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Between an angel and a desperate woman comes salvation and a raw passion that challenges them at every turn… When Aurora Robinson attempts to open a rift between dimensions to embrace her true heritage, an arrogant Archangel is the only one who can save her from the jaws of hell. And while she owes Gabriel her life, she's determined not to fall at his feet-despite the desiBetween an angel and a desperate woman comes salvation and a raw passion that challenges them at every turn… When Aurora Robinson attempts to open a rift between dimensions to embrace her true heritage, an arrogant Archangel is the only one who can save her from the jaws of hell. And while she owes Gabriel her life, she's determined not to fall at his feet-despite the desire she feels whenever they're together.After his wings were brutally destroyed millennia ago, Gabriel has no compassion for humans like those who ruined him and betrayed the ones he loved. But when he inexplicably finds himself defying ancient protocols to rescue a woman from a fate worse than death, he is shocked by the searing attraction he feels for a mortal.As the ancient forces that seek to punish Aurora for her actions close in, Gabriel offers the tempting woman protection at his private sanctuary. But as they both succumb to their desires, they discover an even deeper connection-one that threatens to consume them....

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Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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Archangel of Mercy Reviews

  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    2019-01-23 00:00

    This review will perhaps be a bit confusing because I will laugh at and love the book at the same timeIt was a shock, but even with some extremely ridiculous lines I managed to absolutely love this book First some things about the book you need to know...1. There are some seriously ridiculous lines in this one, especially at the beginning of the book :D I couldn't stop laughing at it, seriously I have to admit, the more I read the writing got better (it was still funny, but not totally stupid), but then, maybe my brain got used to it and ignored it all because I just couldn't stop reading it :DDD2. I'm a total fan of angel books, BUT I don't like it when they pick a famous one. In this case it was Gabriel. Beautiful name, but it sucks cause I couldn't get the song "Gabriel's Message" by Sting out of my head. Damn irritating :D great song though ahahahahhaha3. The story - the beginning was a bit rough and I couldn't understand a bit of it, astral planes and dimensions and portals and stuff like that. Lucky me, it became very interesting and I just couldn't put it down 4. The mythology - well, you'll get a bit of everything in this one :D Angels, demons, other planets and galaxies, teleportation, auras, astral planes, aliens and a bunch more :D But I didn't mind it really ahahahah some of it made me laugh, some was simply ridiculous but hey, I enjoyed reading it, what the hell, it can be a bit far-fetched :D5. Aurora :D that girl has some sick mind I have to tell you that mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha But she gets better later in the book :D and a big shocker, she didn't get on my nerves one bit :D I did laugh at her a lot of times though eheheheh :D I'm just terrible, I know 6. Gabe - I totally love the guy! He's an archangel and used to being worshiped, so he can't help but be shocked that Aurora doesn't grovel at his feet :DDD He's like a million years old, and it's hard to cut through some thing's he's gotten used to, but he manages somehow :DAnyway, I laughed at him too, gosh almost everything he says is so freaking funny :D But later I just fell in love with him I guess so my brain refused to see any ridiculous lines, I just saw the swoony ones 7. It just happens that today I answered a poll about rating a book, what would make you rate it 5 stars. My answer was "Cause I love it. It's a purely emotional response"Same goes to this book :D At first I just thought it was going to be stupid, and some parts maybe were, as were some lines, but at the end of it, I just totally loved it, no matter the writing or characters. I really enjoyed reading it and I think that's the most important part :) 8. I can't think of anything else to say so I'll give you a bit of quotes to have fun, some quotes are in the status updates if you want to take a look, below the review :DThis is the most epic line ever "She was being turned on by an unconscious man. It was sad and also, if she thought about it, slightly depraved, but she couldn’t help it. He might be out cold, but his cock was the hottest thing she’d felt in years.""He was breathtaking. Just as she’d always imagined a fallen angel must look like, radiating sex and sin from every pore. She wanted to bask in his radiance. What she really needed was to get a grip.""He couldn’t recall the last time he’d seen a woman blush. They often became speechless or incoherent when he chose them, but since conversation was the last thing he was looking for when it came to a quick fuck that never bothered him."...and made the fatal error of looking up and catching his smoldering gaze.For long seconds she remained captivated by the stunning beauty of his eyes. All she really wanted to do was drop to her knees, crawl across the floor and worship at his feet.""By rights Aurora should now gasp in shock and perhaps collapse onto her knees and grovel at his feet. He’d know what to do with her then. Sweep her into his arms, comfort her and screw her senseless.""Her lips parted in obvious shock. She was in the perfect position to take him into her mouth.""It was obvious she had no intention of shutting up. He’d seduce her and exhaust her so thoroughly her brain would require all its power to maintain basic life functions.""His blood thundered in his arteries, cock strained against his pants, and even though she could do with a damn good shower he couldn’t wait.They could shower afterward.""Only her clear exhaustion and inability to keep her eyes open for longer than a few sleepy seconds had prevented him from following through with his insatiable lust."LOVE THIS ONE <3“She’s under my protection.” Gabe was obviously irritated enough for the both of them, if the glare he was directing at Zad was any indication. “No one touches her.”And this one is totally Gabe ahahahah“Why do you defy me at every turn?” It wasn’t a threat. He sounded as if it was a revelation that not only she dared to defy him, but he’d not struck her down long ago for doing so. And so, 5 stars for this one :D Loved every second of it, whether I was laughing at it or just loving it :D*thanks V for doing a buddy with me :D You find the best books eheheh*

