Angel Thief

Angel Thief (Out of the Bottle #2)
by Jenny Schwartz
Published 2010 by Carina Press
68 pages. E-book.
Rating: 3/5

She’s breaking the rules. Again.

An archivist in the heavenly library, Sara must follow protocol when it comes to curating the knowledge of the universe. But “liberating” an ancient text from the collection of a human—an Australian drug lord—could save a boy’s life. Sara has no way of knowing that one of the man’s other treasures is a sexy-as-sin djinni, bound by a wish to guard the estate.

He’s only following orders.

Filip is compelled to turn over intruders, even celestial ones, to his master. When he catches Sara in the library, he isn’t above indulging in some sensual kisses with her, or using her to trick the mobster into wasting a wish. It’s what he must do to preserve his facade of freedom and protect his heart.

But the kidnapping of the drug lord’s daughter forces Sara and Filip to work together—bringing out the hero that lurks within the soul of the djinni, and the passion within the angel.

What at first seemed to me to be an erotic short story, turnout out to be a nice romance. It’s nice to be pleasantly surprised.

Sara is an angel who breaks the rules, but with good intentions. She has a heart of gold and wants to help save a boy’s life. But while she’s stealing a document with the information she needs, she’s caught by Filip, a djinni. This poses two issues… she’s busted and she’s drawn to Filip. Filip doesn’t have room in his poor excuse for a life for love. He’s bound to his bottle until he’s freed, and that means loving anyone will end in pain. But before he knows it, Sara has his heart and he’ll do anything to keep from breaking hers. I think there’s a nice relationship between these two, but it could have developed a little better had the story been a little longer. If you look at the timeline, it basically happens in one night. That’s not very long for two people to fall in love with each other. Forgive me if I’m being picky, I just like my romance a tad more realistic than that… which is funny since this is about an angel and djinni.

Overall, it’s a good, quick read with some sweet moments and some very hot moments. I just wish it had been longer. It would be good for a afternoon of sunbathing or an quick read if you get hit by one of those hour-long rain storms we keep seeing in the South.

Prude Filter: This book contains mild violence and explicit sexual content. 18 and up, please!

Source: NetGalley
Purchase this book: Carina Press | Kobo

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book’s publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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  1. I enjoyed this short story as wellShelleyrae @ Book'd Outwww.bookdout.wordpress.com

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