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Michael's Passion: An angel and demon paranormal romance (A Series of Angels Book 1) Kindle Edition
Michael's Passion is a quick and easy read. The relatively fast pace and subtle plot twists easily hold the readers interest. The author skillfully mixes well known angelic lore and familiar names with a unique plot and imaginative secondary characters. Further, Michael and Gabriel, though clearly super-angels, are equally conflicted and have notable weaknesses. I was worried Michael and Gabriel would be typical, untouchable heroes. Luckily, that is not the case; in fact, the complete opposite is true. Michael's apathetic attitude and Gabriel's self-deprecating thoughts make the two compelling and entertaining to read about.
The characterization of Jahi, the unusual demon Michael encounters, was by far the best aspect of this book. Jahi is a slave turned demon whore who uses her powers of seduction to steal human souls. Jahi is relatively fed up with her current lifestyle and only sees her job as a means to an end; she easily finds solace in Michael to avoid her abusive superior. Jahi could easily have been drawn as predictable and unimaginative; fortunately, the author does a great job making Jahi not only multi-dimensional, but empowering as well. Forced into an unwanted sex-slave relationship with her superior, Agares, Jahi is happy Michael wants to protect her; however, she is equally cautious about his angel status and wonders about his true intentions. Though the two have clear chemistry, Jahi holds back, not wanting to jump from one type of slavery to another. Jahi's characterization was realistic and liberating. It was a nice surprise to see the main female have a salacious past but refuse to let that define her. I thoroughly enjoyed that the author refrained from making Jahi just another 'damsel in distress' that falls head over heels for the gorgeous, hero-like angel.
Though much of the characterization and plotting is unique, the book is still riddled with allusions to beautiful people and perfectly sculpted muscles as is typical of the genre. On the other hand, the sexual scenes were tastefully written and genuinely added to the plot. Generally speaking, I really have few complaints about this book.
Michael's Passion is a quick read that many fans of the genre will enjoy. The author expertly combines believable romance with interesting paranormal characters to create a satisfying storyline. This book has a conclusive ending, but many elements are left open, leaving one excitedly anticipating the sequel. Michael's Passion clearly earns 4 out of 4 stars. A quick warning: the book contains mature content including sexual situations and strong language and therefore may not be appropriate for everyone. I would caution those who are easily offended by such matters, especially when they directly involve angels and spiritual teachings, to refrain from reading this book.
The two main characters are Archangel Michael and the demon Jahi. I love them both. The author does a great job of making them complex enough to feel real but not so complex and flawed that you can't like them. Michael is overly caring at times but such a knight in shining armor complex. While Jahi is almost painfully independent and determined to keep her freedom. Makes for great characters. Despite the slew of supporting characters the author makes Gabriel and some of the other angels/demons very interesting and they actually add to the story and not just the romance - very refreshing!
This is a romance but it is more. It is a romance with a plot! In addition to the determination to be together and their growing love, which was super sweet, there were action packed moments and another plot line. Actually multiple moving parts which kept me interested. Very cool take on Angels and Demons, not too original but for sure more thought out - especially the added complexity near the end.
I'm not a very religious person so some of this may be too close to home for some - be warned.
I read this book in one day. I totally just had to know how everything was going to work out. Even if the romance was very HEA the plot kept me jumping on other topics. Plus the baby angels (they are like 30 years old looking but totally lost on the ways of humans and it is ADORABLE)! The sensual scenes were steamy and appropriate. The complexity between Michael and the other angels, particularly Gabriel, really helped with character development and I loved them both more because of their internal crises. The writing was enjoyable and the fight scenes easy to follow.
Only thing I didn't like was the cover. It still makes me laugh at how silly it is - but you can't judge a book by its cover here!
This book had it all for me and I absolutely loved it. I laughed out loud, I nearly cried (twice), and I was gripping my phone because of action or a tense scene. If you like paranormal romances this is a must read!
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. More reviews at creatingworldswithwords.wordpress.com."