  • Vishous
    2019-02-07 23:44

    *ARC courtesy of Berkley Heat via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*But I got myself an e-book just so I could quote this epic lines!The moment he fell on top of her, literally, was the moment I fell for this book!This book was E-P-I-C-! EPIC!!!!!When I started reading this I couldn't get into the story, something about astral planets, projections, blah, blah, blah....But then something crushed Aurora! Something hard and big and even unconscious still hard and big and with the beauty of angel...Someday I will get in my backyard, look at the sky, try to meditate and hope that somebody like Gabriel will fall on me and crush me... he can even be unconscious too...."she was being turned on by unconscious man. it was sad and slightly depraved but she couldn't help it. he might be out cold but his [email protected] was the hottest thing she'd felt in years""She was aroused, wet and had am amnesiac stranger to deal with."OMG, I don't even know where to start... how to start...this book made me laugh like crazy! I really could not believe what am I reading. First i read it to make fun of it, because come on, it's not possible not to laugh at the lines and characters, but then somewhere I got hooked and sucked in the story! And trust me this story has everything! From archangels, demons, aliens, astral projections, teleportations, galaxies, to solving case of kidnapping, to sex (the sex scenes were actually pretty pretty good, very very good, actually I would really love for him to tie me up:D), love, fight, ridiculous dialogues, clubs on other planets, lost love and in the end reincarnation of souls!U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E!So when it comes to characters... I loved them all!!!! Aurora:"without meaning to her glance slid to his crotch.he was still aroused as ever. SHE REALLY WAS A SAD PERVERT.""the zipper on his jeans was undone and although she tried not to stare at his black underwear it was impossible not to.because the silky material strained over his massive erection and really WHERE ELSE COULD A GIRL LOOK BUT THERE?"indeed... where else?!But the most I adored Gabriel! Ahhhh Gabe....the effect he has on EVERY FEMALE, because if you didn't know archangels have that effect, they even can make you come with "entering" your mind:"Oh god. he was big all right.... Damp? She was more then damp. She was WET.""... RADIATING SEX AND SIN FROM EVERY PORE. SHE WANTED TO BASK IN HIS RADIANCE."?!?!?!?!?!"a moan vibrated.... "that's it" he growled against her lips ."don't hold back. i want to hear your screams. i want to hear how much you want me inside you."Gabe, as an archangel, was full of himself to the highest level. He couldn't believe she, as a human, didn't fall at her kness and start kissing his feet... omg he was hilarious! "He was used to mortals passing out in his presence. But usually they did that the second they met him, not twenty minutes later.""Sooner or later she'd succumb to the desire in her blood and she would come to him. In the meantime he intended to find a couple of willing females and fuck their primitive brains out."By the end of the story I was the one that wanted to "bask in his radiance"!How could you not?!?!?!"Arousal was flooding every cell of his body as if he'd been nanoseconds from orgasm.And despite the last few moments, he still had a hard-on massive inconvenience ("excruciating hard-on").""He stood over her like a conquering barbarian: naked, aroused and holding a deadly dagger"[image error]As i said, first you will laugh at his lines but later you will really fall for him and will be swooning all the time!!!!! This man/archangel will win your heart in a second!!!!!"Fight all you like. You're not going anywhere.Get off me.You're where you belong.I don't belong here.You belong wherever I say you do.You abducted me."So trust me ladies, you will have fun with this book! You will laugh like crazy and then you will love this egomaniac and everything that comes out of his mouth :DDD

  • Ren
    2019-01-25 03:36

    e-ARC provided by NetGalley3 starsAurora Robinson is a psychic. She can open the dimension between Earth and another dimension in hope to retain her mother memories and sanity. Her mother is not human and meet Aurora's father in dream before she then decide to live in Earth. That's when she knocked out flat by a gorgeous male with blond hair and sexy body. But he act as jerk, consider him as Archangel Gabriel, Archangel of Mercy and demand Aurora worship him in his feet. I will said "in your dreams!". Alas Aurora just said it in her mind while she is pinned to Earth and her libido elevated. Can't blame her tho. I mean, if I pinned by gorgeous male, I will do the same.Okay, back to my review. Gabriel aka Gabe, don't know why he come in Ireland, Aurora's home while he plan to go to Manhattan with his fellow Archangel, Mephisto. He try to seduce her after it, but then violet lightning come, and there some ET creature called The Guardian want to capture Aurora because she is find guilty to breach the dimension. So, Gabe bring her to his home in the middle of nowhere that turn its an island in Bermuda Triangle. Gabe is not like usual archangel in angel's story. He more like alien, because he can transport to another planet. His kind created by a goddess, one of Alpha Immortals. But he and his comrade hate his Goddess so they now life on their own.Aurora that feel trapped in Gabe's home discovered the picture of his deceased family and recognized that Helena, Gabe's long deceased daughter worn a same necklace with her own. Is Aurora decendant of angels as well? Turn that Gabe once have a wife that is Nephilim or archangel's descendant. When the Great Flood come he lost them both, that's why he can't forgive himself. He want to love Aurora, but fear he will betrayed Eleni, his deceased wife. Beside Aurora is a mortal. Their chance to live happily ever after is small. Beside try to not fall in love for Aurora, Gabe have a request to save a child from another planet system. A child that he recognized in horror had been abducted by Guardians. Aurora try to help him to save the children, but Gabe afraid he will endanger her more. Can Gabe save the child? Can Aurora finally succcess in breach dimension to bring back her mother's memories? And can Gabe accept his feeling to Aurora, even she just a mere mortal?Archangel of Mercy is a case where a book with a great cover doesn't meet your expectation. I'm a cover whore and angel story ho. So, when the author said there's an e-galley of Archangel of Mercy available on NetGalley, I request it. But its so difficult for me to understand what the author try to tell me with the story. Archangel of Mercy is a mix of paranormal romance with science fiction. There are psychics, alien (yes, you hear me right!), archangel who is not your usual angelkind, not a Biblical angelic even there's nephilim and demon too. Then, a galaxy, pirates, astral plane,reincarnation, apocalypse thing (or armageddon), yada yada yada. I swear my head almost explode when read this.I discover there a reviewer write endorsement by Laurie London, that Nalini Singh and J.R.Ward fans will love this. I'm a devoted Nalini Singh fans through her Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter. While archangels in Archangel of Mercy like those angels in Guild Hunter which is of course not from Bible, they're so much different! And I'm still prefer Guild Hunter, because at last the angel world is written in detail and clear. I'm understand the hierarchy and their habit. Not like tha archangel of this book which still have some mysteries. As for J.R.Ward, there's so much endorsement of new book that compare it to BDB lately. I'm sorry to say, BDB still better. I would love if there's no "J.R.Ward fans will love this", etc etc on the cover or praise. Since its seems unfair to compare any new authors with Ward :(I admit I'm also frustating since I don't have a clue about the story :|. As for the characters, I just can connect with Aurora since she have bone. Yes, she lusted after Gabe but she isn't cowering in the corner when he go alpha-jerk to her. Gabe is a jerk but also a tortured hero. That's make some of his actions understable but doesn't mean I have to like him. Another characters is interesting to read, like Gabe's fellow Archangel Zadkiel, Azrael and the enigmatic Mephisto. There's demon appearance as well. Seems like the author using so many myth to create the beginning of angels and demons, but still I hardly understand. So much world building, but the explanation just a little. The ending kinda save this book, since the author go in unusual route. As for the erotic part, I think its just at steamy level. Ms Ashcroft can write good sexual tension scenes and the actual sex is well written too.If you like your paranormal romance with some of science fiction element (or vice versa), you will love this. As for me, sadly I just find Archangel of Mercy just okay. Maybe I can entertain myself with seeing the cover. Yes, the cover is awesome :*sigh* :(

