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Archangel of Mercy

3.37 of 5 stars 3.37  ·  rating details  ·  184 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Between an angel and a desperate woman comes salvation and a raw passion that challenges them at every turn…

When Aurora Robinson attempts to open a rift between dimensions to embrace her true heritage, an arrogant Archangel is the only one who can save her from the jaws of hell. And while she owes Gabriel her life, she's determined not to fall at his feet-despite the desi
Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Berkley Heat
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

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This review will perhaps be a bit confusing because I will laugh at and love the book at the same time Photobucket It was a shock, but even with some extremely ridiculous lines I managed to absolutely love this book Photobucket

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First some things about the book you need to know...

There are some seriously ridiculous lines in this one, especially at the beginning of the book :D I couldn't stop laughing at it, seriously Photobucket
I have to admit, the more I read the writing got better (it was still funny, but not totally stupid
*ARC courtesy of Berkley Heat via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

But I got myself an e-book just so I could quote this epic lines!

The moment he fell on top of her, literally, was the moment I fell for this book!

This book was E-P-I-C-! EPIC!!!!!

When I started reading this I couldn't get into the story, something about astral planets, projections, blah, blah, blah....
But then something crushed Aurora! Something hard and big and even unconscious still hard and big and with the beauty o
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1st book of 2013! WOOT! And it started out with a good bang. This is ... oh boy.. 4 stars or 5 stars? I think I'll settle on 4.5 stars :0)

It was SO good. It's got the strong heroine, the alpha hero, a great plot.. angels.. demons.. smut ;) All I could ever ask for. Ooh, and a bit of heartbreak too.

I always feel bad for heroines or heroes who comes into the lives of their significant other after their SO's previous beloveds had passed away. I feel that, even they don't mean to, they are competin
All Things Urban Fantasy
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Long running series like Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunters and Meljean Brook’s The Guardians prove that readers are still clamoring for hot paranormal romances featuring angels. Hoping to feed the demand, Christina Ashcroft introduces a new series featuring Archangels with scorching hot romance. In ARCHANGEL OF MERCY, the hero delivers on the scorching hot promise, but may be too alpha for some readers.

There are going to be
Ash Wednesday
Feb 25, 2013 Ash Wednesday rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of aliens, angels, gods, goddesses and pirates in one book
Recommended to Ash Wednesday by: Blacky's Review
If only this book went the whole hog, stuck with its campy brilliance and came with a pop-up diagram for the paranormal aspect. The dialogue had legendary epictude potential:

"Am I hurting you?” He ground the words between his teeth. He gave the impression he was in physical pain. “I’m going as slow as I can. Your brain is beautiful.”

Or dispensing words of wisdom you can totally quote to your children:

“With the right one.” Zad finally turned to look at him, and Gabe gritted his teeth against
Review for Archangel of Mercy I went to the library to pick up a few holds and I think are you sure I ordered this book? To which the librarian looks at me like I am stupid…ok point taken. When I got home I decided to check my TBR list and sure enough there it was. As I read the back of the book I keep wondering why did I want to read this again? Maybe I wanted a Guild Hunter substitute?? One thing is for sure clearly the book and I are not off to a good start!

This book sucks on so many levels.
Joy (Cheery♡Reads)
After reading
A very big thank you to Netgalley and Berkley Heat for providing me with an ARC of this book.

As you see from the GIF below, I was really ecstatic over the approval I got plus Christina is such a nice author. I had fun tweeting with her and she actually mailed a swag to me all the way from Australia. So sweet. Now, back to what I think of the book.

Gabe has the whole package. He is the tortured Alpha hero that I didn't fall in love with at first read. He was too alpha for my taste - a
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
Rating: 4
Heat Rating: 4 out of 5

This is a difficult review for me to write. I really liked this book but there were a ton of things that were wrong with it. I want you to understand however that I found Archangel of Mercy thoroughly engaging despite its many flaws and I think you should try it.

Let's start with Gabe. He is an extremely unlikable hero. He's a complete elitist who looks down on everybody around him. He treats our heroine Aurora like crap for a good part of the book and expects her
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Aurora is trying to find a way to help her mother, who’s mentally slipping away. Aurora is using her mind to try to breach dimensions when an earthquake of sorts brings her back to her physical body and tackled by one confused and pissed off archangel, Gabriel. He has no memory of how he went from a club in New York to Ireland where Aurora is, but when he sees a violet light open up near Aurora, he knows that trouble, also known as the Guard
Kylie Griffin
*ARC reading of this book*

In ARCHANGEL OF MERCY, Ashcroft’s unique world-building blends several familiar mythologies and draws the reader in with a creative and intriguing plot involving archangels, demons, gods, demi-gods and other extraordinary races.

Her characters are fascinating, the story line compelling, the romance scorching – don’t be surprised if you find yourself reading this book late into the night!

Paranormal romance fans could very well discover a new angel addiction in Ashcroft’s
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Potentially great story about an Archangel falls short of my expectations.

Opening Sentence: Aurora Robinson counted seventeen steps east of the ancient oak, three steps north, and then narrowed her eyes at the woodland that bordered her family’s property ten feet in front of her.

The Review:

Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft has a pretty hot cover. Like in most paranormal romances, Ashcroft promises heat, and lots of it. I would catego
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Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft has a pretty hot cover. Like in most paranormal romances, Ashcroft promises heat, and lots of it. I would categorize Archangel of Mercy more as an erotica, rather than a romance, so you know there will be a lot of sexy times. Just from the first few pages, it was starting to steam up my glasses. Angel romance does that, but i’m picky. Archangel of Mercy started out great, but slowly lost my attention.

