Archangel Rafe is a good story with a refreshing heroine. Angelina is a thirty something single mom. She has two kids, an ex-husband who is driving her crazy and her grandmother is in poor health and is declining rapidly.
Raphael is one of the Seven Archangels and his job is to let Angelina know she is to take her grandmother's place as an angel healer. Raphael is not happy with this task. He is tired of humans and wants nothing to do with them. His only desire is to ascend to the next level where he will never have to deal with humans again. He needs this assignment with Angelina to be successful to meet his goal.
Nothing goes according to plan. Angelina doesn't want another responsibility in her life and Raphael finds himself drawn to this woman despite his better wishes. An unexpected threat sends them off on an adventure that shakes up both of their worlds.
I really enjoyed this story. It was refreshing to have a heroine who was not the typical 20 year old virgin. It was easy to identify with Angelina and her concerns and problems. Raphael was interesting to watch as he struggled with his emotions and fears. Both characters were likable as were the side characters. I'm looking forward to seeing some of the other Six in future stories. The book had the right amount of both adventure and sexy moments. It was a creative world the author built and I think it will be well received by fans of paranormal romance. This was my first time reading this author and I am now definitely a fan.
The Seven Archangels, Guardians to Earth, have lost touch with the human realm, dwelling in the Third Sphere and watching over the earth from afar...until Raphael the Healer must help a human woman transition into an Angel and all hell breaks loose.
Angelina Guerisse has too many responsibilities, kids, sister, grandmother, an ex-husband, and not enough time. The only respite from her overwhelming life is in her dreams with a stunningly hot angel. But when the angel from her dreams shows up in real life, claiming she is descended from a line of matriarchal healers and possesses a rare healing gift, she's not interested in another obligation.
Raphael, the Archangel of Healing, has a problem. He lusts after an intriguing and totally off limits Angel. Every moment he spends with Angelina is an exercise in torture and getting the overworked, hard-headed Angelina to accept her destiny proves harder than anticipated….
Until an unexpected threat puts both the Angelic Realm and the Earth in jeopardy. But will it be too late?