ARCHANGEL’S HEART by Nalini SinghArchangel's Heart by Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #9
Genres: Paranormal
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Published by Berkley Publishing Group


Elena is constantly learning not only about her sexy Archangel consort, but also about the Cadre itself and how they rule.  She just learned from Raphael that there is actually one group of angels called the Luminata who can call the Cadre to meet and has just did so.  It seems everyone has been searching for the Archangel Lijuan, and now things have turned dangerous, so the Luminata has called a meeting to deal with her land.


Elena is more excited about where the meeting is going to be held, which is the land of her mother’s family—Morocco.  While Raphael is dealing with the Cadre, Elena is going to doing a personal type of hunt to see if she can discover any information about her mother’s family.  She knows that her unique coloring might be a clue.  However, as soon as Raphael and Elena hit the home of the Luminata, it is very evident that something is very wrong there.


The more Elena digs, the more she discovers that the path of tracing her grandparents just might point to a very unexpected place and the past and present just might be closer than anyone ever expected.  If that isn’t enough to keep Elena and Raphael busy, the Cadre has attracted the deadly attention of the Cascade and, of course, the Archangels cannot agree on the Lijuan question:  Is she really asleep or just laying low to regain her strength for another deadly attack?  When the answers to all of the questions are answered, several lives will change forever—especially Elena and Raphael’s.


An unexpected trip to Morocco gives Elena a chance to learn more about her maternal family while accompanying Raphael to a mandatory meeting of the Cadre.  Neither expects the strange twists and turns they discover in Archangel’s Heart.  I’m going to say right off the bat that this is a “who needs sleep anyway” book.  Once you start it, you won’t want to stop reading it.  I know I didn’t.  I was totally engrossed with discovering more about the inner workings of the Cadre and also watching as Elena discovered the mystery on why her mother was orphaned.  I also enjoyed watching as the various members of the Cadre interacted  Unlike the last few books which were spaced closely together, this one opens two years after the last.


One of the first things I noticed was that the love between Raphael and Elena had not only grown, but had relaxed into an even more give-and-take between them.  Of course, I loved the same wonderful lighthearted periods along with the deep suspense and even danger that I have come to love with the Guild Hunter books.  I found that every page added to the story, and I really just never wanted to put it down in order to do anything.  My suggestion to you is to not open the front cover until you know you have an extended period of time to just read.  There was no doubt in my mind that Archangel’s Heart has leaped to the top of my favorites by this author, and I love all of her books for different reasons.  Of course I’m Joyfully Recommending Archangel’s Heart as a must read.  With all the changes that happened in the end, I can tell you that I’m already panting for the next book in this series.


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