Series: Guild Hunter #4
Published by Berkley
Pub Date: September 6th 2011
Format: Paperback | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
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The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past…but Dmitri’s need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.
Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel’s right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality…the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.
As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting…and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more…
Dmitri has always intrigued me while at the same time intimidated me silly, so of course I had to read Archangel’s Blade to find out what makes him so. He’s deadly and cold, but yet sensual in unspeakable ways. I knew his story had to be heartbreaking for him to be the kind of vampire he is. And, oh, was it ever. This almost thousand year old vampire had to see his most beloved suffer at the hands of the angel who Made him. His soul and his heart died then. At least he believed that until Honor walked into his office….
I loved Honor from the get-go. She survive, was still surviving, that brutal kidnapping and attack, yet she decided to face her fears in meeting with Dmitri. She’s always been a little bit obsessed with everything to do with him and in the end she couldn’t say no to finally meeting him.
“I’m fairly certain you’re not a nice man at all.”
His answer was a slow smile that whispered of silk sheets, erotic whispers, and sweat-damp skin. The unhidden intent of it had her heart slamming hard against her ribs. “No,” she said, voice raw.
“A challenge.” He wasn’t touching her and yet she felt caressed by a thousand ropes of fur, soft and lush and unmistakably sexual. “I accept.”
Honor and Dmitri had this incredible cat-and-mouse play and fiery chemistry that jumped off the pages. They complimented each other perfectly, almost as if they’d known each other all their lives. ;) I loved where their story ended up, but then again, I am a hopeless romantic. (Shhh! Don’t tell anyone!) To put it simply, Honor and Dmitri made this book unputdownable.
The mystery behind the attacks in this book was a fascinating maze. So many trails and suspects and wrong turns. We get little of the other angels from the series, though we do spend some time with Venom…he’s always fun. :) Raphael and Elena, as well as some of the other Guild Hunters make appearances.
I am now ready for the next book which, according to Nalini Singh’s FB page, will be the angel Jason’s story. The book is titled Archangel’s Storm and is slated to be released in September of this year! More Guild Hunter books, please and thank you! :)