Thursday, November 29, 2012

ABG Reads: "Angel's Assassin" by Laurel O'Donell Book Review

Title: Historical Romance
Author: Laurel O'Donnell 
Genre: Historical Romance
Formats Available in: EPub, mobi, pdf 

Damien is an assassin, a man with no home and a tortured past. Sold into slavery as a young boy, he is trained to kill with cold calculation, without remorse. As a reward for his ruthless success, he is given a chance to earn his freedom from his cruel master. One last mission. One final person to slay…
Lady Aurora of Acquitaine is the epitome of purity and goodness, beloved by all her people. She lives her life trying to atone for her mother’s cruelty by being a fair and just ruler. Secretly she fears that one day her mother’s murderer will return for her. When Damien enters Aurora’s life, tempting her with promises of dark passion and forbidden lust, he threatens to tear her peaceful world apart with shadowy secrets of his own.

Angel's AssassinAngel's Assassin by Laurel O'Donnell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the quintessential historical romance--practically perfect in every way.  This was one of those books that I almost could not put down.  I loved the writing style, the romance, the story, and you will probably not see the twists and turns that come towards the end.  I sure didn't!  This was crafted in such an amazing way, and I think most romantics would love it and even some history buffs might find it enjoyable.

There were a few minor issues as far as the book goes.  I don't think there really was any profanity in the book--at least that I can remember.  There are some sex scenes, and I didn't feel that the detail during one of the scenes was necessary, but it did not ruin my perception of the book--as you can see.  While there is a lot violence, none of it is overly graphic.  Yes, it paints a picture, but it was never offensive to me.

This author is absolutely amazing.  Her powers of description are rare in today's writing world (at least from what I have seen).  And her characterizations are amazing.  Practically ever character is three-dimensional, and I truly connected with the story even though I am so far removed.  I would definitely recommend this book, and I can hardly wait to read more of her historical novels.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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Laurel O'Donnell has won numerous awards for her works, including the Holt Medallion for A Knight of Honor, the Happily Ever After contest for Angel's Assassin, and the Indiana's Golden Opportunity contest for Immortal Death. The Angel and the Prince was nominated by the Romance Writers of America for their prestigious Golden Heart award. O'Donnell lives in Illinois with her four cherished children, her beloved husband and her five cats. She finds precious time every day to escape into the medieval world and bring her characters to life in her writing.

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  1. Ooh, this sounds really good! I'm going to have to read it! Thanks for your review!


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