“Let me just warn you- I only meant to read ONE chapter before bed…
“Let me just warn you- I only meant to read ONE chapter before bed…
Except, I couldn’t put it down! At the end of each chapter I kept thinking, I really need to go to bed, I have things to do tomorrow, but I just COULD NOT stop! This book is delicious!
If you’ve read my reviews, you know I’m a huge fan of Saranna DeWylde, so I KNEW that I would like this book, but I LOVED it so much more than I imagined.
Recently I haven’t been able to read much, what with the family issues, I just haven’t had the time, energy, or focus, but I picked up this book, knowing that I would like it, that there would no risk, and I’m so glad I did!!! I feel so much better!
“How to Seduce an Angel in 10 Days” is the third in a standalone series, the first being: “How to Lost a Demon in 10 Days” and the second being- How to Marry a Warlock in 10 Days.” Again, these are standalone books, you’ll have no trouble reading them out of order, but I highly recommended it to fully grasp the family dynamics.
I’m trying really hard not to turn into a squealing fan-girl, but this book, in my opinion, was AWESOME. It’s snarky, romantic, full of action and passion! What better what to get to know cupid, and his lady love?
Falcon, one of the trifecta of doom (You’ll recognize from: How to Marry a Warlock in 10 Days.) has a new job, all thanks to Tally, his sister’s best friend. Now, I could tell you how he ended up being cupid, or what Tally had to do with it, but it would kinda spoil ‘How to Marry a Warlock’. Anyway, imagine a cute, buff hunk of a guy in pink…glittery…angel wings. Yah, it’s a little funny, but oh so adorable!!
Now, imagine a girl that has been around, and pretty much given up on her happily ever after, she’s done some pretty bad things, against her will, and wants nothing more than to redeem herself to her friends and family, never mind the rest of the witching world.
But redemption is not the only thing, the fates have in store for them, they’re having a hard time remembering why it is they never succumbed to their budding desires before, and well as breaking ALL the rules, to save the world! Because you know it wouldn’t be a Saranna DeWylde book if the world wasn’t going to hell in a hand basket.
Through in a couple werewolves, a few demons, a couple angels, and a man eating fiend? Yah, it goes there!
I honestly am in love with this book, and this author! I would read it again, and again, and again! I highly recommend reading ‘How to Seduce an Angel’ (as well as her others) - you’ll be happy you did. Definitely a keeper that will keep you reading till the sun comes up…literally, I’m really tired, but it’s SO worth it!
I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next!!!!”
“3.5”Oliva wrote this review Wednesday, February 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“There are a lot of characters and storylines going on in this book so you have to pay attention in the first few chapters when the main characters & their situations are explained in detail. This is a good example of a series that you should read in order so that you are not confused.
The main character is Drusilla “Tally” Tallow. She is a witch who has had a really rough time of it lately. She was recently possessed by a lamia or “the great and terrible evil”. A lamia has the body of a bird and the head of a woman with a taste for human flesh. In the previous book, a warlock whom Tally thought loved her and didn’t know was evil, summoned one using her body. Needless to say, while possessed, Tally did a lot of very bad things and there was a good amount of bloodshed and carnage. One of the casualties was Tristan Belledare. He was Tally’s official boyfriend, but after being killed by Tally became the Angel of Death. Another victim of the lamia was Falcon Cherrywood – the brother of Tally’s best friend & also Tally’s longtime crush. After a skirmish with the current Cupid, Falcon was handed the job – much to his horror. At the opening of the book Tally is majorly bummed. The fallout from the lamia episode has left her at a crossroads. She is temporarily deprived of her magic as part of her punishment for the lamia’s actions. She also has a humiliating encounter sexual encounter with Falcon when he falls asleep in the middle of making love to her. This kind of adds insult to injury because she feels kind of like a Typhoid Mary of the magical world. The Powers That Be decide to put Tally on parole. She now has two parole officers – Falcon (“Cupid”) is her heavenly one and Ethelred (a Crown Prince of Hell) is her infernal one. They each take turns with visitation trying to pull her to one side or the other. Ethelred kind of stole the show in this book for me a little bit. He is quite the character. He’s a demon hottie, morally ambiguous, funny, and hits on anyone (no matter the sex). I felt like on his days with Tally, he built up her confidence. I like the curse that Falcon puts on him. It’s kind of a “Midsummer Night’s Dream” curse. Basically, he is made to fall in love with the next person who propositions him. That person just happens to be Luminista. Luminista is the twin sister to Emilian Grey. Emilian has a werewolf curse. This curse and Ethelred’s curse cause all kinds of complications. I did like this book, but I would love it if the next book focused on Ethelred and Luminista. I would love for them to have a happy ending – even though the way things worked out in this book make that next to impossible.
