favourite kind. The male character is powerful and dominant but knows when to give ground. The main female character is capable enough to take care of herself, but puts her care for others before herself. Both have a quality I can’t explain but I find extremely attractive and I can only put it down to great writing.
I love the back story created to support the series; four favoured Archangels sent to Earth for the chance to find the soul mates that ‘the Old man’ created for them.
I love all four of the Archangels, their characterisations are solid and well written, making them likeable and believable. Each are flawed in their own way but it makes them unique in their own right. After searching for thousands of years for their Archesses, they have reluctantly settled into lives in the modern world, still hoping, still searching.
The main characters in the book are Archangel Uriel (former Angel of Vengeance), and his created Archess Ellie. Uriel, now known as film star Christopher Daniels, is a funny, wry character who I often wanted to smack as much as hug. Ellie is just so sweet I wanted to take her home and look after her, even though she is more than capable of doing it herself. When Ellie and Uriel are in each others presence the sparks really fly and the tension builds up to a fever pitch.
The story itself flows well and is intriguing and the pace nicely judged. There are other characters that come into it that I can’t really say too much about because of spoilers but suffice to say there are some surprises in store and things are not always as they seem. I have to mention the love scenes as well, because you might just need a fan! They’re very well written and totally hot.
A great read and I look forward to the next book in this charming series!