Elle Connor's life is as grim as she had always feared. Years of demon slaying have left her with nothing to show for her trouble. She's convinced a "normal" life was never meant for her.
Patrick Holt wants nothing more than to be away from the holy wars and has lived quietly for years as an average human. The trouble is that he's anything but average--he's a fallen hybrid angel.
When Tagas the guardian angel pairs them up to investigate the brutal slayings of young women in Los Angeles, Elle wants nothing to do with Patrick. As Elle and Patrick begin to understand each other, irritation is forgotten and fiery passion ignites between them. "No ties" is how they both live, but Elle soon begins to long for much more. As they become sucked deeper into the mysterious killings, Elle fears that, in this battle, Hell will win.
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Suspenseful paranormal romance with a good head of steam
I love paranormal romance and urban fantasy, so I was happy to get the chance to read Dark Deliverance by Tamela Miles. This book could qualify as either, but with its focus on the romantic relationship, this is most definitely a paranormal romance. I get annoyed with books marketed as romances that spend more time on other aspects of the story and neglect the relationship, but this one gives readers plenty of time to enjoy the developing bond between the hero and heroine.
Elle is a somewhat reluctant demon hunter, but she knows how to kick some demon butt too. Comparisons to Buffy the Vampire Slayer are inevitable with this type of female heroine, but unlike Buffy, Elle has no gang of good friends to watch her back. When she's forced to team up with the angel Patrick, both of them resist their attraction for each other but sparks fly anyway. I loved that Patrick is a guitar-strumming angel with dreams of music stardom. This makes him seem all the more human and relatable. Elle is tough, but with a vulnerability that lets us get to know and care about her.
The romance builds slowly, in a way that makes perfect sense given the characters' backgrounds and foibles. Elle and Patrick's passion for each other heats up after some intense encounters with baddies, when they must rely on each other for support. The love scene is very sensual and full of emotion too, which I always love. Tamela Miles has crafted a fascinating world around the characters as well. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance with a good head of steam!