Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best--but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option--even if the task is impossible. Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad. The job will put Elena is the midst of a killing spree like no other--and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael's seductive touch just might. For when archangel's play, mortals break.
A natural born hunter, Elena Deveraux is the best in her profession, that is why Raphael, the fearsome archangel of new york hired her to track Uram, an archangel gone mad with blood lust. Of course, it is not only Uram that Elena needs to worry about because Raphael is equally dangerous. It doesn't help matters that she is very attracted to him. At the end of course, Raphael and Elena stopped Uram's madness.
I really liked this book. It is a fresh take on the vampire story and it offers more than sexy vampires but also angels who are higher up in the paranormal food chain. Angels are beings of incredible beauty and power. Unlike vampires, they have never been human and therefore they behave with incredible cruelty and savagery. Raphael, our hero, is not an exception to this. This angle is also what makes the story refreshing because he is no whining immortal. He is a savage beast of magnificent beauty and power who is shocked to realize that he loves a mortal woman and would choose to die than live his immortal life without her. Sweet. Our heroine, Elena, is no damsel in distress. She is a warrior woman and a born vampire hunter. She is stubborn but not irritatingly so. She admitted a few times that Raphael made her feel feminine.
The story is well written and absorbing. While reading Angel's Blood, I can't help but think that it is definitely in another class. There is a plot. The world where Raphael and Elena lives is so vividly described that until now I could still see angels flying and landing in skyscrapers. Even though the romance between Raphael and Elena is central to the story is it not forced. The characters are well developed and well formulated that they are haunting. I can almost hear Raphael's wings flapping in the air and smell his scent of water and wind. Great strong hero matched with a great heroine.
Finding an absorbing new series is a real treasure. I am really looking forward to the next one.
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