Release Date: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Select
Source: Author via NetGalley
Recommended by: Carmel of Rabid Reads
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Suspense
There’s no danger greater than falling for your enemy…
The Nephilim are bound. Their powers cursed. But half-angel Kasdeja will do anything to free them from Heaven's tyranny. When Kas is approached by a striking, mysterious woman, she tells him his greatest enemies hold the key to his freedom.
Mariel keeps herself shrouded in secrets, using them to hide her true self. For she is not just employed by the Renegades--enemy fallen angels—she is a double agent, working on the sly for Heaven. Her directive is to seduce the gorgeous Nephilim—despite her insecurity about such sensual acts.
For Mariel is playing a dangerous game, and falling for Kas could only cause trouble; her assignment isn't just seduction. It's destruction.
Why am I just reading Tricia Skinner's Angel Assassins?! Excuse my rhetorical rant there, I'm sure you see me saying this often here, but I guess it's a justified excuse because I absolutely loved ANGEL LOVER. Full disclosure, I regrettably missed the first book, Angel Kin, however I didn't really feel lost jumping into the series at book two. That said, I did feel like I need to read the first one just to get caught up with the politics, but in terms of acclimating to the world, I managed to follow it without a hitch.
- Angel Assassins has a series arc and that is the war between the Bound and Renegades. Each novel features a different couple so with every book that comes out, this war/story is told from different angles and perspective.
- I love the myth/world building in this series. These angels are righteous and loathesome. I love the politics and this chess-like war they're waging amongst themselves, and against the Nephilims. In fact, I could easily see this series as a Supernatural spin-off!
- I'm not sure if it's the same with Angel Kin, ANGEL LOVER is more political and conspiratory than an action packed installment. However, there are bursts of fight scenes throughout the book and the one towards the end in particular is pure awesomesauce! OMG! What a revelation?!
- Kas and Mariel are likable characters and I am a fan of their love story as well. The build-up was good, filled with tension, it's straightforward, flirty, lusty, and passionate. Wing porn! lol Also, I can't help but love a man, fictional or real, that has his own style notwithstanding other people's opinion about it. Yes Kas, the 60's rock! *peace*
- I also love that this series doesn't remind me of BDB unlike other series that features a group of Alpha males. These Angel Assassins and their brotherhood is uniquely theirs and uncomparable IMO.
I am happy to have sampled TSkinner's writing style. It's rich, very engaging, and the world she created here is both celestial, and real to a degree. My favorite part is how she designed the political set up of her angelic heirarchy and I look forward to reading the next chapter of this Angel Assassin. Like I mentioned, we're given quite the revelation here and I'd like to know what the Directorate is going to do about it.