“I love you. Angel or not, super-powers or not. So long as you promise to love me forever, I’m yours.” – Isadora O’Donnell
Well, this was, for lack of better words…. spectacular! I always enjoy hot angels that may or may not fall from grace for their mortal lovers, so this series was a boon for my romantic soul.
Zerach Maxwell is more than just a club owner – he’s also an Archangel, sent down to Earth with his brothers to protect the mortals from the powers of Hell. Being immortal, he knows better than to fall for one of his wards – yet, his private assistant, Isadora O’Donnell, has a unique mix of innocence and sexiness that calls to his baser instincts. Isadora has had a crush on her hot boss longer than she can remember – but she doesn’t wish to be another notch on his bedpost, what with his famous playboy ways and all. When something vile in the form of a childhood friend of hers starts pursuing Isadora for its sinister reasons, Zerach will have to choose whether or not he can keep his identity a secret in order to protect the one woman who makes him think of dropping his wings.
So, sooooo awesome for a series starter! Zerach and his brothers were yummy as heck and they were all wonderful in trying to keep peace and protect humanity. They had flaws, very humanlike, but that was to be expected given their long time living among us. Zerach himself was adorable and protective. He was funny in a lighthearted way, but very intense when it came to Dora. He used the rumors of him being a flirt as a way to keep people not very close so that his secret was safe, and he was a saint when dealing with Dora’s family, despite the caustic, poorly-hidden remarks and the prejudice against him. And boy, if that dry humping scene didn’t burn several of my brain cells!!!!
Dora was sweet and really supportive. Of course, like any true mortal, she freaked out with most of the new information she got to learn about her boss, but she took the rest like a champ and didn’t budge from Zerach’s side. She had her own dark past and the scars to show for it, and I really loved her – she was the kind of feminine that doesn’t grate on a reader’s nerves, and that was much appreciated.
Speaking of scars, I didn’t really like what Zerach did with hers. For me, they were a part of her, and he loved her with them anyway, so I didn’t really see the necessity of them going away. Oh, well…
The story was a bit slow to start making sense, and for the true action to start, but I didn’t mind, because it gave us time to see what was going on inside the main couple’s heads and get to know that as characters. The pace picked up a bit after that, to push them closer, then slowed down again for them to understand and learn about each other better. And then… it was a spiral of action and suspense and true fear for the whole team going up against that demon! Marvelous, really!
I also loved the rest of the cast. Asta was a badass and I can’t wait to read her book, demon spawn or not, and don’t get me started on Cam! The dude made it into my book boyfriend list before I even had to read his book!
“Forever until the end of time. From this plane of existence into the next, I shall always love and treasure you, and pray to the Source that you will always return my love.” – Zerach Maxwell
***I was given an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinion stated in this review is solely mine, and no compensation was given or taken to alter it.***