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Benevolent Passion

(Heaven's Heart #2)

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Peony has traded one Hell for another.

As a qualified doctor who only ever dreamed of helping people, being kept as a slave and then sold as breeding stock for Mortus demons was never on the cards.

Freed from imprisonment, Zadkiel is an angel on a mission: find Heaven’s stolen Heart and save the demon who helped him when he was a captive. But Z is suffering from a
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Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published November 12th 2018 by Maatkare Books
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Dianne
Her touch can kill, but she has the heart and training of a healer. Peony, a cambion, is a slave in Hell. When she saw the tortured and brutalized angel, she was determined to bring him back from the brink of death, no matter what it took.

Zadkiel was angel with a mission, a mission he and his team failed at and now he has been made a slave in Hell, but the kindness and caring from the quiet half-demon gave him a reason to live and the hope that someday, he can return to Heaven, even if only to
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Bubbles The Book Pimp
Second book in this fantastic new series.

If you haven’t read book one in this series... STOP... go no further and read it!! Otherwise your missing out of on oodles back story, adventure and ass kicking!!

This book picks up 6 months prior to the events in book 1 and gives us Zadriel’s perspective of events that result in heaven’s heart been stolen..and Z being kidnapped, brutalised and sold into slavery by infernos demons to the demonic Halcyon Guild of thieves and assassins. Z’s thoughts are
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Dora
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She was sold! The Morturs were totally evil and as a healer she knew what she must do but, would she survive her new owners? Z was losing hope. Where were The Darts and his little healer? Enjoyed the intense situations, the action, the exciting suspense and the mystery. Peony’s character was powerful even if she didn’t know how much. So much strong, different and good characters! A story with an action-packed, intriguing and entertaining plot development with lot of surprises and twists that ...more
Fiona Andrew
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-reads
What a fabulous story. I started it full of excitement and I was not disappointed. The demons and angels are back though this time it’s Peony and her angel Z who are the main characters. How can an angel and a demon work together? Especially when one of them can kill with a touch. What happens if they fall in love. Grab a copy of this book, your favourite drink, curl up and enjoy a fabulous story. Highly recommend.
Nadine
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just a few weeks ago, I posted on my blog the review for Deadly Passion. I was really excited about it because I went through an angel drought and it ended with this book.

I very much enjoyed Deadly Passion and definitely recommend it. The chief reason I say that, is because well you would enjoy Benevolent Passion a lot better with the background. I would not advise starting with Benevolent Passion as characters, relationships and events would end up being confusing. So trust me on this one, you
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Genelle Themann
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the second book of this series, another angel meets his match in a healer who was half demon and half human. Having his wing feathers ripped out, the angel, Zadkiel, is sold to the Halcyon Guild and is treated by Peony, to try and save his life since dead angels had no value. Feelings are starting to develop. All hell breaks loose when Peony is sold to the Mortus demons who were looking for her almost identical sister Dru who was wanted for killing Mortus demons.
Can both demon sisters
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Kaye
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ONE EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE READ!!!
Whoa baby! Talk about taking the rough road. This is one action packed, hard hitting, nailbiting, pulse racing, heart pounding, page turning thriller that is as riveting as it is captivating. With so many twists and turns, unexpected circumstances and unpredictable surprises around every corner this bad boy makes for one enjoyable experience. The characters and scenes are written with such realism it really pulls this little jewel together beautifully. Amanda
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Stephanie
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic series and if you haven't read book 1, you must must must! This could probably be read as a stand alone but why would you when book 1 was amazing too and provides much needed backstory?

Peony is a cambion and doctor raised in the human realm. Z is an Angel whom was kidnapped, beaten, poisoned and stripped of his feathers by demons. The two have insta-chemistry but both ignore it for different reasons. When Peony is sold to the mortis demons and Z finds out, it is a race to
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Donna
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love This Series. Benevolent Passion is Book 2 of the Heaven's Heart Series by Amanda Pillar. This is Peony and Z's story. Amanda is an exceptionally gifted author with the ability to bring the story to life with words. You actually experience the story as if you are there. She weaves the treads of the first two stories in the series together like magic. Her character development and plot advancement is spot on. You are rooting for Peony and Z to be able to overcome their difficulties and get ...more
Michel
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ahh amanda pillar continues her amazing new series in this book and its just as gut wrenchingly awesome as the first book though there are somethings i take issue with mainly some choices peony has thrust upon her i know theres fate and destiny and all that but i do sometimes hate having choices removed and paths forced upon you out of your control overall good read though we learned alot more about the world and characters and more about peony and dru and peony and z connection was firmly ...more
Louise Norton
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved book 2 in this series and can't wait to get stuck into book 3. This story is about Peony and Zadkiel (Z for short). Peony never imagined she would end up a slave who's then sold for breeding stock. Z was freed from imprisonment and determined to find the key to heavens heart. But a mysterious illness is affecting him and no-one knows what it is. Together they fight to stay alive against the Mortus demons. Will they be able to find the key or will they die trying. Pick up a copy to find ...more
Joann
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No spoilers of any kind included.
This book was freaking amazing!
I absolutely loved Z and Peony’s story that I actually pouted when I got to the end of the book because I didn’t want to leave their world.
Amanda Pillar is one mad story weaving genius, the characters and realities are freaking awesome!
I definitely look forward to the next book in this series because I have to know what else happens to these angels and demons.
So yes I most definitely do recommend this book to anyone who’s
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Kel Carpenter
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This second installment in the Heaven's Heart series is OFF THE CHARTS. So much happens in this book. So many twists and turns that build on what Deadly Passion started and set up beautifully for Winged Passion.

