Hope Henderson is in a state of despair over her sister's supposed
death. After a series of unfortunate events throughout her life--her
parent's deaths and running her sister off unintentionally--Hope blames
herself for everything that has gone wrong. She is so depressed, in
fact, that she attempts to kill herself, unwittingly calling upon the
Darkness. And that is when Sammy Divine, the devil himself, steps in to
save the day.
Sammy, always the Master of Deceit, has his own
agenda. Give Hope the opportunity to see her sister again, and in return
Hope will create a site for his followers to worship him and his
minions, as well as her immortal soul. However, Archangel Gabriel, the
Lightbringer, never the one to let a good soul fall into the abyss,
notices the darkness shadowing Hope, and steps up to the plate,
appointing himself her protector.
I really liked this story.
Gabriel, as an angel, is historically forbidden to partake in sins of
the flesh, otherwise risk falling the way of his brother, Samael. He
holds himself to this high standard, looking down on his fallen brethren
because he cannot comprehend his temptation as he has never been
tempted. Until he meets Hope. Hope appears to be anything but attracted
to him, which boggles his mind and captures his attention more
thoroughly than whatever game the Devil is playing at.
I had a
few problems with the wording. It seems the author has a style that can
be a little backwards at times, but overall, the tone was perfectly
fine. I also noticed a few typos, but that is nothing compared to the
actual leaving out of words. That was my biggest annoyance throughout
this book. In the end, I couldn't hold it against the author because
there were some great passages that were beautifully written. Everything
about it was dark and sensuous, temptation wrapped in pleasure that has
the power to create a flutter in your belly as first love is recognized
and acted upon. I loved the connection between Gabe and Hope, but I was
attracted to Sammy's role in all of this too, curious to see how his
life will play out in the end. Try as he might to be evil, there is no
doubt there is a heart somewhere deep down beneath that clever, crafty,
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