I received this book for free from NetGalley.com . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Revenant by Larissa Ione
Published by Grand Central Publishing on 2014-12-16
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
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HELL HATH NO FURY . . .
For five thousand years, Revenant believed he was alone in the world, a fallen angel beyond any redemption. Now he finds he has a twin brother who had all the light and love Revenant was denied. Caught in a tug of war between Heaven and Hell, he must weigh his thirst for revenge against his desire for a mysterious female named Blaspheme-a female whose very origins could deliver him into salvation . . . or destruction.
LIKE AN ANGEL SCORNED
Blaspheme has a deadly secret: she's the forbidden offspring of an angel and a fallen angel. Hunted by both heavenly and satanic forces, she has survived only by laying low and trusting no one. When Revenant claims he can save them both, how can she possibly believe him? But the powerful angel is persistence incarnate and for Blaspheme, there's no place she can hide in Heaven or Hell where he won't find her . . .
YES!!!! My wish that a certain Archangel gets what he damn well deserves has been fulfilled although I must be honest and admit that I could’ve dealt with seeing a bit more of what is going to completely happen to him. This was a wonderful story of a hero that isn’t 100% sure of his place and a heroine that has always been in hiding living a life that really isn’t hers.
I loved how we got to see both our beloved Reaver and Harvester in this book but it was definitely about Revenant and his beloved Blaspheme. These two are so strong that you can’t help but love when they start to let down their walls with each other. They both have issues from childhood and knowing where they belong as both of them have known nothing but fear and pain in the years that formed them.
Blaspheme has lived her entire life afraid that if anyone ever found out what she truly was that she’d be hunted and killed. She’s understandably upset when Revenant starts to notice her and while she finds she’s drawn to him she knows it can go nowhere. She’s got a lot of heart and loves her job at Underworld General but she’s always on guard and as her spell starts to wear off she is forced to start to deal with what to do now. She’s also put in the position to potentially do something about Gethel but at her core she isn’t a warrior who can kill but a healer who wants nothing more than to help those in need. I loved how she let people in even as it meant that she could be betrayed at any second. She truly wants to belong even as she knows that her secret not only is her death warrant but it could kill those closest to her.
Revenant… nummy nummy Revenant. I adored this cocky, broken soul even as I wanted to slap him for being such an ass. He’s something else and as you get to know more about him you will want nothing more than to cuddle and protect him (well and ummmmmm spend some quality time getting to know him in a “biblical” fashion *heh*) as he wasn’t given the best upbringing in the world. He’s at his core a good man and seeing him realize this with the help of Blaspheme was wonderful. He really did get the short end of the stick in many ways but as he discovers he got something his brother didn’t, time with their mother even as painful as it was.
This story was not an easy one and you really do need to have the backstory to fully appreciate it but I adored seeing everyone again even in the midst of this drama. There is something about seeing the love story develop but also seeing the relationship between a family start to click in place that makes me very happy. Revenant and Reaver may not ever be completely able to not fight each other but there is a bonding that happens in this book that makes it distinctly less volatile and healthier.
Special thanks to NetGalley.com and Grand Central Publishing for the chance to read this book.