Review: Angel Bait (Angel Assassins, #0.5) by Tricia Skinner

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Angel Bait

Urban Fantasy – Paranormal Romance – Angels
Original Publication: February 18, 2013 by Crimson Romance, an imprint of F+W Media.
Paranormal Romance. 65,000 words. 227 ebook pages
Saved by the angel sent to kill them, four half-angel boys are trained and employed as Heaven’s assassins. Jarrid and his nephilim brothers are raised as members of The Eternal Order, and must enforce Heaven’s laws by hunting down those who defy the Directorate.

His only shot at freedom is Ascension, but his employers won’t permit the ancient ritual. Then Jarrid learns a Renegade angel is in Detroit. Such a high-level take-down is the answer to his prayers—all the leverage he needs to Ascend.

For freedom, Jarrid is willing to do anything to lure his elusive enemy out of hiding.

Even use an innocent woman as bait.

News reporter Ionie Gifford has no clue an angel outlaw wants her dead. She agrees to help Jarrid, the enigmatic nephilim with penetrating silver eyes and a worship-worthy body, but only because he accepts her terms. He’s her all-access pass into the city’s supernatural underworld where she hopes to locate her mother’s killer.

Blindsided by Ionie’s beauty and tenacity, Jarrid soon finds the eternity-old glacier around his heart thawing. With duty and desire at war within him, he’s forced to make a choice—either save Ionie from the trap he snared and stay chained to Heaven, or allow her to become collateral damage.

“Sensuality Level: Sensual”

~ 4.5 Angel Stars ~ 

Wow! I loved it! Angel Bait is the prequel to Angel Kin. Yes their are some discrepancies between the prequel and the book Angel Kin, due to the author being with a different publisher for Angel Bait. The discrepancies do not take away from the story. We get action, adventure, incite into Heaven, the brother’s and love that heals old wounds.

Jarrid, a Nephilim, an assassin is closed off from his emotions. He see’s his job as a way to show Heaven that he and his brother’s are worthy and not abominations as everyone see’s them as. I liked Jarrid and his growth as a character. Once he hooks up with Ionie things start to change inside him and he questions himself. I liked the struggle he faced. Ionie, a reporter, an open minded intelligent women. I liked Ionie and her way of thinking as well as her strength of character. I liked the way the attraction was built; between Jarrid and Ionie, you felt the connection. The sex scene is sensual and well written. Ms. Skinner had me fanning myself.

I enjoyed learning more about the brother’s and why they are Heavens assassins as well as getting to see into the past through Tanis eyes. I enjoyed this eye opener experience were we get to learn more about the Renegades, Nephilim and Watchers. I did not expect to see Heaven as the not so open minded place as we think it is. It’s an interesting twist. I can’t wait for more books to see how this plays out. We get good starter descriptions of the brothers and their personalities. I hope this series gets to play out and each brother gets his own book. I look forward to reading more books in the Angel Assassins series.

Borrowed from library. Support your library!
** Check out my review on Angel Kin **


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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.

2 comments on “Review: Angel Bait (Angel Assassins, #0.5) by Tricia Skinner

  1. I haven’t heard of this series, I’ll have to check it out 🙂 Love the cover of this book!

    • Hi Finley, She is a new author. Angel Kin was just released. As for Angel Bait its currently not available. I was lucky enough to find the older edition at my library.