Odessa’s a nerdy angel who just wants to keep to herself. Her unpopular father works in the government of their realm. She doesn’t get along with her sister, and no one talks about what happened to her mother. So Odessa has no one to turn to for help with the staggering fear she lives under each day, a terror born from childhood trauma. Until she spots the announcement of a gala for a warrior in need of a mate.
Bryant would rather chew his wings off than get mated, but orders are orders. He’s been erratic in the field, taking unnecessary risks, and is cranky with his team. His boss hopes a mate will stabilize him. But Bryant understands what the rest of the realm won’t admit. His face full of scars makes him nightmare material, not mate material, for a realm full of vain angels.
When an ethereally gorgeous female accepts his request, Bryant is leery. Then he learns who Odessa really is—the daughter of the man responsible for his injuries. But when Odessa’s attacked, Bryant has to get over his resentment. Because he’s the only thing between her and death, and together they might be able to save their realm.
This is like an actual book, guys.
Odessa and Bryant have my heart, and Johnston is the best enemies to lovers writer I’ve read in a long time. All her characters have true depth and I’m so glad I decided to read “Angel Fire”! The world building was the best I’ve seen in comparison to your typical, glorified fanfiction-length book from the free books section and I really appreciated the plot. What I thought was super smart of Johnston to do is make sure the relationship resolved at the end of the book, but not the overarching plot line that happened. That way people are satisfied but still encouraged to buy the next one! 10/10 would recommend.
This book was SO GOOD!!! I read all the time, and I’ve never left a review on Apple Books before, but I just HAD to for this book. This was the perfect alpha male meets strong female with a heart of gold. Sometimes the typical boy-meets-girl gets boring, but the touch of magical realism turned fantasy makes this book stand all on its own. The relationship was actually realistic for the circumstance, and you just fall in love with both main characters. Not to mention the incredibly well written twists that had me unable to put it down. It’s a must read!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! The details about the realms other than Earth made me feel like I was completely immersed in the Author’s world. This book series would make a great tv show or movie.