Peony has a different kind of strength I found a nice change, and she grows as a character do to circumstances. Her feelings for Z were sweet and he was the right mix of dominant but not controlling.

Fans of Kresley Cole, Nalini Singh, K.F. Breene, and Larissa Ione will love this series.
I
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Patricia Palmer
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book that I have read but Amanda Pillar. And I did not regret reading any of them. The first book Deadly Passion was just spark to ignite the fire in me but when I received a free copy of book two Benevolent Passion I volunteered to review it i taught Dru and Az had given me everything that I had ever wanted to read in a book but here comes sister # 2 Peony and Z. This winged Angel is too hot for me alone so for those of you who don't read this book as yet now is the time ...more
Ani
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book one left me in angst for Peony. What would the Mortus do to her, I hated the king and the Mortus way of life and it would ruin her. This book filled in some detail of Z and Peony’s time together and have more depth to their relationship. The angst in this book was intense. Z has to decide what he wants from his future and Peony is too selfless to say what she truly wants. The story was a great read and the flow just made it so easy to get wrapped up in the lives of these characters.

I just
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Nicole Henderson
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well let’s just say that life is a journey and sometimes it’s a tough one to walk. Peony and Z both have a tough path to follow and the journey is only just beginning. They do end up together in this book but getting there was no walk in the park, and keeping to it isn’t going to be any easier. There where lots of twist and turns in this story and the series has really only just started and it’s now left me wanting to read the next book all the more because I’m enjoyin the series that much.
Sydney
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just couldn't slow down on reading this book. Loved how it went back a gave Peony and Z's history before and after they met. Great story line with it meeting up with the pervious book and then going forward. Z learns not everything it nor what it seems and Peony learns that being a good person still means sometimes you have to fit your way there. Lots of action and their are lots of reveals in this one, you learn alot.
Danielle Carpenter
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don't usually read angels books, because of my views on angels and demons. This story is actually about love and purity of heart. It also suggests that there is procreation among angels and demons. The consequences of such actions are also explained. God even has prophecies for such actions. This story is actually quite humorous and I liked Peony and Dru, because of their uniqueness.
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Peony is a healer but she is now a slave to demons , Z is sick but he needs to find the Heavens Heart , these two are drawn together , her healing and his heart now they have to work together to keep him healthy and figure out

I love how this story is told and all the little twists and turns , I am so excited and can not wait for book 3
Tera Comer
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This is the second book in the Heaven's Heart series and OMG I could not wait to read Peony's story. As like the first book this one pulled me and and did not want to let me go. There is plenty of action and suspense revolving around Peony and Z to keep you pulled in till the last page. I can not wait to read the next book! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Vicky
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
These characters are so sweet - the kindest demon going and one of the youngest of the fallen Dart angels. The end of book one really had me worrying how Peony would cope. Sure, she had won over the Guild demons, but these are Mortus demons who she's been sold too. As for Z... Well. Read it and find out ...more
Crystal Smith
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Angels and demons, Oh My!

I stumbled onto these books and author by accident and i am so glad is did! This series gets better with each book and I’ve loved every word I’ve read so far. Peony is the silent but deadly character you can’t help by root for and Z accepting his fate made for such an amazing read. Can’t wait for more!
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
Utterly fantastic! I absolutely loved it! This can be read as a stand-alone but its best to be read in order to get the whole story.
The characters were enjoyable to read. They were the perfect balance for each other.
I do feel like there is so much more to this story but I’m hoping that the next books in the series will elaborate more.
Definitely can’t wait for more though!
Fallon Soye
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another one for the books

ITS SO GOOD!! Seriously people the second book following Peony and Z is just as good as the first. At first I was skeptical because I don’t like reading a series where each book follows a different character. But this book was definitely worth the read! You will not be disappointed and I definitely did not see it coming.
Juanita E. Arp
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book , it has a good storyline,is filled with action and intrigue. The chemistry between the characters is wonderful. I can't wait for more from this author. I received this book as a FREE ARC copy to read and I voluntarily leave this review. ...more
Jocelyn LeDonne
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good second book. I really enjoyed this story, great character and story line development. Strong female leads throughout both books, angels, demons and hidden secrets. I really like Peony and Zadkiel's story and it is a great paranormal fantasy romance series so far. I can't wait for book 3.
Michelle
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free and voluntarily reviewed. This story was interesting and enjoyable. The storyline was intriguing and unexpected in places, which was good. The characters were entertaining and engaging and their interactions were funny. A series I would continue.
Brittany
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometime when you read a good book and it’s the first in a series it almost feels like it peaked too soon. So I thought it couldn’t get any better than Book 1, but it did! I honestly laughed out loud at a few things and Z, the poor guy. I’ve got a soft spot for the clueless lad.
Katie Hoffman
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series. This is Z and Peony story. And I loved it. Love the storyline. Lot of action and romance. Wish is what I love reading about. This is the second book in series and so far my favorite. Can't wait to read next book in series.
Jenny Koch
Mehhh the love story was rather vapid and shallow. The world building, while fascinating, wasn't enough to make up for the bland romance.
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Amanda Pillar is an USA Today Bestselling author and editor who lives in Australia, with her husband and two cats, Saxon and Lilith.

Amanda has had numerous short stories published and has co-edited the fiction anthologies Voices (2008), Grants Pass (2009), The Phantom Queen Awakes (2010), Scenes from the Second Storey (2010), Ishtar (2011) and Damnation and Dames (2012). Her first solo anthology
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Heaven's Heart (4 books)
  • Deadly Passion (Heaven's Heart #1)
  • Winged Passion (Heaven's Heart #3)
  • Ascending Passion (Heaven's Heart #4)