  • Alisa
    2019-02-16 03:39

    1st book of 2013! WOOT! And it started out with a good bang. This is ... oh boy.. 4 stars or 5 stars? I think I'll settle on 4.5 stars :0)It was SO good. It's got the strong heroine, the alpha hero, a great plot.. angels.. demons.. smut ;) All I could ever ask for. Ooh, and a bit of heartbreak too. I always feel bad for heroines or heroes who comes into the lives of their significant other after their SO's previous beloveds had passed away. I feel that, even they don't mean to, they are competing with dead people. How do you do that? How do you get passed that? Maybe I'm just not at that point in my life where I'm mature enough to handle that... but that's me. And he also lost a CHILD :0( EEK.This book just really pulled me in and I couldn't wait to finish it and it was interesting from beginning to end. How the heroine was trying to fit all the pieces of the puzzle together was fascinating too. Um, alpha archangel Gabriel was just hotness personified. And the heroines past was ... mind-blowing when you figure it out. Made me happy. Great book :0)

  • Ash Wednesday
    2019-02-12 02:37

    If only this book went the whole hog, stuck with its campy brilliance and came with a pop-up diagram for the paranormal aspect. The dialogue had legendary epictude potential:"Am I hurting you?” He ground the words between his teeth. He gave the impression he was in physical pain. “I’m going as slow as I can. Your brain is beautiful.” Or dispensing words of wisdom you can totally quote to your children:“With the right one.” Zad finally turned to look at him, and Gabe gritted his teeth against the fleeting desolation he glimpsed in the depths of Zad’s dark eyes. “Sex heals the soul.”Or just plain.... Huh?“I’d like to watch you work out."That one came from Aurora during sex after asking Gabe if he's genetically perfect or if he goes to the gym.I think this would have worked better as a contemporary romance, in the tradition ofWallbangerand the like. Because anytime the paranormal aspect comes up, it just loses whatever footing it has gained plot-wise amidst snorts and chuckles. The story starts in Ireland, where Aurora Robinson is trying to reach the astral planes in the hopes of helping her mother remember her heritage, which is not of this world. Yeah, try to wrap your mind around THAT one. While trying to do this, she'd inadvertently pulled the archangel Gabriel from... Manhattan, into her backyard and from there starts what could only be described as paranormal fantasy diarrhea.I honestly didn't want to review this because I don't know how seriously does the author want me to take this. But the attention she gave to the mythology and the creatures she had popping everywhere were so detailed that its hard to pass it on as... tongue in cheek. You have different worlds, galaxies, planes of existence and dimensions. I stopped following what co-exists with what in a given reality because I also had to keep track of the archangels, the demons, the nephilim, aliens(!), pirates (!!), and the Guardians. Each of these beings have their own rules and alliances, which are immortal and not-so immortal, which are after the other... Halfway through the book I probably could've learned Mandarin AND play the flute with all the effort I exerted keeping track of everyone. Oh and there's Gabe's side job as a "private investigator" to the universe. You know, just for shits and giggles.I just wish Gabe and Aurora stuck with exchanging smoldering, mesmeric or feral gazes and banged all the way through. Never mind the countless repetitions of Aurora/Gabe's sexual longing for the other (it got really redundant early on), their dialogue was crazy funny enough that I didn't mind much that Aurora sounds like she's just discovered sex.Gabe is just an all around alpha horndog.I'm however, not a fan of the Eleni/Aurora ret-con. I don't take to the concept of a one true beloved for eternity. It takes away a realism that makes things in a book, yes even in a paranormal, interesting emotionally.I'm a fan of this sub-genre and I appreciate campy humor as much as the next reader. But I like it better when it's clear if I'm laughing by myself or laughing with the writer.

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    2019-01-30 03:53

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy See site review for similar titlesLong running series like Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunters and Meljean Brook’s The Guardians prove that readers are still clamoring for hot paranormal romances featuring angels. Hoping to feed the demand, Christina Ashcroft introduces a new series featuring Archangels with scorching hot romance. In ARCHANGEL OF MERCY, the hero delivers on the scorching hot promise, but may be too alpha for some readers.There are going to be readers who are really put off by Gabe, the fallen archangel hero. He is initially very dismissive of Aurora (“I have no need to ever justify my actions to anyone. Least of all to you.”) and he has his own definition of the word ‘no’. He walks a very fine line between forced seduction and just plain force. Due to his supernatural senses, Gabe is attuned to Aurora’s involuntary physical responses, and totally dismisses her numerous and forceful protests (“Fight all you like. You’re not going anywhere.”). I get that he’s a millennial old being who has reason to disdain humans, and I get that he’s very accustomed to getting what he wants when he wants it, I even get that to him, he truly doesn’t see anything wrong with forced seduction. But for me, I’ll admit to feeling slightly uncomfortable in several places.“Get off me.” She glared up at him, breasts heaving just inches from his chest, desire snaking through every word. “You bastard! Where the hell am I?”Her disrespect, far from enraging him, tightened the need in his gut, heightened the throb in his temples…“You’re where you belong.” The words were little more than a growl and to reinforce her position he dragged his hand from the back of her neck, curled his fingers around the top of her tank and ripped the material in two.Her entire body quivered beneath him and her free hand suddenly gripped his throat. It didn’t hurt. She was incapable of hurting him. But it was surprising.“I don’t belong here.” Her fingers dug in deeper…I like Alpha males who are controlling and cocky and even a little dangerous. I like that the kind of women who end up with them are just as strong. With Gabe, he’s an acquired taste. He pushes even my limits of acceptable alpha male behavior particularly during the hotter scenes that are told from his point of view. Keep in mind that this is from Berkley’s Heat imprint, so it is very erotic. Initially, Gabe sees Aurora as little more than a walking hole (something she rightly calls him out on), but even when he reigns in on the quasi criminal caveman behavior, the plot gets somewhat convoluted and pulls in one of my least favorite story tropes to explain Gabe’s ‘inexplicable’ attraction for Aurora.Overall, not my favorite angel paranormal romance. It is hot, and I liked the semi Sci-fi direction they took with the angel mythology that nicely sidestepped any religious dogma, but Gabe’s behavior is challenging to accept. If you are at all sensitive to even a hint of dubious consent, you’ll probably want to skip this one. According to the author’s website, this is the first in a planned series. If I had to guess, I’ll bet Gabe’s friend Mephisto will be the hero in the next book.Sexual Content:Several graphic sex scenes. Including hints of forced seduction

