An Angelís Hope by Stephani Hecht

Archangel Series, Book 9

eXtasy Books

Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

ISBN: 978-1-55487-329-6

Reviewed by Shayna

   

 

An angel warrior and the eldest male of the nine Lehor siblings, archangel Ramiel has always put the needs of others before his own.  Having made an open-ended vow to the fairy Nissa in order to save his youngest brotherís life, Ramiel never expected what Nissa would request of him to fulfill his promise Ė he is to take her as his mate.  Ramiel has never considered taking a mate and he isnít too happy to have one forced on him; even one as lovely as Nissa. 

A fairy princess who watched her own familyís slaughter, Nissa has been on the run from assassins for most of her life.  Now, to protect herself and her young ward, Nissa thinks to ally herself with a powerful archangel.  And none fit the bill quite like Ramiel, a male she dreamed of for months before she ever met him.  Nissa knows Ramielís only marrying her because of his vow, yet she canít help the strong attraction she feels for her soon-to-be mate.  But even as desire pulls the pair closer together, Nissaís past and the angel warriorsí present collide in a way that could forever tear the lovers apart. 

Passion burns bright against the backdrop of battle and wartime politics in An Angelís Hope.  Stephani Hecht has created another masterpiece in this fantastic new addition to the Archangel Series. 

Like all the Lehor siblings, Ramiel has a strong protective streak which, in his case, is heightened by his status as one of the eldest members of his family.  I adored him for his loyalty to his loved ones (and his innate sexual appeal didnít hurt either).  Nissa ranks right up there with Rachael as one of my favorite of Ms. Hechtís heroines.  Sheís a survivor: smart, quick, and a fighter to her core.  Her past has made it difficult for her to trust anyone, but I loved how she slowly let her guard down around Ramiel and the others of her new family who reached out to her. 

An Angelís Hope is centered more around love and the bonds of family and friendship than Heavenís civil war.  I loved the change of pace, in part because Iím crazy about the Lehor family, their mates, and friends.  Do not, however, think that the war is forgotten.  Battles still rage on and Ramiel and Nissaís mating has a definite impact on the angel warriorsí intent to gain the fairiesí assistance in fighting their war. 

The ninth book in the Archangel series, An Angelís Hope does contain enough background information for someone unfamiliar with the series to follow along.  However, to feel the full impact of the differing storylines and various characters, itís best to start the series from the beginning with Angel Warriors.  New and old fans alike are sure to fall under the spell of Ramiel and Nissaís romance.  Filled with love, laughter, and hope even in the darkest of times, An Angelís Hope is pure pleasure to read.  Joyfully Recommended!

     

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