Monday, January 23, 2012

FALLEN by Megan Slayer

Publisher: Changeling
Date published: 13 January 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60521-759-8
Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal
Format: E-book
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE! Livia is an angel who was thrown out of heaven a long time ago (she’s 2300 years old) for falling in love with a human. That human turned out to want immortality, not Livia, but nonetheless she’s here on Earth to stay as her punishment.

A handsome man in her college class throws a costume party and Livia attends. While there, he speaks to her and her wings reappear. Everyone assumes they’re part of her costume but it’s quite disconcerting for Livia.
Ty has been lusting after Livia and is thrilled she’s come to his party. Despite his ex-girlfriend wanting him to be with her, and another man pursuing Livia, Ty manages to talk her into his bedroom.

Apart from the fact that he’s very good looking, I don’t understand what the heroine sees in the hero. They have sex fully dressed against a door. She is still wearing her panties. The book doesn’t even mention him pushing them to the side, but we have to assume that happens because she rolls a condom down him and he enters her. Very soon after that, she sucks him, (one assumes she took the condom off first but we aren’t told that) and in seconds he comes all over her chest. He’s 26, she’s 2300 so I cannot see why she would be interested in him, no matter how pretty he is to look at. I don’t feel any chemistry between them at all and, it’s not even particularly good sex for her.

I suppose it might be because they have some of the same mannerisms, they both bite the inside of their cheeks when nervous, but it isn’t explained as a plot point in any way.

However, we’re told they love each other and desperately want to be together.
The issues between them are dealt with neatly, with one plot twist I particularly enjoyed.

A fast, easy read, but a little unfulfilling. The hero seemed a bit immature to me, especially when paired with a heroine who’d lived so long and experienced so much.
Don’t be misled by the “Dark Desires” and BDSM labels. The BDSM is one very mild scene, not anything like a lifestyle, and with nothing to shock anyone.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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