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Angel After Dark

(After Dark #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  2,886 ratings  ·  437 reviews
It's a FIGHT... to the MATTRESSES!

Dr. Angeline Hemming is a beautiful, sassy, no-nonsense type of girl who has risen from a difficult past to become one of Chicago’s most successful and respected criminal profilers. In exchange for free commercials to promote her favorite charitable causes, Angel answers calls and gives relationship advice on a Friday night radio program.

Paperback, First Edition, 385 pages
Published January 16th 2014 by Telemachus Press
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***I received a complimentary ARC from the publisher, through, in exchange for honest feedback.***

Right off the bat, I loved this book! The characters were endearing and the dialogue was hilarious. Up until about 75% of the way in, I was sure it would be a 4 or 5 star read for me.

The heroine, Angel, is a psychologist and doles out advice on a nighttime radio talk show. When she gives Alex's girlfriend some advice that ultimately leads to their break-up, he decides to set the recor
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
OMG...this book is soooooooooo amazing...I can't wait for ALL if you to read this...

OMG... I am soooooo super excited that you all can delve into Angel After Dark!!!

I have to tell you that Kahlen Aymes is one of my fave fave authors!! If you haven't read her Remembrance Series and lived the love story of Mathew and Julia.. then you are missing out on three of my absolute favorite books!!! Kahlen is a wonderful writer that just has this amazing intelligent flow in her stories... they j
Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'
Angel After Dark is a riveting, passionate and honest account of how two intelligent, professional and emotionally detached individuals find solace in another. It’s a story of relinquishing control and inviting someone in, even though the concept is alien and utterly terrifying.

In the past sex has always been about release. Scratch the itch, smile, say thank you and move on. Although both monogamous with their sexual partners, neither has ever truly believed in ‘happily ever after,’ so it makes
Mindy Lou's Book Review
2nd read and audio Review:
I absolutely loved Zachary Webber. Great voice and made it very easy to listen to him as Alex. Jessie Briar was very good as well. Both did a great job bringing this story to life.

1st read and review:
Angel After Dark is an intriguing beginning to a 3 book series. I like that Angel is a smart woman with a good head on her shoulders. I also like that even though Alex treats his past relationships more like business deals, he's respectful and monogamous to his relationship
Jan 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Farah by: *J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

3 disappointing slow stars....

After being on a book high from the start of the year, I thought this book was going to follow however I was sadly mistaken.

It was slow and boring and somehow did not impress me at all. Infact I fell asleep a few times whilst reading.

The story is about a girl Angel, she's a psychologist who helps people. A strong headed woman. Now she has a radio show called Angel after dark.

When people call to call in on advice etc she gets a call from a girl complaining of her em
Lustful Literature
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing

**5 Wonderful, Amazing, Sexy Stars*

OMG, let me just say holy crap and are you serious? Kaheln Aymes you did not just do that to me! This book is hot and sexy and I am begging for more. The character development and back stories of these two main characters had me so completely consumed. I was completely intrigued throughout the story and there is an element of danger that had me wondering what was going to happen next. This book had me laughing so hard at times my husband kept lo
Lucinda Claire
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shmexy, alphas
Kahlen Aymes is the author the best-selling the Remembrance Trilogy – one of my favorite series. Those books have appeared many times on my five faves in a number of different categories, including favorite couples, favorite epilogues and favorite overall series. So, when I heard Ms. Aymes was releasing a new series, I was ecstatic at the opportunity to read it. Well, I think I have a new “favorite couple’ to add to my list, and I know someone’s getting bumped down on my book boyfriend list to m ...more
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
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“At best, love is overrated. It’s a pipe-dream pumped into little girls’ minds by Disney movies and fairy tales.”

I am an absolute lover of sweet fairy tale like romances and absolutely loved Kahlen’s Remembrance trilogy but was very excited to get an ARC of Angel after Dark, a darker and much hotter read. Right from the start this book pulled me in, I fell in love with the story and the main characters, Alex and Angel.

Dr. Angeline “Angel” Hemming is a sassy yet sophisticated criminal profile
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

Well yet another meh read! And the book funk continues.

I actually started out really liking this one. But then it seemed to just drag on and on. There was no insta love here. No immediately jumping in the sack. There was a ssssllllloooooowwww build to the "relationship". If you can even call it that.

