Review: Angel in the Shadows by Amy Deason

Posted September 8, 2016 by Angie in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Angel in the Shadows by Amy DeasonAngel in the Shadows by Amy Deason
five-stars
Published by Soul Mate Publishing on August 19th 2015
Genres: Adult, Dark Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 300
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Never Turn Your Back…Never Reveal Your Name…Never Surrender Your Heart…

Madison Sinclair is a smart-mouthed photographer that enjoys the simple things in life. Recently landing a job at one of Manhattan’s top imaging companies, she works hard to prove herself but often falls short of the mark. Taking pictures of the New York scenery, relaxing at home with a glass of wine, and caring for her stray cat is usually the highlight of her day. Nice, quiet, simple. It’s the perfect life. But when her best friend cons her into covering a charity event for a multi-millionaire, Madison’s life suddenly becomes anything but simple as she finds herself in a constant race for survival. There is nowhere she can turn, no one she can trust.

Seth Reynolds has been in the game a long time. He knows how to get in, get a job done, and get out with no complications and no witnesses. The constant stress of the job is beginning to take its toll but he is not a man that gives up easily. Trained to be cold and heartless, he is committed to follow through with this mission no matter what. Racing against an impossible time table, everything is in place to take out the madman intent on destroying New York City. But when the naïve Madison Sinclair stumbles into his world, all of his carefully laid plans go to hell.

Determined to do what is right at all costs, Seth must choose between the rules he’s lived by his entire life or saving Madison from a fate worse than death. If he follows orders, he will be an unsung hero, saving millions of innocent people. But if he risks his own life for Madison’s, the entire city will be in jeopardy. The choice should be easy. Risk one to save many. That’s theunbreakable code of The Perfect Order. But now, without even trying, Madison has gotten under his skin and inside his heart. With the fate of the city resting in his hands, how he can do the right thing when he no longer knows what that is?

Angel in the Shadows is a sexy and intriguing mix filled to the brim with mystery, deception, and suspense that will appeal to mainstream readers, hopeless romantics, and anyone that enjoys reading a good story.

I find it hard to believe that this was a debut novel and I’m not seeing it all over social media.  This book read like it was her 20th book, seriously.  By now, you should all know that I am a sucker for dark and dangerous, throw in some action and a bit of violence and I’m in.  This book delivered all of that and then some. And, seriously…it’s a debut novel.  I still can’t wrap my mind around that. Every detail about surroundings and thoughts were executed with ease and perfection. I felt like I was IN the book.  I know what you’re going to say, “That’s how you’re supposed to feel with all books.” No.  Not me.  There are different levels of interaction for me with books, it’s weird.  Some books I feel like I’m just an outsider, looking into a window.  Some books I feel like I’m just….listening, hopefully that makes sense to you guys, it does to me.  Some books play out like a movie in my mind and some I feel like I’m actually IN them WITH the characters.  Each of these levels for me make the books I read that much greater.  Amy’s descriptive and lays everything out simply but with a hint of complexity, making you turn those pages.  The transitions in the book are smooth as well, which is a big plus for me.

Madison, our heroine is just that, a freaking heroine.  She doesn’t have the “damsel in distress” bone in her body and I loved that about her immediately.  She’s a quick thinker, a risk taker and she’s basically at the wrong place at a very wrong time, but somehow it all ends up pretty damn ok for her. But, I feel like…was it really the wrong place?  I don’t know, I personally believe in things happening for a reason.  Everything just falls into place with these two.  It may have a bumpy road getting things to fall where they needed to but that’s what I love about Amy’s storytelling chops.  She lays it out with simplicity with complex characters. It’s the perfect blend if you ask me.

Seth, dark and brooding, at times a downright jerk, but then back to brooding and mysterious Seth.  Which had me swooning, you will too. I promise.  Phrases like, “run of the mill,” “basic hero,” DO NOT apply to Seth, like AT ALL.  He is pure freaking alpha and I LOVED every second of it.  His mysterious vibe kept my curiosity peaked and it was hard not to just skim pages to get to the meat of who he was.  His basic alpha male instincts were spot on and hard to resist.

I love him.  I love THEM together. I enjoyed the back and forth, the push and the pull and then everything just falling into place. I highly recommend picking this book up, you will not be disappointed.  And, I cannot wait to read more from Amy.

five-stars

About Amy Deason

I currently live in NW Arkansas with my husband, 3 children, and 2 fuzzy(unless I shave them-sorry boys) shih tzus. I have always loved to write. It doesn’t matter if it’s a grocery list or a 300 page book, I just love it. I especially enjoy creating colorful characters, locations, and situations. It has always been my dream to be a writer and to be able to share my stories with others.

4 responses to “Review: Angel in the Shadows by Amy Deason

  1. Thank you so much. I absolutely loved this review. Seriously it was way more than I expected. Reading it, I thought I was going to cry. I am so glad that you enjoyed it.

    • Angie

      I really did, Amy. The debut novel thing is going to be repetitive but seriously for a debut novel this was amazing! I can’t wait to read more from you!

  2. Quinn

    This sounds amazing!! I totally get what you mean about the different levels of being involved in a book. I might have to check this out.

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