Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Falling Into Darkness
Author: L.M. Brown
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 321 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: December 13, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Their love could save the soul of a fallen angel or damn an archangel to an eternity in hell.
The realm of angels was created as a paradise where angels could watch over the earth as mankind took his first steps. For the archangel Michael, it is the only home he has ever known and he could never envisage another life. Michael’s life changes the day his path crosses that of the favoured son of the morning. From the moment he saw him, Michael wanted Lucifer for his own. When the two angels come together the passion surprises them both.
Their love is forged in heaven, but is doomed the moment Lucifer falls from grace to become the leader of an army of demons.
Separated by war, the former lovers know the time will come when they must face each other in battle.
Their confrontation will set in motion events that neither could have foreseen. For Lucifer it is the chance to persuade Michael to stand at his side, as his partner as leader of the demons. For Michael, it is a mission to save his lover’s soul, while risking his own.
Torn between his love for Lucifer and his duties as an angel, Michael walks a fine line, where one wrong step could result in his own fall from Heaven, and an eternity in hell.
Review: How could I struggle so much with a story and still give it 4.5 stars? That was the dichotomy within my thought processes while trying to accurately portray my opinions and enjoyment of this book. I loved so much of it; I cringed a hell of a lot; and I was bummed that it was a stand alone, because I’ve been literally on the edge of my seat while waiting on the next book in the Heavenly Sins series. I really needed to see how Tristan, Mac, and Alastor overcame their dilemma in the third book from that series, and I was hoping it would happen here…and it did, but…. a big part of me was happy that they ended up in a HEA and everything was settled, but I wanted to experience it first hand and not have it as a side story in this book. In a way, I feel cheated, but in another way, I am content. So yeah, I was definitely pulled in many directions. The one thing that was not in question was how well this story is told and that the writing is spot on. I may not like what happened in many places, but I loved that the author didn’t gloss over the difficult aspects, whether it was pretty or not.
But, with that being said, this story is about archangel Michael and fallen angel turned demon, Lucifer. It was beautiful and ugly. It was sweet and horrific. It was everything I love in angels and demons stories and, everything I hate, as well. So many feels for this book. So much hurt and very little comfort, at times. It was brutal, it was an emotional nightmare, and how Michael didn’t end up with whiplash is beyond me. BUT, Lucifer is now a fallen angel, and subject to the power of his demon side. He is struggling with his feelings for Michael as much as he is loving being a demon and the perks that come with it. Michael is the epitome of everything good in the world and inadvertently becomes a doormat for the only angel he has ever loved.
This book is so hard on the heart, but it ends in the most beautiful way ever. I wasn’t sure where it was going, and the journey to that happy ever after was some of the most heartbreaking I’ve ever read. So, I absolutely recommend this book and if you have not yet read the Heavenly Sins series, you should be fine reading this book. You might be a little confused when Tristan and his angels become a secondary focal point, but it won’t take away from your enjoyment of the love affair between Michael and Lucifer.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*