The story begins with the heroine, Angeline (Angel), bumping in to the hero, Alex, at Home Depot. They don't talk or exchange names but there's a definite attraction. Months go by a
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of getting an advanced copy of Angel After Dark. I won't say too much as I don't want to spoil the book for anyone. I thought the book was outstanding. Straight off the bat there was danger, hostility and poor hotness. Definitely add it to your shelf to read when it is released in January. It is book one of three. ...more
Bookish Temptations
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Elena's Review:

Kahlen Aymes strikes again! You all know by now I’m a huge fan of hers, and I absolutely love The Remembrance Trilogy, which tells Ryan and Julia’s love story. Now I have another fictional couple to add to my list of favorites! Yes, because Alex and Angel will sweep you off your feet with their chemistry. Angel After Dark was one of my most anticipated books of 2014, and it was everything I hoped it’d be.

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Keri Anderson (Gilson)
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy of this book and let me just say, if you haven't added it to your TBR list yet you need too! I could not put this book down I absolutely love the storyline as well as both Alex and Angel. I can not wait until the second book it released. This is a MUST read! Add it now! ...more
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was so into this book. The suspense was great
Dr. Angeline Hemming aka Angel started out as a very typical no nonsense type of girl. Well that changes. She has a best friend Becca who has a daughter Killian aka Jillybug who is perfect. For Becca, I will say she is a source of comic relief. She was pretty direct in most of her dialogue and that is why they were close friends.
Angel being a Doctor with a pscych background, makes her have an edge. Now she has this gig at a radio station which is wh
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wowzers...Ummm, I am all for a Alpha Male which is clearly played by Alexander Avery in this book. But holy cow the book is all the more fantastic when there is an Alpha Female too! Angel, is definitely and independent woman who knows what she wants and will take no crap from men and has no problem telling them so! Angel and Alex go toe to toe and try to outdo the other. They do it well and out of the bedroom ;) Angel is independent but reserved, Alex is independent but takes what he wa ...more
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love a good romantic fairy tale and Angel after dark delivers. They met at a home depot and never knew each other’s name – finding each other hit the fairytale mark I love. It hit every emotion in me that I need hit to love a book. It was a slow burn and I think in having a slow start the characters seeped into my psyche a little more and stayed with me long after I was done with the book. There was no insta-love which I hate – they didn’t even meet until ¼ of the way through the book – then t ...more
Gina G
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book should be added to your "to read" shelf now and pre-ordered on Dec 18th. It is due to be released in January. This book was like a breath of fresh air. The realism of Alex and Angel's relationship is refreshing. I loved the slow pace of events. I didn't feel like things were going to fast, making the storyline unbelievable. The secondary characters played an important part as well. I fell in love with them to. This book has sex, frustration, danger, twists and turns that you do not exp ...more
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Cocksure Alex Avery thinks he knows it all. Women are his to take and use as he wants. A relationship on equal terms is so not on his agenda. But then along comes an angel who will rock his world. Dr Angeline Hemming will never be second best to a man. She knows what she wants & what she is prepared to give. She will NOT be some weak woman who gives in to an alpha male. Want, desire, lust for Alex and Angel and, dare I say it, love will take them both to where they never expected to be. I loved ...more
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Review: Jo Rushton (ARC received for a honest review)

Wowsers!! This book was hot and I bloody loved it... a fantastic story that had me hooked from start to finish. It even made me late for work because I couldn't put my kindle down!!

"Angel in the Dark" followed the story of Alex and Angel who met in a hardware store. There was instant attraction on both sides but neither did anything about it until fate intervened and threw them together again. This time around there was no denying the chemist
Nicole Huffman ~ Author Groupies
HOT and intelligent main characters....check ✔
Sexual Tension....check ✔
Steamy Sex Scenes.....check ✔
Funny Back and Forth Banter....double check ✔✔

I really enjoyed this book. It is the first book I've read by Kahlen Aymes, but it will not be the last. This book had a lot of twists and turns that keep you involved and wanting and needing to know what is going to happen next. I loved Alex and Angel, both are very likeable main characters. There is definitely a lot of sexual attraction and an instan
Once Upon
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If this book has not been added to anyone's "to be read" shelf. Stop and add to your shelf NOW! I just LOVE the chemistry between Angel & Alex! Both have assertive personalities and just have this draw to one another that they can't avoid. Jillybean is so adorable I just want to eat her up through the pages! Hurry and start on this book...a book that I don't regret picking up at all! Bring on Confessions!! Spring 2014 here yet???

