The Angel’s Kiss (The Four Winds Book 1) by Serena Akeroyd – (Review by Katie – #NerdGirlKtLBLy)

Title: The Angel’s Kiss (The Four Winds Book 1)

Author: Serena Akeroyd

Published Date: August 17th 2015

Genre: Vampires


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When Lyssa discovers her fiancé’s idea of à la carte dining is munching on Dima Vasin, his bodyguard, she’s more pissed off at the fact she has to share him than the life-altering discovery Vampyres and Lykaens truly exist. Niko and Dima have been seeking their mate ever since the war between their races came to an end two centuries ago. Now Lyssa’s in their arms, all they’re focused on is making her accept her role in their lives, and the honeymoon in Maui. But Fate has other plans.

The Fomor, an evil race of Celts, are at war with mankind. A war no one but the Gods, the Sidhe, and the malevolent creatures are even aware of! Banished to the depths of the oceans, the Fomor have sought their freedom for millennia. With every escapee from their icy prison, humanity is tarnished a little more, the evil in man’s nature exploited for the worse.

The sins of mankind and the destruction of the planet fall on the Fomor’s shoulders, and it’s up to the Gods’ foot soldiers, the Lykaens and Vampyres, to save Earth and its residents before crisis strikes. But the clock is ticking, and for Lyssa, Dima, and Niko, it might just be too little, too late…

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Katie – #NerdGirlKtLBLy’s Review***
Lyssa is engaged to Niko and they are just about to get married. Niko is a handsome Russian man who has an equally handsome bodyguard named Dima, who Lyssa can’t stand. A few days before the wedding Lyssa finds out about some of Niko’s secrets. Not only is he a Vampyre, but he is also mated and bound to his bodyguard, (who is also a lion shifter), and Lyssa is the mate to both of them. She not only has to be mated to someone she can’t stand, but they all have to consummate their mating to make the mating bond official, and there are a few other stipulations that Lyssa will have to abide by. Of course she freaks out and runs away to think things through. Dima figures out where she is and eventually Lyssa confides that the only reason she doesn’t like him is because he reminds her of her stepfather, who tried to make advances at her when she was a teenager and is still haunted by it. She realizes her love for Niko is undeniable and comes back and starts to learn to accept the mating to two men, the vampyrism, and the lion shifting. However, when a cousin of Niko’s shows up badly hurt saying his mate was taken, it starts a chain reaction of events that may lead to a war between the vampyres, shifters, and demons.

I’ve read erotic books that deal with vampires and animal shifters so that concept wasn’t new for me, but I unfortunely I didn’t really enjoy some of this book. There were parts of it that was just so info dumpy all at once that I couldn’t really keep up with it all. I really enjoyed Niko, Lyssa, and Dima’s relationship. I thought that was a strong story line and I wish it was more of them just learning how to deal with their mating and then get into the heavier war aspect later in the series. If it was a short novel or even a novella with them figuring out their mating and falling in love, I think it would have enjoyed this a lot more, but there was just a lot going on that took me out of the story sometimes.

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