ARCHANGEL OF MERCY
Fallen angel falls in love? Oooh, count me in! Except that the dark side of our titular archangel, Gabriel (that’s Gabe to you), is demonstrated by having him sexually coerce a lot of women in a way that’s probably supposed to be smolderingly sinful but is actually just creepy. Readers may spend the first third of the book desperately longing for a scene in which adorable heroine Aurora socks him in the jaw. Instead, it just turns out that he’s harboring a past tragedy, which doesn’t excuse the vile behavior but does turn the rest of the book into a rather sweet tale of redemption with some smokin’-hot sex thrown in.