Monday, August 8, 2016

Saving Her Angel (Archangels #3) by Missy Jane

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Title: Saving Her Angel
Author: Missy Jane
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: August 8, 2016
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Paranormal

*I received a free copy of this book from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review*

Eleanor has loved her boss Cam from afar for years, but now he wants to retire and send her away. Tearing her heart out would have been kinder.

Archangel Camael must never fall for a woman. If he does, he’ll lose his angelic powers, and he will age like a human. Protecting humans from evil is paramount and has meant periodically reinventing his identity to avoid rousing suspicion. But as his desire grows for his secretary, Eleanor, duty feels more like a burden, because he can’t imagine starting a new life without her.

He can never fall in love.

A force of evil is wreaking havoc and Cam and his Archangel brothers scramble to determine and thwart the cause. The key lies in Eleanor’s tormenting memories, but if they push her too hard, she might snap. Cam must walk the delicate line between protecting Eleanor, appeasing his brothers, and saving the world.
 Yet again, I found myself eager to read a book that is not the first of the series. Saving Her Angel just sounded so good, I couldn't help myself. It is, in fact, the third book in the Archangels series by author Missy Jane, but I never felt lost or confused by the story. The focus was centered on the two main characters, Camael and Eleanor, with just enough interaction with Cam's Archangel brothers to make me extremely interested in reading more about them in subsequent (and previous) books.

I may have mentioned this a time or two before, but I love a good alpha male. Not the kind that forces his decisions or comes off as just a brute. I mean the kind that will move mountains for the one he loves, always taking her feelings in consideration; while he's always there to catch her if she falls, he lets her be her own person. This also requires the female protagonist to not play helpless victim all of the time as well, to be strong and willing to go the distance for her partner, but also to accept help when needed or know when a task is too dangerous for a human. We get the best of both worlds with Cam and Eleanor (or Elle, as he called her). Cam was tough, compassionate, and loyal. He didn't want to do anything that he felt would hurt his brothers, but he also was beginning to have serious feelings for Elle. With the demons plotting and scheming, he had to make some really tough decisions; while Elle was in the forefront of his mind, he also had to think about the billions of people around the world that needed protecting as well. Elle was awesome too. She wasn't afraid to stand up to Cam and let him have it if he irritated her and she didn't complain about being thrust into the middle of the angel/demon fight. She was willing to help at every turn, even if it sounded like a suicide mission. Above everything else, they refused to give up on each other even when things looked bleak. 

The story moved along quickly and smoothly, which made it impossible to put down. In a small way, it reminded me of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Camael and his brothers were always there for each other and had such a tight bond that I loved. It's always nice to have a series like this because even though the book is finished, Cam and Eleanor are sure to pop up to assist in future adventures. 

If I was hard-pressed to say something critical about this book, I would say that Cam used the word "baby" too much when talking to Elle. It's okay once in a while as a term of endearment, but it was a little overdone in this case. It did make me laugh though, because it reminded me of my mom. I got her into the Stephanie Plum series and she hated when Ranger would call Stephanie "babe"; he did it so often. She was forever complaining about that. Also, I wish the epilogue had been just a little longer. That's just me being selfish though and wanting more time with these characters!

There aren't a ton of sex scenes in this book, but the couple that are included between Cam and Elle are electric. I seriously got goosebumps as I was reading. I like how he took charge and was determined to make her feel good, which she later reciprocated.

If you're a fan of otherworldly books, especially those dealing with angels and demons, then you will definitely not be disappointed with Saving Her Angel. It was sexy and romantic, with hints of danger and humor, and I can't wait to read more from Missy Jane!
If you would like to learn more about author Missy Jane, visit her website and connect with her on Twitter and Google+.

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