Saturday, June 16, 2012

Review of MESSENGER'S ANGEL by Heather Killough-Walden

Messenger's Angel
(The Lost Angels, #2)
by Heather Killough-Walden

Messenger's Angel by Heather Killough-Walden
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Signet
Length: 416 pages


Rating: 4.0♥s Very good/Recommended
Sensuality: Hot
Cover rating: 4.0♥s
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Angel

He Searched For Two Thousand Years

Since the beginning of time, the archangels have longed to know true love. 
When four female angels were created for the four archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Azrael, a chaos spurred by jealousy erupted, and the archesses were secreted away to Earth. The four favored archangels followed, prompting a search that has lasted millennia…

Gabriel, the Messenger Archangel, has searched for his archess for two thousand years. For many of the past hundreds of years he has passed himself off as a Scottish villager.

Juliette Anderson has always been fascinated by history, and she is working on her PhD in anthropology. When she is hired to do some research in Scotland, where her family has roots, she jumps at the chance. She does this even though she is at a confusing point in her life. She has discovered that she has the power to heal.

Soon after Juliette arrives in Scotland, her gaze meets Gabriel's across a crowded pub. Gabriel instantly recognizes her as his archess, and claims her with a scorching kiss. Passion flares between them. But Juliette doesn't trust Gabriel, even after she learns the truth of who and what she really is. And why she has been drawn to history her entire life.

The four favored archangels aren't the only archangels who came to earth. There are other who are dark and powerful. They are also after the archesses, for their abilities. Juliette soon finds herself in mortal danger. Can she trust Gabriel and learn to use her new-found powers to defeat the dark forces that pursue them?
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Good God, she thought, as she stared up at the curve of his chin, the broad plane of his shoulders, and the vast expanse of muscle across his chest and midsection. I'm in bed with an archangel.
That's Gabriel for you. An archangel who's sexy as sin.

Gabriel is tall, dark, and angel-handsome. He's got a Scottish brogue that curls Juliette's toes (though which can get a wee bit tiresome for us lasses), and he can be romantic. And did I mention that he's powerful? He is an archangel, after all.

Juliette is, in the words of her best friend, "empathic, understanding, and giving." She's the type of person who will give her last change to a homeless person. When she finds out she has extraordinary powers, therefore, she puts her life on the line to use them when needed. She doesn't always obey Gabriel's orders to stay out of harm's way. And it's a good thing she doesn't.

Messenger's Angel is suspenseful and fast-paced. There are a number of powerful, dangerous players after both Juliette and Gabriel. Those who have read Avenger's Angel will be interested to know that Samael is back and up to his usual enigmatic tricks. You never know with that guy…

Also for fans of the series, we catch up with Uriel (aka the famous actor Christoper Daniels) and Ellie. One of my favorites quotes from the book is a nod to its typical reader. Heather Killough-Walden knows her audience.
[Ellie] was reading something on her electronic reader. She was fond of vampire romance stories written in a much darker tune than [Christopher's vampire movie]. Lots of erotica.  
Although Messenger's Angel can be read as a standalone novel, you'll enjoy it much more if you read Avenger's Angel first. The next book in the series is Death's Angel, coming out January 2013. The Archangel of Death is Azrael, and he's also a vampire. I'm looking forward to his story!

Happy reading!

Avenger's Angel
(The Lost Angels, #1)

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book too. Scotland adds to the romance, magic, and adventure of the newest LOST ANGEL'S release, "Messenger's Angel." Gabriel and Juliette have great chemistry, and the rest of the archangels, plus Max and Ellie, work - and play - so well together and have individual and collective charisma. Can't wait for Azrael's story, Death's Angel.