Review: Angel Bait (Angel Assassins #1) by Tricia Skinner

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Saved by the angel sent to kill them, four half-angel boys are trained and employed as Heaven's assassins. Jarrid and his nephilim brothers are raised as members of The Eternal Order, and must enforce Heaven's laws by hunting down those who defy the Directorate.

His only shot at freedom is Ascension, but his employers won't permit the ancient ritual. Then Jarrid learns a Renegade angel is in Detroit. Such a high-level take-down is the answer to his prayers—all the leverage he needs to Ascend.

For freedom, Jarrid is willing to do anything to lure his elusive enemy out of hiding.

Even use an innocent woman as bait.

News reporter Ionie Gifford has no clue an angel outlaw wants her dead. She agrees to help Jarrid, the enigmatic nephilim with penetrating silver eyes and a worship-worthy body, but only because he accepts her terms. He's her all-access pass into the city's supernatural underworld where she hopes to locate her mother's killer.

Blindsided by Ionie's beauty and tenacity, Jarrid soon finds the eternity-old glacier around his heart thawing. With duty and desire at war within him, he's forced to make a choice—either save Ionie from the trap he snared and stay chained to Heaven, or allow her to become collateral damage.
The title pretty much says it all. Ionie is Jarrid's bait to trap an angel that has gone on a killing spree. Meanwhile Ionie believes Jarrid needs her help on something she wrote for the paper and in return she would get an exclusive interview with a Nephilim.

Jarrid and his three "brothers" are the only surviving Nephilim in the world, but as a punishment for the sins of their parents they have to fulfill Heaven's dirty jobs, turning them into assassins. Which is kind of silly, considering it's not their fault they were born and since God is all big on forgiveness I don't find the angels all that forgiving.

So Jarrid is hoping by doing this job, he and his brothers finally can get some peace and rest. What he hadn't counted on was being so attracted to the bait. Ionie was supposed to be a means to an end, because Jarrid doesn't do feelings, but somehow Ionie got passed his defenses. I understan that these two are attracted to each other, but these guys always turn into such wussies. They are still fierce when they have to protect their loved ones, but other than that, they are totally whipped, which can get on my nerves.

Jarrid is actually even my least favorite Nephilim. Cain and Nestaron for example are way more fun than him. There are some great one liners that made me grin. Angel Bait was not a bad read, but it certainly isn't anything special either.

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