Daughter of Man by Aleisha Browne

eXtasy Books

Fantasy, Paranormal, Erotic and Beyond, bondage, ménage

ISBN: 978-1-55487-012-7

Reviewed by Patrice F.

   

 

Ellen is coming home from work, anticipating a romantic evening with her boyfriend, Eric, when she suddenly becomes lost in the park.  She wanders around until she encounters an unearthly beautiful male calling her “Beloved”.  Her immediate instinct is to flee, but there is no place she can go to escape him.  The inhuman stranger kidnaps her and takes her into another realm, where she is introduced to pleasures beyond mortal comprehension.  It is no surprise when she discovers that her lover is an angel. 

Ellen’s captor constantly declares his love for her.  The various emotions the angel experiences with Ellen are new to him.  He is consumed by his feelings, and is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her.  However, Ellen has plans to regain her freedom and to return to Eric.  She also is willing to do anything, and is unaware of the devastation and hardship her choices will bring to everyone.

I have read The Divine Comedy, Paradise Lost, and The Tale of Cupid and Psyche, so this Enochian dark paranormal/fantasy appeals to my taste.  Iconoclasm and mythology live and breathe throughout Daughter of Man without stealing the spotlight from the plot and the torrid sex scenes.  The depiction of angels, demons and otherworldly realms is powerfully vivid and believable. 

There is little detail about Ellen aside from her relationship with Eric.  Also, I did not grasp the angel’s motivations in claiming her, other than love, which admittedly, is a powerful force.    However, the story flowed with poetic emphasis, which influenced my emotions despite the lack of Ellen’s back story.    I still felt connected to the pain, passion, hatred, anger and love described.  Daughter of Man leaves you with so many questions—and a few interesting twists and answers—all delivering a solid metaphysical punch that will leave you staggering. 

     

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