Published: December 31, 2012
**My Personal Copy
Series: Guild Hunter 4.75
Available: Barnes & Noble / Amazon / iTunes
The gentle teacher of angelic young, and the keeper of her people’s histories, Jessamy is respected and admired by everyone who knows her. Yet, born unable to soar into flight, she has spent thousands of years trapped in the mountain stronghold of the Refuge, her heart encased in painful loneliness…until the arrival of Galen, warrior angel from a martial court.
Rough-edged and blunt, Galen is a weapons-master at home with violence, a stranger to the sweet words it takes to woo a woman—but he is also a man determined to claim Jessamy for his own, to dance with her through the skies denied her for so very long…even if their exhilarating passion proves as dangerous as the landscape of war and unrest that lie before them.
***Angels’ Dance previously appeared in the anthology, Angels’ Flight
Now, if you know me..then you know I'm really not a fan of Novella's. They tend to at times fall short of delivering the story.
Nalini Singh hit a home run with the special short. The story between Galen and Jessayme was right on point...nothing was missed, reading Angel's Dance was akin to reading a full length novel in some ways.
This is a prequel to Archangels Blood. Raphael is young and so is most of his seven. In this story, Galen has just arrived from Titus's court to the refuge to be the young archangels new weapons-master. Without giving too much away, Nalini dives right in and Jessayme catches Galen's attention from the start...he pursues her.
I loved his bluntness with Jessayme. If you read any of the Guild Hunter stories, then most know that Jessayme cannot fly because of her damaged wing. So while others were careful to walk on egg shells around her, Galen really just spoke his mind and Jessayme couldn't really help but fall for him. Because where he was blunt and a "Barbarian" as she playfully called him...he was also this sweet gentle man who loved her even when she wouldn't or couldn't accept it.
This was a very very good novella and you get a glimpse of everyone.. Raphael, Dmitri, Jason and more. I was always curious about Galen & Jessayme and this sweet story more that satisfied that curiosity. I'm so adding Galen to my list of book boyfriends..oh that man was just divine!~
There were only a couple of sex scenes in this novella, but in true Nalini Singh fashion, with each one...she had me wanting to go find a angel and do a very wicked "dance" with him.