Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Trusting an Angel by Missy Jane

The Basics:
Trusting an Angel by Missy Jane
Book One of Archangels series
Entangled: Covet
Published April 28, 2014
Source: Received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Why I picked up this book:

Liked the blurb and have a fair amount of curiosity when it comes to books published by Entangled.


As the owner of a string of successful nightclubs all over the world, Zerach can have any woman--except for his assistant Isadora O’Donnell. First off, Isadora isn't a one-night-stand kind of girl, and second, her dominating godparents don't approve of him. There's also the fact that he is an archangel with a mission to protect humans from demons, something Isadora can never find out about.

Isadora secretly longs for Zerach’s attention but her scarred body and his playboy ways keep her from acting on her feelings. With her only family on the brink of bankruptcy, she’s determined to help them, even if it means trying to forget Zerach and marrying the womanizing Jake, a man she’ll never love.

Zerach tries to keep Isadora at arm's length, but when a demon starts stalking her, Zerach will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves. But protecting her could cost him his wings.

My thoughts:

Trusting an Angel didn't leave a hugely lasting impression, but I did enjoy reading it. 

I found the premise of Isadora being pushed into a marriage a little suspect. A more subtle effort to get her into a relationship with Jake might have fit. I just can't understand the kind of demand in a contemporary setting. I know that it's a little ridiculous alongside the whole angel thing, but I found it unrealistic and off-putting. I'd rather have had Isadora's godparents manipulate situations to thrust Isadora and Jake together than be so blatant in their demands.

I did like Isadora and Zerach together, and I found her 'innocence' believable given her concerns about her physical appearance. More importantly (in the most superficial of ways), this book easily has the hottest description of angel wings that  I've ever read, and I was a little disappointed this wasn't leveraged a bit more.  (Also why are the tattoos not on the cover?)

I think in general the book suffered for its brevity. More attention could have been given to dealing with Isadora's personal hang-ups, more time could have been given to develop Jake's interest in Isadora and how that played out. I think the bones here are good, and the characters had me engaged, but I needed more to flesh out the experience.

I'm interested in reading Rafe's story, which I'm going to assume is coming next, so I guess that means the book was, overall, a success.

Bottom line:

This was a quick read, fun with a few areas I wish had been fleshed out more fully. It's not the strongest entry in the angels/demons romance category but it's a solid one and I liked this treatment of angels.

**At the time of this review, the book is available for 99 cents on Amazon and it's worth it at that price if you're at all interested!

3.5 stars
For fans of angels, romance

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