- ASIN : B01LRPXIIC
- Publication date : September 7, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 2530 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 192 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1537638645
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #243,018 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is my 2nd read by Mr. Crofoot and I'm amazed at the depth of character development and the rich descriptive writing and detail he provides in his books. I think my favorite part is his ability to take flawed and emotionally traumatized characters on a journey of self-forgiveness, growth, and acceptance. This is especially true for Jahi who must rise above the stigma of life as a whore. I LOVE her character. So strong and persevering through it all. Another of Mr. Crofoot's brilliant character traits - in his novels no one is weak. Weak moments? Yes, but who doesn't have those?
The storyline in this book is full of twists and turns, revelations, and sometimes humor. I love "the kids" or angelings. Quite a few funny moments there. The interaction between demons and angels is always action packed and written so well you are glued to the pages. I really liked how the last quarter of the book played out. Another of Mr. Crofoot's talents is his ability to create erotic scenes that will leave your kindle burning in your hands. So HOT!
No spoilers but this was a FANTASTIC read from start to finish. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND his angels series. You'll love the stories and characters. Be sure to pick these up. 5 Thrilling Sexy Stars!!!
Warrior Archangel Michael finds himself lonely and bored until he runs into a spirited demon who attracts him in unexpected ways. Jahi is very “un-demonlike.” She’s empathetic, caring, and is the only demon with the ability to cry which the head demons use to their advantage.
Even though they know it’s wrong, Michael and Jahi begin to fall for one another which causes issues between Michael and his brother, Gabriel, who is determined to protect the angel clan. The characters in Michael’s Passion are all well developed. The angels are loveable, the demons detestable (that is, except for Jahi.) I loved how Crofoot made the angels relatable with weaknesses and self-doubts to counterbalance their deep love and goodness.
Set amongst a plot of good versus evil, Michael’s Passion is a great romance and a great adventure with good defeating evil and love prevailing in the end. A highly recommended read for those who enjoy angel stories and romance.
This book is definitely one that I am happy that I was open to reading. It was fast paced and kept me on the edge of my seat. I had trouble putting it down. It took my idea of angels and altered it greatly. It was interesting reading the author's viewpoint.
Thank you to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. am rating this book Five Stars because it was truly a delight to read. A true struggle between Good and Evil story. I am interested in reading the other books in this series.
Top reviews from other countries
The concept of a steamy affair between an angel and a demon may offend religious readers. Having said that, I'm a churchgoer myself, and I accepted the story as simply a flight of fantasy. And what a brilliantly written, innovative and thrilling fantasy it is.
Jahi is a demon seductress. The Archangel Michael should need no introduction. They ought to be trying to kill each other. Instead, something quite different happens when they meet...
Humour, deadly fights and raunchy scenes provide 192 pages of sheer entertainment. Great stuff, Joel Crofoot.
I know you're thinking huh??
Let me explain what I mean by this: I have read so many books and seen TV shows and movies where this Angel was featured but this brilliant writer has created a version of that iconic Angel that is sexy, sweet, skilful and badass in a way that has never been done before. Congratulations and I bow to thee.
This story has been my constant companion over the past few weeks, whenever I needed a distraction my kindle was there for me to escape for a few chapters. I absolutely adored how the sexual chemistry between Jahi and Michael was realistic. They are both extremely attractive characters and you can feel the pages of the book burning from their first meeting but the author didn't go the cliche 'they meet, oh la la' then sex route. I like how it was prolonged and when it eventually happens you as a reader is screaming go for it!!! Oh man was it good! *fans self*
The book has wonderful sub characters and thrilling plotlines. The fallen angels, the baby angels. The dramatic fights and the Lord himself! The all caps for everytime he talks was epic as it added to the all powerful being presence. Agres is a world class bitch and I screamed Everytime he entered a scene.
I disliked Gabriel at the beginning as I was team love for the main couple and he was a grumpy puss but he grew on me.
Jahi' s past broke my heart and I don't want to spoil it but she's a unbreakable, fierce character who shows that she's more than a label given to her by horrific circumstance. She and Michael go through ordeals but their love never wavers.
This story shows the nature of war, it makes you question the idea of good and bad soldiers. What does that even mean? How far does a soldier go to follow orders, even if that order goes against their personal judgement. This made me respect Michael's defiance and that's why to me...he is an epic hero, because a true hero fights for what's right and this can sometimes mean going against the wishes of those in power. Even God himself. You have to read this story with an open mind to understand this message.
I love this book and I will be getting my hands on the rest of the series.