Aurora Robinson yearns to f
Cocktails and Books
I loved this cover when I received the book from the publisher. I figured my love of the cover would equate to my love of the book. WRONG! I could only get myself to read 128 pages of this book and that was forcing myself to get to that point. I hated both of these characters. Gabe, the Archangel Gabriel, was the biggest ass I have ever met in a book (and I generally like the guys with the worst attitudes because they generally have the soft squishy centers). He used woman (human and otherwise) ...more
ARCHANGEL OF MERCY by Christina Ashcroft

ABOUT THE BOOK: Released December 2012

When Aurora Robinson attempts to open a rift between dimensions to embrace her true heritage, an arrogant Archangel is the only one who can save her from the jaws of hell. And while she owes Gabriel her life, she's determined not to fall at his feet-despite the desire she feels whenever they're together.

After his wings were brutally destroyed millennia ago, Gabriel has no compassion for humans like those who ruined him
Tishia (Paperback Opinion)
Archangel of Mercy is a paranormal romance by Christina Ashcroft. At the beginning of the story, Aurora is trying to open a rift between dimensions. Things go wrong, and suddenly Aurora is thrown to the ground with a handsome Archangel on top of her. After saving her life from the Guardians, Gabriel takes Aurora to his secluded home to keep her safe.

First of all, I never did fully understand what exactly happened when Aurora tried opening the rifts, or how Gabriel showed up. He didn't even know
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4.5 stars



Fans of Nalini Singh and maybe Gena Showalter would enjoy this.
Review to follow.

Angel of Mercy is an awesomely hot read about an angel (Gabe) who once upon had it all. Then it all cam crashing and he was alone. He was bitter and he was a jerk. Then came our lovely Aurora, who's a very smart woman based on what I gathered from the book. Her birth is a mystery (that I won't reveal here). She finds Gabe.. or did Gabe find him? hmmm.. Anyway, they embark into this insta-attraction that t
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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You know what they say…never judge a book by its cover. I’m sad to say that this was totally the case here. I saw the beautiful cover and had to read it. I started the book and it didn’t grab me right away, so I put it down for a bit. Then I finally picked it up again and… well lets just say that I tried to be open minded but had quite a bit of trouble with this book.

See, it’s really hard to enjoy a book when the hero is egotistical (most of the time, th
Jan 04, 2013 Carien rated it 2 of 5 stars
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I confess:
I totally bought this book because of the cover.

I did of course hope the story would be good as well, it did sound like it might be a really hot paranormal romance.


It was hot at times, but I didn't think it was very romantic.

Gabriel for one was trying to get hot and heavy with other women than Aurora for far too long after the two had met in my opinion. I will confess that's a personal pet peeve, but it did diminish my enjoyment in this book considerately.

Apart from that I did
I liked this book. It won't go on my shelf of all time favorites, but it wasn't bad. Veeeeery sexy. This book was like a breath of fresh air after my not-so-pleasant encounter with Gabriel's Inferno. When I saw that the guy in this book was also named Gabriel, I was a little wary that it was a sign from the universe that he was going to suck. Luckily, that wasn't the case. I do kind of wish that it had ended differently. The author fought off making the book cheesy for so long and then the endin ...more
Jenny Schwartz
Do not read this book in summer! It is way too hot *grin*

Okay, to be serious, this is a book that has some really intriguing ideas on angels and old mythologies. It's paranormal with an SF edge that was cool.

Aurora is a fantastic heroine. She's strong and determined, but what I enjoyed was her motivation. She cares about her family. That was a nice change from the heroines who stand alone -- not that I don't like those, too, but still the connection to family worked well in contrast to Gabriel.

Eleni Konstantine
Thoroughly loved this book and not only because I had an acknowledgement at the front of it.

Aurora Robinson is determined to step through dimensions to the one her mother came from. But colliding into her in the astral plane is the arrogant archangel Gabriel. Ancient forces go after Aurora and Gabriel grudgingly decides to protect her.

Fantastic world building and absorbing characters. Ashcroft has a wonderful style that is compelling, and let's not forget her erotic scenes.

A totally engrossing
u know this isnt bad.. i like how it crosses a lot of genres.. of both sci-fi and fantasy ... also a bit of bible throw backs... it's odd i kinda wish this was a series of book not bad im giving it 3.5 stars and rounding up cos the author hasnt had a hit yet.. well written but too many loose ends

it needs another book i feel like learn so little about this book
Nov 28, 2012 Maria marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2012, books-i-own
28/11/2012 Thanks to Penguin Group USA for the Advance Read Copy

"Will appeal to readers who enjoy Nalini Singh and J.R. Ward...Dark, gritty and erotic. I loved it!" -Laurie London, author of the Sweetblood series
Booker Like a Hooker
This is the story of The Archangel Gabriel. The Archangel of Mercy.
I love this Book.There's a soulmate and reincarnation thing.
And ıt's so beautiful.If you love Angel you must be read this book.
Augustine S.
This one comes out after my b-day;) Ohhhh , I'm happy!!!!!!!
Just Wow
Love Really Can Last
Solid 3 1/2 stars
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Christina Ashcroft is an ex-pat Brit who now lives in Western Australia with her high school sweetheart, their three children, an eccentric Maltese-cross and three regal cats. She can't remember a time when she didn't write, and always managed to include an element of fantasy or the paranormal in her English essay homework. Luckily her English teachers didn't mind, d
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