Title: The Angel Wears Prada
It’s hard to find a soul mate when you have no soul. Kaden may have to settle for a Valentine’s Day date instead. Born human and forced to go evil, he has turned his back on the demonic ways. Despite demons trying to lure him back, he wants to make up for what he’s done and find love. But who will believe in him?
Cupid Inc will do its best to find him a match!
A fallen angel who adores the finer things in the human world is also looking for a Valentine’s date. Lonal longed for romance and human sexuality so much that he fell to earth to experience love. He just can’t find it. Sex and lust are easy to enjoy, but he wants a soul mate. It’s a good thing Lonal has a few tricks up his wings!
Author: Cheryl Dragon
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Tied to the Billionaire, Defying the Moon, Geek in the Woods, Runaway Cowgirl
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: 13 February 2014
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, M/M Erotica
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What an adorably fun and steamy story! Lonal is a fallen angel, a decision he made to actually “feel” what falling in love would be like so he may, if returned to Heaven, be better able to advise the humans who seek his guidance. Off Heaven’s payroll, he has to work to support himself and his fascination with designer apparel, so he is working as an interior designer for a horribly nasty boss. His first job complete with a very happy client, along with a tip the client gives him a business card for a company that specializes in matching paranormals in and around New York.
Kaden was human in the mid-17th century, working as a groom in a stable, and involved with the owner’s son. At that time, homosexuality was a punishable offense, and he was tried and found guilty and sentenced to hang. To save his life, he bartered his soul and joined the demon hoarde, tasked with capturing souls for his new master. He has resigned from the work, and has applied his efforts to cooking, wanting to open his own restaurant one day. His ‘reformed’ vampire friend and restaurant bartender passes him a card, telling him that the time has come to engage in the world and find some social activities.
Both men decide to avail themselves of the services of Cupid, Inc., magical matchmakers for the paranormal set. Not unsurprisingly, the two are matched for a date.
Lonal was hard not to like; very open and determined to make his falling from heaven ‘worth’ something, he is discouraged by the apparent difficulty in finding love. While his views on love are highly romanticized, he really just wants that connection: to feel loved and wanted, and to give the same in return. Kaden was also very empathetic: one bad choice years ago made in fear, and he is now dealing with guilt and attempting to assuage that guilt by doing good: protecting the downtrodden and helping humans where he can. He is convinced that love is out of reach, and that a soulmate is an ironic twist as he has no soul. But, wanting to feel some sort of connection and ease his own loneliness, he is willing to take a chance.
The interactions between these two are clever at the first meeting, with a palpable feeling of the attraction that will draw them together. Their pairing is not without difficulty, and there are a few bumps in the road before they realize that they are both good for, and need one another. From a steamy hot interaction on the first night that is pure lust, to the frustrations they both feel when an argument pulls them apart, this novella has plenty of angst and emotion to pull at the reader’s heart. Both characters feel real, despite their paranormal fictional status, and the determination and dedication to one another, especially in returning Kaden’s soul with the help of Lonal’s bff angel friend was a great climax to lead to their HEA. With a short epilogue checking in on the boys a few months after the story ends, this is one that will leave a smile on your face.