Archangel’s Viper Nalini Singh (Guildhunter #10)
Ooh an old fashioned gent who cooks – did I mention I was in love?!
In the past 18 months some of my fave PNR series have gone off the boil. With Nalini Singh being my fave, I admit I started this with a little trepidation. Motto to self – have more faith. It is Nalini Singh after all!
Raphael’s mother talks about his closest friends (his seven) as being like a menagerie or zoo. I’m not sure Caliane even knows how right she is. In that vein Venom is a bit like that the cherry on the cake! He’s not just different, but snake different and sexy with it.
Venom rivals Dmitri for sexiness, and post Harry Potter only a truly talented author can make an actual snake sexy. I’m not talking Shakira and boa constrictors here. I loved his sexy side of course, but more so the way he melded his traditional side as a Raj peasant with a twenty first century lethal operative.
Talking of Dmitri, what insights we get into the vampire extraordinaire! With Holly he’s a father dealing with a petulant but adored daughter, but with Venom he races the streets of New York like a naughty teenage gang leader. As a series fan you want – maybe need – these moments into the other characters. As always Ms Singh delivers.
I loved Holly’s strength. I’m not sure why or how but Holly seemed so unique in her strength and this in a series jam packed with strong heroines.
Beautifully written, with a complex story, fun dialogue and a simmering romance this latest Guildhunter episode is fabulous.