Touch Of Crimson (Renegade Angels #1) by Syliva Day
Adrian Mitchell is a powerful angel leading an elite Special Ops unit of Seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen-angels who have become vampires-and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But
has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals- losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her-Shadoe-her soul once more inhabiting a new body, with no memory of him. And this time, he won't let her go Adrian
This is the first book in the Renegade Angel trilogy which is one long story that will be broken down into the three books. However, this series is unique because each book focuses on a different romantic couple. This was the story of Adrian, the OMG alpha male, who is the leader of an army of Angels sent to police the Fallen, who were turned into vampires, on earth.
We are introduced to many characters in this book and the overall world. You have the Angels, the Fallen and their vampire minions, and the Lycans who are basically slaves to the angels. Each faction has their own politics and agenda which creates much of the overall conflict for the story.
Since this is a first book, there was extensive world building going on. I spent most of my time confused as to who is which kind of paranormal creature and how they were related to each other. Day did keep reminding the reader throughout the story and there is a glossary at the beginning, but I still had difficulty. I shouldn’t have to think that hard. I was also disappointed by the main characters behavior at the end of the book. There was so much passion and emotional turmoil throughout the book and then at the end everyone just accepted things and went out with a whimper instead of a bang. It just didn’t add up for me.
I liked the mythology and
’s alpha male attitude, but the rest was over-the-top PNR cheesiness, but that is not a bad thing to some people! There are those out there who love that kind of thing, just not me. I suggest checking out some other reviews before making your decision. Adrian
2 ½ Sheep