Don’t do any more favors for angels –
that’s something Arabella Morrison needs to remember. Bella
damaged the cosmic balance by committing suicide over her
ruined life at the hands of her scumbag fiancé, so she’s
been working off the cosmic slight by taking a job as a
Reaper (as in Grim). Bella harvests souls, keeps the local
population of shifters in line, and – when she she’s
all-too-often talked into it – runs errands for the plethora
of angels that pop in and out of her apartment.
The last thing Bella expects is the
latest favor to throw her headfirst into the path of Gray
Devereau, a devastatingly handsome half-breed angel.
Bella’s more than somewhat wary of relationships given how
her life ended, but a simple fling just isn’t something Gray
seems willing to agree to. And soon Gray’s not the only
sexy, difficult man invading Bella’s space. With a shifter
rebellion threatening and a young half-breed angel’s life in
danger, the usually solitary Bella has more angels,
half-breeds, shifters, and Reapers in her afterlife than she
ever could have imagined.
Deal with a brewing rebellion? Sure.
Protect a child? Absolutely. Bring down the testosterone
level of the clashing males in her apartment? Err…okay.
Fall in love again? It’ll be a cold day in Hell before that
The afterlife has never been so
exciting as in this action-packed, fascinating book by Kaye
Chambers. Angelic Avenger starts off what is
sure to be an amazing series with a bang. Ms. Chambers
brings to life a complex world of angels, shifters, and
more, but weaves in world-building and her large cast of
characters to the plot so seamlessly that the story flows
Central to the tale is Bella Morrison,
a Reaper with a one-way ticket to Hell waiting to be cashed
in because of her suicide. Quite simply, I loved Bella, and
this story would never have worked so well if she weren’t a
lethal, caring, interesting character. She grabbed my
attention from the get-go, as did her hero. Gray may be
mortal (and I might have been left with a few questions
about how things will continue to work between them), but
he’s every bit a match for Bella. His powers stemming from
his angelic parentage aren’t the only whammy he packs;
Gray’s sensual personality does that well enough on its own.
Filling out Angelic Avenger
are a whole host of supporting characters and I won’t spoil
the fun by giving details on them. I cannot, however, write
about Angelic Avenger without giving mention
to one of Bella’s closest friends, Foras, the Devil’s
General. Gray might be Bella’s hero, but I admit Ms.
Chambers made me want to steal the dark, brilliant,
sex-on-a-stick archangel Foras for myself (and it’s a true
pity to me that I can’t).
As I am invariably distracting myself with thoughts of Foras,
I’ll wrap up with saying Ms. Chambers definitely has me on
the edge of my seat for the next Angelic Avengers tale (and
no, not just because of Foras). All in all I found
Angelic Avenger an utterly beguiling read with its
kick-ass heroine, delicious hero, unique secondary
characters, and intriguing, original world.