Series: Her Angel, #8
Published by Indie on August 1, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Cast out of Heaven and now the king of Hell, Lucifer is a powerful fallen angel warrior with a heart as cold as ice and soul as black as the bottomless pit. For millennia, he has ruled his realm with an iron fist as he plots the demise of his ancient enemies. When one of those enemies dumps an unconscious mortal female in the courtyard of his fortress and leaves her there, Lucifer finds himself entranced by the beguiling beauty and tempted beyond all reason. But is the enchanting Nina an innocent pawn in the eternal game or part of a plot against him?
Also available as part of the Dark And Damaged boxed set.
I’m always a sucker for an angel story, so that’s not much of a surprise. But what a wonderful shock to read one about THE bad boy angel, Lucifer. I’m not afraid to tell you, I flat out loved the little meanie. Lucifer was written as a complex, broken, yet sensually charming character, and I may have to blame Ms. Heaton for causing all the lusty thoughts that accompanied my reading of her novel.
Lucifer is stunned to see his enemy drop an unconscious woman at the doorsteps of his home — in HELL! He’s convinced his enemy is setting him up, and the tantalizing human, Nina, is no more than a spy of some kind. Well, he’s not the Devil for nothing, people. Lucifer will find out what their nefarious plot is, and he’s not going to be nice about it.
But… Nina isn’t at all what he expects. She’s kind, beautiful, and attracted to him. She also finds the tiny spark of goodness in him, which horrifies him as well as confuses him. How can he, THE DEVIL, be anything like the pure angel of heaven he once was? But Nina isn’t a spy. She has no idea who he is, or where she is (he keeps her indoors).
Their attraction was swift, but I didn’t mind that. The banter between them was funny and sexy, but it was seeing Lucifer through the author’s creative eyes that had me spellbound. I loved the world building, and I couldn’t figure out what the big secret was in the plot, which is something I pride myself on. That’s good writing!
If there’s a quibble, it’s of the most obvious variety. How, in all that is holy, could a woman be told by a dude that his name is “Lucifer” and not have her bat an eyelash? If a man told me that was his name, I’d drown him in holy water and then GTFO! Still, names notwithstanding, I loved the story and I recommend it for other angel fans.