E-galley Review: Hell of An Angel (Unlocking His Heart #2) by Christi Barth

Posted October 26, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

E-galley Review:  Hell of An Angel (Unlocking His Heart #2) by Christi BarthHell of an Angel by Christi Barth
Series: Unlocking His Heart #2
Published by Entangled: Amara on October 23, 2023
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 360
Source: the publisher
Format: E-galley
My Rating: four-half-stars
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Raised in Hell. Living in Buffalo. And on the verge of accidentally destroying both realms…

Dark angel and actuary Evangeline Thayer hates taking unnecessary risks, but she knows becoming human will be worth it. All the creatures in Hell have bullied her about her negligible ‘power’ her whole life. And don’t get her started on why she has wings if she can’t even fly?!? She just needs a teensy bit of help with removing her power…which is where a very hot, very flirty, and absolutely infuriating Nephilim comes in.

Half-angel Gideon Durand has been fighting demons a long time, but he’s never heard of a dark angel. Least of all one this gorgeous, stubborn, and with the power to completely nullify evil. Maybe in Hell, that’s a weakness—but with an unknown evil on the loose and murdering Nephilim ?—that’s a damned useful skill. So Gideon strikes a deal with he’ll scratch her wings…if she’ll scratch his.

Now good and evil are—temporarily—working together. And might even be having steamy fun…if it wasn’t for a rather inconvenient threat trying to unleash the apocalypse, once and for all.

Each book in the Unlocking His Heart series is 
* Imperfect Angel
* Hell of an Angel

My Review

The publisher sent me an e-galley of this to read, and I wasn’t sure at first if I’d be able to fit it in. But I did and I am definitely glad I did, as I now want to go back and read the first one as well!

I loved all the different takes on angels, and fallen angels, nephilim, dark angels, and other supernatural creatures like mermaids, unicorns, etc. In a way it reminded me a bit of one of my favorite tv series, Supernatural. All the characters were interesting and added layers to the story. Definitely makes me want to see all three of our main nephilim characters get their own HEAs. I liked how there was a quest to go through in order to find out who was behind what had been going on, and that it tied into the first book, in that they didn’t realize what they’d worked on then actually was the start of a larger trail leading to a possible overthrowing of heaven. The different worlds that both Evangeline and Gideon come from were intriguing as well, and I look forward to probably learning more in the next book it sounds like.

Probably one of my main or only complaints with this was it being told in third person. I just feel like I could have gotten so much more from first person, or at least connected with the main characters more I guess. But that is a personal preference, and is why I only marked down a half a star here on my blog rating.

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