My Avenging Angel: Angels and Demons
by Madelyn Ford
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Available: May 25, 2010
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book received from: Author
To save her life, he must break a covenant—and lose his heart.
An Angels and Demons story.
It’s Victoria Bloom’s twenty-fifth birthday. But is she out celebrating? Oh, no. She’s in a stuffy old attic with the Three Stooges—a.k.a. her so-called spirit guides. There’s a demon who wants her dead, the same one that killed her mother two decades ago. No worries, say the Stooges. All she has to do is summon an angel. What could go wrong?
Well, plenty when you summon the wrong angel. The next thing Tory knows, she’s got one very bad-ass, pissed-off and sexy Archangel on her hands.
Michael, mighty warrior, leader of an elite team of demon killers, is shaking in his heavenly combat boots. Not because he finds all humans distasteful. But because he’d rather face Lucifer himself than the woman his soul has just recognized as his mate. Binding himself to a mortal, one who will eventually die, is the one path he’s sworn never to follow.
It’s too late now; his fate is sealed. With one touch, she becomes as necessary to him as the air he breathes. He will move heaven and earth to protect her—but against a demon as powerful as Asmodeus, heaven and earth may not be enough…
Reviewer: Fiction Vixen
Tory is being hunted by a demon thanks to her father, a demon worshiping warlock. Her father summoned a demon to kill her mother years ago and now that same demon now wants her dead. She is no stranger to the paranormal world since she’s a medium. She has three spirit guides whom she affectionately refers to as ‘the three stooges’ who have her best interest at heart. They have advised her to summon an angel for protection from the demon that is hunting her. They have just the angel in mind, unfortunately things don’t go quite as planned and Tory summons the wrong angel.
Enter Michael, big, bad-ass angel, and leader of an elite team of demon killers. Score! Well, maybe not. Michael is not at all happy about being summoned by a human, wants no part of this deal, and really can’t be bothered with the mortal world at all. But after Michael recognizes Tory as his soul-mate all bets are off. She is his now, mortal or not and he must face down Asmodeus, a vile and powerful demon to protect her. However Tory is not so quick to recognize the bond between her and Michael. Of course she finds him sexy, who wouldn’t, but in the face of overwhelming danger she’s got a lot on her plate at the moment.
Although My Avenging Angel is a very short read, it’s packed with plenty of sexy romance, action, and a good dose of humor. Michael is sarcastic, disgruntled and a little arrogant. He’s also sexy, loyal, and protective. He has good reasons for resisting his bond to a mortal. Reasons that run deep and personal. He’s what I call an M&M protagonist. A hard candy shell with sweet goodness on the inside. Yum!
Tory is inexperienced and not fully in control of her powers. She’s young and not very worldly and makes a very bad decision at one point. When left alone with very specific instructions she makes a very foolish decision that puts her in grave danger. It’s one of those moments in a book where you just shake your head and roll your eyes and say, “Why? Why?” Other than her moment of insanity, I did like Tory’s character.
Overall I enjoyed My Avenging Angel and think it would have made a very good full length novel (minus the Cap’n Crunch moment”) *g*.
Damn, but he was hot. It was such a shame he was a jerk.
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