Saint or Sinner Saint or Sinner on July 24, 2018
Pages: 413
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five-stars

Beware of Beauty…because she’s got the heart of a real beast.

Smart people—and monsters who know the score—fear Josephine Saint. The sexy vampire might appear to be a sensual temptation, but she’s a cold-blooded assassin. Mercy? Jo doesn’t know the meaning of the word. With each successful hunt, Jo slides one step closer to getting the promised prize that she’s coveted—her freedom. Long ago, Josephine made a deal with the devil, and now, the jerk is collecting on the final payment due him.

Find the angel…before he rips the world apart.

Her latest target is Malik, an angel who has gone dark. The fool fell and crashed hard to earth, and now he’s indulging in every sin he can find. And, bonus, the guy has every predator in the land closing in on him because angel wings are highly prized on the black magic market. It’s Jo’s job to find Malik and bring his sexy angel ass back upstairs except…

The angel is already changing…into something new and something very, very deadly.

Malik has his own mission, and it doesn’t involve being dragged back to heaven. He’s ready to lose his wings, ready to pay any price, if it means he can right a wrong from his past. He never expected for Jo to hunt him, and he knows that he won’t be able to control himself when she’s near. Because Jo—fierce vampire, deadly assassin—she’s his charge. He’s been watching over her for centuries. Watching her, and wanting her. Now that he’s earthbound, Malik can finally make the vamp his.

Can a vamp save the world? Maybe…if she can claim a fallen angel’s heart.

With every moment that Malik spends on earth, the darkness within him grows. When angels fall, they change. They become something new—and a firestorm is about to erupt from Malik. When the fire erupts, it will destroy everything and everyone in its path…His only link to sanity is Jo, and if he loses her…Malik may lose his very soul.

The hellfire is coming, and it will rage. SAINT OR SINNER…what will you be?

I love when Cynthia Eden writes Paranormal Romance, and this heroine was pretty sassy. Her heroines usually aren’t, so this was extra awesome. (her heroines are always smart, strong, enjoyable heroines, but sassy isn’t a word I’d typically associate with them). Josephine was pretty badass on top of it.

So Josephine. Super awesome vampiress, also paranormal assassin. Luke, now the ruler of the light things, calls her up to him. He has an angel who fell and Luke wants her to get him. But for a first time, he doesn’t want her to kill this target. Strictly capture and retrieval only. She has 48 hours to get him and drag his butt back upstairs before he becomes a true fallen angel who can’t come back.

But things never go to plan, do they?

Malik, formerly an angel, recently fallen, doesn’t want to go back. He’s rather enjoying all the sin Sin City can show him. And then there’s Josephine. He’s wanted her for centuries, but he’s never been more than a shadow in her life. Angels can’t interfere.

And here she is, in the flesh, and here he is in the flesh…and ready to sin. But someone is targeting Josephine’s angel, and she doesn’t like to share. He’s her bounty, he’s her angel. She isn’t letting some unknown take him out before she can drag him up to Luke.

This story went in a very different direction than I’d thought it would and I loved every twist and turn. The characters were exciting and fresh, the feel to this whole series has been one I love, and this book makes an excellent addition to the Bad Things series. There’s the possibility of another couple being set up, so if Ms. Eden ever comes back to this series, I’ll be right here, ready to read it. You should too.

***Review copy courtesy of the publisher via Netgalley

five-stars