Book Review: “An Unexpected Guest” by Nalini Singh

Posted January 2, 2017 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Book Review: “An Unexpected Guest” 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.

"An Unexpected Guest” by Nalini Singh
on December 2016
Pages: 5
Format: eBook

Also by this author: Archangel's Legion, Archangel's Shadows, Archangel’s Enigma, Shards of Hope, “Fairy Balloons”, 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, "A Wedding Breakfast", "Poker Night", "Knives and Sheaths", "Seedlings", "Star Kissed", "A Walk on the Cliffs", "Wild Cat Blues", Slave to Sensation, Caressed by Ice, Visions of Heat

A very short story, 9.1, that came free with Singh’s December 2016 newsletter and is in the Guild Hunter paranormal romance series, revolving around angels who rule our world. The couple focus is on Elena and Raphael. Sign up for Singh’s newsletter for more free stories in any of the series Singh writes.

My Take

It’s almost 1,300 words long (and five pages) with a look at Elena attempting to bridge her new life and her new man with her old life and her human friends.

Raphael is becoming so much easier and more “human”, and that bit of past history he relates to Elena at the end cracked me up. Seems we’re all the same…no matter where we come from.

I know, I know, it’s a free story so I shouldn’t whine. However, I would have liked this one to be a little longer with more depth. It’s good enough that Singh does convey the essence of this encounter…and I’m probably whining only because I do enjoy this series and am greedy for more.

The Story

It’s a scary night for Elena, for she is so very anxious to bridge the gap between her old life and her new. And when you’re bringing the Archangel of New York to a party of humans, well, the results could end in the total annihilation of all you hold dear!

The Characters

Elena Devereaux had been a Hunter until events in Angels’ Blood, 1. Now she’s Raphael’s winged Consort. Raphael is the Archangel who rules New York.

Guild HQ was…
…once Elena’s home-away-from-home. Hunters in this story include Ransom; Demarco; and, Ashwini and her husband, Janvier, a vampire (Archangel’s Shadow, 7).

Hbeebti is an endearment.

The Title

The title is exactly what Raphael is, “An Unexpected Guest”.

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