Morgan D'Arcy is an English lord, a classical pianist, and a vampire. He has everything except what he desires most—Isabeau. As the Angel Gabriel he's steered her life and career choice, preparing her to become Lady D'Arcy.
Many forces oppose Morgan's daring plan—not the least of which is Vampyre law.
Isabeau Gervase is a brilliant geneticist. Though she no longer believes in angels, she sees a ticket to a Nobel Prize in Gabriel's secrets—secrets that have led her to a startling conclusion. Gabriel isn't human, and she fully intends to identify the species she named the Angel Genome. Morgan is ready to come back into Isabeau's life, but this time as a man not an angel. Will he outsmart his enemies, protect his beloved and escape death himself? For the first time in eternity, the clock is ticking.
Intriguing Take on the Vampire World!!
This book was an interesting and intriguing take on the Vampire world!
As somewhat of a vampire media fan, who grew up with the Twilight books and movies, I was excited to read this book. This is definitely a darker, more nefarious, and steamier version than Twilight. Not for your high school book club lol!
This book tells the tragic and harrowing love story of Isabeau and Morgan. But this is no ordinary tale as Morgan is no typical man – he is an English lord, a classic pianist, oh yea and he’s a vampire! Morgan has been watching Isabeau since she was a child. He secretly helped guide her life and career as a geneticist in hopes of her being able to help create a new gene of vampires. Morgan has always been in love in Isabeau and dreams of the day that they can finally be together and have a baby, but many complications arise, Morgan’s vast number of enemies try to get the jump on him, and a life with Isabeau is quickly slipping away. Will Morgan’s enemies catch up with him? Will Vampyre law find out Morgan’s secret plans and forbid him from being with Isabeau? Against all odds, will Morgan and Isabeau end up together and live happily ever after? No spoilers here!! But you definitely will want to read this book and find out!!
I liked the main characters, Isabeau and Morgan/Angel Gabriel. Isabeau was intelligent, sweet, innocent, caring, beautiful, and compassionate. I found Angel Gabriel to be a bit tricky and creepy as I would find it odd to have someone technically spy on me, watch me grow up, and basically steer my life and career towards a certain away all for his ulterior motives. I definitely could never trust them after that, but that’s just me. Morgan was the handsome, seductive, charismatic, alluring, talented, enchanting, English lord, and classic pianist that every girl was practically throwing themselves at. However, he only had eyes for Isabeau. I eventually came to liking Morgan and Isabeau together and could see a real future for them.
The passion levels are quite hot and totally brought a few blushes on this blogger during those steamy scenes. However, I do admit the author kept the scenes in a more gentle, respectful, romantic sense than an erotic encounter. This really helped show the relationship developing and evolving between Morgan and Isabeau.
I really liked the story line concept and found it very intriguing! The author has fascinating ideas about vampires and the paranormal romance world!
The story line worked and there were definitely quite a few plot points to keep the story going – especially since it’s on the longer end of 460 pages. However, this book felt a bit complicated and confusing at times as there was so much going on in the story. There were several passages I had to re-read to figure out what was happening and get back into the story.
I’d also like to point out that I think the author did an impressive job on her world-building and research. Whether it was details on Vampyre law, or characteristics of Morgan, or specifics about the genetic code Isabeau was working on – it all sounded credible and cohesive. At no point did I feel like what I was reading was questionable regardless that this book genre is paranormal.
At first, I honestly felt like there were some easily predictable scenes. However, I was pleasantly caught off guard as there were quite a few unexpected twists and turns that even I didn’t see coming!
This book is technically not part of a book series and can be read as a standalone. However, the author has released a prequel, “Sinners’ Obsessions,” and a prequel to that book, “Sinners’ Waltz.” The main character, Morgan is the starring character in both of those books. In addition, Morgan is featured in the author’s other book series, “Cardinal Desires.”
All in all, there were just a few hang-ups for me, but overall, I still enjoyed reading this book and would still recommend it. There is an intriguing story line and great characters that do make this book an interesting paranormal romance read! I think all vampire fans will be sure to like this book too! So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading – you won’t be disappointed!
**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**