Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless - and if he isn't careful, he'll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost…until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he's never known before.
Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation - or her ultimate damnation?
©2012 Gena Showalter (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Great start to a new GS series that gives you those tormented brooding angels that we see in LOTU coupled with some of the juicy Lords themselves for a little while. This is Zacharel and Annabelle's tempestuous unfolding love story that has all the classic Showalter ingredients like passion, great characters, an intricate amusing and enjoyable plot coupled with the tall dark, handsome and feathered angels - mmmm you just can't go wrong.
Thought the narrator was ok but I listened on double speed because I couldn't wait, well that and there's just so many delicious books waiting to be heard and such little time.
Worth a credit? If you're a GS fan then you already know the answer - it's a big fat YES and I'm waiting for more please.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
Let me start by saying Gena Showalter is one of my favorite authors. Her books are funny, romantic and full of steamy hot characters. I've rarely been disappointed by any of her books. So reviews are mostly biased on my part. That being said, this book sort of fell in the middle for me. Was it her best story? No. Did I enjoy listening? Yes. Was it a waste of my credit? Definitely not.
If you are new to Gena Showalter I would suggest starting with "The Darkest Kiss". You will not be disappointed. If you love the Lords of the Underworld then I would highly suggest getting this book.
I was really looking forward to Zacharel's story (as he was in previous books). I really loved his character from the start and was excited to see how love would melt his cold heart and redeem him. However, the story was just sort of so-so.
I did enjoy the appearance of the Lords and as always I loved the narration by Max Bellmore. For these 2 reasons alone I am giving this a 4 star rating. Otherwise it would just be a 3.
I hope the series gets a little better.
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This is yet another great book from Gena Showalter.
All I can say is keep them coming :-))
Graduated college, got a job, got married, traveled, had children. Breathing air and growing hair.
I have listened to almost all of Gena Showalter's books and really like the quirks and sense of fun some of them have. This story has some of those same qualities with cameos by the Lords of the Underworld yum.. I found the pacing of the narration to be s l o w like the reader was bored or needed a cup of coffee maybe a double shot of espresso. I liked the plot and the characters just wish it really had been Max Bellmore. This was not a great pairing. Sometimes you win sometimes you lose I call this one a draw. If you need a book to listen to this one isn't bad, just don't expect Phil Gigante or Robert Petkoff.
A great start to a new series, it was good to read about a softer/loveable side of Zacharel. I look forward to reading Koldo's story. Though I will say I still like the LoU series better so far, and yes I enjoyed the reappearance of some of the Lords. I was disappointed though that Max Bellmore was listed as the narrator when in fact he was not the narrator.
The Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter
Max Bellmore was not the narrator though he should have been, this should be corrected.
Gena Showalter is one of my favorite authors, and this book is a spin-off of the Lords of the Underworld series, but it doesn't have the same feel and the story didn't measure up at all. It doesn't have Gena's usual humor, which I think makes her books. The narator is the same narator that reads the Lords of the Underworld series, but I think this book may have been better with another narator, because it makes you want the same feel as the lords of the Underworld, and you never really get it. It somehow falls flat. The story just isn't that captivating. I wasn't impressed .
This book is the start of another great series from Gena Showalter. The characters have depth and the story is interesting. I could not stop listening and the ending was a total surprise. I can't wait for the next book in the series! I love that she had some of the characters from the Lords of the Underworld series appear in the book (this book is a spin-off from that series). Max Bellmore is an excellent narrator who also read the Lords of the Underworld series, and the voice he uses for each character is consistent from book to book. Overall, a great book.
If you have listened to Lords of the Underworld you'll want to listen to this. You have met some of the characters before and it's good to have a new storyline that isn't too foreign.
I do love Max...hubba hubba
Great read! Love the story line of these Angels! I hope there will be more then two books. Romantic, heart warming, loving and sexy Angels!
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
I have to say I am highly disappointed with this book. I expected so much more from Gena Showalter. I guess I have become so accostomed to her awesomeness with the Lords of the Underworld that I thought she could do no wrong. So here is what I found fault with:
1. The slow paced story line. All I could think was get on with it!
2. The heroine...I found Annabelle to be very immature and highly annoying. I could have used the novel with her playing a disappearing act.
3. I didn't find Zachaerel to be all that manly, and he honestly didn't have much personality. While he had a few moments where he said something funny, he was just um...lame.
4. There was absolutely no passion. It wasn't about the lack of steamy sex that her novels usually involve, but it was about the fact there was just no passion. I could barely understand why the main characters fell in love with each other.
The good? Max's narration was great as usual.
Attention new readers who have not read this author. Please do not be disturbed by my review. Gena Showalter is great, this book just happens to be an of day and hey we are all due to have one every now and then. If you are interested in paranormal romance, be sure to check out the Lords of the Underworld.
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