Review: Angel Thief by Jenny Schwartz

Title: Angel Thief

Author: Jenny Schwartz

Publisher: Carina Press Nov 29th 2010

Sypnosis: She’s breaking the rules. Again.  An archivist in the heavenly library, Sara must follow protocol when it comes to curating the knowledge of the universe. But “liberating” an ancient text from the collection of a human—an Australian drug lord—could save a boy’s life. Sara has no way of knowing that one of the man’s other treasures is a sexy-as-sin djinni, bound by a wish to guard the estate.

He’s only following orders. Filip is compelled to turn over intruders, even celestial ones, to his master. When he catches Sara in the library, he isn’t above indulging in some sensual kisses with her, or using her to trick the mobster into wasting a wish. It’s what he must do to preserve his facade of freedom and protect his heart.

But the kidnapping of the drug lord’s daughter forces Sara and Filip to work together—bringing out the hero that lurks within the soul of the djinni, and the passion within the angel.

Status: Read on November 21, 2010 — I own a copy

My Thoughts:

Angel Thief is a paranormal romance of novella length. The short format of Angel Thief necessarily restricts the ability of the author to explore her characters and their world fully, however the broad strokes are enough if you are craving a quick hot romantic read.
Sarah, an angel with a rebellious streak, is captured by a sexy djinni while on a mission of mercy. It stretches credibility to have an angel who was worried about being caught sneaking out of heaven for the right reasons, throwing herself into the arms of a demon within minutes (you can practically hear Sarah’s halo shatter as she orgasms) but therein lies the fantasy. Filip certainly has his own charm, and I am willing to accede to his irresistable hunky bad boy persona.
While we are plunged into the romance between Sarah and Filip, the plot actually develops in a believable manner. I felt that Schwartz carefully structured the story, if not the romance, to fit the shorter format. It’s pace kept me engaged in the premise as the action is condensed into a tight timeframe.
I love that Angel Thief has an Australian setting (and that Schwartz is an Australian author) though it doesn’t really impact on the tale. It’s nice to be ‘represented’ in the genre.
Angel Thief is an enjoyable paranormal romance novella that can be finished during a lunch break. You are sure to return to work with a smile on your face, surreptitiously rubbing any lamps nearby, on your way.
@ Goodreads

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jenny Schwartz
    Nov 25, 2010 @ 11:05:53

    From one Aussie to another, “thanks, mate” 🙂

    I love reviews and read them carefully for hints for future improvements (pacing seems one). Thanks so much for your time reading and commenting, Shelleyrae. The “surreptitiously rubbing lamps” made me smile!



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