I received this book for free from NetGalley.com . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Reaver Published by Forever Yours on December 17, 2013
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WARRIOR OF HEAVEN
Reaver is an angel with a past, a record, and a less-than-heavenly attitude. Powerful enough to fight alongside the fiercest battle angels-and crazy enough to risk his wings on a one-way mission to hell-he's agreed to go where no angel has ever gone before...to steal the most seductive and dangerous prize of Satan himself.
ANGEL OF HELL
Harvester is one of the Fallen, a once-heroic angel who sacrificed her wings to work as an undercover agent in hell. But now her cover has been blown, and she's been doomed to an eternity of agonizing torture. Even if Reaver can snatch her away from Satan's lair, even if they can fight their way out of the underworld's darkest depths, there is one thing Harvester can never escape-her newfound thirst for an angel's blood...
All I can say is HOLY CRAP!!! Well, I want to say more and use different words but I’m editing for language.
This has everything I had hoped for Reaver and more than I saw coming. Reaver gets his match in Harvester and as you find out more about their pasts you can’t help but mourn for what they’ve had to go through to get to where they are now.
Harvester was someone we all wanted to hate and did actively hate until we found out who she really was. In this book we find out even more of what makes her tick and find that she’s such a perfect match for Reaver and has been for centuries. She’s still kick ass and a bit mean but her softer side starts to show more and more even while she tries to hide it. I find that I adore her spirit and look forward to getting to see more of her in her new role. She’s never going to be soft, meek or mild but you know what… I like that she can be a bitch when needed but when the worst happens this is a woman you want on your side. What she went through to protect the Horsemen and then to protect and defend Reaver is absolutely amazing! I felt for her as we see what Yenireth put her through and how much she just wanted to be wanted for her not for what she could do for someone. She’s used to being used and having someone truly cherish her is something that causes her to get her defenses up even as she wants to pull them down.
Reaver… dear lord… such a naughty naughty angel. He’s something else but fans of the series know this and adore him for his smart-ass behavior. We get to see him in true form as he does things that could not only get him killed but also potentially start the war in earnest between Heaven and Hell. He takes no prisoners in his fight to find out more about his past but what he ends up finding out is more than he ever could’ve imagined. His struggle to do what is right is difficult to watch and his pain as he finds out about the major part he plays in Harvester’s decisions and life was breathtaking to read about. This is a man who at his core fights for what he believes in even when it goes against the rules that are supposed to keep everyone in check. As we watch him fall in love with his perfect match you get to see the struggle with what he wants and what his mind is telling him he shouldn’t want. I loved seeing the struggle and have to admit their back-and-forth is part of what makes their relationship smoulder. There is a lot of time to make up for and I hope we get to see more of them as they move forward.
Now… I just have to GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR a bit because there are some freaking Archangels I just want to ummmm KILL… actually KILL is a bit mild for what they deserve (one in particular) but hey… I’ll be good and wait to see if that one gets what is coming to him. It better be damn well painful… GRRRRR
Special thanks to NetGalley.com and the amazing team at Grand Central Publishing – Forever – for giving me the chance to get my hands on it early. I might’ve SQUEEEEEED a bit when I saw the email. You can send me Revenant any time now… *HINT HINT*