I grabbed a copy of N.J. Walters‘ Fury Unleashed when it had a free day on Amazon.
Maccus Fury, a fallen angel, is trying hard to keep his sanity. Seems being an assassin might be catching up with him. Now, Heaven, or Hell, has sent a beautiful assassin to kill him. Lovely. She’s pretending to seduce him, and he’s okay with that. She’s smart and snarky—but she has no idea what she’s walked into. And he’s more than peeved that they only sent one person. They’re going to need an army if they want him dead.
Morrigan Quill is one of Hell’s bounty hunters. She sold her soul to keep her sister safe, and now she’s working off her contract by catching bad guys and dragging them back to hell. When Lucifer makes her a new offer––that’s definitely too good to be true—she can’t say no. All she has to do is kill a powerful and crazy-hot fallen angel, who will totally kick her ass in battle.
Good thing he won’t see what’s coming next.
This was an OK version of what it is. Unfortunately for me (because it’s not really what I wanted), what it turns out to be is pretty darned close to PWP (porn with plot). The lust is INSTANT. I’m talking they meet, tell each-other their names, have a little bit of a distraction in which they separate (maybe ten minutes), then he kisses her, and they go to his house for 5 orgasms and about 400 ‘I should just kill them, but I want to have more sex firsts’.
Having said that, once I accepted that the plot was gonna be pretty flimsy, the book and I got alone fine. I liked both Morrigan and Maccus. They showed a true desire to support one another and had plenty of chemistry.
I did feel that the ‘nevers’ were a little over played. He’d never been happy, even before his fall. She’d never had a friend, apparently even before her mom died. He’d never told anyone; she’d never realized, etc. He’d never, she’d never, he’d never. There were a lot of things they’d never had or done, which seems unlikely for a man who’s lived for millennia. But whatever. All in all, as a set up for a further series, it wasn’t a total flop. I’d read another. I’d just be going in a little more prepared for what to expect this time.