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Unexpected Angel (Isthmus Alliance #1)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  1,371 ratings  ·  220 reviews
Tasha Skinner finally shed the baggage of a failed marriage. Now, she’s looking forward to a night of margaritas and man-bashing. Tasha’s friends have other plans, including Leather, Lace and liberation.

Dylan Caprese didn’t want to go to Marquee, but he and his friends were on a mission. They took it upon themselves to make sure things didn’t get out of hand when wannabe D
Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published August 5th 2013 (first published August 2nd 2013)
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Unexpected Angel by Sloan Johnson is the first book in her Isthmus Alliance series. This book embraces the much used formula of possessive Dom meets sweet woman, sparks fly, woman is defiant (*hear me roar*), man introduces woman to his world, pair have hot and kinky sex, and happiness ensues. While I generally like books of this nature, there was just something about this book that fell short in its execution. I wanted to love it. After all, who does not think a muscled up hot and sexy bald dud
Aug 17, 2013 C-Money marked it as to-read
Shelves: started
fuck me. look at this cover. complete cover whore right here
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Stop !!! Bald guy hot as hell cover alert. I'm so on this.

The book binge continues with hot bad-ass baldie. Damn. I love that shiny dome

uggs I wanted to LOVE this book but sadly, I didn't....the cover lust was just not enough to get me to full throttle swoon was very slowwwwww moving for me and I guess judging from the cover I was anticipating serious steam and lots of WOWWWW

back to my book binge !

review to come .......
Heidi McLaughlin
Sexy and thrilling. A fan for life of this series. The next one can't come out fast enough. This novel will make the most unwilling participant submit and love every minute of it.
Jennie Wurtz
Wow. I LOVE THIS BOOK! Unexpected Angel is awesome! Sloan Johnson is truly an outstanding and gifted writer. From the first page (or rather screen on my Kindle) I was hooked. I was drawn to the characters and they kept a hold of me throughout the entire story. And this is one HOT story! Dylan is well, HOT! He is gorgeous, sexy, and a total alpha-male, everything I love in my book boyfriends. And he knows what, or rather who, he wants. And he wants Tasha. She's awesome too. Coming off a bitter di ...more
Dee's Reading nook
This book contains light BDSM essentially because of the Tasha's past. I loved this book from beginning to end. Dylan was an understanding and very protective dom that I could read about again and again. He said things that made me say," He is special" in a good way. Tasha was a bit annoying but aren't all flawed women?
- 5 stars and a devilish smile
First of all, let me just say, awesome cover! I have a thing for bald men, and loved it!

OK, on to the book. I loved it too! Dylan was a believable Dom. he didn't have ESP, he wasn't all knowing, he was a regular guy, with a dominant personality who knew who he was and what he wanted. I loved the way he was with Tasha, not overwhelming, but able to get his needs and wants across gently.

For as damaged as Tasha was from her ex, she was appropriately wary, but not bitter and mean, which I love.

Had so hoped this book would live up to it's cover! Unfortunately, found it luke warm.

Loved how we got to read both POVs, but Tasha was whiney, there wasn't much character development, and I thought we were getting setup in the first half of the novel for some actual BDSM but it never delivered. I have read the plot "crazy ex-husband wants her back, goes about doing so by harassing her while new guy tries to be protector" more times than I can remember and this one didn't add anything new nor d
3.5 Stars
Tasha just got divorced from her ex-husband who had mentally abused her for years. Her friends take her out for a night out at a club, a club that she find out later has BDSM. There she meets Dylan. Dylan is all alpha. From the beginning he wants to protect Tasha.
The BDSM was vanilla, which I liked.