  • Jess
    2019-02-11 04:01

    Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsBlog rating: CAurora is trying to find a way to help her mother, who’s mentally slipping away. Aurora is using her mind to try to breach dimensions when an earthquake of sorts brings her back to her physical body and tackled by one confused and pissed off archangel, Gabriel. He has no memory of how he went from a club in New York to Ireland where Aurora is, but when he sees a violet light open up near Aurora, he knows that trouble, also known as the Guardians, are looking for her and he teleports them to the only safe place he can think of, his home on a private island. What follows is an introduction to many arrogant immortals, travelling around space and dimensions that had me thinking about Star Wars, and an unlikely romance with strong ties to Gabe’s past.At the start, I had a hard time liking any male character that was introduced on page. They all came off as frankly, asses. Within seconds of meeting Aurora, Gabe just wants sex with her, to get her out of his system and move on and he can’t understand why in the world she resists him. Him! An Archangel! Thankfully, he grew on me in a good way as the story progressed and I really got caught up in their adventures during the second half of the book. The main plot surrounds their romance, a missing girl that Gabe is working to find and trying to figure out why the Guardians want Aurora.This couple had attraction from the start. They went from hard, rough and fast sex to dealing with feelings that were stronger than they should be after knowing each other for such a short amount of time. Archangel’s have only one beloved, ever. Gabe had his shot at love thousands of years ago and lost not only his love but his daughter. Aurora steam rolls through everything he thought he knew about what should be and he finds in her a connection to his past he never thought possible. Slight spoiler alert: I couldn’t help but think about another paranormal romance couple’s story and how closely it resembled this one. It’s unfortunate, because in no other way does this story read the same, but there’s one specific element to their romance that was hard for me to not compare to this other couples. I’ll be curious to know if anyone else catches this or finds the connection a little too similar.As far as Gabe and Aurora as characters, I connected with Aurora much easier at the start. She’s a human with a little touch of something else, courtesy of her mother. She’s a bit of an anomaly, not even the immortals know for sure what she is. She’s mortal, but there are things she can do that don’t scream 100% human for her. Gabe, who is a very old immortal, has seen it all, done it all, and at the start just wants sex with Aurora. He grew on me. I definitely liked him more as he softened toward Aurora and started feeling more love than just raw lust. I ended up liking the man he became with Aurora in his life and after a rocky romantic start, he redeems himself.I found the world building to be typical of a book 1, very detailed and at times confusing to follow. There is the element of the paranormal, the immortals, Gods, Goddesses, demons and such. But there’s also an added twist of their world and traveling beyond Earth, into other dimensions and galaxies. It’s a very unique set up and I think coming back into this world in book 2, it’ll be easier to jump right in and get a quicker grasp on all the details. There are also a few supporting characters introduced that have me intrigued. Gabe’s fellow archangels and one demon, all of whom have my interest in their potential stories.The ending left me scratching my head a bit. (view spoiler)[ Gabe, an immortal who has lived thousands of years, can teleport and travel through galaxies becomes mortal at the end. Now, I guess from a romantic stand point this is good, but I don’t for one second believe that an immortal is going to be happy being stuck on Earth for the rest of his mortal life. I’m a fan of the exact opposite happening. There were enough questions about Aurora and her history through her mother that made me, along with the other characters, wonder just what she was. She didn’t come off as a human, there are threads of something else and it would have made much more sense for her to have some level of immortality in her. After Gabe’s big change, the story ends. It’s very abrupt and I needed more than just Gabe’s no longer an immortal, the end. (hide spoiler)] I can’t say that the ending completely ruined the story for me, but I did lower my rating because of it, and I finished the book thinking that just doesn’t seem right, instead of thinking about their happy romantic end.After a rocky start and a questionable ending, I felt like the bulk of the story was interesting and Aurora and Gabe pulled me into their world and romance. The world that Christina Ashcroft created felt unique and different and I do look forward to seeing where she takes this series. I just hope that the future immortal lead characters have a very different ending than Gabe did.

  • Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
    2019-02-06 04:46

    Rating: 4Heat Rating: 4 out of 5This is a difficult review for me to write. I really liked this book but there were a ton of things that were wrong with it. I want you to understand however that I found Archangel of Mercy thoroughly engaging despite its many flaws and I think you should try it.Let's start with Gabe. He is an extremely unlikable hero. He's a complete elitist who looks down on everybody around him. He treats our heroine Aurora like crap for a good part of the book and expects her to be thrilled with his obnoxious behavior. In spite of all these defects though I found Gabe enjoyable once we got to know the real man. I'm just sorry it took so long to reveal the gem that he truly is.Another thing that can be considered a flaw in this book was the world-building. Talk about intricate and multilayered! I had a difficult time keeping up with all the info that this book contained. I mean, I understand needing to spend a good portion of the first book in a series on the world-building but I think that this was a bit too much. I can see readers getting lost. Nonetheless the world was fascinating and amazing. I applaud Ashcroft's creativity and imagination. She managed to combine fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi. She even managed to talk about Archangels and demons while totally sidestepping any religious complications. Very impressive.Something else that I found off about this book was despite all detail there was practically no info about Aurora's mother's home world. That didn't make sense to me. Why put so much effort into creating one world while not even bothering to name another?While I can forgive a lot of the screw-ups in this book there is one major omission in the story that I can't forget about. It's slightly spoilerish but it needs to be said. How the hell does Gabe have his beloved's necklace? There is just no logic in that. I simply can't comprehend how he would have it with the circumstances that the author created.There are a couple of other bothersome things about this book, including a scene where Gabe somewhat forces himself on Aurora but I think I highlighted the major ones.One thing that I can't find fault with in this book was the sexual tension between the protagonists. Holy hotness did they throw off sparks! Their passion was exhilarating and the scenes were absolutely delicious. Be prepared from some serious sexing!Now I know that I've just given you a bunch of things that was messed up about this book but I honestly mean it when I say that I that I really enjoyed this novel. From the very moment Gabe fell into Aurora's lap I was riveted and engrossed in the story.This is the first novel by Christina Ashcroft that I've read but I can guarantee that it won't be the last. If you're into dark heroes with tortured pasts and intense sexual desires that will have the pages sizzling in your hands, then I suggest you read Archangel of Mercy.

