Gabriel St. John is a fallen angel.
Sent to Earth years ago to watch over and protect
humans, Gabriel succumbed to addictions just as humans do,
thus changing his status from watcher angel to demon. And
just as humans harm themselves and possibly others with
those same addictions, Gabriel is afraid that he has done
the same thing.
For one hundred and fifty years, Gabriel, who was called
John Thiroux, has believed that he might be responsible for
the horrendous murder of his then mistress, Anne Donovan.
Unable to find out who murdered her, he turns to
forensic scientist Sara Michaels with whom he shares one
thing in common – her mother was also murdered in the same
foul way and Gabriel wants to write a book in the hopes of
solving both murders.
Sara Michaels wants answers.
Selling her childhood home and taking a leave of
absence from the job she loves, she heads to New Orleans
with the hopes that author Gabriel St. John can help her
solve her mother’s murder.
Gabriel is enigmatic and attractive but at the same
time mysterious and anguished.
In spite of this, Sara finds herself falling in love
with him and craving his touch.
But Sara has a secret of her own.
She is the great-great-grand-daughter of Anne Donovan
and unbeknownst to Gabriel, Sara thinks it is only a matter
of time before she is murdered as well.
Gabriel and Sara are attracted to each other but
because of Gabriel’s curse, he knows he can never touch Sara
the way he and she both want.
Will they be able to continue their platonic
relationship or will they succumb to the passion that is
inside both of them?
I am guilty of never having read Erin McCarthy’s
but oh so remorseful because
magnificent! From the prologue to the last scene,
kidnapped me and held me spellbound.
I ate, breathed, and slept this novel until I could
finish and finally put it down.
Then when that happened, I picked it back up and
began to read again.
It was just that outstanding.
Joyfully Recommended! The plot, the characters, and the
setting of New Orleans all combine to make a fabulous and
Erin McCarthy has a woven a timeless tale of good versus
evil and has gained a new fan.
Two thumbs up and a dusting of angel wings on this
Gabriel was tormented and full of regrets.
Regrets for Anne’s murder, regrets for his angelic
status turned demon.
Most of all, he regretted not being able to touch and
love Sara like he wanted. And he wanted her with every
breath of his body.
Sara often at times was just as tortured as Gabriel
because of her own regrets and addictions. I agonized at
their inability to love each other fully but hope prevailed
despite everything that seemingly was working against them.