What...happened?

Archangel's Kiss  - Nalini Singh
Okay. Before everyone freaks out, lemme expl-



Hey! Be nice!



Just LISTEN for a second! Look, I’m not happy about this rating either okay? 

OKAY???

I wanted to love this book. I really did. Hell, after reading the first one in the series I even expected to love this book. Obviously I didn’t get my way. What the hell happened? Where the hell did Elena go? 

WHODAFUQ is this TSTL Mary Sue body snatcher that’s taken over her?

And WHEREDAFUQ did the intriguing plotline go?

And WHYDAFUQ is Raphael so disgustingly masochistic and self-sacrificing?

This is this book in a nutshell: 

Unnecessary sexual Tension

Purple prose involving the words fur, diamond, sea, sapphire or luscious. 

“Drip. 
Drip. 
Drip.”


Hint at a potential plot line

Cat fight

Detailed description of a hawt dude

Elena acting TSTL

Ancient angel secrets

Daddy issues

Hypocrisy

Cheesy conversation between male and female lead

REPEAT TWENTY FUCKING TIMES UNTIL IT TURNS INTO THIS: 

More unnecessary and obviously calculated sexual tension to keep readers from losing interest. 

Purple prose involving the words fur, diamond, sea, sapph-SONOFABITCH, I GET IT! You smelled someone but would rather be infuriatingly repetitive instead of saying: “I smelled Raphael coming.”

“Drip. 
Drip. 
Dri-”
 SONOFABITCH, I GET IT. You have PTSD and clearly need to seek counseling. 

PLOT LINE? WHAT PLOT LINE???

Is that another female? DIIIIIIIEEEEEEE!!!

AAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH


So…..I’m not sure if it was my mindset, my high expectations or actually the book itself but right now I’m willing to chalk this up as second-book-blues and try to continue the series. Please oh please let it get better.