Saturday, 25 July 2009

Death Angel by Linda Howard

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Now, onto the review:

Title: Death Angel
Author: Linda Howard
A striking beauty with a taste for diamonds and dangerous men, Drea Rousseau was once content to be arm candy for Rafael Salinas, a notorious crime lord. Then, when he loans her to a cold-blooded assassin as payment, Drea makes a fateful decision and a desperate move to escape, stealing a mountain of cash from the malicious killer.

Though Drea runs, Salinas knows she can’t hide - and dispatches the same assassin in hot pursuit. Left for dead, Drea miraculously returns to the realm of the living a changed woman. Both humbled and thrilled with this unexpected second chance, she embraces her new life.

But in order to feel safe and sound, and stop nervously looking over her shoulder, she will need to take down the man who marked her for death, even if it means joining forces with the most dangerous - but most enticing - man she’s ever known.

Please note that this is an adult book, and not YA like most of the books we review on here tend to be so it does have some M rated themes in it.

This is just going to be a quick review... I stumbled across this book when I was browsing on Amazon, read the first chapter of it and wanted to read more, it was really good.

It's not one of those amazing books that I'll always remember having read, but it was a good story, entertaining and fast paced - I liked the two main characters, Simon and Andie/Drea and the best parts of the book were the bits that focussed on the two of them together.

One thing about the book that I wasn't expecting, was a plot twist that occurs half way through - I really didn't like it at first, it seemed a bit out of place... it was unexpected in a bad way, it felt like I was reading a story that was quite realistic and then it suddenly threw reality out of the window, maybe it's just because I'm Agnostic so my views on the thing that happens are a bit... unsure, even if it is fiction. But after a few chapters to get used to it, it was good again.

An event in Dreas past has completely shaped who she is - she's a surviver, she's strong but in a lot of ways it's changed her for the worse and she's made a lot of bad choices, but meeting Simon sets off a chain of events that force her to change, to fix her life and as for Simon, loving her changes him for the better too.

And okay, I admit it, as a fictional character, Simon is really hot - thanks to the whole assasin thing he has the whole bad boy thing going on but despite all of that, he isn't actually a bad guy.

Anyway, it was a good book, not amazing or anything but if you're bored and want something quick to read and the genre is the kind of thing that you're into then give it a try.


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