As the owner of a string of successful nightclubs all over the world, Zerach can have any woman--except for his assistant Isadora O'Donnell. First off, Isadora isn't a one-night-stand kind of girl, and second, her dominating godparents don't approve of him. There's also the fact that he is an archangel with a mission to protect humans from demons, something Isadora can never find out about.
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.
Each book in the Archangels series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Trusting an Angel
Book #2 Desiring A Demon
Book #3 Saving Her Angel
About the Author
Ms. Missy Jane is the alter ego of a Texas mother of four who has been married to the same wonderful man for over sixteen years. A few years ago Missy finished reading a book by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory, titled The Outstretched Shadow, and thought "Now, what if…" and a monster was created.
Missy now spends most of her time lost in worlds of her own making alternately loving and hating such creatures as vampires, shape-shifters and gargoyles (to name a few). When not writing, she spends her time reading, taking photos of her four beautiful daughters and training her husband to believe she's always right.
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Trusting an Angel
By Missy Jane, Robin Haseltine, Liz Pelletier
Entangled Publishing, LLCCopyright © 2014 Missy Jane
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The Archangel Zerachial tapped his foot, steel toe striking brick with a solid click despite the sheen of rainwater beneath it. He hated waiting almost as much as he hated handling demons, but both were required of him tonight. For a fleeting moment he considered turning around, walking away. Who would know? The humans certainly wouldn't notice. With so much death and destruction around them on a daily basis, they barely noticed the small dent he and those of his kind put in the demon population. No, the humans wouldn't even sense it if he chose to turn his back.
His brothers would definitely notice, and they would all take him to task for it. All except Gabriel. He shook his head at that thought. This was not a night to think of his estranged brother. If his emotions became any more turbulent, his other five brothers would sense it and interfere with his evening. He didn't want to face their pestering either. Besides, even if he was sick of dealing with the demons, the physical exertion would ease some of the tension he'd been feeling all day. Ever since Isadora stormed into his office first thing that morning. Yet another thought to bury for the moment. Sweet little innocent Isadora. It would be best if he didn't think of her any more than necessary.
Movement seen out of the corner of his eye drew him back to the task at hand. He had a demon to dispatch and a human victim to heal. Whether he liked it or not, this duty had been handed down by the Source of All Creation at the beginning of time. He'd never once strayed from this responsibility, and there was no sense in doing so now. He waited for the right time to strike. Too soon and his quarry might escape to cause harm another day. Too late and there would be another human victim to add to the growing inner-city crime statistic. So he tempered his impatience as best he could.
The demon wore rags to match his victim, an old beggar often seen around these parts. Regardless of all the Houston city council did to revitalize downtown, there were still pockets of homeless population. This demon had become a pro at blending in with the vagrant community to gain a smidgen of trust, which it turned against its victims as it sucked their life out of them while they slept. Luckily, this time Zerach had felt the evil close to his downtown office and decided to take a closer look. This demon did nothing to hide itself from the archangel in its midst.
The demon dragged its victim toward one of many large Dumpsters behind the convention center. Now that the sun had set, no one paid it any mind. There were no events in the building tonight, and the security guard remained somewhere deep inside. No one on the nearby freeway would even glance their way.
Zerach stepped off the roof of the building, floating three stories to the parking lot below. He landed lightly on his feet with barely a sound. The demon didn't even notice.
The victim had finally realized the demon's intent and started to struggle as whatever he'd imbibed slowly left his system, although the drugs or alcohol still obviously weakened him. The man's aura was muddied, alternating between harsh reds and nearly-black blues and browns. The demon's strength proved too much for the man. It was like watching a grizzly bear play with a kitten.
Zerach pulled the shadows more tightly around them, using his angelic talents to hide them from human view. The lights on the building dimmed within a few feet of their position as the shadows lengthened.
"Aaaaangelllll," the demon hissed.
Ugly and smelling like a corpse covered in rotting fish, it resembled every other low-level demon he'd ever seen. Zerach shook his head and clenched his fists as he glared. "Time to go back to the hell you call home."
The demon hissed and stuck out a blood-red, forked tongue. Zerach rolled his eyes. "That the best you got? Drop the human."
At first he didn't think it would listen. Just as he prepared to lunge, the demon lifted the vagrant and threw him hard enough to hit Zerach full in the chest. He didn't even stumble as he caught the man and gently laid him on the ground, never taking his gaze from the demon. "You'll pay for that."
The demon's high-pitched screech shattered windows on a car parked nearby. Its alarm only added to the sounds of the night. Zerach ran at the demon and grabbed it by the throat. "What are you doing here? Who called you out of hell?"
