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Publishers: Dark Rose Publishing
Published: 20th August 2010
Genre: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Main Characters: Apollyon, Serenity
Date Read: 20th February - 22nd February 2013
Blurb from Goodreads:
An angel without a mission, Apollyon lives trapped in Hell guarding the bottomless pit. Surrounded by endless darkness, he longs to fly free on Earth once more but his master hasn’t called him in centuries. When the call finally comes, it’s to serve a new master, a beautiful woman he has often watched over, a woman who has always captivated him.
Serenity is shocked when a gorgeous black-winged angel shows up in her city of Paris claiming that she called him when she was only casting a simple vengeance spell. He’s no other than the angel of death! When Apollyon offers to obey her and help her have revenge on her cheating ex-boyfriend, she can’t resist the temptation, but can she resist him? Can an angel as dark as Apollyon ever fall for a mortal woman like her?
Their charade as lovers quickly becomes reality when one dance leads to another and Apollyon proves that he’s as sinful as he looks. His sensual and hungry touch brings Serenity back to life, freeing her from the hurt of being betrayed and reigniting her passion, but she can’t ignore her growing fear. Lost in their moment together, Apollyon realises that there is a reason he heard her call—he’s in love with her.
But will Serenity see past the wings and believe that Apollyon returns her feelings and won’t hurt her? When her ex-boyfriend asks her to forgive him and be with him again, will she take the easy route or will she find the courage to fly away with her dark angel?
I was recommended this book from my Sister so I thought I would give it a try which I'm glad I did as I really enjoyed it.
The cover stands out for me because of the wing as I love angels. I also love the way that it's really dark as it matches the what the title is. The title font also stands out to me as I love it and so it draws my eye to it.
When I first started this book I wasn't sure I was going to like it but the further I went into the story the more I started liking it. I found the paranormal side of the book was great as even though they're are so many angel books out there this was still very different to them. The romance side of the story was good but not great as I felt like the feelings came out of the blue but once they did happen it was very steamy. Even though this was a short book I still feel as though I was given enough background information to know what was happening. I found the ending good although I prefer books to go into the future so that I know what had happened with them but it wasn't too bad as there wasn't many unanswered questions which was a good thing as even though this is a part of a series every book has new characters.
With Apollyon being an angel you would expect him to be a good guy and even though for most of it he was, there was times when I never knew if he was all that good, I did love his character though. Serenity I wasn't too sure about for most of the book as she was annoying at times but by the end she grew on me.
Overall this was a good, quick read that made me wish it was longer.