Book Review: Angel’s Assassin by Laurel O’Donnell

  • Review: Angel’s Assassin
  • Series: —
  • Author: Laurel O’Donnell
  • Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance
  • Release Date: Published June 28th 2012 by ODONNELL BOOKS
  • Rating: 4.5/5

Synopsis:Angel's Assassin

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.

My thoughts:

I love a good romance! I also love historical romance, so this was definitely a win/win when I read the synopsis. And Laurel O’Donnell writing will leave you hot and bothered! Although the hotness of this romance doesn’t start until a good halfway through the book. Sadly I was way too engrossed to check the percentage when the two main characters started kissing!

Damien is definitely a rogue. But I think any woman would be ready to try him on for size. This guy is H O T ! Everything about him will leave you wanting this guy to be real. And everything he does fits so well with his persona. Laurel did a great job describing the why behind him so you aren’t left with any questions regarding his actions, ever. And his actions are, shall I say… interesting for an assassin!

Aurora is also a very intriguing person. Her mother and father really had a hand in helping her become who she is. It isn’t all set out, of course, you find out slowly but surely, who she is, why she is who she is and the best part about her is, she is definitely not a spoiled little rich girl!

This plot was great. A bit of mystery throughout the entire thing which kept me wanting to know exactly what was going on and who in the world was the culprit!!? Although you do find out a bit you’re not sure until the end and it ends fabulously! And that cover… 😀

Lovely romance, beautiful setting! Fabulous characters. This is definitely one I will recommend to everyone.

And for fun! Laurel O’Donnell’s Top Ten (LEAST) favorite foods:

  1. Brussel Sprouts
  2. Grapefruit
  3. Tofu
  4. Spam
  5. Papaya
  6. Celery
  7. Rice Cakes
  8. Chili
  9. Kidney or Lima beans
  10. Yogurt

About the author:

Laurel ODonnell Author PhotoLaurel 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. Thank you for hosting today!

  2. Oh la la … this sounds good. I don’t read historical romance very often, but I do enjoy them when I do. Great review. And that list is funny.. I love celery! 🙂

    1. I liked the list too. This was more than a historical romance. When you get time you should look into it!

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