Bound Angel (Her Angel: Bound Warriors #4) by Felicity Heaton
Read: 29th January – 2nd February 2019
Publication Date: 2nd February 2019
Quote from Bound Angel
“The angel was back”
My Overall Rating: 5/5
Plot: 5/5 – Flow: 5/5 – Character Development: 5/5 – World Building: 5/5
So what’s this book about?
Bound Angel is the fourth book (approx 185 pages) in Ms Heaton’s contemporary paranormal romance series – Her Angel: Bound Warriors – and is set in modern day Europe. This story features Hell’s angels, witches, magic and a secret worth killing for.
If you’ve read any of my reviews before, you’ll know that I don’t post spoilers or reveal plot twists in my book reviews, so here’s what the official blurb has to say about the story:
Second in command of the most fearsome legion of fallen angels in Hell, Rook only cares about one thing—seizing control of the First Battalion and moving one step closer to the Devil. But a dark angel of Heaven keeps seeking him out, insisting a witch needs his help, and one glance at an image of the ethereal silver-haired beauty stirs powerful emotions long forgotten and rouses a deep need he cannot deny or understand—one that commands him to risk everything and save her.
Isadora has been a fool. Millennia alone, enduring an eternal life created by the bond she shares with the angel she lost, has taken its toll on her. Desperate to see a familiar face, she followed rumours to Paris and placed her trust in a group of witches, only to be betrayed once again. Now, they want the spell that has made her immortal and she’s close to breaking… until a formidable warrior with crimson wings comes to her rescue, awakening old feelings never forgotten in her shattered heart.
With the mounting threat of witches and an enemy of old in danger of tearing them apart, can Rook untangle the truth about the past he can’t remember and can Isadora convince her demonic angel the forever he desires is the one he promised her?
No cliffhangers. No cheating. Just passionate paranormal romance books with a guaranteed happily forever after!
Discover the passionate, possessive and protective warriors of the Her Angel romance series from NYT best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton as they fight to shield the women they fall in love with from a dark world of demons, angels and vampires.
You don’t need to have read any of the previous books in the Her Angel: Bound Warriors series to enjoy Bound Angel as Ms Heaton weaves any relevant information about the world and past adventures that the reader needs into this story. I can also confirm that the romance aspect of this tale is concluded to my satisfaction by the end of the book in Ms Heaton’s signature Happy Ever After style.
You can read my review for the previous books in the series by clicking; Dark Angel – Her Angel: Bound Warriors (#1), Fallen Angel – Her Angel: Bound Warriors (#2), Warrior Angel – Her Angel: Bound Warriors (#3) or by searching the tag #Her Angel: Bound Warriors Series
So, what did I like about it?
I’m a big fan of Ms Heaton’s writing style (I’m sure I’ve mentioned this like a hundred times. Lol!); it’s the way she creates a believable paranormal world and then packs it full of multifaceted characters – even the supernatural ones have very real human foibles – then weaves their stories around an engaging background plot that just draws me in and keeps me hooked.
I loved our romantic couple. Isadora is my kind of heroine, she’s got gumption; she manages to maintain her hope throughout her trials and tribulations and doesn’t sit back and wait for someone else to rescue her. I loved Rook’s inner conflict; his forgotten life causing him to be confused about what he feels and waiving his previous stone-cast drive and dogged determination to be the leader of the Devil first battalion. I really liked that both our main characters are determined and tenacious but also show loving, playful and teasing sides too.
I would to mention at this point that the fight scenes in this book are outstanding and I love that our heroine, Isadora, can hold her own; not leaving it to the males to fight on her behalf.
Which leads me on to another reason why I love Ms Heaton’s books so much – the sex; she makes the most explicit sexual scenes very romantic (I think it takes a very talented writer to accomplish this), the erotic interludes in this story are beautifully balanced with poignant internal dialogue from our main romantic pair; it’s the tender insights into Rook and Isadora’s inner fears, their doubts and their emotional vulnerability that captivated my old romantic heart.
This story was a page turner for me and I really enjoyed reading it. I loved the build-up of sexual anticipation and I got caught up with Rook and Isadora’s romantic shenanigans (who wouldn’t *blush*) but I also loved the edge-of-your-seat fight scenes that got my adrenaline pumping. I shed a tear or two during the tender moments and I found myself chuckling out loud at the dry humour and banter. Bound Angel had me gripped from the first page to the last and I couldn’t stop reading!
So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
Well, I obviously enjoyed the book as I rated it 5 stars, but I feel that I should mention a couple of things.
This is the final book in a four book series, and as such, there is mention of past adventures that gently link all four books and involves some old angel comrades of our hero, Rook – Apollyon from book 1 Dark Angel, Lukas from book 2 Fallen Angel and Einar from book 3 Warrior Angel. However, for those of you like me who HATE huge cliff-hangers, rest assured, Ms Heaton doesn’t leave us hanging in any of the books in this series meaning that the immediate threat and mystery in this book is solved and the romance between Rook and Isadora is happily concluded in Ms Heaton’s signature style before the last page.
So, basically what I’m saying is…
I really loved this book. It had everything that I look for in a great paranormal romance; it made me smile, cry and feel all warm & fuzzy inside, my heart was pumping during the fight scenes, there were great well written erotic thrills and tons of romantic gestures that satisfied my soppy side.
As with all of Ms Heaton’s books, due to the graphic violence and sexual content – it’s definitely got both – I would recommend this book to adults who are not offended by content of this nature and enjoy reading stories about conspiracies, the drive to hunt out the truth and protection of those we love but Bound Angel is definitely a must read for those of you, like me, who adore tales about soul saving love with oodles of fire and passion.
So, has my review of BOUND ANGEL (HER ANGEL: BOUND WARRIORS #4) encouraged you to find out more? I really hope so. Just click on any of the links below to check out the book yourself or to find out more about the author.
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