  • Cocktails and Books
    2019-02-16 07:31

    I loved this cover when I received the book from the publisher. I figured my love of the cover would equate to my love of the book. WRONG! I could only get myself to read 128 pages of this book and that was forcing myself to get to that point. I hated both of these characters. Gabe, the Archangel Gabriel, was the biggest ass I have ever met in a book (and I generally like the guys with the worst attitudes because they generally have the soft squishy centers). He used woman (human and otherwise) as his play things and moved on. He may have had a crap attitude before he found himself on top of Aurora Robinson in the middle of an Irish field, but he was downright unlikable with Aurora. He saw her as a lesser being and felt he could order her around like a pet. When she balked at his commands, he got even surlier (if that's even possible). His whole demeanor was a turn off...even when he was attempting to do the right thing.Then there was Aurora. She's trying to help her mother when she finds herself with a god-like, Gabe on top of her. From the moment she meets him, she's attracted to him. She flip flops gawking over his supreme hotness and being mad at the way he treats her. He constantly belittles her and reminds her of how superior he is to her, while he holds her captive at his home. She's mad out of his sight, but as soon as he's near she's in all out lust. If all this wasn't bad enough (and believe me, Gabe was borderline abusive up to his point), there are the events at the demon club which results in Gabe forcing himself on Aurora. She's half fighting for him to get off her and half to finish the job. This was beyond annoying and disturbing. And it was at this point that I had to make the decision not to finish the book. Gabe and Aurora may redeem themselves in the remaining pages of this story, but I cannot get myself to move on, which is unfortunate since this book has been said to appeal to the BDB (which I love).If you enjoy angel stories with a bit of Sci-Fi mixed in, this may be for you. Unfortunately, it just wasn't one for me.

  • Joy (Cheery♡Reads)
    2019-02-20 04:57

    After readingA very big thank you to Netgalley and Berkley Heat for providing me with an ARC of this book.As you see from the GIF below, I was really ecstatic over the approval I got plus Christina is such a nice author. I had fun tweeting with her and she actually mailed a swag to me all the way from Australia. So sweet. Now, back to what I think of the book.Gabe has the whole package. He is the tortured Alpha hero that I didn't fall in love with at first read. He was too alpha for my taste - at first. He was so rude, dismissive of Aurora, so snobbish and I just couldn't stand his bastardness. He is the type that needs some getting used to. He is an acquired taste. To me, he is like bitter gourd. I didn't like and fancy it at first but I grew to like it as I consumed it more. Gabe is just like that. Aurora is the heroine I love. Tough, courageous and possesses a sheer force of will. She isn't easily intimidated and daunted by anything or anyone. She has a mind of her own, doesn't shrink from speaking what she thinks and doesn't allow anyone to trample all over her. I like the concept behind the angels mythology. It veered from the usual religious based background. It is a great touch to the whole thing. Overall, Archangel of Mercy is a story that you need to plough through and then you'll find that it is enjoyable after all as it does suffers the first-in-a-series syndrome. Before readingMy request for this was finally approved yesterday after waiting for a month. Feels like Christmas!!!

  • Dawn
    2019-02-11 05:58

    Review for Archangel of Mercy I went to the library to pick up a few holds and I think are you sure I ordered this book? To which the librarian looks at me like I am stupid…ok point taken. When I got home I decided to check my TBR list and sure enough there it was. As I read the back of the book I keep wondering why did I want to read this again? Maybe I wanted a Guild Hunter substitute?? One thing is for sure clearly the book and I are not off to a good start! This book sucks on so many levels. I am actually surprised I finished it. So I am going to skip the whole synopses and get to my thoughts. The writing is actually decent but characterization, world building and plot all leave something to be desired.  I think it is one of those things where you build this really complex world in your mind but it just does not come across in the writing.I am not sure exactly why but I kept losing my focus in this story. I thought the story was supposed to be about Aurora figuring out why the guardians are after her and how to connect with her mom. So many details kept getting added in which muddies the reasons behind the details as well as to the plot at hand. I had a hard time connecting with Gabe and Aurora and while I am fine with the whole lust thing being in love three days later felt extreme.This is a series that is just not for me 

  • Kylie Griffin
    2019-02-12 05:51

    *ARC reading of this book* In ARCHANGEL OF MERCY, Ashcroft’s unique world-building blends several familiar mythologies and draws the reader in with a creative and intriguing plot involving archangels, demons, gods, demi-gods and other extraordinary races.Her characters are fascinating, the story line compelling, the romance scorching – don’t be surprised if you find yourself reading this book late into the night!Paranormal romance fans could very well discover a new angel addiction in Ashcroft’s series!