“As part of a rehab program from being possessed by the lamia, Tally has been forced into a 10 day parole period with a representative from both heaven and hell. All she wants to do is forget about her past and move on with her life and settle down with a nice warlock. Unfortunately the only one she has ever wanted is none other than her best friend's brother, Falcon, the newly minted Cupid. Problem is that he is quite possibly the worst cupid ever in that he doesn't believe in love. It's up to Tally to convince him otherwise before it's too late for both of them.
It is really impressive to me that despite the large amount of characters in HOW TO SEDUCE AN ANGEL IN 10 DAYS, each one had their own unique voice and the individual personalities really shone through. In fact not a single one faded to the background. However, that being said a few characters stuck out a bit more than others, specifically the main couple and a demon named Ethelred. I'll focus more on the couple in the next paragraph, but for now I want to feature Ethelred. I really really loved this character. He was just so complex as he definitely had the bad boy evil thing going on since he's a demon. But there also was a whole lot more below the surface. Despite him being on the side of evil, he actually seemed to care about Tally's fate, and while his methods involved some "tough love" he still worked rather hard to help her build her confidence. I really hated the way things turn out for him and I'm hoping there will be another book in this series featuring him as I would love to see him get his happy ever after.
Getting to Falcon and Tally. I really loved these two. I've always had a soft spot for stories where the heroine has secretly loved the hero since childhood. There's just something to be said about how the hero's life gets turned completely upside down once he notices the heroine as a female, and not just another one of the guys. I just enjoy watching the guy fall all over himself with lust and then of course watching that lust slowly transform in to love. As far as Falcon, it was obvious early on that he was head over heels for Tally, especially since he wasn't afraid of her. And trust me he had VERY good reason to be, specifically in the sex department. I also loved that he was quite possibly the worst cupid ever. I just got a real kick out of picturing him during one of his drunk moments donning his pink wings. I couldn't help the snickers. He went through a lot of growth in this book, but I was really impressed with him in the end. However, Tally was the one who really shone as her growth was incredible. She had a lifetime of insecurity to overcome, and I couldn't be more proud of the way she finally started to find herself. In my opinion, this type of theme in a romance book where the couple has to overcome their own obstacles, to be the best kind of romance there is. It just gives the reader a feeling that the characters have truly accomplished something together that will last, and leaves them with a very satisfied feeling.
As much as I love this series, I do have to admit that the world building is a little bit cumbersome at times. There's just so many different characters and sides that made it a bit difficult to follow as I tried to remember their roles from the previous books. Considering how humorous the story is, the "clutter" did detract a bit from the light-heartedness. Even so, HOW TO SEDUCE AN ANGEL IN 10 DAYS, is a fun and sexy read that I would recommend for an afternoon escape. Between the numerous oh so yummy steamy moments to the laugh out loud hilarity, this book is a delight.
“Tally Tallow is now on Heaven and Hell parole, she has 10 days to prove herself after knocking Falcon Cherrywood off his broom and being possessed by a lamia. You see, she fell in love with the wrong warlock and he used her, caused her to become possessed and tried to take over the world. If that wasn’t bad enough, she killed a bunch of warlocks while being possessed and now Falcon Cherrywood is one of her angelic parole officers.
Falcon was given the chance to become Cupid, after he shot the last one with a fire ball. Now humiliated, shooting pink arrows, Falcon is a Cupid that doesn’t believe in love. He is up close to his parolee, he is having trouble reconciling his feelings and emotions. You can’t have a Cupid that doesn’t believe in love and if Falcon can’t discover love than he is going to die. Can Tally forgive herself for her past in time to save Falcon from a loveless future?
This is my first Saranna DeWylde book and almost instantly I was enthralled by her sense of humor that overflows into her characters. Somehow even during dire circumstances the wit and vibrant personalities show through. I really enjoyed reading How to Seduce an Angel in 10 Days. I found myself laughing out loud more than once. How to Seduce an Angel in 10 Days is a really charismatic story and a fun read.
This ARC copy of How to Seduce an Angel in 10 Days was given to me by Kensington Publishing Corp. in exchange for an honest review. Publish Date February 26, 2013.”