My Review of EXTINGUISH by J.M.Darhower
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I Declare War
Serah always believed the world around her was perfect. As a Power, one of the warrior angels, she has spent her existence defending the innocent from evil. After tragedy strikes, tearing Serah’s brother from her life, she’s given the task of stopping the approaching apocalypse before it’s too late.
Only one thing, though: she has to venture to Hell to do it.
Lucifer—or Luce, as he prefers to be called—has been biding his time in Hell, longing for revenge against those who oh-so-easily cast him into the pit. When the heavenly beauty shows up at his gate, he’s just as captivated by her presence as she becomes of him. The attraction between them is palpable, and Serah’s willpower slowly slips. How can this charming creature, this scarred Archangel, be the one annihilating the world she so loves?
As the war wages on, the world entwined in chaos, Serah starts questioning everything she ever knew. When the light and dark, hot and cold, finally collide, she has to make a choice—a choice that sets her world on fire, black and white exploding into colorful flames.
Serah has questions. She wants answers.
Luce just wants to play a game.
Serah is a delightful, self-effacing power Angel and the lover of Archangel Michael. Sent by a higher power to the gates of hell to convince Satan to put an end to the war
Serah needs answers and the only way she is going to get them is to succumb to his game of war, in the form of a card game.
Luce is everything I look for in a lead male character, whether he comes with a set of corrupted wings or not. He is the devil, yet his archangel origins linger making you fall into his trap – just like he does with Serah, the heroine. He pulls you in with his demonic banter and slick charm. Everyone loves an alpha and a damaged one at that and Luce certainly doesn’t let you down.
And strike me down …
I fell for the devil himself.
As the days turn to weeks, Serah is taken aback to find that there is more to Luce than just `Black and White’, still nothing is ever straightforward.
Luce also knows that she is instrumental to him getting his freedom, and it won’t be long until he shows his true intent.
It was a bit slow going for the first 45%, but I really enjoyed the second half this story.
It could be a somewhat confusing at times as it went between past and present scenes without forewarning.
Even with my apprehensions, I did enjoy this story and recommend it to all paranormal book fans.