Review: Angel’s Desire by Rosalie Lario

Angel’s Desire by Rosalie Lario
Series: The Fallen Warriors (# 2)
Release Date: September 30, 2011
Publisher: Rosalie Lario
Pages: 114
Source: ebook provided by the author

In a world where angels rule over humans, twelve outcasts dare to defy expectation, warring with their angel brethren to prevent the extinction of humankind.

They are The Fallen.

Fallen angel Ethan has been outcast due to his love of humankind. In order to preserve his immortality, he must find a mate with angel blood…but the one woman he desires blames him for her father’s death. As a teenager, Tayla had a fierce crush on Ethan, her angel father’s best friend. She was humiliated when he rejected her, claiming she was too young for him. Her love turned to hate when he failed to save her father from being killed by the other angels.

Battle looms on the horizon, and Ethan can no longer afford to waste time. He must claim Tayla as his…but convincing her she’s his mate won’t be so easy.

Review: Ethan, one of the Fallen Angels, needs to find his mate and ensure his maximum potential when he and the other Fallen Angels wage their war against the Angels who seek the destruction of mankind. Unlike his other brethren, he knows who his mate is. The problem is, he needs to overcome her animosity and hurt feelings in order to get her to see what they are to each other.

At six, Tayla met Ethan and told herself she was going to marry him. At sixteen she threw herself at him only to be rejected in the worst way possible. Hurt by his rejection and convinced he let her father die, Tayla has kept away from Ethan. When he marches back into her life, she tries to shield her heart from him, as she’s positive he will leave her (as everyone else has) if she loves him.

Ethan and Tayla were an interesting couple. You could definitely see where the age difference that was so upsetting to Ethan ten years ago still was on obstacle in their current relationship. He was looking at Tayla as a grown woman, where Tayla, at times, was still looking at Ethan through those teenage eyes. Sure the lust was very adult, but some of Tayla’s reasoning behind why she didn’t want to move forward with Ethan were a bit juvenile.

Not having read the first book in this series, I really wanted to know more about the pending war with the Angels, but we didn’t get much of that back story in this book. While not necessarily integral to this particular storyline, it might have helped more the series forward and giving the reader an idea of what was coming in the next book.

I enjoyed the book and will be looking for the next in the series.

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