Many thanks to the author for the review copy.
The first in Felicity Heaton‘s paranormal angel romance series Her Angel, Her Dark Angel is a 30,000 erotic novella which delivers exactly what it promises.
Embittered by her cheating ex-boyfriend and hungry for vengeance, sexy witch Serenity stands near the Eiffel Tower and prays for revenge. What she doesn’t expect is the black-winged angel of death Apollyon to answer her call — and his willingness to serve her every desire might prove a temptation too hard to resist. But can she trust him? And is love between angels and mortals possible?
Her Dark Angel is a perfect, bite-sized hit of (let’s face it) smut. It’s a quick, highly erotic, entertaining read. The story alternates between Serenity and Apollyon’s points of view, providing an addictive insight into the blossoming of their relationship, and how both of them fear to admit their feelings. As expected of any romance, there’s a HEA ending, but before you get there be sure to expect a lot of smut. Also some sexy angel armour, and wings.
Her Dark Angel has all the trappings of an erotic romance novella, but as I have an odd love-hate relationship with romance novels, I have the usual nitpicks: not dark enough, not enough character depth, too simple a plot…. These are issues I always have with romances, so it is no fault of the author. Perhaps one of the only critiques I would have of Her Dark Angel specifically is that the numerous sex scenes, one after the other, became a little repetitive and I ended up skimming through a couple. Furthermore, while the novella promises two conflicts — the external one of the ex-boyfriend, and the internal one of forbidden love — only the latter is really explored in any depth. The revenge upon the ex-boyfriend is, disappointingly, resolved rather quickly.
However, for a 30,000 word story, Her Dark Angel is a tight, cohesive and sultry tale which suggests a fascinating world where angels walk amongst men. If you like your paranormal romance hot, then this is the book for you.
This book is one of my 100+ Reading Challenge!