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."Secret Things" by Nalini Singh
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Alternative History
Published by Author on February 7, 2018
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", 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 free short story in Singh’s February 2018 newsletter and 8.2 in the Guild Hunter alternate history urban fantasy series revolving around archangels who rule the world. The couple focus is on Naasir and Andromeda whose story you can read in Archangel’s Enigma.
If you’re interested, there is a chronological listing of the Guild Hunter books on my website.
I do love how straightforward Naasir is. You always know where you stand, even if he is so unpredictable. And he’s so proud of Andromeda loving him, proudly anticipating having children with her. The kind of man any of us could love.
It uses third person protagonist point-of-view from Andi’s perspective, so we hear everything from how she experiences it in this bit of afternoon-into-evening delight.
I gotta tell ya, I cried. This was so sweet and romantic, that I just couldn’t help it. It may be a very short story, but it says so much.
It’s a relaxing afternoon…until Naasir interrupts and insists that Andi has to leave. It’s a secret, and Andi can’t know.
Andromeda, a.k.a., Andi, is an angel married to Naasir, a chimera who is one of Raphael’s Seven.
Jessamy is a sweet angel who can’t fly and who both teaches the children and maintains the history of the angels.
The Refuge is…
…home base for all the angels where they raise and educate their children.
The title is all about Naasir’s obsession with enjoying “Secret Things” with his mate.