ARC Review: Angel Lover (Angel Assassins #2) by Tricia Skinner {Tour} ~ Excerpt

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Angel Lover

Tricia Skinner

Angel_Lover_500Release Date: 6/30/15

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Source: ARC from Author/NetGalley

Tagline: There’s no danger greater than falling for your enemy…

Book Description:

The Nephilim are bound. Their powers cursed. But half-angel Kasdeja will do anything to free them from Heaven’s tyranny. When Kas is approached by a striking, mysterious woman, she tells him his greatest enemies hold the key to his freedom.

Mariel keeps herself shrouded in secrets, using them to hide her true self. For she is not just employed by the Renegades–enemy fallen angels—she is a double agent, working on the sly for Heaven. Her directive is to seduce the gorgeous Nephilim—despite her insecurity about such sensual acts.

For Mariel is playing a dangerous game, and falling for Kas could only cause trouble; her assignment isn’t just seduction. It’s destruction.


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~ 4.5 Angel Lover Stars ~

Angel Lover is book two in the Angel Assassins series by Tricia Skinner. This series has several types of angels and the author adds a unique twist to some of these angels. 

This series is becoming one of my favorites! I have not read many angel books yet, but boy oh boy this one puts a spin on what we think angels are. We have so many different kinds that I am not sure, except for the Bound Ones, who the good guys are. 

Angel Lover was a fabulous read from beginning to end. I was blown away with so many things in this story. Can I just say PLOT TWISTS, oh my goodness. I was caught by surprise by some of these twist and others I saw coming and thought “no she will not do that to these characters” and then Tricia Skinner did it! The chemistry between Kasdeja and Mariel is off the charts. They are enemy’s or are they? Really, it was great learning about these two and seeing them come together as a couple. I also love great action and fight scenes in my romances. Ms. Skinner did not disappoint. And please don’t be surprised if you are shocked by the ending, the set up for her next book was superb. 

I have to say this was a book full of plot twists, action, and romance. I was on the edge of my site for this book and I have to say I am waiting on pins and needles for the next installment. The author has created an interesting world with unique angels and an emotional journey for her characters. I look forward to more and highly recommend picking up this series.

*Disclaimer: Review copy provided by Author & Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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He traced his fingers under her tank top and made small circles against her back. A soft sound escaped her lips, then she relaxed.

“Mariel.” He barely recognized his lust-blown voice.

She answered by renewing their passionate kiss, full and open and bone melting. She kissed him thoroughly, drawing the oxygen from his lungs as she twisted her fingers into his long hair.

Kas lowered her on the comforter with care, never breaking their kiss. He eased back, and with his gaze on hers, he pulled his shirt over his head and dropped it.

Mariel’s gaze made several passes over his body.

What did she feel for him? Admiration? Uncertainty? He’d never hurt her. No one would ever hurt her again, not if they expected to live.

Then Mariel’s gaze fell away. “You are…beautiful.” Her shoulders drooped, and she pulled back.

“You don’t believe you are.”

She didn’t reply, except for the stubborn jut of her chin. Kas smoothed his thumb over her cheek then gently raised her head. She wouldn’t look at him. He wouldn’t allow her to withdraw from him, from them.

He touched her shirt at the waist, and her hands clamped over his, her eyes wet. Her fearful expression tore him apart.

“Trust me as I trust you,” he said gently.

Kas waited until her grip loosened, and her hands fell to the side. He infused a smile with warmth and then eased the material up in torturous increments. Time she could use to stop him.

Her flat stomach and tight abs were revealed. He smothered his reaction, afraid Mariel would mistake a groan for disapproval. Smooth, golden skin fed his hunger an appetizer.

“You have control,” he told her. “If you tell me to stop, I’ll stop.”

Mariel peeked through her lashes and nodded.

He lifted the shirt higher, stared at her breasts, and bit back another sound. God of All, they made him salivate, but he tapped more of his self-control.

Finally, the shirt was over her head and joined his on the floor. Mariel’s arms stayed locked at her sides like a soldier at attention.

Kas moved around her and climbed onto the bed next to her. “Lie on your side, facing me.”

“I do not know,” she said, whisper light.

Again his chest felt as if it had crushed inward. No woman should be made to believe she was ugly. None should feel shame about her body. He wanted to beat bloody any man who’d ever looked at her wrong.

Mariel expelled a long breath as if she’d resolved herself to do what he’d asked. She stretched out alongside him, chest to chest, her right arm pillowing her head.

He leaned over and planted a soft kiss on her cheek and lips. “Touch me.”



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TriciaSkinnerTricia Skinner is an author of passionate dark fantasy. She is a features writer for Fresh Fiction and a project manager for Short Fuse. She began her writing career as a business reporter and wrote for The Detroit News, Investor’s Business Daily, MSN, and The Houston Chronicle.

Raised in Detroit, Tricia graduated with a BA degree from the nationally acclaimed Journalism Institute for Media Diversity at Wayne State University. She earned a Masters of Liberal Studies – Creative Writing degree from Southern Methodist University and will obtain a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2017.

Diversity in genre fiction is dear to Tricia’s heart. She is represented by Laurie McLean, co-founder of Fuse Literary Agency.

When not writing, Tricia can be found reading, lifting weights, or geeking out over games, movies, and music. She has a Tom Hiddleston obsession, and she is Team Vader. Her family includes three Great Danes (so far).


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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

4 comments on “ARC Review: Angel Lover (Angel Assassins #2) by Tricia Skinner {Tour} ~ Excerpt

  1. I have the first book in this series, but haven’t read it yet. I need to do that soon. Great review.

    • You will enjoy this series. It has become one I look forward too. Thank you for stoping by and Happy Reading!

  2. Some good plot twists sounds excellent. I still have book one on my tbr pile. One day hopefully 🙂

    • This series is really good. I look forward to each book now from Ms. Skinner. It has become one of my favorite series to read. Hope you get a chance to try Angel Assassins out. ^_^ Thank you for stoping by.