Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter Series #3)

Archangel's Consort   - Nalini Singh Originally posted at Alive or UndeadRating: 4My opinion: First of all, that cover. It's amazing, simply beautiful. It's also very accurate. That is my Elena, from the hair and wings to the position. I believe this is my favorite cover so far. Anyway, this was a really good book. Same good old Nalini Singh, I guess. Incredible descriptions *cough* hair porn *cough*, interesting world-building, steamy scenes, strong chicks, bangable guys and some foreshadow doing its job. I like that about Nalini—you'll be surprised, but you will also be able to go back and see that it didn't come out of nowhere. So far so good, right? Well, the one problem I had with this book was the pacing. I mean, it wasn't a slow book, yet it was. It's hard to explain, but I think that the problem wasn't the scenes by themselves but the amount of repetition. After some time, it turned a bit predictable. Hot scene, Elena's daddy issues, Raphael's mommy issues, hot scene, Elena's independence issues, Raphael's mommy issues, hot scene, something about the Seven, Elena's sister issues, Raphael's mommy issues, hot scene, some NY description from Elena's POV, Raphael's SERIOUSLY HUGE mommy issues, hot scene, as so on. I'm not saying it was bad, because I did after all give the book four stars. It just turned a bit slow the... in between. While I was reading a scene, I really did enjoy it. But then I had to start the next one and I felt like it was all a bit of the same. This happened mostly in the middle of the book. I'm not sure if I'm the only one who went through this, but I do know that it took me several days more to read this book than the previous ones. This is sad because if Nalini had cut off some scenes and gone straight to the point in some cases it'd have gone smoother, and I'd have enjoyed the book a lot better. I still really liked it. A list of things I need next:- Bluebell's full background story—both his mother's and his dead boo's.- More creepy, crazy Lijuan being creepy and crazy.- Aodhan's mysterious past and AMAZING STORY THAT'S HE'S GONNA HAVE NEXT WITH SOME HOT ANGEL/VAMPIRE.- Michaela's death (why is she still alive, anyway?).- Venom and Ransom's love story.- Jeffrey and Elena having a heart-to-heart, which starts/ends with her slapping him.- Raphael and his Seven's big hug.- Favashi and Dmitri's past being reveled + Dmitri's new love interest.- BLUEBELL'S HEA.“A lot of women have trouble with their mothers-in-law.”Raphael’s look was priceless. “My mother is an insane archangel.”