I’m combining the first two books of this series in to a single post because I think this is an intriguing concept and my hope is we get quite a few more entries in this series. While you do not need to read the two in order I think it helps because you have the premise and rules they live by if you read the first one.
Investigative journalist Kendall Glynn is horrified when a friend and colleague signs off permanently during a live newscast, jabbing a pen into his jugular. Kendall’s no expert, but judging by the strange white veil in the anchorman’s eyes, she would swear he was a man possessed.
A descendant of the accursed Nephilim, Zeke Reece prowls San Francisco by night, keeping the city free from paranormal phenomena. But even he is no match for whatever malevolent force is behind a recent rash of murder-suicides. And when a beautiful tenacious reporter becomes the next target, Zeke has no choice but to stay close to her, until he can find the evil spirit and cross it over.
The closer Kendall gets to the truth, the more danger she’s in. Fortunately, a sexy and mysterious masked stranger keeps swooping in to the rescue. Kendall’s life depends on finding who or what is responsible for the killings, before it finds her.
Kendall has a wild night in that she sees her co-worker/friend kill himself on live television right after he attempts to kill another co-worker. She swears she sees a milky white film over his eyes and when she tells this to a paramedic on scene she not only senses he knows what she is talking about but that he is someone she wants to get to know more in a personal way. I mean she shouldn’t think that after what she just went through but it is what it is. She’s stubborn which helps her with her job as an investigative journalist but in this case puts her in the path of more odd behavior and puts her life in jeopardy.
Zeke is trying to keep people safe from demons and ghosts but Kendall has gotten under his skin in a personal way and he just can’t seem to let her go. He’s a paramedic by day and a vigilante by night. His big secret deals with his ancestry as he is an offspring of a long ago liaison between an angel and a mortal that is forbidden. It is his belief that him keeping the city quiet when it comes to other-worldy activity that he and his family will be able to live in peace without the divine wrath wiping them off the planet.
I have to say the relationship went from 0-100 in a very short span of time but the idea of these people who are so convinced they are still condemned was intriguing and I want to read more.
Feel nothing. Sara Savitch’s personal mantra has been hard to live by ever since her torrid one-night stand with army doctor Gideon Mandeville. Descended from the Seraphim, angels known as heaven’s soldiers, Sara may be an expert fighter, but she’s an amateur when it comes to relationships.
Physically unharmed, but still battle-scarred, Gideon has returned to Dallas in the hopes of regaining his faith in humanity—and in himself. Instead he’s walked into a nightmare. His father is on a serial killer’s hit list, and has hired a personal bodyguard—the very woman who has haunted Gideon’s dreams for a year.
As Sara works to build an impenetrable fortress around her client, she yearns to tear down the one around Gideon’s heart. With his bitter rejection of warriors, will he ever be able to accept her true nature? Sara must find a way to trust Gideon with her secret as the killer closes in
This was my favorite out of the two released thus far. The relationship was not quite as hurried in that the pair had met prior to this although didn’t truly know one another.
Sara is a bodyguard/security specialist that has been put in charge of protecting an old family friend. The part that she dreads is running in to Gideon (the son) who she had a one-time extremely hot interlude with before he deployed to Afghanistan. She tried sending him emails and keeping in contact but he just disappeared. She’s surprised when she runs in to him at the compound and he tests her abilities. He’s a different man since he came back and she’s not sure why he seems to hate her so much but she puts the walls back up she’s so good at. This is a woman who is sure of her place in her family business but floundering on any personal interactions which made me sad to see. I understood it once you learn her secret but it was still a sad thing to witness.
Gideon was something else. At times I wanted to haul off and kick his ass with what he was doing to Sara but as you get to see more of what happened to him while overseas and watch him struggle with his feelings for Sara… you do forgive the man. He’s sexy and damaged but only wants to protect his father and the woman he can’t get out of his head. I liked how he came to terms with what she is but mainly I liked that once he realized exactly what he was doing to her he stepped back and admitted to being a complete ass. He’s a great guy and man oh man would I not mind being cooped up with him. 🙂
This felt like a much stronger storyline but both stories had their moments and I look forward to more.
Thanks to NetGalley.com and Carina Press for giving me the chance to read these in exchange for my honest reviews. As always I have the Carina Press link on the side on my site if you want to pick these up.