Wicked Nights, by Gena Showalter, is the first in her new PNR series Angels of the Dark. There is a reason of love Showalter's writing so much, she creates drop-dead fantastic warrior men for ladies to swoon over and gives us the action and romance to pack that final KO punch! Wapow!
Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless—and if he isn't careful, he'll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost…until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he's never known before.
Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation—or her ultimate damnation?
Zacharel's one bad boy angel! Though he tries to do the right thing sometimes HIS version of right and wrong and ours is a little off but no matter the cause this strong complex man is all heart when it comes to his angel brothers and sisters in arms. The alpha attitude, mixed with the power of the heavens, takes Zach to a whole new level of beef cake that was just waiting to be tapped. First introduced in Gena's other series, Lords of the Underworld, Zach maintains the whole package and adds to the sex appeal that left me throughly entertained and sleeping sweetly at night.
Annabelle steps into the scene as a young girl who's charged with her parents' murder at the tender age of eighteen. Locked away for over four years and forced to endure some hellish nightmares at the asylum, Anna takes it all in stride and keeps on truckin' like the kickass leading lady this story needed. With some wit, humor, and warrior skills Anna only endears herself more to me as the story continues. She's the perfect match for Zach who's got a lot to learn about playing nice with others if he's ever going to lead his band of misfit angels.
Packed to the gills with action and adventure, Wicked Nights brings everything it can without being over the top or in your face. As I stated before the book is extremely well written and wonderfully vivid in true Showalter fashion. The romance between our leading couple was spot on-and delivered in equal parts; nothing felt rushed here and that's what I look for in a story, an organic flow that takes the reader along with the characters on the same journey. I was running through these pages as fast I could because I just KNEW the ending would bring it all around to the final climatic explosion and it surely delivers.
With the start of this new saga and many side characters being introduced I am thrilled and eager to get my hands on the next chapter in this saga. Heave and Hell are going at each other and with all the demons out there it's going to be a tough battle! If all the next editions in this series can bring the heat this one did then I'm in this to finish!
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