  • Catherine
    2019-02-18 23:39

    *Review posted on Fiction Vixen*

  • Hbeebti
    2019-02-01 08:00

    4.5

  • Sandy S
    2019-01-29 03:48

    ARCHANGEL OF MERCY by Christina AshcroftABOUT THE BOOK: Released December 2012When Aurora Robinson attempts to open a rift between dimensions to embrace her true heritage, an arrogant Archangel is the only one who can save her from the jaws of hell. And while she owes Gabriel her life, she's determined not to fall at his feet-despite the desire she feels whenever they're together.After his wings were brutally destroyed millennia ago, Gabriel has no compassion for humans like those who ruined him and betrayed the ones he loved. But when he inexplicably finds himself defying ancient protocols to rescue a woman from a fate worse than death, he is shocked by the searing attraction he feels for a mortal.As the ancient forces that seek to punish Aurora for her actions close in, Gabriel offers the tempting woman protection at his private sanctuary. But as they both succumb to their desires, they discover an even deeper connection-one that threatens to consume them.REVIEW: ARCHANGEL OF MERCY is the first storyline in Christina Ashcroft’s new series focusing on a group of angels and archangels and the lives of the people they come in contact with every day.Like most introductory storylines, Archangel of Mercy is awash in world building and one that is very detailed and heavy in otherworldly characters such as angels, archangels, demons, Guardians, and nephilim as well as social structure, political alliances, rules and regulations to follow and, a goddess, whom we have yet to meet, and who can only be compared to Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Artemis. Archangel of Mercy introduces several potential future storyline characters including friends, frenemies and the angels who have yet to fall.Archangel Gabriel is our hero who mysteriously finds himself in Ireland atop a beautiful woman who has accidently pulled the Fallen through a portal as she was trying to access another dimension. In doing so, Aurora Robinson has inadvertently called the ancient race of the Guardians back to earth, who claim it is their right, to capture any human who tampers with portals and tries to cross into another dimension. And so begins the storyline where Gabriel finds himself protector and lover to a woman who is strangely familiar to himself and the other archangels-only Gabriel is the last to realize why the ‘human’ woman is his to protect.Aurora Robinson is a woman hoping to help her mother regain some sort of semblance of her sanity. Her mother is not from earth, but she has been unable to connect with her people since falling in love with a human male. But Aurora’s attempt to help her mother has caused a rift in the ‘time-space’ continuum-so to speak- and her attempts have alerted several immortal species to her existence.As a couple, Gabriel and Aurora had an instant attraction but one that was mired in lust and sexual need. At first, Gabriel (and most of the other archangels) came off as a rude, self-centered, alpha male-one that only had sex on the brain, but as the storyline developed we learn that angels and archangels are known for their sexual prowess and Gabriel is the tortured hero (with a past) who is stunned when Aurora shuns his attempts at sexual conquest. Aurora is instantly attracted to Gabriel but his overbearing personality and sexual appetite and constant disappearances finds our heroine in the reluctant position of needing this hero to keep her alive. Throughout the storyline, Gabriel is commissioned to track down a missing child and in this scenario Gabriel finds the mission hits too close to home.The book can be confusing with the back and forth of the world building. There are portals, dimension, galaxies and planets, as well as aliens and otherworldly creatures. By way of explanation, Christina Ashcroft uses Gabriel and the other angels as the vessel to explain the nuances of life as an archangel, to the reader, as well as to Aurora. Aurora will become a target and the pawn in a life and death struggle where a Fallen Angel finds the soul mate he lost years before.ARCHANGEL OF MERCY is a difficult storyline to rate. There is plenty of sexual chemistry between Aurora and Gabriel but no tension, and the romance aspect is slow to build as everything in the beginning is about need and want-and Gabriel wants sex! It took awhile before Gabriel knew what it was he wanted. Aurora is a strong heroine, who doesn’t submit very willingly although there is one particular scene where it seemed she was completely out of character as well as out of place in the storyline. The author was trying to show a seedier side of archangel life, but it came off as cheap and unrealistic. The archangels and demons use the women in this particular storyline as nothing more than sexual toys-to be used and thrown away.There are secondary characters whose personalities have yet to develop, but by way of introduction in this particular storyline, we know that each has a story to tell. In the beginning of the story, Gabriel was not a very likeable character-his initial sexual aggression and lack of respect for Aurora (and most women) had me angry and at times hurt, knowing that this man/archangel was once the love of someone’s life and it was difficult for me to see him as a man capable of love. We do not know that he is hurting for a lost love-but treating women as nothing more than a means for release was difficult to read. In the end, his heart and soul knew what he wanted and he wanted Aurora. Copy supplied by the publishersee all of my reviews at : thereadingcafe.com

  • Dark Faerie Tales
    2019-02-10 03:57

    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick & Dirty: Potentially great story about an Archangel falls short of my expectations.Opening Sentence: Aurora Robinson counted seventeen steps east of the ancient oak, three steps north, and then narrowed her eyes at the woodland that bordered her family’s property ten feet in front of her.The Review:Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft has a pretty hot cover. Like in most paranormal romances, Ashcroft promises heat, and lots of it. I would categorize Archangel of Mercy more as an erotica, rather than a romance, so you know there will be a lot of sexy times. Just from the first few pages, it was starting to steam up my glasses. Angel romance does that, but I’m picky. Archangel of Mercy started out great, but slowly lost my attention.Aurora Robinson yearns to find out more about her mother’s heritage and her past. In order to do so, she opens a rift between dimensions. Consequently, she manages to bring an Archangel, Gabriel, to her as well as alert the paranormal authorities, the Guardians. As a psychic, Aurora can retain her mother’s memories through dimensional rifts. What she doesn’t expect is an out-of-this-world with Gabriel. He brings her to his private sanctum to protect her from the Guardians and herself. Together, they reluctantly discover more about each other than they have before.Aurora is a good character, but I was concerned about how quickly she gave in. She is a woman with an undiscovered past with psychic abilities. She can open dimensions, but quickly falls for an Archangel that oozes sex. She falls into lust with Gabriel just from a single look. After a few moments (or days) of sexual lust, she thinks clearly and carries out actions that I question.I had a love and hate relationship with Gabe. I liked his sex appeal. What romance story would be successful without a hunky leading man? But I didn’t like how he was written. Well, not all of him at least. His attitude as an Archangel left me with a feeling of disappointment. My preference of leading men do not include forceful and aggressive personalities. He calmed down his actions near the end of the story, and maybe that’s the whole point, but I could not connect with him at all.My focus was lost several times, causing my interest to disconnect from the story. The original objective, finding out about her mom, was lost within the sex, hiding from the Guardians, finding out about Gabe’s past, and more sex. The beginning pulled me in, but it went away as Ashcroft introduced more details into the mix. I didn’t think that the reasons were explained thoroughly and I often had to go back and piece things together.I was excited to read this paranormal romance with an archangel. I just didn’t think Archangel of Mercy was for me. I didn’t find out much about Gabe’s world, at least not fully, and I didn’t think I found out enough about Aurora’s either. I wanted more of this and less of that, but again, this is how my mind prefers things. I would give Archangel of Mercy a try, because those scenes are steamy and hot.Notable Scene: The necklace that had haunted her dreams for as long as she could remember. Recurring, endless dreams of rainbows and gold dust and magnificent jewel-like butterfly wings had been her nightly companion as a child. And as an adult she had sought to capture the dream, to make it a reality. To her dad’s horror she’d used a good chunk of her grandmother’s inheritance to commission the piece from one of the top London jewelers.She’d never seen anything similar to it before. Yet here, in an angel’s treasured painting, was her beloved butterfly necklace’s twin.It couldn’t be coincidence. There had to be a connection even if for the life of her she couldn’t imagine what. Besides, it was a lot easier to focus on that than the mind-shattering reality that she’d been saved by an angel.FTC Advisory: Berkley Trade/Penguin provided me with a copy of Archangel of Mercy. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    2019-02-09 02:48

