Review: Angel Bait (Angel Assassins, #0.5) by Tricia Skinner

December 31, 2014 Review 3

Review: Angel Bait (Angel Assassins, #0.5) by Tricia SkinnerAngel Bait by Tricia Skinner
Series: Angel Assassins, #0.5
Published by Rowan Publishing on October 31, 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Romantic, Urban Fantasy
Format: eBook
Pages: 236 pages
Source: Publisher
Sexual Content: Graphic sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kristina
4 Stars

He's not that kind of angel.

Jarrid is a “Bound One”: half angel, half human, trained from childhood to enforce Heaven’s laws on earth. An assassin with no remorse. And no choice. When he discovers an ancient ritual called Ascension, which might give him a shot at freedom, he can’t resist his lifelong dream. He only needs to find one last Renegade angel and take him down…using a certain woman to flush the angel out of hiding.

She's not what he's expecting.

News reporter Ionie Gifford has no clue an outlaw angel wants her dead, much less why, but she does know one thing: the enigmatic Jarrid, with his penetrating silver eyes and his worship-worthy body, is her ticket to the city's supernatural underworld, where she might finally be able to locate her mother's killer. For that kind of information, she's willing to risk everything...

They can't be together -- but can't keep apart...

Blindsided by Ionie's beauty and tenacity, Jarrid finds the millennia-old glacier around his heart melting. But when he's faced with a choice, will he sacrifice Ionie for freedom from his brutal servitude—or agree to be bound for eternity, to protect the life of the woman he's falling in love with?

ANGEL BAIT is a really fascinating story packed full of gripping action and sensual romance.  That aside, I loved the exploration of the nephilim (half angel half human) and the world in which they exist. The plot is thick and juicy with stunning revelation after revelation. While the story is serious and has life altering consequences for the characters, there is also a sweet silliness to ANGEL BAIT in the interactions between Jarrid and his brothers. These guys are hilarious and they had me smiling anytime they were in a scene together. I hope the next books feature each of Jarrid's brothers as I really need to know more about them!

It can take some time to warm up to characters in books but with ANGEL BAIT I warmed up to everyone immediately. In regards to the main characters, I loved Ionie. She is smart, curious, witty, and just a generally fun person. I loved how she just takes things in strides as yet another strange paranormal thing pops up in her life. Jarrid is the most sarcastic of his nephilim brothers these two just click which makes their romance feels so genuine from the get go. I also liked the parallels between Ionie being mixed race (black/white) and Jarrid being mixed angel/human.

I have found my new paranormal romance series featuring badass angels to follow. For being a prequel to a series that is just starting ANGEL BAIT has my attention piqued. I will most definitely be checking out ANGEL KIN, the first in this series and any other book to see where we go from here in this series.

Series Titles:

1. Angel Kin

2. Angel Lover

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