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Isadora secretly longs for Zerach's attention but her scarred body and his playboy ways ...
Isadora secretly longs for Zerach's attention but her scarred body and his playboy ways keep her from acting on her feelings. With her only family on the brink of bankruptcy, shes determined to help them, even if it means trying to forget Zerach and marrying the womanizing Jake, a man she'll never love.
Zerach tries to keep Isadora at arm's length, but when a demon starts stalking her, Zerach will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves. But protecting her could cost him his wings.
Posted May 18, 2014
I love these types of paranormal stories, love them. The whole nice regular girl working for a hot man she has been lusting forever, not ever being able to tell him how she feels only to find out he has been feeling the same way. Love these stories.
Isadora has had feelings for Zerach for a long time, but she feels that there is no chance that he would ever feel the same for her. First off Zerach is a known playboy who never goes out with a woman more than once. Second, he is Isadora’s boss.
Isadora had suffered through a house fire when she was 8 years old that has left her with both physical and emotional scars. She is also an orphan who was raised by her godparents whom she adores and loves. At a fund raiser, an old friend who she has not seen in years, Jake, approaches her and surprises her with a proposal. When she declines his proposal, he goes behind her back and blackmails her godparents to make her marry him. Isadora does not know what to do. She loves her godparents like they were her parents, but she does not love Jake. Plus, Jake has changed. He is not the same sweet boy that she had feelings for when they were younger.
What Isadora does not know is that Zerach has admired her for some time now it is just that his circumstances of being an angel has prevented him from acting on his feelings until he needs to protect her.
The premise was there, I just felt like some parts of the story felt flat. This could have been really good, but I think the writing felt very mechanical; very “matter of fact.” The characters were very likeable. I know that Zerach was an archangel and his verbiage would appear awkward at times, but that was not the issue for me. Some of it felt forced and therefore hard for me to connect.
I will pick up other books by Missy Jane.
A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Posted May 15, 2014
There's a gentleness to this story that lingered even during the difficult scenes. It acted almost like an anchor, a reminder that no matter what was coming ahead everything would be okay.
I love Zerach. He's a warrior, a guardian, an archangel through and through. But the edge that comes when he goes to battle isn't always there, making his human persona more appealing. His assistant Isadora wouldn't disagree, lol. He's sweet, kind, and caring toward, but jealous, protective, and possessive of her. How Ms. Jane managed to make him all of those things is beyond me but she did a fantastic job of it.
For much of this story, there's an air of uncertainty and unease around Isadora. A past accident left some of her body horribly scarred, an issue when it comes to being intimate with a man. Especially one like Zerach. Her trepidation was obvious. Would he reject her because she wasn't perfect like the women she'd seen him with? And if they ever made it to that point, could she trust him with everything she had without running the risk of possibly ending up heartbroken?
I liked how, when the time was right, Zerach hid nothing about his true self from Isadora. He revealed what he was with words and actions, displaying his wings in all their glory for her to see, answering any questions she had. The beauty of it all was when she returned the favor by sharing her tragic past and letting him see what she looked like under all her clothes.
The most heartwarming moment in this story was when Zerach knew how far he would go to be with Isadora. Sex between angels and humans wasn't unheard of, but bonding with one was rare. But she was worth forsaking immortality for, and he didn't mind one bit.
He would be her fallen, and she would be his…everything. (153)
This is a great introduction to Ms. Jane's Archangels series. I can't wait to find out if Zerach's brothers--Michael, Raphael, Uriel, Camael, and Selaphiel--fall as well, and if their long-lost brother Gabriel comes back to them.
***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review***
Posted May 10, 2014
Trusting an Angel is just like another paranormal romance with angel theme. It's have an overused cliche, a bordering-Mary-Sue heroine, almost too good to be true hero, and a resemble to BDB (What with PNR and a merry band of heroes that so much alike BDB?). Oh, also some typos as well! This is the first time I read an Entangled title that have typos. Even I read the ARC version, usually the previous ARCs were typos free. This, make me disappointed and I hope the final version is free of errors
I have a little complaint. I wish Zerach do not call Isadora "Dora" as his endearment, because it's remind me of "Dora the Explorer" cartoon! Better call her Isadora I think. Also, he once called her "precious". What are you? Gollum??? Please do not used "precious" as endearment because it remind me of horrid creature that have unhealthy obsession into a mere ring! (not mere actually *shrug*)
I will pass a part when Zerach constantly praise Isadora with "how beautiful she is, how pure she is, etc", even this part make me rolling my eyes. Because Trusting an Angel is Ms Jane's debut, so the writing is not too good, while it's not bad either. The story is too slow and too simple, and like I said before, too much cliche (billionaire, secretary, powerful man, innocent girl, bla bla bla)
What I like and make me intrigued is the secondary characters, like Raphael, Zerach's archangel brother and Astaroth, a half demon and human female that Zerach and his brothers first investigate for her origin but later become their family. Heck, both Rafe and Asta have more personality rather than Zerach and Isadora. I have feeling that Rafe and Asta will be a couple and their book is the next. Or maybe not. But, would love to read about them.
