Alex's Angel received a very lovely five star review this week and I'd like to share it with you. :)
Intense. This book was wonderfully intense.
One thing I've learned about Natasha Blackthorne's books is that she's no lightweight in the Regency Romance department. No. And 'Alex's Angel' was no exception. This story was a gorgeous tale of no-holds-barred passion, uncompromising reality. A lesson---for this reader anyway---that wealth and being the upper crust of society do not have the power to cleanse pasts and relinquish inner demons.
The characters. Human. Painfully, lusciously, vividly human. Women, like Emily, who ARE women, not the trendy cocky, nothing-can-touch-me-ball-busting heroines of so many books who are actually...well...men. Oh, how I love the refreshment of a heroine who is pure-d woman, who is not afraid to want a man and not afraid to follow her desire.
And Alex. Ah. Not since reading Laura Kinsale's various heroes have I encountered male characters like Ms. Blackthorne's. Alex is not the cookie-cutter hero. Oh, he is delightful. His dialogue is a devilishly delicious mix of sexy, snappy, dry, gentle, stern...in other words...perfection. A sensual character who this reader could not get enough of. He has demons, though. A past. Something that is progressively being revealed and is promised to be exposed in the sequel, 'Emily's Seduction.'
Ms. Blackthorne's handling of the characters and their frailties is splendid. She doesn't go easy on them, and therefore this reader could relate to them because they had pride, fears, darkness, light, confusion, pain---of the hearts and the minds---and, most wonderfully...LOVE and grasping at it so and learning to trust.
Oh...and this is one sexy, scrumptious read. Titillating intimate scenes. Daring. Sensual.
There is suspense and lots of secrets, and I'm anxious now to read the sequel." ~ Carol on Amazon
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