Review: Nobody’s Angel by Stacy Gail

Format read: ebook provided by NetGalley
Formats available: ebook, audiobook
Genre: Paranormal romance
Series: Earth Angels #1
Length: 89 pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Date Released: January 21, 2013
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Investigative journalist Kendall Glynn is horrified when a friend and colleague signs off permanently during a live newscast, jabbing a pen into his jugular. Kendall’s no expert, but judging by the strange white veil in the anchorman’s eyes, she would swear he was a man possessed.

A descendant of the accursed Nephilim, Zeke Reece prowls San Francisco by night, keeping the city free from paranormal phenomena. But even he is no match for whatever malevolent force is behind a recent rash of murder-suicides. And when a beautiful tenacious reporter becomes the next target, Zeke has no choice but to stay close to her, until he can find the evil spirit and cross it over.

The closer Kendall gets to the truth, the more danger she’s in. Fortunately, a sexy and mysterious masked stranger keeps swooping in to the rescue. Kendall’s life depends on finding who or what is responsible for the killings, before it finds her.

My Review:

Maybe not an angel, but definitely a hero. Possibly even a superhero.

Stacy Gail has taken the legend of superman and mixed it with the biblical origin story of the nephilim, the fallen angels, in order to create one gorgeous alpha male.

He’s got his own fortress of solitude, his black mask to hide his identity, his mild-mannered alter ego, but no cape, because it would just get in the way. That whole fallen angels heritage, well, this dude has his own wings to fly with. Wow!

The mild-mannered alter-ego, Zeke spends his days as the most gorgeous EMT that San Francisco has ever seen. He spends his nights sending restless ghosts on their way.

But the ghost that investigative reporter Kendall Glynn sees transform her friend into a rabid murderer refuses to be caught. So Zeke appoints himself Kendall’s protector, just to keep her from becoming the geist’s next victim.

Yeah, right. Pull the other one.

It’s really because he can’t make himself resist her. Lucky for him, the feeling is mutual. Even if Kendall does worry that she’s falling for two men for a bit, Zeke the hunky EMT, and the mysterious Guardian Angel who keeps rescuing her.

While she chases a story about multiple crazed murder-suicides by seemingly normal folks who get possessed by spirits.

Turns out there’s a new wizard in town, and he’s out to play games with everyone who ever did him wrong. And well, just plain everyone. Unless Zeke and Kendall stop him first.

Escape Rating B: Nobody’s Angel is short and sinfully delicious. It’s the first novella in Gail’s Earth Angels series, and I’m happy that the next books are a bit longer. I liked this one but I wanted just a tad more story.

Zeke’s heritage is sad, and yet so cool. He’s Superman but with a tragic, and slightly biblical backstory instead of the tragic extraterrestrial backstory. His status as a fallen angel descendant gives him some serious self-esteem issues.

Kendall is just a bit too good to be true. She’s perfect at everything, and she can see spirits! She and Zeke fall into the insta-love trope/trap, which made for terrific chemistry, hot sex and a quick story, but I’d like to have seen a bit more effort to make their bond real, or real-er.

But I still can’t wait for the next book in the series, Savage Angel, in February.

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