Mar 31, 2012

Book Review: Sanctum Angels

When Priana Grey walks into a bank, she isn't expecting to be taken hostage by a violent thief; nor, is she expecting Detective Joe Cafaris to offer his life for hers. The stepdaughter of fallen angels of the Sanctum, she has concealed her true nature to move among humans for years, but Joe's courage astounds her. Although she knows that falling in love with a human is a disaster, she just can't ignore what she feels.

Joe is a tough loner, cool in the most dangerous situations, but he's not ready for the scorching desire he feels for Priana. He has a million logical reasons to walk away, but his heart wants something else.

Priana's stepbrother, Keirc, warns that she'll find only misery with Joe, yet he guards a perilous secret of his own. His lover, Iridea, is the daughter of Sebastien Galaurus, a ruthless vampire who leads the Demesne, a powerful supernatural haven quite unlike the Sanctum.

When a stunning crisis forces Priana into the heart of the Demesne, a maelstrom explodes in the shadow of supernatural havens on the brink of war, where fallen angels, vampires, weres and daemons call the shots and humans are viewed as critically frail - a place where men and supernaturals can die. 

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I was really impressed by this story.  The pacing foundered in a couple spots but quickly righted itself.  And the characters were so well done that it is easy to overlook that one flaw.  The main characters, even the secondary characters, are very well rounded and well real.  Even the villain, Sebastien Galaurus,  has his reasons for being as he is even though the reasons really don't justify his actions.  

Another thing that really pleased about this book is the fact that there were two completely different love stories happening and Ms. Black did a great job of giving each one its due.  All too often I will see one story slighted over the other.  This was definitely not the case in SANCTUM ANGELS.  

I do recommend this book to any readers that enjoy paranormal romance.  I do want to give warning that there are scenes of violence and explicit sexual encounters so it is intended for adults only.

I rate this book a 4.2.

***This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.  No monies did or will exchange hands.


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