Type: Paranormal Romance
My Copy: Sent
As a fallen Angel of Death, Azrael is cursed to walk the earth alone in search of redemption. One night, as he wanders the streets of New Orleans, he discovers a woman surrounded by panther shifters. No longer able to contain the anger simmering within, Az summons his dark powers and attacks, determined to protect this innocent human from certain death.
Only Jade Pierce is no delicate flower. She’s spent years learning to survive and fight the evil forces sent by her ex-lover who refuses to let her go. But after seeing Az in action, she figures she could use a little supernatural help. And so she plans a course of seduction guaranteed to arouse his interest and his angelic passions…
I LOVE THIS BOOK! After reading the first two books in this series I was eager for Az to get a book because his outlook was so flawed that he just needed to get shown the way. After being an angel for so long, Az has seen just about everything. With a huge chip on his shoulder he has passed judgement on just about everything never realizing that his own time was coming. Now cast out of heaven all he wants is to get back in. Rescuing a damsel in distress is just what he needs to turn the tides back in his favor.
Jade has been on the run from her destructive ex for years. He has been a constant fear and she’s grown tired of running. Az provides her the opportunity to finally be able to be rid of him for good. Though she has no intention of allowing herself to grow attached to Az she finds that his magnetic draw and alpha personality make her wish she could indulge in him, just for a while.
I enjoyed Az immensely. In the beginning he is unwilling to admit his growing attraction to Jade because admitting to feelings at all proves he’s been on earth to long. Emotions are strictly forbidden to angels and to gain access back to heaven Az must prove he is worthy. He doesn’t understand that his showing of emotions started long ago with his rage towards fellow angels and that he was supposed to fall from grace all along. His ineptitude in processing emotions in his physical attraction was, dare I say, cute. There is just something about the alpha male being shown how to love that gets me every time.
I felt bad for Jade but understood her inability to let Az in when they first meet. With a gruesome background like hers I got why she was scared for Az, though he is certainly way sturdier then any of the past men who gotten killed because of her. Yes, her skittishness was understandable and she fought it for a commendable amount of time. I loved her tenacity to protect him even in light of the knowledge of what he was and how hard it is to injure him. I always enjoy reading heroines who fight not only their attraction but also fight for what they believe in.
Cynthia Eden never fails to entertain with her incredible world building and even better characters! Her heroines are smart, capable and always have a flaw that makes them vulnerable to those who manage to get close. Strong, incredibly gorgeous heros with abs of unbreakable steel round out her equation for greatness and each time I find myself engrossed and eager to turn page after page. Each book provides the readers with a world worthy of escaping to. I would recommend reading this series in order so you can see the full progression of Az and further understand where he came from and the hangups he has in Angel In Chains. Edens Fallen series is a definite favorite of mine and I hope we get more from these deliciously flawed angels!
I give Angel In Chains by Cynthia Eden 5 stars!