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Author: Krissy Daniels
Publisher: Krissy Daniels
Publication Date: 06/02/2015
Synopsis from Goodreads: Her bright soul. His dark sin.
Marcus Lothario plays hard, in and out of bed. Takes what he wants with no regrets. Until she comes along. He considers himself the luckiest man alive. Not only is Camilla the most beautiful creature on earth, she’s remained pure, for him. Problem is, their bonding ignites a power that changes his bright angel into a dark temptress, and her sins will leave a dark stain on his soul.
Camilla Nilsson plays it safe. Works hard and avoids temptation. Always the good girl. Until he comes along. When Marcus crashes her long overdue vacation and rescues her from a jealous demon, she’s exposed to a world few know exist. Her pure soul is the one thing that can damn her to hell. Her deadly warrior is the only one who can pull her back.
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In a word – WOW. It took me a bit to get into the book. I haven’t read a “romance” genre book in a while that had this much steam. Lately if a book says “romance” it’s a sweet, chaste Amish story from the Christian genre of books. This one reminded me a lot of Linda Lael Miller books I used to read when I was a teenager – but with a lot more steam and a more interesting story line!
The only problem I have with the story line is the fact that it’s apparently automatic that soulmates will be so deeply entrenched in each other’s souls that they can’t be apart – and they automatically love each other even if they don’t come right out and say it. For me, half the fun of romance books is the fact that they figure out they’re in love – it isn’t destined from the start – and they don’t have to fall into bed as soon as possible because they’re destined to be together.
But I thought the fallen angel/nephilim (though the author doesn’t use the term in this book) concept was pretty nice – it’s not a widely used concept in adult fiction – Young Adult yes, but not adult. The story line alone is enough to make me want to read the first and third books – the sex scenes were really an afterthought for me, and honestly, I don’t think there needed to be quite as many as there were.
The book does take a bit to get into and frankly, I have to say the amount of sex in the book makes me think it would have been better tagged with Erotica than Romance. This book is not for those who do not like overly sexual content or foul language as both are liberally sprinkled throughout the book.
I give the book four stars because it’s a good read once you get into it, but a bit too much foul language and a few too many sex scenes getting in the way of an interesting story.
Aglow will be released on June 2, 2015.
I received a copy of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.