My problem was Tasha. She has these threatening texts and a break-in and when Dylan wants to protect her, she does not except his help. I understand that from her experience with her ex,
Unexpected Angel by Sloan Johnson
Series: Isthmus Alliance #1
Genre: Erotica > BDSM
Age Group: Adult
Release Date: August 5th 2013
Print Length: 236 pages
Format: Kindle eARC
Source: received from Author for honest review
Review Date: August 8th 2013
Cover Rating: 4 Stars
Steam Rating: Scorcher
Overall Rating: 3.5 Stars


Before I start this review I would like to point out that I know very little about the BDSM lifestyle, and have never heard of shibari before reading this book. I looked it up a
When Tasha Skinner's best friend plans a divorce party for her, she can't turn her down. Nor does she give into her objections of having it a Leather and Lace party in a club. Tasha has no idea it is a BDSM club and with her innocence shining through, she is an immediate target to all kinds of dom's good and bad.

Dylan Caprese notices Tasha right away, he warns her away but plans to keep an eye on her if she comes through the door. Dylan isn't sure what about Tasha that entices him so much, but e
Foxy  Roxy
Like most of the readers I know, after experiencing a certain BDSM book last year, I found myself gorging on books within that genre, but never finding the same feelings I experienced with the first book’s series. More and more BDSM books have been patterned after that infamous series but have I had not found that emotional connection until Unexpected Angel.

(Sigh) Ah-h. How refreshing! What a relief to finally read a book of this genre that shows the love behind the actions that goes along with
Felecia Hickman- amaya
This book had me hooked from the beginning. Twice lol. I literally finished it and started it again. Everyone should experience this book. It's definitely an experience not just a book.

Tasha- she was quite simply broken. After years with a jerk who never appreciated what she was worth or how precious she was. She was able to divorce him and start to find who she was. She lets her friend take her out for a divorce party. Trying to be open and experience new things. She wants to make her own deci
Zakirrah BookBlogger
3.5 Fast-paced, Raw, Hot Stars!!

"I wasn't broken by my divorce, it was the decade spent with a man who wanted to dictate every facet of my life that had shattered me."

This story starts off from where Tasha Skinner is being dragged by her best friend Holly to some unknown club to celebrate her divorce from a controlling obsessive man. What Tasha doesnt know is that she isn't entering a normal club.There she meets Dylan Caprise who spots Tasha and instantly knows that she is in the wrong place, s
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ARC Received for honest review

4.5 stars

Dylan Caprese - that is all you need to know!

Oh, you want more? We, OK then! But - imagine the guy on the cover while you are reading - humina humina!!

Like a lot of readers, I have read a lot of BDSM-themed books since a certain Seattle billionaire came to our notice, and this one does not disappoint - though really in this book there is not much "play" but more the tease and the hint of the act - delayed gratification anyone?

Dylan is wonderful. Yes, he is
Kris Book Addicts PR
I was lucky to receive an ARC of this book! I'm a little late on my review but here we go! Simple and sweet! This new author, Sloan Johnson, where in the world has she been hiding? For her first "dirty novel" it was amazing! It was HOT! It's one of those books that just pulls you in as if you were the actual character. Dylan, umph! That cover guy Alfie makes for an amazing cover and character, he fits the entire book as if it were made for him! Tasha, I hated her but loved her. And most people ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books)
5 steamy stars.... This book is HOT!!!! I loved the cover, having a visual of Dylan while reading was awesome. I love me a sexy, alpha, badass, muscled, tattooed Dom who whispers in my ear what he's gonna do to me later. Especially if I've been a bad girl - lol!

I was expecting hot scenes in the bedroom, but I must admit I got a few surprises in a few other places. Sloan has a talent for keeping you on the edge of your seat. There are some twists and turns and suspense that I wasn't expecting. N
Love the cover and had to buy the book.
This is a case where everyone else loved it more than me.
Dylan, our sexy Dom is hot. Tasha, our leading lady is spunky but at times really annoying.
Of the BDSM genre, this is in the light side - more in theory than actual example.
The plot twists to the extent that Sasha's best friend since kindergarten and her ex-husband of 10 years are both completely different people than Sasha thought they were. It's a bit far fetched
Dylan is a dreamboat and his fri
The BookChick
My Rating:
VERY GOOD: The characteristics of a 4 star book include: a great story; I loved the characters; and there was an interesting plot and unique story elements; there may have been a few odd things kept the story from being amazing. I would read it again and I would recommend it to a friend.
Unexpected Angel is my first book by Sloan Johnson and I'm hooked. The passion between the protagonists -- Dylan and Tasha -- was vivid and intense and their journey to love, although frought with one
Macaela Conder
Loved it Loved it Loved it. Definitely moving on to book 2 and I hope Zeke gets a book also :)

Even though I am so not a fan of the best friend of Tasha's!!!
Tricia Lockwood-Smith
Omg! I loved this book......
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The Book Trollop
"Holy Angel of Fuckdom"

So I saw this cover and just HAD to review the book.. Can we say.. YUM??
I wanted to motorboat his chest.. all day long!

