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ARC Review: Avenged by an Angel (Eternal Mates Series #16) by Felicity Heaton

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Flora Reviews… Avenged by an Angel (Eternal Mates #16) by Felicity Heaton

Read: 14th – 16th August 2019

Publication Date: 20th August 2019

My Overall Rating: 5/5

Plot: 5/5 – Flow: 4/5 – Character Development: 5/5 – World Building: 4/5

Quote from Avenged by an Angel

I really need to give you a better name,” she muttered. “You’re tall dark, and were a little pompous… but TeeDeePee sounds stupid.”

EffSee for Fourth Commander didn’t sound much better.

Thunder rumbled in the distance and she glanced in the direction it had come from. Black clouds filled the horizon, slowly rolling towards her. For a moment, she had feared he had heard her and had come to argue with her again about his name.

For a moment, she had hoped he was back.”

Avenged by an Angel is the sixteenth adult paranormal romance novel (approx 371 pages) in Ms Heaton’s Eternal Mates series. This story is about a human warrior from Archangel and a fierce angel.

The Eternal Mates series is set in the same world as her London Vampires series. The books are populated with a multitude of different paranormal beings, including; Heavenly angels, fallen angels and demons. Various species of fae such as elves, sirens, incubi and succubae. Vampires, wraiths and phantoms. Magic users such as witches, sorcerers and mages. Plus, of course, shapeshifters of every species imaginable.

I focus my reviews on how the story was told rather than the plot itself. I’m looking at the author’s writing style, how they paced their plots and how well they constructed their characters and setting. Therefore, my reviews don’t contain spoilers or reveal plot twists.

Here’s what the official blurb has to say about the story.

Duty should mean everything to the Fourth Commander of the Echelon angels. It did before he met her. Now, the only demon he wants to slay is the one that haunts the enchanting mortal huntress, and the temptation to hunt him in Hell, a realm that might kill him, is becoming impossible to resist.

Held captive by a dragon shifter in Hell, Emelia survived a torment that changed her in ways she hates. She wants her strength back. Her life back. To do that, she needs closure. To get that, she might have to trust not only a man again, but an immortal.

But when the price of vengeance is the soul of the angel bringing her back to life, will Emelia be willing to pay it?

ARC Disclosure:

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I was given an unedited digital version of this book (eARC) for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence or affect this review. This is my candid opinion about the writing style and story.

I’m already a BIG fan of Ms Heaton’s writing style. I think I’ve mentioned that before. Lol! She creates a very believable paranormal world and then packs it with multifaceted characters with very real human foibles and weaves their stories around an engaging background arc that just draws me in.

Avenged by an Angel did not let me down.

I enjoyed the dilemma aspect of this romance tale. Following your heart to the one you love and abandoning your duty OR honouring those you have pledged allegiance. Both The Fourth Commander and Emelia feel the weight of their positions and the hard choices that have to be made.

I enjoy a story more when the lead female character is intelligent, resilient and can look after herself. I wasn’t disappointed here. Emelia is a resilient woman, although she doubted her own strength throughout this book. I loved learning about her life and getting to know her in this story. I love that none of the characters in this series are flat 2-dimensional creations; they all feel very real even though most are mythical species.

I need to confess that one of the reasons why I love Ms Heaton’s books so much is the sex; she makes the most explicit sexual scenes very romantic. I think that it takes a very talented writer to accomplish this. These erotic interludes are balanced beautifully with heartfelt, poignant internal dialogue from our main romantic pair. It’s these tender insights into The Fourth Commander and Emelia’s inner fears, their doubts and the emotional turmoil throughout this book that captivated my heart.

I was gripped from the first page to the last and couldn’t stop reading!

There was so much about this story I loved. The build-up of the sexual relationship, the romantic gestures and the passion between Emelia and The Fourth Commander, the edge-of-your-seat fight scenes, the tender/sad scenes and the sprinkling of humour.

I have rated this book 5 stars, which means that there wasn’t anything in this story that took the shine off my enjoyment enough to lose a star over.

As with all of the books in this series, the romance aspect between The Fourth Commander and Emelia is concluded by the end of the book in Ms Heaton’s signature Happy Ever After style, so no nasty cliffhangers wondering will they, won’t they? Woop! Woop!

Having said that, there are story threads in this book that tie in with the series as a whole; you don’t need to read any of the previous books in either the Eternal Mates series or London Vampires series as Ms Heaton weaves any relevant information into this story. However, I would like to say that as with most books within a well established series, reading Avenged by an Angel as a standalone story may mean that you might lack that deeper connection to the supporting characters and the innate understanding and implications of those series story threads jumping straight in.

I really loved this paranormal romance story! It’s got everything that I look for in a great book; action, romance, humour, passion and well written erotic sex scenes. I couldn’t put this book down!

Content Warning:

There are scenes of explicit sexual content and graphic violence in this book. Therefore, I’d only recommend it to adults who aren’t offended by scenes of this sort.

I’d Avenged by an Angel to adults who love reading relationship and romance stories. Especially ones with repressed passion and forbidden love.

So, has my review of AVENGED BY AN ANGEL (ETERNAL MATES #16) fired your interest? I really hope it has. Click on any of the links below to check it out yourself. Keep reading to find out more about the Eternal Mates series and its author.

Eternal Mates

Step out of Vampirerotique (London Vampires series) and into the wider world of powerful dark elves, immortal demon kings, sexy shape-shifters, lethal fae, wicked vampires, dark sorceresses, light witches and the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel… where portals link realms both terrifying and fantastical, and men are willing to risk all to claim the hearts of their eternal mates.

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If you haven’t read any of the Eternal Mates books yet, it’s never too late to start your adventures. Most can be read as standalone titles. Read my thoughts on each one or buy them for yourself using the links below.

Buy ETERNAL MATES SERIES in print, audiobook, ebook and audio CD through the usual places, including:

 Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Audible ¦ The Book Depository

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About The Author

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Felicity Heaton

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.

Which of her series are for you?

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. Or if you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling London Vampires series. Seven sexy and sinful Greek god brothers can be your new addiction in the Guardians of Hades series. Or how about four hot alpha shifter brothers in her Cougar Creek Mates series? Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at her Eternal Mates series.

Find Felicity or get in touch through the following places:

WEBSITE | BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOODREADS | INSTAGRAM

Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my review for Avenged by an Angel.

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About Author

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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