Book Review: “A Wedding Breakfast” by Nalini Singh

Posted February 15, 2021 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: “A Wedding Breakfast” by Nalini Singh

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

"A Wedding Breakfast" by Nalini Singh
Genres: Paranormal
Published by Author on 2016
Pages: 2
Format: PDF
Source: Author

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Also by this author: Archangel's Legion, Archangel's Shadows, Archangel’s Enigma, Shards of Hope, “Fairy Balloons”, "An Unexpected Guest”, Allegiance of Honor, "The Song of the Wolf", Silver Silence, Archangel’s Heart, Archangel’s Viper, Ocean Light, "Elena's School of Horror", Cherish Hard, "Ain’t No Party Like A Bear Party", Archangel's Prophecy, "One Night At The Refuge", "Secret Things", Rebel Hard, Rock Hard, Wolf Rain, "Clean and Dirty", "Wolf School", "Naya’s Most Important Visitors", "Grocery Shopping", "A Gift for Kit", "Movie Night", "Kaleb and Sahara’s Meeting with Sascha and Lucas", "Housewarming at the Orchard", "Christmas in the Kitchen", "Stalking Hawke", "Romancing Drew", "Sunday Morning", "Rowan", "Baubles & Ben", Wild Embrace, Love Hard, Rock Addiction, "Music Awards", Rock Courtship , "Rock Courtship Memo"s, Rock Redemption, "Sunshine", Rock Wedding, "With This Memo", A Madness of Sunshine, "Beary Tiny Ghosts", Alpha Night, "Poker Night", "Knives and Sheaths", "Seedlings", "Star Kissed", "A Walk on the Cliffs", "Wild Cat Blues"

A free tale, a new sudden flash fiction, 5.1 in the Guild Hunter paranormal romance series that revolves around Elena, a Hunter Made Angel. While Dimitri and Honor are the reason for the story, the focus is on Elena and Raphael and set in the alternative world of New York City. If you’re interested, there is a chronological listing of the Guild Hunter books on my website.

My Take

A deleted scene from Archangel’s Storm, 5, this is a sweet interlude just as Eris is killed. It may be an unhappy occurrence, but everyone is celebrating Dimitri and Honor’s wedding. An event we know all about from Elena’s and Raphael’s perspective in third person dual point-of-view. Read Dimitri and Honor’s story in Archangel’s Blade, 4.

It’s kind of an odd perspective; I feel as though I’m on the outside of this feast. Looking through a telescope as Singh presents the intertwined relationships of those outside their “roles”.

It’s Venom and Raphael responding to little Zoe. A touch of Elena’s horrible past leavened with how well Elena is playing hostess. Truly a strain for this angel, lol.

Singh also includes mini portraits of those attending, likes and dislikes, instances of manners, and the fear others have towards Elena’s love for her archangel.

It’s a beautifully written microcosm of Elena’s world and its characters.

The Story

A hurried event but beautiful for all that, as Dimitri and Honor enjoy the breakfast that brings so many together.

The Characters

Elena, born a hunter, is an angel and consort to Rafael, the Archangel of New York and one of the Cadre of Ten, the archangels who rule our world. Montgomery is Rafael’s vampire butler in charge of Rafael’s Enclave home.

The Seven are…
…supernaturals whom Rafael trusts and includes the bridegroom, Dimitri, a 1,000-year-old vampire and Rafael’s closest friend; Illium, the blue-winged darling; Venom, the slit-eyed vampire; and, Jason, his black-winged spymaster.

Neha is the Queen of Snakes, of Poisons, and the Archangel of India. Eris is her gorgeous consort, whom she’s imprisoned for over 300 years.

Guild Hunters…
…track down runaway vampires. The bride, Honor, had been, and still is, a Hunter, but she was Made to save her life, and she has just married Dimitri. Sara is the Guild’s director, and she’s married to Deacon, a magnificent weapons-maker and former Slayer. Zoe is their young daughter, fearless among them all. Ashwini, another Hunter-born and a friend to Elena and Honor, sees the future and is psychometric.

The Title

The title is what it is, “A Wedding Breakfast”.

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