Sunday, November 17, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - HER DARK ANGEL by FELICITY HEATON - HER ANGEL # 1 - PARANORMAL ROMANCE - NOVELLA - SELF PUBLISHED

By: Felicity Heaton
Published By: Felicity Heaton
Released : Available Now
Details: Kindle, 103 Pages

RATING : 3 APOLLYON STARS

Blurb: Goodreads

An angel without a mission, Apollyon lives trapped in Hell guarding the bottomless pit. Surrounded by endless darkness, he longs to fly free on Earth once more but his master hasn’t called him in centuries. When the call finally comes, it’s to serve a new master, a beautiful woman he has often watched over, a woman who has always captivated him.

Serenity is shocked when a gorgeous 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 Apollyon offers to obey her and help her have revenge on her cheating ex-boyfriend, she can’t resist the temptation, but can she resist him? Can an angel as dark as Apollyon ever fall for a mortal woman like her?

Their charade as lovers quickly becomes reality when one dance leads to another and Apollyon proves that he’s as sinful as he looks. His sensual and hungry touch brings Serenity back to life, freeing her from the hurt of being betrayed and reigniting her passion, but she can’t ignore her growing fear. Lost in their moment together, Apollyon realises that there is a reason he heard her call—he’s in love with her.

But will Serenity see past the wings and believe that Apollyon returns her feelings and won’t hurt her? When her ex-boyfriend asks her to forgive him and be with him again, will she take the easy route or will she find the courage to fly away with her dark angel?

Dark, passionate and erotic, Her Dark Angel is a tale of intense desire and deepest forbidden love guaranteed to get your heart racing.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

This was a good start to Felicity’s series . I am on the blog tour for Her Wicked Angel , Her Angel # 6, so I thought I had better read some of this series. They can be read stand alone.

Before I tell you my thoughts on this first story in the series, I want to say that these are just my one opinion. Other readers will think differently to me. I am rating my thoughts on how I felt about the book.

I am going to give it a generous 3 stars. I have my constructive thoughts on why. I can see on Goodreads others have given 4 and 5 stars and loved it. That is awesome.

Her Dark Angel is a novella sized read which I did enjoy reading but,  I felt that more could definitely have been said. I wanted characters fleshed out more. I have read novella sized reads before that have kept me very satisfied. I accept they are a shorter read, so I rate my reading experience taking this into consideration.

I enjoyed Felicity’s story about Apollyon, an angel who protected the bottomless pit in Hell, and Serenity a witch.

I don't know a great deal about Serenity's character, and I know little more about Apollyon. They are in Paris, but they could have been anywhere as I didn’t feel the French influence to give the story a more convincing location. Sure I got told about the Paris tourist spots they flew to, but even some words spoken in French would have made me connect more to their location, after all Apollyon is speaking in French to her for her to understand. I think that would have been a nice touch to remind us and French is such a sexy language.

I really like Apollyon, I love his name. I liked how he felt conscious of his beautiful wings. I loved how he let us know he loves to fly and he hadn’t got to do that much. It brought him joy. I liked his honesty about not having had a sexual relationship in waaaayyy to long. He had an openness he was willing to show in front of Serenity.

I didn’t really understand why they wham bam loved each other. I think with a story like this about angel warriors and other paranormal characters, I needed more pages filled to be totally convinced.

From the many angel reads I have read, I can’t see how Apollyon can just drop his eternity job so easily because Serenity in the end commanded him to. I'm out, next dude can take my place. I could have had that fleshed out.

The revenge/vengeance issue of an ex boyfriend was a bit wobbly in plot depth. Edward was a wanker, cheated, bit of a ladies man. Truly , he wasn’t worth it in the first place. Not when you compare him to Apollyon. Chalk and cheese.

I really would have loved some depth in the story line squeezed into this novella.

I know Apollyon’s day job, but I know nothing of Serenity other than she is a witch with great potential.

“What are you then?”

... “I told you. Apollyon, the great destroyer... angel of the Apoclaypse, responsible for raining hell down on Earth when everything comes to an end.”

That wasn’t comforting at all.

“You’re not a good angel then?”

He smiled and there was a sexy sort of darkness in his look. “I am good, if by that you mean I do not work for the Devil, but I can be very bad.”



This was a nice easy read, with all the right smexual * fans oneself * moments. Coffee had an effect on Apollyon. Heheheee!

He found a cup and poured some of the coffee into it. It was hot but it didn’t stop him. He blew on it a few times and then sipped it. The effect was instantaneous. His cock twitched and he groaned at the thought of showering with Serenity. He took a mouthful of coffee, grimaced as he swallowed down the hot liquid, and then went after her, his erection growing harder with each step.


I would have loved to have gotten to know both characters more and had a dangerous moment or two. Apart from a punch up in an exotic bar, it was pretty smooth sailing.

Nobody had to work for love, it just came.

He really had been watching her. Her own guardian angel. He had seen her pain and then he had heard her call, and he had come to her, to ease her suffering and make her feel better.


Looking forward to picking up Her Fallen Angel # 2 . Another novella sized read and seeing where Felicity’s writing takes me.

Michelle

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