With a mob contract on her head, Helena has kept a low profile, trying to survive by living off the streets. Numb with cold and near starvation, she awaits death in an abandoned house, and gets more than she bargained for, in the form of a vampire.
When an angel — Danizriel — arrives on the scene, he is puzzled to find Helena still alive and the vampire dead. Intrigued, he shelters her and together they discover that she has become something neither of them expected.
Their growing attraction is soon threatened when news of Helena’s unnatural abilities quickly spreads. She becomes the target of a deadly hunt by vampires and Danizriel is placed in an impossible situation when he is told he must kill her.
With overwhelming forces closing in, Helena and Danizriel face death from all directions. Who will live and who will die?
Read on for my thoughts on Angel’s Kiss. No true spoilers, promise.
Angel’s Kiss was one of those stories for me that while I didn’t love it, I also didn’t hate it. I’m very much middle of the road on this one. Has Helena turned into something both angelic and vampire? That is the question running through this story. While she has definitely died, what she returned as is a danger to so many, dangerous enough that several forces want her dead.. permanently dead.
Danizriel finds himself in the odd position of being attracted to Helena, no matter what she has become. And he will fight to protect her and keep her with him – even defying orders to end her existence.
I enjoyed my time with this story. At times the pace seemed very slow and while I wanted to dash ahead, the story itself kept me firmly in place. So I believe that this is a story that (as always) each reader is going to have to make up their own mind about. I honestly don’t know if I will continue the series – I think that is a decision I’ll make when I can read the story blurb. So this one is a so-so one for me, a good story but one that didn’t stick with me once the final page was turned.
*I received an e-ARC of Angel’s Kiss from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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