Living Legend; Living Legend #1
(#1 within a series)
Publication Date: March 1, 2023
Genre/Tropes: Supernatural/Opposites Attract/Forced Proximity Romance
Author: Allie Shante
Review Rating: 4 Gold Stars
Angels and demons working together, oh my!
Sort of world ending ideas right here when demons and angels come together, but it’s actually far from that.
Living Legend may involve supernatural beings, but it is a world immersed in very contemporary ideas.
Nick and Reese are sentry angels who guide souls to heaven. They also train as warriors since they guard the gate, but they have never had a need to use their actual skills.
Dani and Elise are demons basically the opposite of the angels working in purgatory and you can just imagine what their jobs entail on the flipside.
When Dani is summoned to heaven to help the angels she brings her best friend along and Elise sparing with Nick’s bestie, Reese, through the entire book is a lot of great comic relief. Could Nick and Dani have cut through a lot of things without those two going at it constantly, maybe, but there is a reason why someone has a bestie in every book.
For the most part, the storyline was great, but for me personally, the writing was very over-the-top descriptive, which bogs down getting from point A to point B. This is truly my own perspective, since my mind wanders with too much time in between one spoken sentence until the next one. Especially when it’s one or two pages in between. Other than that, I liked the variation on angels working together and having the female demon with all the sinful sass.
She’s been called from her place in the darkness to aid the side of good in the last place she wants to be…
Dani, groomed by Lilith herself, has long been spreading horror in the murk of purgatory. She never asked to be summoned to Heaven’s Gate and never expected to be charged with the stubbornly attractive angel Nicholas as her partner. Though, with a face like his to look at, Dani isn’t about to complain. The lines between good and evil are shifting. Dani discovers that, lurking in her familiar darkness, are secrets she would never have guessed at and doesn’t understand. Now she must ask herself, who is a demon supposed to trust?
He’ll have to join forces with the last entity he expected… but sometimes true loyalty lies in the most unexpected places.
Nicholas is a sentry angel yet to see actual combat, so it comes as a surprise when he’s summoned by the highest angelic executive. The bigger shock is being forced to rally together with an alluring demon he can’t get out of his head. But as allegiances are tested, Nicholas discovers a lot is hiding between the boundaries of good and evil. Side by side, Nicholas and Dani must fight the unknown… in whatever form it takes.
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