Trusting an Angel is..well if you want a simple PNR read and don't mind the overused cliche, maybe you will want to try it. But for me, this debut novel of Missy Jane, sadly, is easily forgettable
e-ARC provided by Entangled for honest review
Posted May 9, 2014
Zerachial isn't human. He's an archangel here with his brothers to protect the human race. He cares for his secretary, Isadora, and she for him, but both hide this from each other. The attraction between these two is both tender and romantic. This relationship is very special. Sadly Dora is being forced to marry a childhood friend, Jake. She needs to save her godparents from bankruptcy. Danger increases when a demon starts stalking her. What will Zerach do to protect her? Trusting an Angel is a entertaining and solid story. I love the characters. They are charming, entertaining and determined. Missy Jane writes people that care about. This book is the first in the Archangels series so I hope we'll see more of the other characters. This book kept me entertained. I'm looking forward to more stories of these archangels and demons.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 4, 2014
I was given a gift copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Zerach and his brothers have chosen to live in the human realm and protect them from the unknown demons walking in their midst. Isadora has been Zerach’s secretary to his human persona for a few years now and has secretly loved him all this time but has issues of her own that keep her at a distance from him. Jake and Isadora have been friends since child hood but have grown apart as many people tend to do. Things get interesting when all of a sudden Jake just HAS to have Isadora. Not only does this make no sense to her since they haven’t seen each other in years but it brings out a side of Zerach that she has never seen before. This is a wonderful story about angels and demons and the humans they are sworn to protect and also has some pretty steamy scenes in it involving angels doing some not very angelic things *wink wink*. I would highly recommend this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 4, 2014
Zerach has a bad reputation. He is said to be a player and owning a shady nightclubs doesn't help his matters any. He really only wants one woman and that is his assistant Isadora. He tries to keep his distance because he doesn't want to hurt her in anyway and her guardians don't like him at all. Also the fact he is an archangel and has to fight demons keeps him from getting to close to her. Isadora wants Zerach but is afraid to let him know. She knows that despite his reputation she knows he has a good heart. He donates tons of money to help those in need and is really a nice guy. When she finds she needs to marry an old friend to help her guardians safe she finds it hard to do. Demons keep popping up and Zerach must find the source. hat leads him to Isadora as she smells like demon and her new fiancé may be the one behind it. They need to open up and be honest with each other if Isadora is going to be safe and be with the man she really loves.
Zerach seems like a playboy but is really a wonder guy or angel. He helps with needy people and would give everything he had to help them. He is very sexy and very understanding and patient. He is also very tough as he has to fight demons. Isadora has had a bad past and her guardians have took care of her. She loves them and would do anything to help them. She doesn't have a lot of confidence since she has scars and she is afraid to show them. She is sweet and an innocent at heart but she does have a many sexy thoughts about her boss.
I really enjoyed this story. I know angels fighting demons isn't anything new but these characters are amazing. I love Zerach and how special he treats Isadora. He is always there to help protect her and still help his angel brothers. He has to trust her with his secret and has to do a hard thing to be with her. Isadora has to stand up for herself and do what is right for her even when those she cares about are using her. I have to say I didn't much care for her guardians. They seemed so bossy and snobby. There is some hot scenes in with the action s no worries it has a little bit of it all. Even some laughter do to a Harry Potter reference that had me chuckling. If your a fan of paranormal romance with great characters be sure to try this one.
Posted May 3, 2014
The first book in the Archangels trilogy is a riveting and heartwarming paranormal romance. Archangel Zerach’s mission is to protect humans from demons which means he has to keep Isadora at a distance. Isadora secretly longs for Zerach but will have to make do with Jake in order to help her godparents. But when a demon starts stalking Dora, Zerach will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves, even if it costs him his wings.
This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps reader intrigued with suspense, drama, action and romance. Well written scenes and events paints vivid images that capture the imagination and make the reader feel as if they are part of the story. The strong compelling characters are easily related to and along with the interesting story concept, inspire lots of curiosity that has the reader wanting to know more.
The attraction between Zerach and Dora radiates from the pages and the sex scenes are sensual and sweet and the romance is a heartwarming dream that has readers weeping in joy. Zerach is so sweet and loving to Dora as he coaxes her to accept his love and to overcome her fears and the reader can almost see Dora’s light shining from every page as the author conveys her personality with vibrant intensity.