Dr. Angeline Hemming (Angel) is a no non-sense attractive criminal
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing! Kahlen has really out done herself with this one.

Angeline Hemming, also known as Angel, is a high powered Criminal profiler in Chicago. And she hosts a late night radio where she gives advice about relationships. She is a no nonsense type of girl. Get gets to the point and doesn't take flack from anyone.

Alexander Avery, also known as Alex, is a Corporate Executive at Avery Enterprises. He is very guarded when it comes to his life. He is a Alpha male who likes what he likes
Helen Stothard
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm spitting feathers because this book doesn't finish the story, and boy was I enjoying it. It started off with some great humour, in fact within two pages I was laughing my head off.

"More and more, she concluded men were just a necessary appliance, that to her chagrin, were needed every once in a while."

"Men were messy, self-obsessed creatures,"

As you can see Angel doesn't do relationships, she's just in it for the sex and emotions are left out.

Alex doesn't do relationships either, he has mono
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Scorching, Steaming, Sizzling Stars

Move over Christian, Gideon & Jesse there's a new sexy, dominant alpha in town!

Meet Alexander Avery a hotshot businessman who doesn't believe in the word 'love'.

Meet Dr Angeline Hemming a criminal profiler who spends Friday nights giving relationship advice on air at a local radio station.

The sparks fly when these two have an on air confrontation resulting in neither of them backing down from what they believe is right. The sparks intensify into flames when t
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
HOLY HELL I am speechless
Review Coming soon I have to collect my Thought

Well here it is:

My Thoughts

OMG….. Kahlen you have out done yourself. The first time they meet is brief but leaves them both dreaming of the intrigue contact. Alex is not interested in committed relation. A friend with benefits is all he has time for. Angel has trust issue. When they see each other again the electrify connect is undeniable. Angel does not want to be another women on his list of Friends with benefits. Alex ju
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Let me start by saying that I couldn't put this book down! I think it's one that should be added to your TBR list, if you haven't already. Loved the storyline and loved the characters. Angel is a strong female lead and Alex..well..Alex is..yeah you should read and find out for yourself ;) I'm already counting the days until the second instalment is released! ...more
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it

Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

Rating:4.5 Stars

Dr. Angeline Hemming AKA Angel had risen to the top. She had a humble beginning, and now she’s not just another pretty face in the crowd but also one of the most respected criminal profilers in Chicago. She also hosts a late-night radio program that gives relationship advice in exchange for free commercials to promote her charities.


Mr. Alexander Avery AKA Alex is a successful, HOT, corporate executive who doesn’t really believe in love. He v
Aleatha Romig
I know I'm late to this party, but I enjoyed Angel and Alex. I think I enjoyed their banter and teasing the most. They are both intelligent characters who enjoy a mental as well as physical challenge. I can't wait to read more. ...more
Jodie's W.I.N.E. List
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG! The sparks in this book were amazing. Both main characters were alphas - confident, intelligent, successful, motivated, and totally hopeless when then are around each other. They love antagonizing each other...and the sexual tension is almost unbearable.

Angel and Alex first see each other in a home improvement store. The connection is immediate, however, they don't speak to each other. Angel is the host of "Angel After Dark" a radio show that helps people with relationships. Alex's girlfri
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
I loved this story! It has everything I look for in a book: a clever storyline, well-written characters, an intelligent heroine and a high steam factor. And a HOT hero by the name of Alex. This is the first book I have read by Kahlen Aymes and I love her writing style! The main characters are not all good or bad, they are very human and the chemistry between Alex and Angel is fantastic.

Angel and Alex have a chance meeting at the beginning of the book but they really don't get together until abou
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Kahlen is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her stories are filled with intense love, passion, angst and emotion that breathes life into her characters and leaves her readers captivated. She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater... But the love of her life is w ...more

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