Title: Archangel of Mercy
Author: Christina Ashcroft
Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review
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.
Archangel of Mercy is a paranormal romance by Christina Ashcroft. At the beginning of the story, Aurora is trying to open a rift between dimensions. Things go wrong, and suddenly Aurora is thrown to the ground with a handsome Archangel on top of her. After saving her life from the Guardians, Gabriel takes Aurora to his secluded home to keep her safe.
First of all, I never did fully understand what exactly happened when Aurora tried opening the rifts, or how Gabriel showed up. He didn't even know how he showed up. There was a lot of interesting things going on dealing with the universe, it was just all a little confusing to me. I also don't understand why Gabriel saved Aurora and took her to his home to live with him, when he doesn't even like humans. He treated her like crap. Gabriel has this attitude where he thinks he is better than everyone, and it took a long time for him to start to grow on me. Luckily, he was much more likeable in the 2nd half of the book.
I really liked Aurora and her stubbornness. I loved the fact that she didn't bow down to Gabriel just because he thought she should. These two had great sexual chemistry that ended up turning into much more. I think most women would be really sore after that much sex though, just saying... Lucky for Gabriel, Aurora had a sexual appetite to match his. This brings me to my next question though... What exactly IS Aurora? I never figured that out and it drove me nuts.
The ending is...interesting. I expected a happily-ever-after, but I didn't expect for it to happen like that. The ending also seemed a little rushed to me. Thankfully there are no cliffhangers. I think I read somewhere that this is going to be a series, but I'm not positive. If so, I'm hoping the other books focus on the other mysterious Archangels. If an erotic paranormal romance book, with a dash of sci-fi, sounds like it would be right up your alley – then I suggest you give this book a try.
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