The author has the made the classic tale of good versus evil a sensually sweet and entertaining read with her own spin that holds readers captive from beginning to end. I really enjoyed the wonderful story although I did think the battle between the angels and the demon was a little too easy, but then again the author did kind of leave it open whether that demon would be back or not. So I guess I will have to wait for the next book to find out more regarding the demons and these enchanting angels…. I really hate waiting, don’t you?
Posted April 28, 2014
This book is a great read. Dora and Zerachiel story is when you find the love of your life, it's worth it every step of the way.
Posted April 28, 2014
This is my first time reading a Missy Jane story and I was not disappointed! I've been suffering from book hangover and needed this quick, sweet and sexy read to pull me out of my doldrums.
Zerachial is an archangel who has been living on Earth for thousands of years with his brothers to protect humans from demons that escape Hell. Zerach is a wealthy business man and has a reputation for being a playboy. Isadora is his secretary and secretly lusts after him, or so she thinks (he can tell) LOL! Her pure spirit and gentle nature call to Zerach but he refuses to give in to his desires, believing that he is keeping her safe. But after she comes into contact with her old childhood friend Jake, who has been demon tainted, Zerach realizes that he must stay close to Dora to protect her. Especially after she is blackmailed into marriage by Jake to save her godparents business. After saving Dora from an attack by Jake and spending the night to comfort and protect her, Zerach can't help falling in love with Isadora. He knows that he will have to tell her what he is really soon.
Zerach was an absolute sweetheart, so caring and gentle with Dora's fears and insecurities. I loved how he called her "precious" and "baby" all the time. But don't worry, he was still alpha enough when needed. Dora was a smart and spunky heroine. Even though she had horrible scars from a childhood accident which caused her to be insecure about her body she didn't let it consume her and make her wishy washy (which I abhor in heroines).
I really enjoyed the world that this book is set in. Even though Zerachial and his brothers are Archangels they are still allowed to become involved with humans. Yes, they are filled with goodness and will do no harm to humans but they aren't perfect. They cuss, they drink (even though they can't get drunk) and they sleep with human women. I really hope the author continues on with the series because she has definitely set up a story for Rafe and Asta. And Gabriel! OMG I absolutely want to hear more about him!
All in all I thought this was a great read, very heartwarming and yet still had enough sexy times to curl your toes. :)
* I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Posted April 28, 2014
Curl up on your couch, with a flashlight, and get ready to enter a world of Archangel, demons, goodness, evil and destiny!!
Zerachial Maxwell is rich and powerful, but he has a secret. He is an Archangel that lives on earth to protect humans and when necessary dispatch Demons back to hell. He is not alone with his mission, he has 6 fellow Archangel brothers to help. Zerach's human persona, this time, is a rich businessman and nightclub owner. By night, Zerach sits on rooftops and stalks the streets of Houston to watch for evil. A new evil is in town and its name is Armoros. This high-level powerful demon wants Isadora.
Isadora O'Donnell is Zerach's assistant at his Houston office. She all that is good and beautiful in his world, but she also has a secret. When she was a child, Dora was in a house fire and over 70% of her body is deeply scarred. Dora was raised but her godparents, Bill and Alice Goodman, after her parents' death. She would do anything for them, but marry Jake Deagan is asking to much. If she doesn't marry him, her godparents will lose everything.
Zerach wants Dora so much, but she is a forever kind of girl. Dora wants him, but with her scars she is scared. While searching the streets for the evil, Zerach smells demon taint all over Dora. He and his brother learn that the demon taint is coming from Jake and he won't accept Dora's refusal to marry. A war is on and Zerach will do anything to protect Dora from the evil Armoros. Is Dora ready to enter his world of Archangel, demons, good and evil? Will Zerach except her scars and all? Will he leaves his brothers for her? Can a human girl keep a Archangel forever?
I am a die hard historical romance fan because the books create a whole new world for me to enter. Ms. Jane has introduced me to her Archangel world and I loved it. My imagination went on overdrive with all the angel powers, their mission, a demonling (half demon female bartender with a serious attitude) and then there is the other sexy and tattooed Archangels, Mike, Rafe, Cam, Sel and Uriel. Ms. Jane makes this crazy world so real and easy to understand. The brothers' love for one another was a living and breathing element to this story. I am excited to read the rest of the sexy Archangels' stories and learn if Gabriel will come join the flock again. This book was a joy to read and I give it 4 fingers up and 8 toes.
Reviewed from a NetGalley ARC.
Posted May 9, 2014
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Posted August 9, 2014
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