Description Immortal and a member of the Sinistra Dei, a secret order designed to eliminate threats to the Vatican, Giovanna was created to do the dirty work of the Church. This requires creative thinking and the ability to tap dance on the line between right and wrong. As the commander she loves slowly sinks into insanity, she learns that dark immortals—the Execrati dedicated to destroying her kind— have snuck into New Orlean’s legendary French Quarter to hunt her friends. With the further discovery that one of Rome’s own has faked his death, and the unexpected evolution of her supernatural powers, Gia is no longer able to play by the rules. How can she defy the man she loves, break the trust of a close friend, and explain the new set of wings on her back? The answer is simple… she can’t.
Maggie's Review This was a book with an interesting and fast-paced storyline. The author did a great job of creating a bad ass crew of fighters that killed off the worst of the worst, while throwing in plot twists that they had also unjustly killed off people of their own kind, thus giving a greater depth to the story. Well written with an edgy tone, I found it to be a good book, but some of the content didn't jive with my personal taste in books. I think what pulled at me most were the relationships in the book and how they weren't monogamous, or felt inconsistent. I couldn't buy into the love triangle of Lochlan-Giovanna-Torben because I never fell for Team Lochlan. The book hinted at a best friend relationship between Torben and Lochlan, and also that Giovanna loved Lochlan, yet the Lochlan that is presented to the reader is always the bad guy. Similarly, the romantic relationship of Giovanna and Torben is heated and there is a desperation for them to have alone time together, and yet their second, shall we say "encounter", involves Nick. Then in bringing up Nick, I am puzzled by his affections for Marin, when he is content hooking-up with Giovanna, and impregnates Cindy quite casually. Call me old-fashioned, but the focus of monogamous relationships can strengthen the bond between characters. Having everyone swap partners haphazardly can be confusing, and in my personal opinion, kind of disappointing as well. In the end, the culture of the book and the world the author created was entertaining, but I was disappointed by the relationships emphasized in the storyline.
Thanks to the author for sending the ARC for review. The book will be available June 2016. You can learn more about the author on her website.