Fallen Angel by Abbie Zanders
Series: Mythic #2
Also in this series: Faerie Godmother, The Oracle at Mythic, Wolf Out of Water
Published by Self-published on August 15th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal
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Fate or free will? Cynical human businessman David Michael Corrigan is a real take-charge kind of guy. Supremely confident, this multimillionaire has no tolerance for brown-nosing sycophants or parasitic bottom feeders looking for a free ride. When a scruffy-looking young woman shows up at his front door late one night to "help" his dying mother, he's sure it's a scam. The only reason he allows her to step foot in his house is because his mother likes her. It has nothing to do with the fact that she has the biggest, prettiest gray eyes he's ever seen, or that he can't seem to stop thinking about her. Ryssa has enough to deal with. Earth-bound and indentured in servitude in a Demon-run club, her best friend is a serial-killer's ghost and she lives in crummy apartment with a lactose-intolerant vampire. She doesn't need the scathing derision of a close-minded, condescending mortal male. Too bad her angelic nature won't allow her to forsake the powerfully good soul hiding beneath all that bristling arrogance. Nor will his conscience allow him to ignore his instincts that there is so much more beneath the surface of that beautiful, defensive street rat.
I’m really liking this new series by Ms. Zanders. I warn you, the heat level on these books has been abysmally low… ok, so it’s not that bad, but after her Callaghan Brothers series’ sexy hotness these have a totally different vibe and it’s something you have to get used to.
Ryssa is a fallen angel bound to service to a demon and waitressing at his club. At the same time, she helps people make the transition when the time comes to leave this world. She meets David, the son of a dying woman in such a situation, and he is a complete ass to her.
David is tired of the phonies trying to take advantage of his mother by promising miracle cures. When she tells him of a girl who can help her at the end, he thinks it’s just another scammer trying to get money.
So what if the scruffy girl that answers their summons has the most amazing eyes he’s ever seen. She’s still a fraud, right? But when she doesn’t act the way he expected doubt begins to creep up… though he doesn’t stop being a jerk to her.
Ryssa could do without David’s attitude, as her life is difficult enough. What if he is the first male to ever make her feel tingly all over? They have no chance of being together, they are too different, he is human and she… is not. And the complications not only don’t stop there but just keep piling up.
As I said, I really enjoyed Fallen Angel but I felt it had some of the same issues as the first in the series. Our couple doesn’t even begin to think about being a couple until well past the halfway point, and then they spend little time together as a real couple. They almost need to be forced to acknowledge their feelings but when they do they go from 0 to 260 in 2 seconds.
However and surprisingly, all of this didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story, I’m just loving these stories and can’t wait for more as there are lots of characters I’d like to see more of.
Sparkles’ Rating: 3.5+ “low steam but great story” Stars
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