Review: Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft

Book info:

Title: Archangel of Mercy
Author: Christina Ashcroft
Publisher: Berkley
Publication date: 4 December 2012

Official description:

Between an angel and a desperate woman comes salvation —

and a raw passion that challenges them at every turn…

When Aurora Robinson attempts to open a rift between dimensions to embrace her true heritage, an arrogant Archangel is the only one who can save her from the jaws of hell. And while she owes Gabriel her life, she’s determined not to fall at his feet-despite the desire she feels whenever they’re together.

After his wings were brutally destroyed millennia ago, Gabriel has no compassion for humans like those who ruined him and betrayed the ones he loved. But when he inexplicably finds himself defying ancient protocols to rescue a woman from a fate worse than death, he is shocked by the searing attraction he feels for a mortal.

As the ancient forces that seek to punish Aurora for her actions close in, Gabriel offers the tempting woman protection at his private sanctuary. But as they both succumb to their desires, they discover an even deeper connection-one that threatens to consume them.

My thoughts:

I enjoyed reading this book very much. It showed me a different outlook on some preconceived ideas, like on demons.

There is an Archangel Gabriel who isn’t a very nice angel and this is a nice change and the heroine, Aurora, doesn’t take any crap and can’t take hints (so the Archangel thinks).

The interaction between Aurora and Gabriel was done very well, he just wants her to shut up and she just wants answers. The involvement of the other characters is nicely done as well — you have demons, aliens, humans.

It all starts off with Gabriel falling out of the sky and landing on Aurora. He thinks one thing is going on and can’t understand what the problem is, and she is just wondering what the hell happened. The story shows you how they deal with each other, the situation, and how they react to others when they become involved.

You learn that there are consequences for every action. That you can’t choose ignorance as a defence, no matter how much you may wish it was.

So would I recommend this book to other people? Yes, I would. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Reviewed by: Sonya

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