Series: Bad Things #4
on December 13, 2016
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What happens when an angel falls? Find out in Book 3 of Cynthia Eden’s “Bad Things” series, BROKEN ANGEL.
Angel Lila is being hunted—she can feel the hunter closing in behind her. Every move she makes, he’s stalking after her. But does the werewolf on her trail want to destroy her—or can he protect her from the growing darkness that she is trying so desperately to fight?
Werewolf Rayce Lovel doesn’t know what to do with an angel—especially one who makes him think too much about paradise. Lila may be heavenly, but every time he’s near her, Rayce wants to sin. Angels aren’t supposed to feel, but Lila was introduced to the world by way of pain. Pain is all she’s known for far too long, and now, Rayce is tempted to introduce gorgeous Lila to pleasure.
But the longer an angel stays out of heaven, the more dangerous she can become. Lila sinks deeper into the darkness with each night that passes, and she finds herself becoming a pawn in an eternal battle…good versus evil. Is Rayce really her protector? Perhaps he is just the hungry wolf who has been sent to ensure that Lila never sets foot back in her paradise.
A fallen angel has a bad side…and that side is about to be set free.
In this fourth book in Cynthia Eden’s Bad Things series, we have Lila the fallen angel, and Rayce, Luke’s werewolf friend, and tracker. He’s been tasked to find this fallen angel, and bring her to Luke. If you’ve been following my reviews of this series, you’ll know Luke is considered the Lord of the Dark, meaning he has control over all dark things (i.e. vampires, werewolves, etc). His twin Leo is the Lord of the Light, and he controls all good things. But as we’ve seen, the line between bad things and good things is not only fuzzy, but it’s constantly changing. So for Lila to be brought to Luke, is to her, a death sentence. But she doesn’t want to go to Leo either, because although she’s an angel, she’s been earthbound for too long, and she’s…changing. He sold her out when she was an angel, she doesn’t know what he’ll do to her if she’s different.
Once Rayce catches up to Lila, he knows more than ever that she’s his mate. But she’s skittish and thinks he’ll turn her over for Luke to do whatever he wants to her. All she knows about Rayce is that he’s a vicious, uncontrolled beast who will do anything for Luke. Rayce admits that it’s all pretty much true, which isn’t exactly comforting for Lila. But he also takes care of her, feeds her, helps her, and is basically not scary or vicious to her at all. If she’s wrong about Rayce, what else might she be wrong about? She can’t trust Leo, she doesn’t trust Rayce, what’s an angel to do?
I liked Lila and Rayce together, and I liked how powerful she was. She was a strong adversary, and while she was new to feelings, and well, earth in general, she learned quickly. I think the two of them were a great couple, and I liked that their main villain of the piece was also partly Luke’s fault. I really can’t wait for him to wake up to the fact that maybe he isn’t the good brother after all. And then I want his story.
Now the only part I didn’t like was that Rayce’s beast is so savage, and so alpha, that he scares packs, so he doesn’t have one. I think the idea being he’s made his own pack with Julian, Luke, and now their mates. But I wish that had been shown better. I kept expecting there to be some sort of amends made with his original pack, and to find out that his beast was just fine how it was, but he really was considered too dangerous to be around others. I guess? I don’t know. He seemed pretty in control of his beast to me. I get that when he was young it was different, but he’s older and stronger now, so I figured that would be a part of his story arc.
That notwithstanding, I loved this book, and this series, and I hope I’m correct that the next book will have a paranormal character that we see very very rarely, and I’m incredibly excited for it!
With Cynthia Eden’s trademark style of mixing suspense, action, and romance, the Bad Things series is quickly becoming my favorite Paranormal Romance series out there. We need more Paranormal Romances.