Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wicked Wednesday

Mature ~ 18+
*Book source ~ Many thanks to Pink Flamingo for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
Title ~ Broken Halo
Author ~ Zoey Marcel
Published ~ 22 February 2012
Genre ~ Erotica/BDSM/Paranormal
Pages ~ 192

My Rating ~ 3 bites and a nibble out of 5

Sonya is a Guardian Angel and Nimbus is a Fallen and an incubus. When they were both angels Sonya considered Nimbus her best friend. When he joined Lucifer she was devastated. Thousands of years have gone by since his fall and still she loves him even though he’s a demon and has done evil. When Nimbus arranges her fall, she fights against him even though she craves to give into him. It’s easy to fight an enemy. Not so easy to fight yourself or the one you love.

This is a wonderfully written paranormal erotica story. The emotional roller coaster that Sonya rides is fascinating to watch and while Nimbus is a demon filled to the brim with evil he has a soft spot for Sonya the size of the Universe. The BDSM scenes are varied and at times brutal for those who prefer lighter erotica yet they are still wonderfully written.

The reason that I gave this only 3.5 is because I’m coming to realize that submissive stories told from the sub’s POV aren’t really my favorite. I am not a submissive in any way. I much prefer reading from the Dominant’s POV and though this story does switch between Sonya and Nimbus, the majority is told from Sonya’s POV. Plus, Sonya’s constant vacillating between submitting and running away started to get on my nerves. I am curious as to where this series is headed since the ending took me by surprise. What is Sonya going to do next and how will she fare in her new role?


  1. I feel the same with submitting and running away. That's not my favourite trope.

    1. Yeah, Sonya tended to go back and forth a bit too much. Otherwise, a great book!

  2. Interesting. I haven't seen this one before. I never thought about being in one head or the other. I think most of mine that I read BDSM-wise are pretty evenly split between the two which I prefer over one or the other.

    I'm so with you on the running away bit. That can get old very quickly. I don't mind it early on the not so sure stance but after a while either get on board or move on, ya know?

    Thanks for the heads up on this one!

    1. It got to the point I felt like saying, 'Ok, shit or get off the pot already.' LOL

      I love multiple POVs in my books. Most of my favorites have multiple. But I'm not all that enthusiastic about reading from the submissive's POV. It's something I need to keep in mind for future reads.

  3. I don't think I would like the submissive POV either seems kinda...boring?

    1. It's not boring, but I'm not submissive. I'm Dominant, so I just prefer that POV. I've read some stories from the sub's POV that are ok. It's just a personal preference. :)