ARC Review: Fallen Angel by Eden Bradley

Posted June 24, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Fallen Angel by Eden Bradley
Fallen Angel
by Eden Bradley

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 19, 2012
Published by Harlequin HQN
Pages: 368
Format: ARC

 

 

This book had me confused.  Starting off with the beautiful naked woman that seems to fall off the sky (or was it a cliff) at the feet of the hero who was taking a walk along the beach with his dog.  Declan has an instant connection with her (and yes I made myself hope that the connection wasn’t just the fact that he was checking out the bloody and battered womans breasts).

Declan gets her to the hospital and stays with her through operations and recovery time.  He’s there for her when she wakes up not knowing much about the real world.  Could she really be an angel or just that innocent to not even know how people live?  But Declan is the support that she leans on to discover herself and how to face this new world.

All throughout the story she actually sees Asmodeus, the demon who had trained her in the art of seduction.  Him and The Grandmother were responsible for raising her and were all she knew.  But what is real and what isn’t?  Had she really been an angel and trained by a demon?

Declan is no stranger to issues himself.  I was a bit disconnected from him actually and at times he was extremely aggravating.  My main problem with him was actually his anger towards his father who many years after his mom passed away had now found another woman to make a life with.  And Declan thought that was unacceptable to the point of almost not talking to his father.

Angel on the other hand was such a fragile character I’m not sure she was ready to be in a relationship, or at least it wouldn’t be a very healthy one.  I would’ve liked to see her more independent and finding her own two feet, even though she did.

There is quite a bit of sex in this book, some at even the oddest times and circumstances, because these two just couldn’t keep their hands off each other.

The ending was a shocker! I couldn’t have seen that coming at all and it gave a whole new meaning to the book.

Fallen Angel is not my favorite book by Ms. Bradley, it’s certainly something different than what I’m used to seeing from her and certainly not what I expected.

*ARC provided by author

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About Eden Bradley

I’ve been reading and writing for as long as I can remember. When I was 3 ½, even though I wasn’t quite clear yet on my alphabet, I decided there were never enough adults around to read to me and demanded to be taught to read myself. My Auntie Mo took the time to teach me. At age eight, I volunteered for summer school so I could take a creative writing class. My friends thought I was crazy; all they wanted to do was climb trees, go roller skating, swim. But I knew even then that what I was doing was even better.

I wrote my first novel at age twelve with a good friend who is also still writing, as far as I know. At a sleepover at her house, instead of sleeping, we stayed up all night crafting a rather horrible romance novel. Hopefully I’ve improved since then, and I now have enough sense to sleep at night and write during the day. Usually.

I didn’t get serious about my writing until the summer of 2000. I went into it writing romance novels, since that was what I thought I could sell, but eventually I returned to what I truly love: writing erotica, and eventually blended erotica and romance in many of my books. It’s been a difficult and wondrous journey, learning about the craft and business of writing, but well worth it. And now, here I am, doing what I love.

Fortunately, someone other than myself loves my work, too. I write for Bantam/Delta, Berkley Heat (as both Eden Bradley and Eve Berlin), HQN and Harlequin Spice, and Samhain Publishing, and I have a few self-published novellas out, as well. Sometimes it’s a struggle, but mostly it’s wonderful and exhilarating. I also love to cook, eat, go to the beach, hang out with friends, shop – especially for shoes – and read everything I can get my hands on. I’m fascinated by art, tattoos, and what goes on inside people’s minds, which is what I love to explore in my books. I’m dying to travel more, and would love to spend a few months at an Italian villa, cruising the Greek islands, or exploring Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, I get to write, and someone actually reads my books, which is a pretty good life!

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