Adrian Mitchell is a powerful angel leading an elite Special Ops unit of Seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen-angels who have become vampires-and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals- losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her-Shadoe-her soul once more inhabiting a new body, with no memory of him. And this time, he won't let her go.
It was the cover that attracted me to A Touch of Crimson, that and the fact that I have a real soft spot for angels.
I found it easy to get into the story, even though I seemed a little disorientated with the mythology at first. I don't particularly like it when a book has a glossary at the beginning of the book... Okay maybe for subsequent books in the series for reference, but not the very first book. I just think that the information should be woven into the story. If I see a glossary I automatically think the story must be confusing, and to be honest I don't actually take the time to read it either.
I liked Adrian. I loved the power that oozed from his every pore. Lindsay was easy to like and like her I did. The other characters were well rounded and interesting.
I've read reviews on Goodreads which complain that it was a slow burner, and it took them awhile to get into the story, but I can honestly say (not that I'd be dishonest, mind) I didn't find that at all. The first meeting between Lindsay and Adrian had enough chemistry to keep to keep things interesting. Nor did the opening get bogged down with to much information either. I'm easily distracted and I wasn't distracted reading this.
The sex had a little too much dirty talk for my liking. It kinda reminded me of bad porn dialogue, and I found that calling her vagina 'her sex' just as jarring as saying the dreaded C word. It did kinda get a little crazy there at the end.
I first thought I'd found another author, and series to compare with the Guild Hunter series but I was wrong. The world building isn't as impressive and the story not as intricate but I still enjoyed it and I will definitely be reading the next book and continuing the series.
Rating: 4/6 - Really Liked it