Author: Erin Kellison
Series: 2nd (Shadow Bound)
Published: July 27th 2010 by Leisure
Description: Sacrifice: Custo Santovari accepted pain, blood, even death, to save his best friend. But a man with all his sins just isn't cut out to be an angel. Mystery: One moment he's fleeing Heaven; the next, he's waking up stark naked in Manhattan. In the middle of a war. Called there by a woman who's desperately afraid of the dark. Shadow: It gathers around Annabella as she performs, filled with fantastic images of another world, bringing both a golden hero and a nightmare lover. Wolf: He pursues her relentlessly, twisting her desires even as she gives herself to the man she loves. Because each of us has a wild side, and Annabella is about to unleash the beast.
I Give This ...
It's been a long time since I read the first book in this series, so I was a little concerned that I might not remember the details. Interestingly enough, I don't think that really mattered since most of this book takes place in a slightly different time frame.
I honestly didn't remember Custo from the first book. But, his death was horrible. We're spared the graphic details, but you sure can imagine it. I loved the he would not accept that he made it to heaven. He was convinced there had been a mistake. He was also determined to get back to earth to warn his friends that he was willing to trick death. I also enjoyed his journey back to earth.
But, really that is such a small part of the story. When he gets back to earth, he has to prove who he is, get caught up on current events (turns out he was gone quite a bit longer than he though), plus protect a women who completely enchants him. The world is on the brink of disaster, and he might be doing this on borrowed time.
I also really enjoyed Annabella. I liked how ballet played a role in this whole story. Her dedication and the heart she puts into her performances opens up a gate between realms. Its what attracted the wolf to her and helped Custo cross. But, this bridge between realms is not the only problem they are facing.
I really have enjoyed both books in the series. I need to get a hold of the next one sooner rather than later so I don't forget the details!