<3 <3 <3 !!! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Beyond Control, even more than Beyond Shame. More emotional and angsty, Lex and Dallas by themselves would h<3 <3 <3 !!! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Beyond Control, even more than Beyond Shame. More emotional and angsty, Lex and Dallas by themselves would have made this book a 5 star but the whole cast of characters really sets this book apart. The O'Kane's are currently my favorite erotic romance series. And it's dirty, y'all. I mean that....more
Wow. Just wow. I started reading Angel Betrayed fairly late at night and was resentful when I had to set it down at 3am to get some sleep. I couldn’tWow. Just wow. I started reading Angel Betrayed fairly late at night and was resentful when I had to set it down at 3am to get some sleep. I couldn’t wait to get back to it! Seline had me intrigued from the beginning. She’s not your average heroine. As a half succubus/half fallen angel, she isn’t out to save the world, she’s just trying to save her own ass. When she is sent to kill Sam, the biggest and baddest Other around, she sees her chance to finally be free of the Other that commands her. It’s not often I get an anti-hero and anti-heroine in the same book and I loved it.
Both have been betrayed in the past and struggle with trust, while they slowly start to fall for each. As more is revealed about Seline, a vulnerable side starts to emerge from her tough-girl image. That side was just as fascinating to me as the succubus who will do anything to survive. And Sam’s ability to embrace and support her tough side while sheltering the vulnerable made me fall in love with him. Watching the ultimate badass lose his mind when the woman he can only describe as “mine” is in danger is both beautiful and sometimes heartbreaking.
The world building in this book is superb. It’s one I was able to step into easily and not want to leave. New Orleans and a cast of complex secondary characters sets the perfect backdrop for this over-the-top romance. If I could give Angel Betrayed more than 5 stars, I would. I was hooked from page one and sighing happily at the end. One of my top five paranormal reads of the year....more
From the first page, I loved Clay. He's big and gruff with zero social skills, intimidates everyone around him but totally melts for a down-on-her-lucFrom the first page, I loved Clay. He's big and gruff with zero social skills, intimidates everyone around him but totally melts for a down-on-her-luck waitress that bought him a piece of pie because he was alone on Thanksgiving. He's a champion UFC fighter and is used to people only wanting to be around him to cash in on his fame and has no idea how to handle Mel or his feelings for her. He is so sweet and confused but does everything he can to make her life a little better without stepping on her pride.
The plot was good, the sex was smoking, and Mel working to overcome her past was well done but this book was really all about Clay for me. I adored him and I really hope to see more of Clay in the future books of this series....more