Series: Angel Assassins #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Published by Entangled Edge on 4/28/2014
Reviewed by: Libbie
Multiple sex scenes
While channeling Robin Hood's "steal from the rich and give to the poor" attitude at a local politician's house, ex-con Katie Logan witnesses a forced suicide. Dirty or not, supernatural or not, he didn't deserve to die, especially not by his own hand. But with her record, stepping forward as a witness isn't an option. On the run from the police and the murderer, she turns to The Bound Ones for help.
When a beautiful woman comes to The Bound Ones, half-angel assassin Cain is immediately drawn to her. But when she fingers him as the killer, he can come to only one conclusion. The twin he thought was dead is very much alive…and trying to send him a message. Unfortunately, that message is: "You're next."
It's a race against time as Cain fights to save the woman he's falling in love with before his brother Abel destroys them both.
I think I’ve mentioned my love of all things angel at least once, so I won’t reiterate, but I will say that ANGEL KIN was a lovely addition to that bookshelf. The Nephilim ride again in this battle for good versus evil in an urban Detroit rife with supernatural creatures.
First things first, I loved the worldbuilding in ANGEL KIN, and what’s not to like. It’s a world uninterested in secrecy and lies and keeping the supernatural covered up. Shifters are on City Council, elves are out in the open as really creepy gangster types, lycans work as bouncers and vampires run the gamut from band mates and best friends to thugs. ANGEL KIN delivers a richly developed world around a strong story of one angel’s fight with his nature versus a familial bond he thought lost to him millennia ago.
And yeah, there are parts of it that are creepy as hell and left me shivering in a don’t-read-alone-at-night kind of way.
As rich as the Angel Assassin world is, the major characters just enhance that. Cain, his brothers, his father, Katie and her friends, were lovely; even Abel and Dravyn were excellent additions as the bad guys (see above about creepiness). I loved watching Cain humanize around Katie after lifetimes of denying anything but life with The Bound Ones. There was just enough action, and a perfect amount of romance, in ANGEL KIN to make for a truly enjoyable read.
I’ll be on board when the second book comes out. After the epilogue, I’m dying to know which of Cain’s brothers was targeted and how it will come about. If I happen to catch a glimpse or two of Katie and Cain in the midst of it, so much the better.
- Angel Kin