Recently, I’ve been a sucker for a good angel story. Not necessarily a good angel, but a good story. Dark Kiss gave me a little of both.
Good and bad are blurred in this book and while they still have the titles of “angel” and “demon,” one side is not completely bad, just as the other side is not completely good. It’s hard to know who to trust and who is telling the truth and who is lying. It keeps the suspense up right to the end. I was holding my breath the last few chapters, knowing what I wanted to happen and being afraid to see what would actually happen.
Sam was a strong female character and that was nice to see. She didn’t settle for no and worked to get the answers she needed. She used the powers she had when she needed to and put up a fight for what she thought was right and wrong. Bishop was tough, but had to push aside his pride and ask for help in maintaining any sanity he could. The slow build of their romance was sweet and torture at the same time.
Rowen has a wonderful writing style that drew me right in. It was easy to picture the world she had created and follow along through every action of the story. I was fully drawn into the novel and felt my heart race and stop more times than I can count.
Dark Kiss was a fabulous start to a new angel series and I can’t wait to see what happens next. This is the first of Rowen’s books I’ve read, but it definitely won’t be the last.