ARCHANGEL'S KISS by Nalini Singh.
I am a HUGE Nalini fan. I devoured her Changeling-Psy books (and am anxiously awaiting her new one) and so of course I followed her over to her Guild Hunter Series. One thing I've noticed about authors who have a successful, long running series and then start up a new one, is that I go into the new one wanting more of the same but something different and I never feel like I quite get it in the right dose. Not so with Nalini's series. She delivers a fabulous story, great characters and enough of that alpha hero to make my heart go pitty-pat without making her Archangel too much like her Changeling heroes.
Raphael is a hero to die for (and Elena nearly does, several times :-) and Elena is the kind of heroine that a man wants to take a bullet for (and Raphael nearly does, several times--well not bullet, but you know). The emotion these two feel for one another is fanta-nabulous. I love how she gives us a deeper look into Elena's past and how Raphael comes across both fearless and vulnerable. All in all, a great read. Keep 'm coming, Nalini.
Other books I'm looking forward to? Well, the list is long, but I'm especially excited about the next Black Dagger Brotherhood book, LOVER MINE. Also can't wait for the next Ilona Andrews Magic book (MAGIC BLEEDS) the other three were soooo good. Jennifer Ashley has book 2 in her MacKenzie Series LADY ISABELLA'S SCANDALOUS MARRIAGE and PRIDE MATES just came out and is in my TBR pile. Also looking forward to Kathryne Kennedy's new series which I was lucky enough to preview. Book 1, THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER releases in July.
I'd love to hear about the books you can't wait to read. What's on your list?