Flora Reviews… Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Her Dark Angel by Felicity Heaton. The first book in her angelic paranormal romance series, Her Angel.
Her Dark Angel (Her Angel Romance Series Book 1) by Felicity Heaton
…So what’s this story about?
Apollyon is a warrior and “The Angel of Death” whose job it is to guard the pit of Hell making sure that the Devil doesn’t escape. He’s been alone in Hell doing his duty for centuries; bored and longing for the pleasures of flying & fighting. When he senses someone calling him, he seizes his chance for freedom but soon discovers the call comes from a beautiful woman he has watched over from Hell, a woman who awakens the darkest desires of his heart.
Serenity is a witch living in Paris who casts a simple vengeance spell to get revenge on her ex-boyfriend in an attempt to mend her broken heart. She is shocked when the wickedly sensual black-winged Angel of Death shows up offering to obey her and give her revenge.
Read in October 2013
…My Review in a Nutshell.
This is a novella within Felicity Heaton’s Her Angel romance series. It is a tale of revenge, temptation and forbidden hungers but underlining it all it is a love story.
Her Dark Angel is the first of the series but can be read as a standalone story. Therefore, you don’t need to read the next books in the series to enjoy this one. I downloaded this 96 page book to my Kindle because it was free on Amazon UK. I’d already read other books by the same author and really enjoyed them.
My Goodreads Rating – 4 Stars
…So, what did I like about it?
I love Felicity Heaton’s writing style, the way she makes even the most explicit sexual scenes feel romantic – I think she’s a very talented writer. For me, a story is only really erotic if I’m emotionally connected to the characters involved, Ms Heaton gives her characters such depth that they become real, even in these short novellas. As always, this story was a page turner and I enjoyed reading it. I got caught up with the shenanigans, of course (who wouldn’t *blush*). However, the tender insights into Apollyon and Serenity’s insecurities and the growth of their trust and love were beautiful to read.
…So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
Well, not “disliked” as such. However I found that my religious beliefs and faith meant that I found it tricky to relate to certain aspects. For example Serenity’s dilemma about “loving an Angel” and “going to Hell” for her feelings for Apollyon. The whole Angel fantasy romance is new to me and not really something that I personally fantasize about.
…So, basically what I’m saying is…
I really enjoyed this romantic novella. It was a nice quick read that made me smile, cry and feel all warm & fuzzy inside. There’s well-written erotic thrills, testosterone filled scrapes and heaps of romantic gestures.
Felicity Heaton is one of my favourite authors. To see who else is on my list, click HERE.