Angel Betrayed by Cynthia Eden (The Fallen #2)

Angel Betrayed by Cynthia EdenAvailable: June 26th 2012 Amazon/B&N

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Kensington 

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

A LITTLE BIT OF ANGEL LUST.

Sammael – call him Sam – was an angel once. An angel of death. But the dispassionate, watch-from-above thing just wasn’t working for him when it meant watching evil torture innocent souls day in and day out. It might have cost him his wings, but these days, he gets to apply the direct method on the bad guys. Problem is, what’s making his life difficult is a bad girl…

Seline O’Shaw needs protection, and with the hounds of hell on her tail, she’s not going to quibble too hard about where she gets it. Sam’s virtue is questionable, but he’s smoking hot, massively powerful, and owes her a favor. So what if she’s getting a little case of angel lust? There are some damn deadly sins after her hide…

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Freedom is so close Seline can almost taste it. One last job, that’s it and she can finally be away from those that raised her. Killing Sammael won’t be an easy mark. He’s smart, doesn’t trust anyone and she doesn’t know what he is or what will kill him.

Sammael has been an angel of death for centuries. Now as a fallen angel he’s just as formidable and can still kill with a simple touch. Seline is hiding something and he’s sure of it. She may not know who he is, but he’s not sure about what she is either. But he’s willing to do whatever it takes to figure out her game.

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Oh Cynthia Eden….I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love your fantastical writing skills. Whenever I feel like I am going into a book slump, I know that if I open one of yours that slump will magically disappear. With each turn of the page you pull me deeper into your story and way to soon I read that last word and have to sadly wait for the next book to come out.

Angel Betrayed is the second book in Cynthia’s “The Fallen” series that focuses on angels who may look heavenly but have a bit of the dark side in them. Readers met Sammael in book one, Angel Of Darkness, and he made quite an impression on this reader then. He’s so cocky and keeps his emotions so shuttered that it became impossible not to want to know him. Seline had no idea just what she was getting into when she baited him to save her in a attempt to get him to help her cause.  The woman definitely had a brave streak a mile wide. Not only did she have the sexy man candy to deal with, but a whole heap of other trouble in the form of paying a debt and trying to leave a fold of people who are all she knows.

Seline, though her exterior was incredibly hard, was self conscience about her parentage and really wasn’t overly sure of what she could or could not do. Having nothing but a scary bedtime story of her past for information. Of course the information was given to her by the man who raised her and who could barely stomach the thought of her but used her to further his hidden agenda.

Sparks flew with these two…even with Seline being at least 1/2 succubus and Sam not being able to stay away from her even though everything told him to. I enjoyed watching these two realize that they didn’t have to be alone anymore. That they could count on someone other then themselves and that they deserved a bit of happiness.

Sammeal is def a alpha type male. I love how Cynthia manages to make her hero’s so strong and yet have some limitation in them that is stopping them from happiness. Watching all their past sins laid bare for the reader in order to finally move on to what they were meant to do, is a journey that I enjoy taking again and again. Cynthia Eden is a master that you need to experience for yourself!

Wonderful continuation of the story arc started in Angel Of Darkness that is leading up to book three- Angel In Chains- which I really hope delves more into Az (the now newly fallen angel) and his personality. I am completely infatuated with him and his bad boy attitude. Everyone seems to think he’s a bad guy, but the glimpses of humanity make me want to know more. Especially now that he is fallen and has to deal with the backlash from that.

I am a sucker for angel lore. I gobble up every story I can find with them and Cynthia is certainly indulging me with this series. Her writing is always engaging, always easy to read and always one of my favorites!

I give Angel Betrayed by  Cynthia Eden 5 stars! 

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