I liked this book but wasn't in love with it.
It gave me everything I expected and I think that is what upset me a little bit, I figured out everything from the beginning so I was left disappointed when it ended.
Plus the author didn't give me all the information I wanted but do I still think this book is good enough to read and fantasize about??..

why y
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Submission is something that needs to be earned by the Dom and given by the sub when she is fully lucid. ~ Dylan

Unexpected Angel is a very light BDSM book with romance, personal demons, mystery and some great characters that have you rooting for them until the last page. The sexy times were sizzlin. Like smoke coming out of the pages sizzling (& get me a freaking fan sizzlin), but there wasn't a whole lot of BDSM to terrify you and get you running away as fast as you can. It's a great litt

I can't believe this book has a four star rating on GOODREADS...Seriously, I guess that just goes to show, different strokes for different folks...

At 30% I thought the story was just meh…but I wanted to stick with it. I hate starting a book and not finishing it. At 65% I almost DNF but once again, I stuck it out. Now that I finished the book, I’d like those hours back! There’s not that many books I can’t wrangle even two starts for but unfortunately this is one of them. The writing wasn’t really
Becca Booksreview
Sloan Johnson has given us the beginning of a wonderful new series! Unexpected Angel is the first of a series of Dom men and the women they love.

Tasha is supposed to be going out to celebrate her divorce by going to the leather and lace night at a local club. not only does she not know what she is walking into, but she isn't even sure she wants to be going there. after finally getting out of a marriage that has left her trying to re-build herself she knows that she wants to experience life, not
I'll do more of a review later but for now.....I was lucky enough to get this as an ARC. I loved the story and can't wait for it to come out. Loved the characters and can't wait for you to meet them.

Dylan may have found his Unexpected Angel in Tasha but he is....well, he just turns my brain to mush and melts me into a puddle. I did receive this as an ARC and I got to read parts before it was even finished and I knew in the first few pages I was going to be watching for it because I had to suppor
Kristen Karwan
I would first like to point out that I am somewhat familiar with the BDSM lifestyle and I have read A LOT of BDSM books. I have to say that Unexpected Angel is by far one of the best I have read in this genre. Sloan truly captures what true BDSM really is. It's not just about the kinky sex or the dominance of it. It's also about the the relationship aspect . How Dylan made it about Tasha, the NEED to protect her, how Tasha ultimately holds the power. I LOVED how this book focused on that aspect, ...more
This is a review I wrote for the Stories and Swag blog. This is one book you don't want to miss!!

Unexpected Angel is the debut novel by Sloan Johnson and it is one you don’t want to miss!! Dylan is one HOT Alpha male and when he wants something, he always gets it!!

Tasha is newly divorced and going out with her best friend, Holly, to Leather and Lace night at the local club. They are out celebrating her recent divorce from her abusive husband of many years and she is very naïve to the whole datin
What more can I say? Dylan is what Alpha and a man should be. A man who knows what he wants, confident and treat his woman like his the way it should be... Precious. Yup! Not a possession but something truly previous he just wants the best by her. In short, I love Dylan.

This book also introduce BDSM in different light to any other books before this. It's not about whips and chain, leather and kinky fuckery.. But it's about trust and giving up power over yourself to someone you trust. It made me
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Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s body. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.

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Other Books in the Series

Isthmus Alliance (5 books)
  • Unexpected Protector (Isthmus Alliance, #2)
  • Unexpected Consequences (Isthmus Alliance, #3)
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