Angel in Chains
Cynthia Eden

ISBN-13: 978-0758267634
Publisher: Kensington
Line: Brava
Release Date: Nov 27, 2012
Pages: 352
Retail Price: 14.00

Heat Level: Hot

Mortal Sin

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...



Azrael is a Fallen - a former Angel of Death who lost his wings and fell to the Earth. He has spent his time since the fall wandering in anger. When he comes across of group of shifters attacking a human woman he doesn’t plan to intervene, but something about her calls to him and he rescues her.

Jade Pierce is a woman on the run. For years she has been running from Brandt, the alpha of a were-panther pack, who will do anything and hurt anyone to get her back. She knows that she shouldn’t let the man who saved her close, but she wants to have someone on her side.

Angel in Chains was a hard book to finish. I really liked the beginning of this book. The reader is thrust right into the action as Azrael fights the shifters and rescues Jade. Then the attraction between Jade and Az is explored when they run to her apartment. However, after the first few chapters the book took a turn for me and I found myself skipping pages at a time. There was a lot of repetition – the same questions being asked over and over, and several confrontations with the big bad that led nowhere. To me it felt like this story could have been a novella and it was stretched to novel length by repeating the same things with small changes. Then there is the ending. Angel in Chains finishes as strong as it began. I loved the way the author handles the ending and was completely surprised by some of the twists. I was glad that I had continued reading, but the middle was very hard to get through.

This is the third book in a series, but can be read as a stand-alone.

Reviewed by Carrie