BOOK: Angel After Dark
AUTHOR: Kahlen Aymes
GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Erotic)
RELEASE:16th January 2014
Dr. Angeline Hemming is a beautiful, sassy, no-nonsense type of girl who has risen from a difficult past to become one of Chicago’s most successful and respected criminal profilers. In exchange for free commercials to promote her favorite charitable causes, Angel answers calls and gives relationship advice on a Friday night radio program.
Alexander Avery is a gorgeous and successful corporate genius who doesn’t believe in love. When his girlfriend-of-convenience calls into Angel’s program, he is furious with the show’s host who doles out (what he considers) blind advice, without knowing all the facts… and he decides to give her a piece of his mind, and his side of the story!
When Angel informs Alex he’s the one in need of a much-deserved lesson, all hell breaks loose as these two type-A personalities battle it out for control over minds and hearts, and yes, in bed. Not only are they fighting each other at every turn, but they are also struggling to uphold the convictions they each live by.
It’s unclear who is stronger, but both must discover that to get what they desperately want, they may have to give a little… or a lot.
My rating = A Fantasic Five!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for my honest review (part of release blog tour)
Sometimes a book comes along that totally grabs your heart and surrounds you with a beautiful warmth and glow you don’t want to let go. This book is one of those rarities and I am so in my happy cloud right now. This is my first book by Ms Aymes and it most certainly will not be my last. I adored this book and fell totally and hopelessly in love with Alex Avery.
Alex at first glance is the usual rich playboy, seeking out casual dalliances but never investing in any commitment. To him a relationship is both parties getting what they want out of each other, for him it’s the sex, for the women it’s his money, prowess and power. But for some women that eventually turns out for them wanting more from him – love and commitment, which is his sign to back the hell up and get out of the situation. It is at the ending of one such ‘relationship’ that Witney who he has been casually seeing (after he had set her up in an apartment and other such luxuries) takes it upon herself to ring the late night radio show and pours out her spiel to Dr Angeline Hemming.
Angel by profession is a criminal profiler but once a week she gives relationship advice on a radio show. Little does she know when she is giving advice to Whitney, the man she is berating is the best friend of her boss, Darian, who knows Alex will not take this lying down, especially hearing the words that give the totally wrong impression of him by Whitney, who is very bitter to be losing her meal ticket.
Alex calls up the show and tries to explain his side of the story in that Whitney knew the deal and it was clearly spelt out at the beginning about their arrangement. Although Angel listens to this sexy voice she cannot relate to the arrogance of this man. Just who the hell did he think he was? He was clearly somebody who needed to be given the attitude back! Both of them are used to being in control and to suddenly have another head butting against that control, the sparks start to fly.
Throughout all that neither knew they had already ‘met’ months ago at Home Depot where the attraction was instant but they never got the chance to speak. However neither had forgotten the encounter. The reader was party to this from the prologue and to see the scene being played out was a page turner.
Darian secretly arranges for them both to meet and when they do it’s like he lit the match and then stood back and watched the inferno take flight. It was fabulous! From here the reader is taken on a truly magical experience of the relationship that builds from the initial explosion to the final realisation of they both were in a place they did not think they would be.
This book doesn't really cast itself as a fully-fledged erotic romance for which I am glad, even though the blurb does not really give how special a read this is. This book is more erotic by the sensual and enticing descriptions of the little touches and innocent caresses, with the sly glances and smouldering looks all giving an extremely erotic build up to the couple finally accepting what they both want need and have to have.
Alex Avery is top dog alpha billionaire in the league table, he is seriously packing the sexual gratification we women (and some men) certainly need. Immediate entry to the Lush List! This book is not to be missed and I for one am freaking myself out knowing there is more of Alex to come (ooh hold that thought)
So yes not a HEA but a HFN with the wondrous promise of what is yet to unfold for Alex and Angel. Fabulous 5 star read. Brilliant!
Amazon Bestselling Author, Kahlen is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her stories are filled with intense love, passion, angst and emotion that breathes life into her characters and leaves her readers captivated. She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater… But the love of her life is writing!