Wednesday, December 24, 2014

[ARC Review]: "Angel in Armani"

Angel in Armani by Melanie Scott
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (December 30, 2014)
Series: New York Saints, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Sara Charles is striking out on her own. With her dad out of commission, Charles Air has only one helicopter left—and only Sara to fly charters. With the family business in jeopardy, Sara needs all the clients she can get and the newest one is New York Saints team surgeon, Lucas Angelo. When an unexpected flirtation escalates into a night of pure blind passion, Sara is in agony over what she believes was extremely poor judgment on her part. She wants nothing more than to avoid Lucas. And keep her business her business. But she needs him—in more ways than one.


But there is a catch: Lucas also needs Sara. Spring training is upon him, and his schedule is madness. So he asks Sara to be his personal pilot. It’s an offer she can’t refuse. She intends to keep him at arm’s length—especially when she discovers just what different lives they have. Little does Sara know that, for Lucas, the only thing more important than business is pleasure. He only plays to win. And he intends to hit it out of the park…

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My Review:

Angel in Armani was a decent read, if predictable at times. I found the story enjoyable enough, and read it within a day.

There were a few fun bits of banter between Lucas and Sara, as well as some steamy action, both of which made me happy.

It's hard to pinpoint why, but I wasn't sold on any of the characters – not Lucas, not Sara, and not the secondary characters. There was just something missing and I wanted their characters fleshed out a bit more. For example, although I didn't read the first book I didn't see the connection between Alex and Maggie, the previous hero and heroine. In fact, reading their interactions in Angel in Armani, I couldn't believe they had already found their HEA.

Around the 93% mark the drama blows up, and I spent that chapter rolling my eyes at the way the two – mainly Sara – acted. Of course, since it is almost the end of the book, things have to be patched up between them quickly. Too quickly, in my opinion; the HEA ending felt a bit rushed after the overly-dramatic-issues that were brought up merely a chapter or two before the end.

My thoughts on Angel in Armani alternated between merely 'meh' and 'I like it', hence the 3 ½ stars. It's a good read, but, for me, it wasn't amazing, and to be honest I'll probably forget about the story by next week. Still, I just may try Mal's book when it comes out, I'm curious about this story..

3 1/2 STARS! 

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I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Sophia Rose said...

Hmmm, interesting reaction. I listened to the first book on Audible and really struggled to keep going with it. I liked Alex well enough, but Maggie came over as self-absorbed and immature. It had a lot of unnecessary drama and it wasn't really going anywhere for the longest time. Sounds like more of the same. I wondered when I finished if a new hero and heroine would make the difference. Apparently not.
Bummer! Mal does have possibilities. Maybe I'll skip ahead when his story comes out.

Merry Christmas!

The_Book_Queen said...

*SIGH* Yeah, I just . . . There wasn't anything that I particularly disliked about this one, but at the same time it wasn't memorable. It just . . . was. Which is the worst kind of book to try and review!

Merry Christmas!

Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

Hrms well with your reaction and Sophia having more of the same sounds like one I'd be okay skipping on. Always a shame when they just don't quite make it to great. Hopefully Mal's book will fall into place more for yall!