Sunday, January 13, 2013

ARC Review: Angel In Chains (The Fallen #3) by Cynthia Eden

Angel In Chains (The Fallen #3)
by Cynthia Eden
Publisher: Kensington Books
Purchase Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble
E-Book 353 pages

Synopsis by Goodreads
As a fallen Angel of Death, Azrael is cursed to walk the earth alone in search of redemption. One night, as he wanders the streets of New Orleans, he discovers a woman surrounded by panther shifters. No longer able to contain the anger simmering within, Az summons his dark powers and attacks, determined to protect this innocent human from certain death.

Only Jade Pierce is no delicate flower. She's spent years learning to survive and fight the evil forces sent by her ex-lover who refuses to let her go. But after seeing Az in action, she figures she could use a little supernatural help. And so she plans a course of seduction guaranteed to arouse his interest and his angelic passions...

I enjoyed Cynthia Eden’s Night Watch and Midnight series, was excited she came out with a new Angel series. For me though I was not feeling Angel In Chains. The cover is something anyone could lust over and the blurb was more interesting then the first two novels in this series. I already have book one but took the chance and dove into Book 3. I was looking for a more intense read with a fallen Angel of Death Hero, Azrael is cursed to walk the earth alone in search of redemption and a kick butt heroine, Jade plans a course of seduction guaranteed to arouse his interest and his angelic passions. Had a hard time trying to finish, as it was so easy to put down and pick back up and then again could only read so much before I had to put it down again.
For me the writing was very flat, as I could not get into Az and Jade. There was no sexual tension at all. The sex scenes did nothing for me. I wanted to feel his pain since all he wanted was to get back into heaven, but was not feeling it. He was possessive, protective and had a Alpha male attitude, just the way I like my heroes. But it not did get my heart pumping or stomach all tingly.
Even though Jade character was kick butt and love that even more in my heroines, she tended to also be flat and boring. Scenes with them together I felt she was kicking more of the bad guys butt then he was. The scenes seem to focus more on her and really I had no idea what he was doing.
The only scenes I enjoyed are the ones with Brandt. A panther shifter who thinks she is his mate. Even though he is the villain, Cynthia Eden did a amazing job as making his character creepy and he felt more real that he jumped off the pages for me. Because of him I was able to finish the novel and gave 2 stars-Ok, then 1 star-DNF or Not Good.
Cynthia Eden is an amazing author, great storyteller and was a little bummed I could not get into Angel In Chains. I will someday read Angel In Darkness (Fallen #1).
ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review


  1. I haven't read any of C Eden books as of yet. I did win the complete series of her vampire books from TalkSupe. Sorry you didn't enjoy this one, I hope book 1 proves to be different when you do decide to pick it up.

    Great Review Capri :)

    1. Thanks sweetie. Bummed, Cynthia Eden is a great writer. Love her Night Watch and Midnight series.


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