The creature screeched again as it struggled against the angel's hold, but his strength was unmatched by any hell-tainted creature, especially a low-level demon. Spawn — nothing more than a foot soldier and minion — it might not know the human words to answer his questions. Despite his revulsion, Zerach set his free hand on its head and tried to read its chaotic thoughts. Images of fire and blood filled his mind but gave no clear picture except for a single name, Armaros. He dropped the demon onto the ground with a sound of disgust and gut-deep dread. Armoros was a higher-level demon and seriously bad news, but just thinking its name meant little. Since it could give no clue as to why or how it had breached the mortal plane, he pulled a dagger from his jacket and wasted no more time. The demon tried to run off but Zerach proved to be faster. He grabbed its slimy, leather-hard head and yanked it back to expose an almost humanoid neck. One slice of his dagger and whatever force gave the demon life drained out within heartbeats.
Zerach stepped back as the drained body immediately turned to ash. A wave of his hand caused a breeze to scatter the ashes. No blood dripped from his blade. No mark remained on the concrete, as if the demon had never been. Only the groaning of the human victim gave any indication of what had happened.
Zerach checked on him, happy to see he hadn't lost too much blood. A warm meal and a solid roof over his head for the night would erase any memory he might have of the demon.
Just over an hour later, Zerach stepped into the ballroom that had been his original destination for the evening, where he would anonymously pledge a ridiculous amount of money for a very good cause. He wouldn't have bothered showing up if his pretty little secretary hadn't goaded him into it. Isadora knew how to push his buttons unlike any other human he'd ever met.
At least there was an open bar. He rarely went without a drink in his hand at these events even though it did no good. His angelic state kept him from getting drunk no matter how hard he tried. Anything to break up the monotony of a centuries-long existence.
A glance around the ballroom and he found his secretary in the midst of dancing with another man. A low-burning anger tried to rise, but he fought it down. She wasn't for him, no matter the temptation. Dora was beautiful, smart, and wholly innocent on a level most humans shed long before adulthood. Her inner purity and goodness called to creatures like him, along with demons, as a reminder of what they'd left behind when entering the human realm. She was unique, an enigma he hadn't quite figured out yet. The mystery of her was one of the main reasons he'd kept her close the past two years, despite the overwhelming temptation she presented to him ... and any male.
The sound of his name caught his attention, and he turned away from the dance floor to find Bill Goodman watching him. Isadora's godfather remained one of the few men in their social circle who wasn't afraid to speak his mind, but unfortunately his opinion of Zerach wasn't very high. In the past, Zerach found his reputation as a womanizer and somewhat shady business owner amusing and it was an endless source of ribbing from his brothers. However, it could now threaten his standing among humans like Goodman, and he didn't like that one bit. It was an obstacle he hadn't considered when setting up his human persona as a nightclub owner.
Zerach arched a brow in greeting as Bill walked up, knowing the man wouldn't shake his hand if he offered. Bill considered businessmen like Zerach beneath him because of the type of businesses he ran. Apparently the service industry didn't stand up to the prestige of loftier businesses like manufacturing and the oil industry. Sometimes Zerach wanted to deck him. "Bill."
The human quickly wiped the annoyance from his face at Zerach's casual use of his first name, but Zerach still caught it and had to fight the urge to laugh.
"Mr. Maxwell, I wanted to personally thank you for your contribution, anonymous as it is. I am surprised to see you here. Last I heard you were in France."
Zerach took a sip of his scotch and chuckled before looking at Bill again. It was hard to keep the grin on his face when dealing with this particular human, but for Isadora he would try. She was close to her godparents. Alienating them would only make things awkward in the office, and that was no way to have a healthy working relationship.
"And presumably with a supermodel on each arm, eh? Don't believe everything you read in the gossip columns, Bill. They tend to over exaggerate my popularity with the ladies."
This time Bill arched a brow, presumably in disbelief. He looked around and Zerach noted his gaze settle on his wife, Alice.
"I don't read gossip columns, but I hear things and wonder about the ulterior motives behind your donations."
Zerach took a longer sip before responding, letting the alcohol burn away his annoyance. "Regardless of what you've heard, my contributions have nothing to do with me or my reputation and everything to do with the children in need of our assistance."
Satisfaction filled him at the look of surprise on Bill's face. Feeling he'd been properly chastised, Zerach turned to another topic of interest. "Speaking of which, how is the new children's hospital wing coming along? I've heard the best reconstructive surgeon in the country will be in residence."
Again Bill looked surprised, but this time it angered Zerach. As an angel, he was first and foremost a protector of children. None of the humans knew that of course, but it irked him that his reputation had become so tainted. Bill cleared his throat. "Yes, actually he will be. The outer construction is nearly done and soon we can begin to work on the interior. I toured it myself just yesterday. The architect is a friend of mine."
"Will tonight's contributions go to finishing that project?"
