Angel Undone by Leta Blake was a funny and steamy treat. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the story, but ended up enjoying it quite a bit.
I’ve always loved the Archangel Michael. Because of that, I know quite a bit about the Christian mythology when it comes to Michael, Lucifer, and the whole gang. I really liked how Ms. Blake not only portrayed Michael’s history accurately, but she also was able to mold him into something new and interesting.
Lucifer was probably my favorite part of this story. He owned his “badness” and reveled in it–in true Devil fashion. He was also really funny so I enjoyed all of the scenes he was in.
The relationship between Michael and God was very interesting. The juxtaposition of simultaneously craving his connection with God and resenting feeling like he was being tested was intriguing.
However, I was not overly fond of the ending. I won’t give away spoilers, but I found it…weird. It was almost like Ms. Blake decided at the last minute to throw in some extra angst. I was caught off-guard and never fully recovered.
It was a cute and original novella, though. While in many ways blasphemous (in a very tongue-in-cheek way), Angel Undone was enjoyable. Recommended if you’re looking for a quick and sexy read.
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The Archangel Michael is tired. He fought wars and shoved his brother Lucifer out of heaven all before the Dark Ages rolled around. His role as protector of Israel now encompasses all of humanity, and while he performs his job perfectly, there’s little personal joy in it.
Until one night in a bar when he meets Asher.
Michael isn’t sure what it is about the vulnerable, self-deprecating Asher that calls to him, but something about his restrained depths, gentle smiles, and encyclopedic knowledge of flowers tugs at Michael in a way that can’t be denied. Too bad romance isn’t part of his mission.
Facing an eternity of perfect submission to God’s authority, rebellion stirs in Michael. Questions of free will, angelic vocation, and the role of love and lust demand answers that just might cost Michael his place in heaven.
Publisher: Leta Blake Books
Release Date: July 18, 2016
Length: 90 pages
Purchase: Amazon (KU)