Review: Angel of Darkness by Cynthia Eden

Angel of Darkness by Cynthia Eden
Release Date: November 29, 2011
Publisher: Brava
Page Count: 305
Source: book provided by the publisher

As an angel of death, Keenan’s job is to collect the souls on his list. He’s carried out his duty for two thousand years and never faltered once. Until he meets Nicole St. James. When the moment of death comes, Keenan hesitates, and instead of taking Nicole, Keenan touches the vampire who’s attacking her.

Cast out of heaven for disobedience, Keenan plummets to earth. Six months later, he finally manages to track Nicole to a bar in Mexico. He’s stunned to discover that the woman he remembers has undergone a dramatic change—she’s become a vampire. And when he realizes that she’s the target of all manner of enemies—other vampires, demons, even shifters—he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her, even if all hell breaks loose…

Review: I love Cynthia Eden’s books. I’ve read a good many of them and have become a big fan. However, this book wasn’t one of my favorites.

Keenan and Nicole were easy to like characters. You can’t help but feel for him at the very start of the book. His dilemma of duty verses love pulled at my heart right away. I liked the fact that no matter what happened as the book progressed he never wavered in knowing he’d made the right choice.

Nicole, the reluctant vampire, had her own inner demons to slay. She was glad she didn’t die in that alley but at the same time she hated what she had to become in order to live. In the end she embraced the fact that now she could fight for herself and for her man. I think it was important for Nicole that she was able to repay Keenan for saving her life.

I enjoyed the character, Sam. He brought a mystery and edge that was needed. I’d like to know more about his selfish reasons for helping Keenan and Nicole.

Cynthia Eden didn’t disappoint me with the fast pace and hot love scenes I look forward to in her books. Her description of New Orleans was just as I remember it. From dirty alleys to stealing motorcycles you feel like your right there with the characters. I just felt this book lacked the imagination of her other work.

Quote: “He was scared of you”
“He should be”
“ I’m the vampire, but he was scared of you.” She turned and caught his arm with her right hand. Her left still gripped the sheet and held it just above her breasts. “Before I go any where with you, I want to know just what the hell you are.”
That same grim smile tilted the corners of his perfect lips.
“I just told you, sweet, I’m your guardian.”

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