Series: Renegade Angels #1
Published by Penguin on October 4th 2011
Number of Pages: 344
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban
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An angel with immense power and insatiable desire, Adrian Mitchell leads an elite Special Ops unit of the seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen -- angels who have become vampires -- and command a restless pack of indentured lycans.
But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals -- losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her: Shadoe, her soul once more inhabiting a new body that doesn't remember him. This time he won't let her go.
With no memory of her past as Shadoe, Lindsay Gibson knows only that she can't help being fiercely attracted to the smoldering, seductive male who crosses her path. Swept into a dangerous world of tumultuous passion and preternatural conflict, Lindsay is soon caught between her angel lover, her vampire father, and a full-blown lycan revolt. There's more at stake than her love and her life -- she could lose her very soul...
So Adrian and Lindsey are the main characters, but I think I actually ended up liking Elijah best. Elijah is a Lycan, one of a number of fallen angels who were infused with demon blood to make them mortal and able to breed. They are basically the slaves of the angels, and work with them as security, scouts, body guards, military, ect. in their job of hunting down the vampires (also fallen angels) who are not peacefully taking their punishments from God.
We learned a lot about Angel and Lycan society in this book. There was also intrigue, and action. And sex, a number of fairly explicit sex scenes. I liked Lindsey, but it was harder to like Adrian. He kept things from Lindsey basically ‘for her own good’, though not in those words. A lot of the secrets he kept, I feel should have been told earlier. Instead, it felt like some of it was hidden for dramatics sake.
There are a number of character deaths, and anytime things seem to be going well for one of the three main characters, another shoe drops.
For all that, I did like the book. I want to know who betrayed Adrian, I want to know what will happen to Elijah next. And I want to know how Lindsey will react to what happened near the end of this book. So I’ll be picking up book 2.
If you like stories with angels, vampires and werewolves, and you don’t mind high-handedness in your hero characters, you should try this series.