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Dark Angel (Her Angel: Bound Warrior #1) by Felicity Heaton – ARC Review @felicityheaton

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Flora Reviews… Dark Angel (Her Angel: Bound Warriors #1) by Felicity Heaton. My thanks to the author for an advanced ebook in exchange for my candid opinion.

So what’s Dark Angel about?

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Dark Angel (Her Angel: Bound Warrior #1) by Felicity Heaton – ARC Review @felicityheatonMy Rating:
Title: Dark Angel by Felicity Heaton
Series: Her Angel: Bound Warriors #1
Published by Self-Published, Felicity Heaton on 20 August, 2010 (Original Release)
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Formats Available: eBook, Kindle with Narration, Paperback
No. of Pages: 130
Narrator: Eric G. Dove
Length: 3 hours 50 minutes

Centuries in Hell have taken their toll on Apollyon.

Tired of guarding the Devil, he longs to break free of the dark realm. The trouble is, he can’t leave without permission. When he feels someone calling him, he seizes his chance for freedom, but what awaits him in the mortal realm is the last thing he expects—the beautiful woman he has watched over from Hell, a witch who casts a spell on him and awakens the darkest desires of his heart.

Serenity is shocked when a wickedly sensual black-winged angel shows up in her city of Paris claiming that she summoned him when she was only casting a simple vengeance spell. He’s no other than the angel of death! A very gorgeous, alluring angel of death who makes her feel she’s in danger of getting her heart broken all over again.
When the lethally handsome warrior offers to obey her and give her revenge, Serenity can’t resist the temptation, but can she resist the forbidden hungers the dark angel stirs in her?

No cliffhangers. No cheating. Just passionate paranormal romance books with a guaranteed happily forever after!
Note: This is a revised, extremely extended and re-released version of Her Dark Angel after a rights reversion. Now with even more angel goodness (or wickedness if you prefer).

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.


Source: ARC
Purchase Links: Books2Read Universal Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Audible* ¦ Book Depository*

Read: 8th – 9th November 2018

Format Read: Kindle

Dark Angel is the first book in Felicity’s contemporary paranormal romance series Her Angel: Bound Warriors. This book is a revised, extremely extended and re-released version of the novella Her Dark Angel and is now a story with even more angel goodness (or wickedness if you prefer).

 So, what did I like about Dark Angel?

I’m already a big fan of Felicity’s writing style. I think I might have mentioned that before. Lol! 😉 It’s the way she creates a believable paranormal world and then packs it with multifaceted characters with very real human foibles. Then she weaves their stories around an engaging background plot that just draws me in.

I need to confess that one of the reasons why I love Felicity’s books so much is the sex. She makes the most explicit sex scenes feel very romantic. I think it takes a very talented writer to accomplish this. The erotic interludes in this story are balanced beautifully with heartfelt imagery and poignant internal dialogue from our main romantic pair. It’s these tender insights into Apollyon and Serenity’s inner fears, their doubts and their emotional vulnerability that captivated my heart.

As always, this story was a page-turner and I enjoyed reading it.

I loved the build-up of sexual anticipation and I got caught up with their romantic shenanigans (who wouldn’t *blush*) but I also loved the edge-of-your-seat fight scenes. I shed a tear or two during the tender/sad scenes and I found myself chuckling out loud at the humour; Dark Angel had me gripped from the first page to the last and couldn’t stop reading!

Was there anything I didn’t like about it?

Well, I obviously enjoyed the book as I rated it 5 stars. However, I feel that I should mention a couple of things.

Firstly, my religious beliefs and faith meant that I found it tricky to relate to Serenity’s dilemma about “loving an Angel”. Consequently, “going to Hell” for her feelings for Apollyon was also alien to me. The whole angel fantasy romance is relatively new to me and not really something that I personally fantasize about – yet. 😉

Secondly, this is the first book in a new series. As such, you must expect a cliffhanger or two. However, for those of you like me who HATE huge cliff-hangers, rest assured, Felicity doesn’t leave us hanging. Yes, there are background story arcs that are left unresolved. But the paranormal romance aspect between our two main characters is happily concluded in Felicity’s signature style.

Basically, what I’m saying is…

I really loved this paranormal romance tale. Dark Angel had everything that I look for in a great read. It made me smile, cry and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I loved the well-written erotic thrills, heart-pumping fight scenes and the tons of romantic gestures.

Content Warning:

This book has graphic violence and explicit sex as well as some darker themes. Therefore, I’d only recommend this book to adults who are OK reading material of this nature.

I’d recommend Dark Angel to those adults who enjoy reading stories about the battle between one’s duty and heart. Lovers of tales of revenge, temptation and forbidden hunger. It’s also a must for those of us who adore stories about soul-saving love with oodles of fire and passion.

Has my review of DARK ANGEL (HER ANGEL: BOUND WARRIOR #1) encouraged you to find out more? Click on any of the links below to check it out yourself.

Keep reading to find out more about this series and its author.

Her Angel: Bound Warriors by Felicity Heaton

Their wings hidden from mortal eyes by glamour, angels walk amongst us on Earth, some here to protect, some to hunt demons, and others to watch and record the history of our world. They are beautiful passionate men who are torn between the orders of their masters and those of their hearts, and they are far from saintly. Their desire and need are intense, and it takes an equally passionate and strong woman to tame them and win the heart of her angel…

Books in the Series

Click to read my thoughts about each story or buy a copy yourself.

Buy Her Angel: Bound Warriors in print, eBook and audio formats:

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About Felicity Heaton

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Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts about Dark Angel.

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Have you read any of Felicity’s books? She’s one of my favourite authors. I find myself clicking auto-buy when her books come out a lot! Before you go, check out the other amazing authors that I often auto-buy.

Bye for now,

Flora x

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I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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