Demon Angel by Meljean Brook
Series: Guardians #1
Published by Penguin
Publication Date: January 2nd 2007
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For two thousand years, Lilith wrought vengeance upon the evil and the damned, gathering souls for her father's armies Below and proving her fealty to her Underworld liege. Bound by a bargain with the devil and forbidden to feel pleasure, she draws upon her dark powers and serpentine grace to lead men into temptation. That is, until she faces her greatest temptation—Heaven's own Sir Hugh Castleford...
Once a knight and now a Guardian, Hugh spent centuries battling demons—and the cursed, blood-drinking nosferatu. His purpose has always been to thwart the demon Lilith, even as he battles his treacherous hunger for her. But when a deadly alliance unleashes a threat to both humans and Guardians in modern-day San Francisco, angel and demon must fight together against unholy evil—and against a desire that has been too long denied...
Who will be the first to succumb?
Man, I fell into a bit of a reading funk when I was in the middle of this book and I thought it was because I didn’t like this book but that wasn’t the case, the reason it took me so long to read this book is because I kept losing it. It kept pissing me off to because I wanted to hurry up and find out what was going to happen, what was Lilith going to get into and all that other crazy stuff.
This was a really good book. The storyline flowed well, it was a bit off on the pacing but aside from that, it was quite an enjoyable read for me. For some reason, I thought this was a historical but it’s not and I’m glad because I’m kinda over historicals for the moment.
What I liked about the story was the way the story came together. The fight between good and evil was great and I loved how Lilith and Hugh had that ginormous connection. It was more than just they wanted to jump each other’s bones, it was a wonderful emotional connection. I loved how they would always run into each other no matter how many years, decades passed. I loved the people in their lives too….like Sir Pup, wow…that was one ugly beast of a dog but Lilith loved him anyway and Colin cracked me up with him too.
I liked Colin well enough but I hear nothing but good things about him so I look forward to reading his book. Holly tells me that Colin is all that and a bag of chips and she aint never steered me wrong so I can’t wait to dig in, I just have to go out and buy it.
Savi and Auntie were cool additions to the story even though at first, I didn’t really care for Savi, I don’t even know why I didn’t like her but I ended up really liking her so I guess I was just smoking crack before, whatev.
Overall, this book was a great book, it took me a while to get into the book but as soon as I got past the first third of the book, it was smooth going after that and I enjoyed the book a great deal. It’s a great read and I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to read about two wonderful characters and their journey to that happy ending we all hope to have one day. My only gripe with it is, I hope in the other books some of my questions are answered…I’ll be patient though.
Read this book, it’s good stuff!