    You know what they say...never judge a book by its cover. I'm sad to say that this was totally the case here. I saw the beautiful cover and had to read it. I started the book and it didn't grab me right away, so I put it down for a bit. Then I finally picked it up again and... well lets just say that I tried to be open minded but had quite a bit of trouble with this book.See, it's really hard to enjoy a book when the hero is egotistical (most of the time, there were a few exceptions) and the heroine tries so hard at being tough and kick ass that she just annoys the hell out of me. Yes, I'm sad to say this is a heroine I would gladly stab... repeatedly. Just when I thought she was getting a little better she would do something stupid again that would make me cringe or pull my hair out. I'm actually not sure if I disliked her more, or maybe it was the hero. But they were very close in that department. Although towards the end I could say at least he redeemed himself a bit while she stayed annoying. So yes, she wins.But enough of that. The writing in itself was very good and it flowed. It was actually a fast read. The storyline had a lot of potential that was never developed, but maybe it suffered a bit from all the pointless sex the book had. Yes, I just said pointless sex. Something is wrong with me. *Checks forehead for temperature* But if I start to feel the need to skim a sex scene, there is a problem. And I found myself wanting to do that a lot in this book.So what can you expect of this book? Well, fallen angels and Archangels with a bit of a chip on their shoulder, who really need to work on their attitude and how they use women. A story about lovers getting a second chance at love (that is quite obvious from early on). An undeveloped (to my taste) side story about a missing girl that is talked about in the first 20% of the book and then gets pushed aside by all the sex and doesn't pick back up until the very end. Oh and the mix of sci fi with PNR that I'm not sure I was all too excited to see (aka aliens traveling through lightening, fallen angel battling said aliens to protect human half-ling soulmate).In the end, although I should say that I was happy with how things turned out and how they got their HEA, all I could do was sigh in relief that it was done before I had to subject to my friends to anymore text messages about what was going on in the book. But no worries, the pretty cover was not harmed in my fits of wanting to throw the book across the room.*Review copy provided by publisherReviewed by Francesca❤ ♡ Don't want to miss any of our posts? Subscribe to our blog by email! ♡ ❤

  • Michelle
    2019-01-25 06:38

    Posted on Dark Faerie Tales.Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft has a pretty hot cover. Like in most paranormal romances, Ashcroft promises heat, and lots of it. I would categorize Archangel of Mercy more as an erotica, rather than a romance, so you know there will be a lot of sexy times. Just from the first few pages, it was starting to steam up my glasses. Angel romance does that, but i’m picky. Archangel of Mercy started out great, but slowly lost my attention.Aurora Robinson yearns to find out more about her mother’s heritage and her past. In order to do so, she opens a rift between dimensions. Consequently, she manages to bring an Archangel, Gabriel, to her as well as alert the paranormal authorities, the Guardians. As a psychic, Aurora can retain her mother’s memories through dimensional rifts. What she doesn’t expect is an out-of-this-world with Gabriel. He brings her on his private sanctum to protect her from the Guardians and herself. Together, they reluctantly discover more about each other than they have before. Aurora is a good character, but I was concerned about how quickly she gave in. She is a woman with an undiscovered past with psychic abilities. She can open dimensions, but quickly falls for an Archangel that oozes sex. She falls into lust with Gabriel just from a single look. After a few moments (or days) of sexual lust, she thinks clearly and carries out actions that I question. I had a love and hate relationship with Gabe. I liked his sex appeal. What romance story would be successful without a hunky leading man? But I didn’t like how he was written. Well, not all of him at least. His attitude as an Archangel left me with a feeling of disappointment. My preference of leading men did not include forceful and aggressive personalities. He calmed down his actions near the end of the story, and maybe that’s the whole point, but I could not connect with him at all. My focus was lost several times, causing my interest to disconnect from the story. The original objective, finding out about her mom, was lost within the sex, hiding from the Guardians, finding out about Gabe’s past, and more sex. The beginning pulled me in, but it went away as Ashcroft introduced more details into the mix. I didn’t think that the reasons were explained thoroughly and I often had to go back and piece things together. I was excited to read this paranormal romance with an archangel. I just didn’t think Archangel of Mercy was for me. I didn’t find out much about Gabe’s world, at least not fully, and I didn’t think I found out enough about Aurora’s either. I wanted more of this and less of that, but again, this is how my mind prefers things. I would give Archangel of Mercy a try, because those scenes are steamy and hot.

  • Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2019-02-12 04:48

    This review was posted at Under the CoversYou know what they say…never judge a book by its cover. I’m sad to say that this was totally the case here. I saw the beautiful cover and had to read it. I started the book and it didn’t grab me right away, so I put it down for a bit. Then I finally picked it up again and… well lets just say that I tried to be open minded but had quite a bit of trouble with this book.See, it’s really hard to enjoy a book when the hero is egotistical (most of the time, there were a few exceptions) and the heroine tries so hard at being tough and kick ass that she just annoys the hell out of me. Yes, I’m sad to say this is a heroine I would gladly stab… repeatedly. Just when I thought she was getting a little better she would do something stupid again that would make me cringe or pull my hair out. I’m actually not sure if I disliked her more, or maybe it was the hero. But they were very close in that department. Although towards the end I could say at least he redeemed himself a bit while she stayed annoying. So yes, she wins.But enough of that. The writing in itself was very good and it flowed. It was actually a fast read. The storyline had a lot of potential that was never developed, but maybe it suffered a bit from all the pointless sex the book had. Yes, I just said pointless sex. Something is wrong with me. *Checks forehead for temperature* But if I start to feel the need to skim a sex scene, there is a problem. And I found myself wanting to do that a lot in this book.So what can you expect of this book? Well, fallen angels and Archangels with a bit of a chip on their shoulder, who really need to work on their attitude and how they use women. A story about lovers getting a second chance at love (that is quite obvious from early on). An undeveloped (to my taste) side story about a missing girl that is talked about in the first 20% of the book and then gets pushed aside by all the sex and doesn’t pick back up until the very end. Oh and the mix of sci fi with PNR that I’m not sure I was all too excited to see (aka aliens traveling through lightening, fallen angel battling said aliens to protect human half-ling soulmate).In the end, although I should say that I was happy with how things turned out and how they got their HEA, all I could do was sigh in relief that it was done before I had to subject to my friends to anymore text messages about what was going on in the book. But no worries, the pretty cover was not harmed in my fits of wanting to throw the book across the room.*Review copy provided by publisher