"No. Tonight is to help fund a program for when they get out of the hospital. There's a large gap in assistance for the older children who survive. Once they're released, they sometimes go home to nothing. All of their family's money was spent on treatment and care, but then they survive and have to struggle for every scrap of food, every piece of clothing."
Zerach's chest ached at the picture Bill's words formed in his mind. He knew of a few families in that exact situation. He did what he could for them, but remaining anonymous had become a lot harder than it used to be. He had just opened his mouth to respond when Alice walked up. "Bill, you're needed at the podium, dear. It's almost time for the announcement."
Zerach shut his mouth and finished his drink as she studiously ignored him. Bill gave him a tight smile, looking a bit embarrassed by his wife's obvious rebuke.
"Yes of course, darling. Mr. Maxwell, until next time."
Zerach gave a slight nod and watched the couple walk away. Befriending them took a lot more time and patience than he wanted to spare. He could simply forget trying to be on friendly terms with them, but that would hurt Dora. Or he could ignore them completely and alienate the woman he spent more time with than any other.
Annoyance burned through him that after almost two years of casual acquaintance, the Goodmans still thought so little of him. Luckily their opinions hadn't affected Dora.
* * *
Isadora laughed politely at Jake's awkward attempt at a joke. He was still tall, tanned, and very handsome, like she'd remembered him, the result of easy living and old money. Though how much remained was anyone's guess. He never let a strand of his short blond hair out of place, and his baby-blue eyes had lifted more skirts than Isadora could count. A lean athletic frame spoke of hours on the tennis court and golf course, but his smooth palms were proof he'd never worked a hard day in his life. She found him both arrogant and rude, but in honor of the friendship they'd once shared she was determined to mind her manners. She tried to get a bead on the man he'd become as he swept her into a waltz.
It wasn't easy reconciling old memories with the privileged man before her. They had once been inseparable. He had actually been her first girlhood crush and given her that first kiss. Now she almost felt as if he spoke a foreign language.
He grinned down at her and had begun another joke at the expense of a gaudily dressed older woman, when Isadora cleared her throat. "So, Jake, tell me how your father's company is doing lately."
Jake's confident smile slipped for a heartbeat before he regained his composure and flashed his straight white teeth. John's meddling was a sore spot for Jake, who had turned the company around and made it his own in just three years since the elder's retirement. "Izzy, you know it's my company now," he replied with a laugh.
She had all but forgotten the detested nickname from their youth. He obviously hadn't. "And you know, Jake, that my name is Isadora."
He laughed again just as the song ended. "Would you like a drink, Izzy? I can get you a glass of champagne."
She detested champagne, but Jake's standing in the long line at the bar would allow her an escape. "Thank you. That would be wonderful."
He flashed another heart-stopping grin, which had no effect on her at all, and sauntered away.
She breathed a sigh of relief and quickly turned in the opposite direction. The only way out from that side of the room was a set of glass doors leading to the hotel's extensive gardens. With Jake already in line speaking to another woman, Isadora hiked up her full skirt in both hands and hastened through the glass doors.
The gardens were dimly lit with lampposts every ten feet, and the full moon shone brightly in the cloudless sky. She hurried along the unfamiliar path without a single glance back. Exactly what she was running from she wasn't sure, she only knew the oppression she'd felt all evening had finally melted away. Her thoughts began to wander to possible excuses she could give her godparents for leaving early, when suddenly she found herself in a garden maze.
"I don't remember this ..." she whispered, hoping to dispel the eerie misgivings creeping up her spine. "Wonderful, now I'm lost," she muttered as she made her way through the eight foot hedges. Two turns later she found herself at a dead end and stomped her foot. "Ugh! This is ridiculous."
"Dora, are you all right?"
She spun to face the newcomer, and her breath caught in her throat.
The name slipped through her lips quietly, the sensation as hot and sensuous as the man standing a few feet away in the shadows. Though she couldn't see him clearly, she would never mistake his deep, sexy voice as belonging to anyone else. It stirred foreign longings within her that left her breathless. An ache formed low in her belly and her nipples tightened. Innocent as she remained about sex, she still knew the feelings Zerach Maxwell conjured were unique to his presence alone. Too bad he was her boss.
* * *
Zerach's gaze trailed down the elegant curve of her neck, across her exposed collarbone, to her creamy white shoulders bared for all to admire. Swathed in a full-length, peach-colored formal gown, she nearly glowed. He had never seen her dressed in something so revealing. Usually her godmother kept her in much more modest attire at their fundraising events. Even in the office he'd never even seen her in jeans.
She had worked for him for almost two years, and he still knew so little about her. He remembered hiring her as a quiet, part-time college student. Smart as a whip, she'd shocked him with her aura of pure goodness, and he'd known immediately she would be trustworthy.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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***
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.