Hola chickies! Today we are featuring one of my new all time favorite paranormal authors back to the Diaries, Tricia Skinner with a book review on her latest in the Angel Assassins series, Angel Lover!
Title: Angel Lover
Series: Angel Assassins, Book 2
Author: Tricia Skinner
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: 4.5 Sweltering Keys
**Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
There’s no danger greater than falling for your enemy…
The Nephilim are bound. Their powers cursed. But half-angel Kasdeja will do anything to free them from Heaven's tyranny. When Kas is approached by a striking, mysterious woman, she tells him his greatest enemies hold the key to his freedom.
Mariel keeps herself shrouded in secrets, using them to hide her true self. For she is not just employed by the Renegades--enemy fallen angels—she is a double agent, working on the sly for Heaven. Her directive is to seduce the gorgeous Nephilim—despite her insecurity about such sensual acts.
For Mariel is playing a dangerous game, and falling for Kas could only cause trouble; her assignment isn't just seduction. It's destruction.
Kasdeja has intrigued me from the very beginning of the series. Loyal to his brothers in arms and the resident tech geek, I knew that I would get a hell of a story when Skinner finally wrote his book. I most certainly was not disappointed and now more than ever, I love me some Kas. Even better, Skinner paired him with a broken but bad ass herione in Mariel and I'm looking forward to seeing the role these two play in future books.
Mariel was such an unexpected beauty. Having given her allegiance to the Directorate and then entrenched herself in the ranks of the Renegades, Mariel most guard her secrets to the vest or risk being killed. Who exactly is her biggest enemy, Heaven or the Renegades? Boy does that question come into play....... Having had her wings severed prior to joining the Renegades, Mariel has spent the last 10 years reliving the pain of losing her wings while being mocked as a broken angel. Now she has been tasked to seduced Kas to the dark side, but the Nephilim awakens feelings and emotions in her that she has never experienced. Can she survive the games she must play to win Kas over, or will she succumb to the her most inner desires?
Angel Lover was just another reason for me to fall in love with Tricia Skinner's style of writing. Having previously garnered a strong love for the Bound Ones in Angel Bait, and Angel Kin I'm am now fully immersed in the overall storyline and dying to learn exactly how many more books I can look forward to. Skinner certainly pulled out all stops in shifting the direction of the series with Angel Lover and I for one did NOT see most of it coming. Allegiances I previously thought were solid were thrown into utter chaos and now I'm not sure who to trust and who is really pulling the strings in heaven. Even more, it appears that there may be only 2 more books if my count is correct. I can't even fathom how we will get all the answers to the questions that linger from here. Either way, this book is not one to be missed for there is so many twists and turns that I almost lost my mind towards the end. I'm looking forward to what's coming next either way and praying that I will get another book in the near future. If you haven't already done so, pick up a copy of Angel Bait and find out why Tricia Skinner is a force to be reckoned with. If you have already started the series, you have got to read Angel Lover! I'm giving this one 4.5 Sweltering Keys. Angel sex is HOT!
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He traced his fingers under her tank top and made small circles against her back. A soft sound escaped her lips, then she relaxed.“Mariel.” He barely recognized his lust-blown voice.She answered by renewing their passionate kiss, full and open and bone melting. She kissed him thoroughly, drawing the oxygen from his lungs as she twisted her fingers into his long hair.Kas lowered her on the comforter with care, never breaking their kiss. He eased back, and with his gaze on hers, he pulled his shirt over his head and dropped it.Mariel’s gaze made several passes over his body.What did she feel for him? Admiration? Uncertainty? He’d never hurt her. No one would ever hurt her again, not if they expected to live.Then Mariel’s gaze fell away. “You are...beautiful.” Her shoulders drooped, and she pulled back.“You don’t believe you are.”She didn’t reply, except for the stubborn jut of her chin. Kas smoothed his thumb over her cheek then gently raised her head. She wouldn’t look at him. He wouldn’t allow her to withdraw from him, from them.He touched her shirt at the waist, and her hands clamped over his, her eyes wet. Her fearful expression tore him apart.“Trust me as I trust you,” he said gently.Kas waited until her grip loosened, and her hands fell to the side. He infused a smile with warmth and then eased the material up in torturous increments. Time she could use to stop him.Her flat stomach and tight abs were revealed. He smothered his reaction, afraid Mariel would mistake a groan for disapproval. Smooth, golden skin fed his hunger an appetizer.“You have control,” he told her. “If you tell me to stop, I’ll stop.”Mariel peeked through her lashes and nodded.He lifted the shirt higher, stared at her breasts, and bit back another sound. God of All, they made him salivate, but he tapped more of his self-control.Finally, the shirt was over her head and joined his on the floor. Mariel’s arms stayed locked at her sides like a soldier at attention.Kas moved around her and climbed onto the bed next to her. “Lie on your side, facing me.”“I do not know,” she said, whisper light.Again his chest felt as if it had crushed inward. No woman should be made to believe she was ugly. None should feel shame about her body. He wanted to beat bloody any man who’d ever looked at her wrong.Mariel expelled a long breath as if she’d resolved herself to do what he’d asked. She stretched out alongside him, chest to chest, her right arm pillowing her head.He leaned over and planted a soft kiss on her cheek and lips. “Touch me.”
Raised in Detroit, Tricia graduated with a BA degree from the nationally acclaimed Journalism Institute for Media Diversity at Wayne State University. She earned a Masters of Liberal Studies – Creative Writing degree from Southern Methodist University and will obtain a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2017.
Diversity in genre fiction is dear to Tricia’s heart. She is represented by Laurie McLean, co-founder of Fuse Literary Agency.
When not writing, Tricia can be found reading, lifting weights, or geeking out over games, movies, and music. She has a Tom Hiddleston obsession, and she is Team Vader. Her family includes three Great Danes (so far).
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