  • Tishia (Paperback Opinion)
    2019-02-17 05:59

    Archangel of Mercy is a paranormal romance by Christina Ashcroft. At the beginning of the story, Aurora is trying to open a rift between dimensions. Things go wrong, and suddenly Aurora is thrown to the ground with a handsome Archangel on top of her. After saving her life from the Guardians, Gabriel takes Aurora to his secluded home to keep her safe. First of all, I never did fully understand what exactly happened when Aurora tried opening the rifts, or how Gabriel showed up. He didn't even know how he showed up. There was a lot of interesting things going on dealing with the universe, it was just all a little confusing to me. I also don't understand why Gabriel saved Aurora and took her to his home to live with him, when he doesn't even like humans. He treated her like crap. Gabriel has this attitude where he thinks he is better than everyone, and it took a long time for him to start to grow on me. Luckily, he was much more likeable in the 2nd half of the book. I really liked Aurora and her stubbornness. I loved the fact that she didn't bow down to Gabriel just because he thought she should. These two had great sexual chemistry that ended up turning into much more. I think most women would be really sore after that much sex though, just saying... Lucky for Gabriel, Aurora had a sexual appetite to match his. This brings me to my next question though... What exactly IS Aurora? I never figured that out and it drove me nuts.The ending is...interesting. I expected a happily-ever-after, but I didn't expect for it to happen like that. The ending also seemed a little rushed to me. Thankfully there are no cliffhangers. I think I read somewhere that this is going to be a series, but I'm not positive. If so, I'm hoping the other books focus on the other mysterious Archangels. If an erotic paranormal romance book, with a dash of sci-fi, sounds like it would be right up your alley – then I suggest you give this book a try.

  • ✿ℎazℯℓ - thℯ ℛock Cℎick ℱairy✿
    2019-01-21 23:44

    4.5 starsFans of Nalini Singh and maybe Gena Showalter would enjoy this. Review to follow. Angel of Mercy is an awesomely hot read about an angel (Gabe) who once upon had it all. Then it all cam crashing and he was alone. He was bitter and he was a jerk. Then came our lovely Aurora, who's a very smart woman based on what I gathered from the book. Her birth is a mystery (that I won't reveal here). She finds Gabe.. or did Gabe find him? hmmm.. Anyway, they embark into this insta-attraction that totally worked for me. Gabe was always sexy and Aurora was always hot and bothered! It was so funny at times!! Anyway, this book isn't really good because of just that, it's also because of the background of the story. Who would've thought that angels, demons and... *DRUMROLL PLEASE!* ALIENS can exist together. It was all surreal. I don't know whether this book is paranormal or sci-fi. By the look of things, it's probably both.When all blew up in the end, I was soooo happy because finally! finally!!! (view spoiler)[ Gabe was able to accept that Aurora is the reincarnation of his beloved(hide spoiler)]Honestly, I couldn't be bothered that Gabe's wings are nonexistent let alone his being (view spoiler)[ mortal(hide spoiler)] in the end. It's allll good. I just hate it that it ended without a lot of hint for their future. Anyway, this one's good. ;)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Carien
    2019-02-14 08:01

    I confess:I totally bought this book because of the cover.I did of course hope the story would be good as well, it did sound like it might be a really hot paranormal romance.Well.....It was hot at times, but I didn't think it was very romantic.Gabriel for one was trying to get hot and heavy with other women than Aurora for far too long after the two had met in my opinion. I will confess that's a personal pet peeve, but it did diminish my enjoyment in this book considerately.Apart from that I didn't feel a spark between Gabriel and Aurora besides the physical attraction. I couldn't understand why and how they fell in love with each other and no destined mate mumbo-jumbo could get me to go along with this mismatched pairing.All in all I probably should have put the book down halfway through, but I really wanted to find something to love in this book besides the cover. That was not to be however and I don't think I will read more books by this author in the future.

  • Jenny Schwartz
    2019-02-02 04:41

    Do not read this book in summer! It is way too hot *grin*Okay, to be serious, this is a book that has some really intriguing ideas on angels and old mythologies. It's paranormal with an SF edge that was cool.Aurora is a fantastic heroine. She's strong and determined, but what I enjoyed was her motivation. She cares about her family. That was a nice change from the heroines who stand alone -- not that I don't like those, too, but still the connection to family worked well in contrast to Gabriel.Gabriel *sigh* We only learn about him and his world by degrees. And as I mentioned earlier, the world is fascinating. To keep our attention on him and not the world he inhabits, he has to be a powerful, conflicted character--and he is.The ending surprised and delighted me. A true celebration of the power of love.

  • Feels.
    2019-02-09 07:53

    I liked this book. It won't go on my shelf of all time favorites, but it wasn't bad. Veeeeery sexy. This book was like a breath of fresh air after my not-so-pleasant encounter with Gabriel's Inferno. When I saw that the guy in this book was also named Gabriel, I was a little wary that it was a sign from the universe that he was going to suck. Luckily, that wasn't the case. I do kind of wish that it had ended differently. The author fought off making the book cheesy for so long and then the ending was like a huge block of non-dairy cheddar. I would still recommend this book, because Gabe is lovable.

  • Eleni Konstantine
    2019-01-20 00:48

    Thoroughly loved this book and not only because I had an acknowledgement at the front of it.Aurora Robinson is determined to step through dimensions to the one her mother came from. But colliding into her in the astral plane is the arrogant archangel Gabriel. Ancient forces go after Aurora and Gabriel grudgingly decides to protect her. Fantastic world building and absorbing characters. Ashcroft has a wonderful style that is compelling, and let's not forget her erotic scenes.A totally engrossing read.

  • Amanda
    2019-02-17 04:35

    When Archangel Gabriel comes across Auroura in the Astral Planes he wonders how he ended up there and who she was. But when Gabriel saved her from the beings known as the Guardians, both of their worlds change forever as secrets from a very ancient past, from time immemorial come to light. It's up to Auroura and Gabriel to unravel what had been forgotten and who they really are to each other. Romance, reincarnation, scifi, and paranormal. This book has a mix of all that could pull you into a completely different world.

  • Tokies
    2019-02-02 02:31

    u know this isnt bad.. i like how it crosses a lot of genres.. of both sci-fi and fantasy ... also a bit of bible throw backs... it's odd i kinda wish this was a series of book not bad im giving it 3.5 stars and rounding up cos the author hasnt had a hit yet.. well written but too many loose endsit needs another book i feel like learn so little about this book

  • Miss OP
    2019-02-12 05:45

    u know this isnt bad.. i like how it crosses a lot of genres.. of both sci-fi and fantasy ... also a bit of bible throw backs... it's odd i kinda wish this was a series of book not bad im giving it 3.5 stars and rounding up cos the author hasnt had a hit yet.. well written but too many loose endsit needs another book i feel like learn so little about this book

  • Maria
    2019-02-05 05:41

    28/11/2012Thanks to Penguin Group USA for the Advance Read Copy "Will appeal to readers who enjoy Nalini Singh and J.R. Ward...Dark, gritty and erotic. I loved it!"-Laurie London, author of the Sweetblood series

  • Sydneyyoung
    2019-02-02 03:56

    Just Wow Love Really Can LastForever!