Thursday, October 6, 2011

ARC Review: Avenger's Angel by Heather Killough-Walden

Avenger's Angel
Author: Heather Killough-Walden
Series: {The Lost Angels ~ Book #1}
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Format: ebook, 416 pages
Source: NetGalley
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Pre-order your copy here: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

When four female angels were created for the archangels Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Azrael, a chaos spurned by jealousy erupted, and the archesses were secreted to Earth. The four favored archangels followed, prompting a search that has last millennia. But for Uriel, the former Archangel of vengeance, the search ends the moment he lays eyes on Eleanor Granger, his one true arches. Can he protect her from the danger lying in wait for her-and win her heart? (Goodreads)

My Romancing Thoughts:

Sexy archangels on a hunt for their soul-mates that will steal your heart!

This is a promising start to a series that has definitely piqued my interest! Avenger's Angel tells the story of the four favored angels of Heaven who were given the gift of their soul mates, known as the archesses, only to be torn apart, banished to Earth and hidden from the archangels. Vowing to find their true loves, Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Azrael abandon their duties to continue their search on Earth, one that has been ongoing for 1,000 years. When the former archangel of Vengeance, Uriel meets Ellie he instantly knows she's the woman he's been searching for, but hidden in the shadows lies a jealous enemy that will go to any lengths to have an archess for himself. Searching for his archess has proven nearly impossible for Uriel but keeping her at his side will prove to be his biggest battle yet.

I've read a few books regarding angels and this one definitely stands out. The story is really creative, the author has written a dark paranormal romance with an all star cast of characters that you'll undoubtedly fall in love with, villains included! Ellie and Uriel's sexual tension is off the charts but I love that Ellie was immensely attracted to him but fought it off as long as she could, it keeps things interesting. She's a smart and sharp heroine but I can't say I was invested in her character from the start but found myself liking her more towards the end. The angels in this book are all tortured heroes who have sacrified their lives and taken new ones, all in the name of finding love, how can you not love them? They all have completely different personalities and each brings their own style, giving the story a bit more of dimension and originality.

The scenes with all the archangels were some of my favorite and these complicated men sparked my curiosity, leaving me anxious to read their stories. I can't call a favorite just yet but I definitely want to know more about the dark and brooding Azrael, I have a feeling his story will be magnificent! If all of this alpha hero male candy weren't enough, we meet the two villains who are just as appealing as the heroes. I have a soft spot for bad boys and Samael had me at hello! There's nothing better than a love hate relationship with a villain and that's exactly what Samael does best.

Unexpected twists, unusual alliances and a powerful romance make this a riveting story. It's unpredictable, dark, fun and adventurous. You will connect with all of the characters on an emotional journey that will stay with you long after the last page is read. Sexy archangels and fascinating world building make this a winner for paranormal romance and urban fantasy lovers alike!

My Rating

Romancing the Darkside Recommends: If you like your heroes with wings, your romance influenced by destiny and a good ol' battle against evil!


  1. This sounds like something interesting. I'm always looking for something new.

  2. It was a brilliant book! Although I really looking forward to get to know more about Azrael and Samael - they seem to be the most interesting characters so far.:)

  3. I'm hesitant with angel stories, but this sounds like a good one - I'm intrigued by the fact that Ellie doesn't just give in to her attraction, and that the villains aren't over-the-top evil; both of those are elements I really enjoy in a story.

    Good review! Will keep an eye out for this one at the library. :)


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