Archangel's Shadows (Guild Hunter #7)
by Nalini Singh
What is it about:
In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot— should not—be walking the streets.
This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…
Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.
What did I think of it:
I really liked the chemistry between Ash and Janvier in the novella Angels' Pawn, so I had to read this book of course.
And it didn't disappoint!
Ash and Janvier are both very intriguing characters on their own, but together they're irresistible. I read this book in almost one sitting, it was too good to put down. The mix of action and romance is done well in this book, and I was not only rooting for Ash and Janvier to overcome the obstacles between them, but also to save the day.
If there's one thing that I wasn't so happy about, it was the bits about Elena and Raphael. I know a lot is happening for them as well, and that some things are set ups for what will come next, but I wanted to focus on Ash and Janvier. I found myself getting impatient when reading the scenes about Elena, and wished those had been reserved for a separate book, or had been incorporated more into Ash and Janvier's story.
That aside, this is a wonderful addition to a great series, and you can bet I will get my trotters on the next book once it releases.
Why should you read it:
It's a very enjoyable Urban Fantasy Romance.