Series: Earth Angels #2
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Carina Press on February 4, 2013
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Feel nothing. Sara Savitch’s personal mantra has been hard to live by ever since her torrid one-night stand with army doctor Gideon Mandeville. Descended from the Seraphim, angels known as heaven’s soldiers, Sara may be an expert fighter, but she’s an amateur when it comes to relationships.
Physically unharmed, but still battle-scarred, Gideon has returned to Dallas in hopes of regaining his faith in humanity -- and in himself. Instead he’s walked into a nightmare. His father is on a serial killer’s hit list, and has hired a personal bodyguard -- the very woman who has haunted Gideon’s dreams for a year.
As Sara works to build an impenetrable fortress around her client, she yearns to tear down the one around Gideon’s heart. With his bitter rejection of warriors, will he ever be able to accept her true nature? Sara must find a way to trust Gideon with her secret as the killer closes in...
Sara and Gideon hooked up a year before at his going-away party, right before he left for Afghanistan. Coming back a year later, scarred mentally and emotionally, he doesn’t believe that Sara is up for the task of keeping his father safe, yet he never stopped thinking about her. She’s what kept him sane.
Sara has never been good at personal relationships, and while she can kick some serious ass (previously mentioned), she is horrible at figuring men out. Especially the guy who left for Afghanistan without ever writing back to her… and she thought their one hook-up meant something. She also has to deal with the fact that her entire race is supposedly despised by God; they are seen as “intolerable abominations”.
So, when Gideon’s father contracts Sara and her family’s security company to protect him, obviously sparks are going to fly (semi-literally).
I have to be honest, I liked the first book in this series better. Nobody’s Angel was a bit more adventurous, had a bit more substance — yes, in this you get the detached warrior woman and the tortured-soul guy, but… it lacks a certain spark. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a perfectly fine book, but it seems to be more… for lack of a better word, forced. Like she had a great idea for a book, it turned out really well and someone said “hey, turn it into a series” and she went blank. I want to read more of this series, if only to see what other angels she can get in here. I guess I was just more captivated by the first book — that was more of one that I couldn’t put down.
Fun bits of this book: due to the fact that she’s a Seraphim descendant, if she gets pissed off, Sara burns/melts things. Her body temperature is normally high and, at one point, she melts glass as she tries to stay calm. I can only imagine what will happen if she ever gives birth and becomes the stereotypical woman yelling at her husband. That would be funny. Also, I enjoy the way that the serial killer delivers messages — I won’t ruin it, but it’s an interesting twist, given the Christianity-based nature of this series.
So this book gets a 3 out of 5 flowers from me — I liked it. It was ok. If you need something to read, pick it up. It’s not a bad book, just not phenomenal.
Rating: 3 Flowers, Sensuality Rating: 3 Flames