A edgy, paranormal romance.
Born in the flames of Heaven’s wrath, he’s all things sinful…and too dangerous to love.
An immortal guardian, Aethan’s walked alone for millennia, trapped in a hell of his own, until a feisty mortal crosses his path—a female he shouldn’t even look at, one who shakes the precarious foundations of all that he is—and one who’s determined to walk the edge of danger.
She only wants to be normal…
All her life, Echo Carter wanted “normal,” an impossible feat given that she can see demons. Now she’s determined to hunt down the demonii responsible for the death of her friend—and no man, no matter how sexy, will stop her—until she discovers a horrifying truth about herself, forcing her to turn to Aethan. But when two stubborn wills collide, a dangerous passion ignites…
As evil closes in, will this warrior overcome his darkest fears and claim her as his—or lose her to a far more sinister fate.
Overall Rating: 5/5 — Definite must-read for paranormal romance lovers!
Wow, I’m really getting the hang of angel/devil-themed stories! And surely Aethan belongs to my list of paranormal/supernatural book boyfriends (up there with Aiden St. Delphi, Daemon Black, Dorian Skotos, Jared Ryel, Shane Maxton, etc.) as well!!!
Admittedly at first, I was quite confused with the third-person narration of the story but I easily got the hang of it just after a few pages. I understood the need for third-person narration because there are quite a lot of things going on in the story that wouldn’t have been given justice had this been told through Aethan’s and/or Echo’s POVs only.
I love how the romance was perfectly balanced with the paranormal action as well. Yeah there were some angsty moments, but I’m glad that it didn’t take up some unnecessary space in the story and were resolved at the right time as well. I also liked the characters right off the bat, especially the guardians: Aethan, Tyr, and Blaéz. I had some qualms with how easily Echo gave up on being a hardheaded and independent woman because of her intense attraction to Aethan, but I couldn’t say I blame her given Aethan’s angelic allure. And come on, the dude is one hell of an alpha-male angel anyway so yeah, I approve of their insta-love.
The build-up to Aethan and Echo’s “mate-binding” was just right and it all the more made the actual scene so perfect. Aethan was just so super swoon-worthy when it comes to his devotion to his mate and his pain was just as tangible, especially during their brief break-up and the tragedy in the end. Thank heavens for their happy ever after!
“Why me, Aethan?”
“You haunt me,” he said simply. “From the first moment I saw you, there was no looking back for me. You are mine, Echo. My heart. My soul. My destiny. And I will never give you up.”
(P.S. Now that I think about it, the whole usage of “gods”, Aethan’s “me’morae” and “me’et’ah”, and his silver eyes kind of remind me of Aiden St. Delphi from the Covenant Series. Not that I’m complaining, Aiden is my number 1 book boyfriend and Aethan is a close runner-up anyway.)
Now for the action. Honestly, I’m still confused with some of the details but I basically have a perfect understanding of what went down. Aside from the main prophecy, I was trumped with the revelation in the end wherein I discover how Aethan’s and Echo’s lives and destinies were actually intertwined in more ways than one.
All in all, this is a definite must-read for paranormal romance junkies! I’m feeling a Tyr and Kira (and maybe some Blaéz?) story for the next book. Looking forward to it!