Early Review: Archangel’s Shadows (Guild Hunter #7) by Nalini Singh

October 27, 2014 Review 1

Early Review: Archangel’s Shadows (Guild Hunter #7) by Nalini SinghArchangel's Shadows by Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter, #7
Published by Berkley on October 28, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romantic
Format: eBook
Pages: 384 pages
Source: Publicity Agency
Sexual Content: graphic sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kristina
4 Stars

Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s sensual and painfully beautiful Guild Hunter world in her new novel of sacrifice, loyalty, and the choices of love that can shatter the heart.

In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot— should not—be walking the streets.

This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…

Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both

I was thrilled to finally get a novel length story featuring Ash and Janvier and jumped at the chance to read and review it. I fell in love with these Ash and Janvier in ANGEL'S PAWN and have been waiting impatiently for more about these two. There is some POV with Raphael and Elena which is great to see and it serves to push the main plot along as well as gives us a little glimpse of what these two have been up to since the ARCHANGEL'S LEGION. Now the reason I adore Ash and Janvier is the excellently hilarious and antagonistic relationship they had in ANGEL'S PAWN. There is definitely more of the same violent flirting as I like to call it between these two in ARCHANGEL'S SHADOWS.

The plot revolving around the horrific death of a woman who's body was left in a dumpster sends Ash and Janvier on a intense and bloody chase for answers to her death. As is usual with this series there are some very graphic and gory scenes that the faint of heart might want to skim over. I was constantly left on the edge of my seat wanting to know what happens next. While there are some fun action moments this story is more suspenseful than most of the previous books in this series.

Ash and Janvier's relationship is like fire; intense, hot, and dangerous. They spend most of the story flirting and when they finally do decide to try for a relationship, their interactions get even more fun. Truly its the banter between these two that is the highlight of the book. I could read just the clever dialogue between these two and be happy.  Janvier is the epitome of  a sexy charming Cajun with some wonderful French Cajun language peppering his dialogue. He and Ash fit so well together and I was biting my nails hoping Ash would work through her dark secret that had her keeping Janvier at arms length.

ARCHANGEL'S SHADOWS is everything I expected it to be and more with a great balance of romance and intrigue.  Its an beautiful and intense story with a sizzling hot romance that had me enthralled from start to end.

Series Titles:

1. Angel's Blood

2. Archangel's Kiss

3. Archangel's Consort

4. Archangel's Blade

5. Archangel's Storm

6. Archagel's Legion

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