Salvation in Darkness (Misplaced Halos) – ARC Review

48723715._SY475_Salvation in Darkness
by Nicole Edwards
Release Date:  February 11, 2020
Publisher: Nicole Edwards Limited
Book #2 in the Misplaced Halos series
Number of Pages:  485
Kindle Edition
Source:  ARC from author
Paranormal Romance M/F
Rating:  XXX
Read 2/4/20 to 2/9/20


Heaven refers to them as Misplaced Halos.
Humans don’t even know they exist.
This faction of celestial warriors was sent here under the cover of darkness to protect humanity from Lucifer’s demons. In return for their servitude, these warriors expect only one thing: the love they were promised, what angels refer to as an amsouelot.

Never one to rely on luck or favor, Eclipse isn’t surprised when his first interaction with the female whose soul is destined for his results in death. However, he is caught off-guard when the pretty blond who had been held at gun point by a two-bit human turns out to be sassy and fearless and not at all bothered by the mess that was made in that alley.

Orianna McKay has spent the past six years scouring the U.S. in search of her sister. She has put her entire life on hold hoping to locate Amber and bring her home to their mother. What she doesn’t understand is how one failed lead after another continues to take her right back to nowhere, Colorado. Then he appears. The handsome warrior who takes a bullet in an effort to save her. What she doesn’t realize is that warrior is an angel and nothing in her world is as it seems.

Eclipse’s mission is to protect Orianna from the demons who are out to lay claim to her soul. Somewhere along the way, that mission changes, priorities are shifted, and destinies are revealed. By the time the dust settles, Orianna and Eclipse will learn that salvation comes in many forms.

This is one of those books that I would get upset every time I had to put it down.  Unfortunately, I have been super busy so had to put it down far too often.  Then all I would think of, as I was doing what needed my attention in the real world, was getting back to my book!

I felt as though there were a lot more storylines going on in this one than in the first book.  Of course, the main story is still about Orianna and Eclipse.  But we get so many other subplots that have me so excited for the coming stories in this series.

Eclipse is amazing.  But, then again, so is Orianna.  Both just do what needs being done.  Which is saying a lot when it comes to Orianna.  That lady has gumption.  No familial support, no friends to lean on, no money to back her up, yet she keeps on slogging away looking for her sister. Eclipse, on the other hand, has a house full of family and friends, all of whom would do anything for him.

There is no doubt that Orianna and Eclipse are meant for each other.  They fit together perfectly.  They understand each other almost the moment they connect.  There is some “getting to know you” that needs to be done, but on a deeper level there’s no need.  There’s just an understanding.

While I loved the story of Eclipse and Orianna, I actually liked some of the other love stories just as much if not more.  Kaj and Acadia, Bijou and Oliver (Oh, the things I’m looking forward to with those two!!!), Asmia’s storyline.  So much yummy goodness!

This band of angels, fae, heurosp, vampires, and humans is such a marvelous intermingling of personalities.  All that come together to make up the most remarkable support system for them all.

I realize I have not said much about the story itself, and that’s by design.  I hate spoilers and feel as if I say too much I’ll be ruining parts of this story for others.  Just know that I loved this book and can’t wait to read more about this family.

4 stars

**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the author. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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