“Well, I definitely liked this book better then Nobody's Angel, the first in the series, but still could care less about the characters. I liked Gideon more then Sara since he actually had a personality even though for most of the book he was a jerk, but he had his reasons I guess since he was...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Well, I definitely liked this book better then Nobody's Angel, the first in the series, but still could care less about the characters. I liked Gideon more then Sara since he actually had a personality even though for most of the book he was a jerk, but he had his reasons I guess since he was suffering from PTSD. I didn't get the flip he did in his feelings though. One minute he almost seemed to hate Sara then two paragraphs later he'll do anything to have and protect her. Sara was just too stiff for me and I understand that's how she was suppose to be since it was brought up repeatedly that she's not good with people, but she has a best friend that liked her, her sparring partner who has been with her since she was a toddler, the hacker seemed to be in awe of her and she sat with her father's friend during recovery from major surgery. Those all add up to her being good with people. I'm not sure if I'll read anymore books in this series. ”Angie D wrote this review Monday, February 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My Rating: 4 stars: Enjoyed - strongly recommend (A-)
Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About
Sara Savitch is a top-notch security expert and next in line to take over her family business, Lynchpin Security International. Unbeknownst to anyone but family and the trusted inner circle at LSI, Sara is descended from a warrior angel, which really gives her the edge when it comes to protecting her clients. Unfortunately for Sara, her next assignment, protecting her father’s wealthy friend, Noah Mandeville, will involve more than her cunning skills as a guardian.
Gideon Mandeville, Noah’s son, is back from a traumatic tour overseas as a battlefield doctor with the Army. Feeling survivor’s remorse and suffering PTSD, Gideon has distanced himself from those that care about him. So when the one woman that rocked his world (including a steamy one-night-stand the night before he deployed) shows up as his father’s body guard and head of security, Gideon attempts to discredit her and get her to leave.
I am going to say right up front that I really enjoyed this Savage Angel. The mythology is unique and captivating, the action quick and entertaining, the romance sweet and passionate, and the plot completely captivating. At times the descriptive detail provided by Ms. Gail paints such a realistic visual that felt I was right there, along side the characters.
First the storyline... Noah is recipient of heart from woman who was murdered suspiciously. Now the people who received her organs are also being killed. I was completely hooked right from the get go. Although I was able to identify the culprit almost immediately, the reason behind the attacks was a pleasantly surprising twist.
I adore the primary female lead in Savage Angel, Sara. I cracked up and simultaneously empathized with her inner monologue spiels about how she is clueless when it comes male/female relationships and how she wonders if she is a psycho-stalker! Sara is an extremely strong woman, and I am not just referring to her physical prowess. She stands up for herself and defends those close to her. For a large chunk of the story, Gideon sends all sorts of mixed signals, and I like that Sara, although internally hurt and confused, holds Gideon to the fire and doesn’t let him play her. Gideon was being a total jerk on purpose, and Sara wouldn’t take it. She’s the kind of girl I’d want for a best friend.
Then we have Gideon, a man who is emotionally scarred from his time in combat. He sends out mixed signals because he isn’t certain what he wants - or rather - what he deserves. I was disappointed that Gideon dismissed Sara as Noah’s bodyguard because she is a female. However, once I got to know him, it became clear how he was pushing hard on Sara as a defense mechanism. At times Gideon was such a tortured soul, so when he pleaded with Sara and asked if he’s done too much damage to their budding relationship, I totally swooned. And their first kiss... it knocked me off my feet. There is a lot of emotional intensity between Sara and Gideon.
Gideon and Sara are great together. They really are two halves of a whole. They compliment each other well and help the other to be a stronger, more complete individual. They aren't needy or codependent. I do think that Gideon may have healed from his PTSD quickly, but at the same time, he did emphasize that the scars will always be there.
I like the overall relationships between the characters - Sara with her dad, Gideon and his dad, and the Lynchpin team cohesion. I would love to stay and explore many of these characters, but based on how things were left in this book, I think that the focus of subsequent books will be on other "earthy angels" that we have yet to meet.
Savage Angel is a wonderful story in what promises to be an exciting new series. I look forward to learning more about other descendants of the Nephilim and what lurks in the shadows...”
“The only man Sara Savitch has ever been with, Gideon Mandeville, has been in her thoughts for years. She has sat by his father’s side during heart surgery recovery. She’s written him and left him messages while he was serving in the military but Gideon has been despondent ever since their encounter.
Now Gideon’s father’s life is being threatened by a serial killer. Gideon's father wants to hire Sara and her families security firm as protection. Gideon has returned from his military service a jaded and mentally wounded man and wants nothing to do with Sara, especially not having her guard his father.
The last thing Sara wants to do is face the only man she’s given her heart to. For her family and her responsibility as a Nephilim, Sara faces her heart-wrenching task head on. Gideon is bitter and cruel but under it all Sara knows he’s hurting. Will she capture the serial killer before Gideon looses everything he holds dear? Will she survive the heart break of Gideon’s rejection? What will Gideon do if her secret is revealed? You will have to read Savage Angel and find out.
This is the second book in the Earth Angels series. The Nephilim aspect is very fascinating, a being hunted by both heaven and hell with their goal…to protect mankind from evil. Savage Angel is a kick butt paranormal action adventure with a side order of smoldering chemistry and steamy encounters.
This ARC copy of Savage Angel was given to me by Carina Press in exchange for an honest review. Publish Date February 4, 2013.”