Adrian Mitchell is a powerful angel leading an elite Special Ops unit of Seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen-angels who have become vampires-and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals- losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her-Shadoe-her soul once more inhabiting a new body, with no memory of him. And this time, he won’t let her
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Overall Rating 4.00
Story Rating 4.25
Character Rating 3.75
Romance Rating 3.75
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Note: Even though this is a romance and I should count the Character/Romance more in the overall rating—in this case the world that Sylvia created held more pull for me. It is rare when you can be sympathetic to both sides of the “fight” but that is the case with Touch of Crimson!
What I Loved: This world, these people, and their hopes/dreams/fights/stations really moved me. Touch of Crimson managed to bring you a world view from all sides without drawing away from the root story. In the end (no spoilers) you were left wanting more and very sympathetic to almost everyone’s plights.
What I Liked: I liked Adrian and Lindsey but never quite fell in love with them. It might be that I felt Adrian was a bit of a hypocrite most of the story and that the angels were a little harsh in general. They were my least favorite of the immortals and their treatment of the Lycans made me want to scream. That being said, Lindsey and Adrian had fantastic chemistry and their love story worked well.
Why I gave it a 4.00: The world building and character building were fantastic. I cannot wait for the series to continue!
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