#paranormal #romance #angels #demons
I just spent the best night of my life with the hottest guy I’ve ever met. Too bad he turns out to be my deadliest enemy – the Archangel Nathanael…
Half-demon Isabella has dreamed of bringing archangels to justice and there’s no way she’ll forgive Nate for his deception. Except it turns out he has no idea who she is… can this be the chance for retribution she’s been searching for?
There’s only one rule I live by. Never trust a demon.
Close to finding a rogue demon he’s been hunting for millennia, Nate’s not looking for any distractions. Until Isabella turns his world inside out and leaves him wanting so much more. But when he uncovers her true heritage, her betrayal rocks him, and he faces the choice of leaving her to her fate or breaking the only rule in his book.
With dark secrets threatening their survival, there’s no way an archangel and a half-demon can work together. But with the clock ticking, and danger stalking every move they make, the only way to save themselves might just be to save each other.
My Review ~ 5 stars
Captivating Enemies to Lovers Romance
I make no secret that the enemies to lovers trope is one of my favourites when it comes to romance and Christina Phillips delivers in spades with Salvation, book 3 in the Realm of Flame and Shadow series. This super read has a plot containing secrets, danger and deception and a hero and heroine who kept me entertained throughout with their lively banter and sizzling lovemaking scenes. Although the book includes characters who feature in the earlier books (whom I loved meeting again), it works perfectly well as a standalone, Nate and Isabella’s relationship being at its core.
Archangel Nathanael’s hatred of demons goes back a long way – fooled by one once he has vowed never to be taken in by one of their kind again and he is pleased that at last he almost has his arch enemy, the demon Dagan, in his sights. Yet fate has a way of screwing with his good intentions when he crosses paths with Isabella, whom he believes is a human. Similarly Isabella has been taught that archangels are a demon’s natural foe and she would never have hooked up with him if she’d known his true identity. When their destinies become entwined can they trust each other? Not only that but can they save themselves or each other when neither are fully aware of what is at stake and who is involved?
I loved the chemistry between them and I was on pins throughout waiting for the scene where Nate discovers Isabella’s true nature and I was not disappointed. Nate has issues with trust, especially when it comes to demons and bears a heavy weight on his shoulders for past events for which he holds himself responsible. Although Isabella lacks a sense of belonging and has been hurt in the past I really liked her inner strength. I was glued to the read to see how their relationship would play out, who they would side with when the chips were down and whether they could overcome their differences.
Recommended for readers of paranormal romance who like tales of feisty heroines who are able to bring even the most stubborn of celestial beings to their knees.
Reviewed by Tina Williams
Please note that an ARC of this book was given to me by the author for the purpose of a fair and honest review.