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Archangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunters #8
Published by Jove Genres: Paranormal
Naasir is a true original and one of Raphael’s Seven. He is also very protective of those he calls family or has accepted as family to him, and he needs to be around them as much as possible for several important reasons. Naasir is beyond loyal to his Archangel and to Dmitri, the vampire who is Raphael’s right hand man. Lately, Naasir has been on a very private hunt; he is looking for his mate—a mate he knows is out there waiting for him to find her. While Naasir has no idea who she will be or if she is a human, a vampire, or an angel, Naasir knows that he will know her by her scent.
Andromeda is a young angel who left her home and traveled alone to the Refuge to seek a job in the library and to learn more about those that preceded her. Andromeda was accepted by the head of the library, but she kept a family obligation secret when telling about herself. It was bad enough that she had to admit that her grandfather is an Archangel that many are not crazy about—
Charisemnon. Andromeda has been very happy during her many years at the Refuge and now her time to do as she wishes is about over. But before that, Andromeda has agreed to help one of Raphael’s Seven locate one of the sleeping Archangels.
Naasir knows instantly upon meeting Andromeda that she is his mate. Now he needs to convince her of this and then show his Andromeda just what she means to him. Andromeda isn’t at all sure of Naasir when she first meets him, but she is very intrigued. Just as their search is about to begin, Andromeda is kidnapped by a deadly enemy of Raphael and of several other Archangels. Rescuing Andromeda is Naasir’s first priority, and he does so in style. Andromeda and Naasir immediately start their quest, but for Naasir it has become a double hunt, for Andromeda has said that she will mate with him once he locates a certain object. During their hunt for the sleeping Archangel, danger is their constant shadow because others also want to find this sleeping spot and not for a good reason. In order to complete their task, it will take their combined strengths and intelligence to come out on top. Now it is time for Naasir to complete the task that Andromeda gave him and to find a way for them to be together forever. This is going to take every sneaky instinct that Naasir has to pull this off. However, there is NOTHING that Naasir won’t do to have his mate with him forever.
When you are a very special person it will take an equally special person to be the one you mate with forever. Naasir finally finds his special mate in Archangel’s Enigma. I have waited forever to discover just what Naasir really was and how he became what he is, and then I really wanted him to find that special person to be his mate. I definitely got all of that and more as I read Naasir and Andromeda’s journey. Their hunt for the sleeping Archangel was fraught with danger and also gave them the time they needed to discover each other and to finally fall in love. That might have been enough to make this a wonderful book, but there was yet another hunt that Andromeda put Naasir on that gave so much more texture and depth to both Naasir and to their love. I can honestly say that I didn’t want their story to end, and yet I did so that I knew they had found a way to be together even with Andromeda’s grandfather.
Archangel’s Enigma is so full of suspense, humor and passion that it just over fill’s the pages. I can tell you that I have written this review twice because I wanted to say so much, and yet I want everyone to discover the wonder of just who Naasir is and the love that springs up between him and Andromeda. Archangel’s Enigma is more than a must read and a keeper—it is a book that you will re-read over again just to discover what you might have missed the previous times. By the time I turned the final page, I knew beyond a doubt that I had to Joyfully Recommend Naasir and Andromeda’s book and for you to truly find out why you will have to open up the first page yourself.