The vangels are back in Vampire in Paradise, the latest in Sandra Hill’s bestselling Deadly Angels series…
It’s been centuries since the Norseman Sigurd Sigurdsson was turned into a Vangel—a Viking Vampire Angel—as punishment for his sin of envy, but he’s still getting the hang of having fangs that get in the way when seducing women. Slaying demon vampires known as Lucipires and using his healing gifts as a cancer research doctor, Sigurd is sent to Florida’s Grand Keys Island as a resident physician . . . where he encounters a sinfully beautiful woman.
The only hope Marisa Lopez has of curing her five-year-old daughter is a pricey experimental procedure. When she meets the good-looking doctor, Marisa is speechless. Then Sigurd tells her he believes he can help her daughter. Could this too-hot-to-resist Viking doctor be an angel of some sort sent to bring a miracle for her daughter? Or is he just a vampire bent on breaking Marisa’s heart?
I received a ARC copy in exchange for a honest review, thanks to Edelweiss and Avon Books.
Marisa Lopez is determined to save her daughters life. Marisa has a five year old daughter that has a brain tumor, and the only operation that has any hope of saving her life, requires 170,000 dollars since it is a clinic in Europe. Marisa needs 70,000 and then she hopes that she will see her daughter grow up. So when she hears of a opportunity to serve as a waitress and a massage therapist for a week at Florida’s Grand Keys Island, where a porn conference is going on, well Marisa is willing to do anything even work during such a conference to get some extra money toward her daughter. When she arrives, she meets Sigurd, a doctor and sexy as sin. Sigurd, a Vangel, has suffered from the sin “Envy”, and he has been order by Michael, the Archangel, to come to the Island and find and slay demon vampires. He comes across a young woman, who has been tainted by them, because she is considering to committing a sin to save her daughters life. He must convince her to trust him so he can cleanse her with his bite, and share a passionate night with him. Easier said than done…even for a Viking Vampire Angel….but will Marisa find a safer and better way to save her daughter and find love at the same time….
I have to say that I honestly didn’t know how much I would like this one…well I LOVED it!! There was so much I enjoyed about it…reminded me of Hill’s older books. While reading this series, some books have been a struggle and others a great fun adventure…and boy was Viking in Paradise a barrel of laughs and viking fun!! One aspect that I really enjoyed seeing was having Sigurd as the hero. He is definitely dreamy, and the way he says things…are bound to make you laugh your head off when you least expect him to. He is so outrageous….but the way he is written brings about such a hilarioius outcome! The heroine….well I loved her, she was such a good heroine even if she is tempted to do certain things to guarantee her daughter’s well being. From the beginning of the story, you sense the deep emotion from the circumstances, and with scenes of the little girl…your heart just breaks just a bit. I was on Marisa’s side all the way. She is willing to work at a conference, as a waitress so she can get big tips, at least bigger than she would find at home. I love seeing how strong willed she is and determined to do anything to save her daughter, but she also draws a line for herself. The intereaction between Marisa and Sigurd was quite funny at times, but there are many sensual moments to get the blood pumping.
What I also loved about this story was the intrigue style of the plot, and how we see a sense of danger that is played out, and really brings Sigurd and Marisa closer together. What I would have liked to have seen was toward the ends we never see what happens with the Villains, and I would have liked to get a fully satisfying story instead of average satisfying. But the focus of the story is the love story and seeing these two come together and learning to trust in each other. The ending with the little girl met beyond my expectations…well all I will say is I ADORED how this book turned out…and I will admit I needed a tissue or two. Definitely left me with a smile on my face. Get ready ladies to enter a story filled with the passions of a island, sexy Viking hero, humor to have you laughing all day and some steamy interaction to blow you away SEXY AND FUN!!
“Woman, don’t you know I love you?” She could tell he was surprised by his own words. But then he laughed and repeated the words. “I love you. ‘Tis true. I love you. I have nothing to offer. I don’t even know where I will work after this. Or even if I will continue to be a doctor. For all I know, I will be a farmer. My life is not my own. No future. Just now. But I hot damn love you.”