Friday 10 November 2017

Book Review: Her Dark Angel (Her Angel #1) by Felicity Heaton

Title: Her Dark Angel (Her Angel #1)
Author: Felicity Heaton
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 90
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Free on Kobo

An angel trapped in Hell for centuries, Apollyon is tired of guarding the Devil. He longs to break free and feel the wind in his feathers, but he cannot leave the endless darkness without permission from above. When he senses someone calling him, he seizes his chance for freedom, but soon discovers the call came from a beautiful woman he has watched over from Hell, a woman who casts a spell on him and awakens the darkest desires of his heart.

Serenity is shocked when a wickedly sensual 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 the lethally handsome warrior offers to obey her and give her revenge, Serenity can’t resist the temptation, but can she resist the forbidden hungers the dark angel stirs in her? (Goodreads Synopsis)

As with the last Heaton book I read, I enjoyed the concept of this story but wished for more. The characters seemed so stereotypical, and their coming together didn't thrill me the way it should have. In fact, I ended up skimming through the bedroom scenes a bit. It didn't help that I was put off from the first chapter when Apollyon reflected randomly on his own hair and eye colour not once but twice in the space of a few pages. As a quickie read that took me about an hour, it was fine, and it will no doubt appeal to PNR fans after a fix of all the usual tropes. However, I look for a little more depth in my stories, and greater character development, rather than insta-lust. Buff bods and steamy scenes are awesome, but there needs to be something more to it. 3 stars.

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