Kiss of Pride by Sandra Hill

Title: Kiss of Pride

Series: Deadly Angels bk 1

Author: Sandra Hill

Genre: Paranormal


Is he really a Viking with a vampire’s bit? An angel with the body of a thunder god? A lone wolf with love on his mind? Alexandra Kelly, his prey, thinks Vikar Sigurdsson is either flat-out crazy or he’s trying to maneuver her into his bed–which is hardly where a professional reporter should conduct an interview, tempting as that prospect might be. 


Until Vikar does something a teensy bit unexpected, and Alex begins to wonder whether her mystery man could really be everything he says he is: a Viking Vampire Angel on a thousand-year-long mission with his pack of sinful brothers—and a man who’s finally found the woman of his dreams. By then, Vikar is already wrapping his chiseled arms around Alex’s body…and sinking his wicked fangs right into her neck. If this is sin, why does it feel so good? 

Several years ago I called Melanie and asked her if she’d read any good books lately. She told I HAD to read Sandra Hill so I did. I have been hooked ever since. My favorite book of her’s is Pearl Jinx (who doesn’t love an ex-Amish ex-Navy SEAL treasure hunter who finds himself in his parents backyard and a meddling old cajun woman set on re-uniting him with his family). I have also loved the fact that Avon has been re-printing all her older books so that I can have a complete Sandra Hill library. When I heard she had a new series out I knew I had to read it. Because I knew 2 things 1) It was going to make me laugh and 2) the hero and the heroine were going to be great to watch. I wasn’t wrong.

Alex has one goal in life. To see the men who killed her daughter die. Viktor has one goal in life to avoid having pride and to make sure he has no more pre-marital sex. The Archangel Michael however has something else entirely in mind for both of these two.

I loved every minute of this book. Viktor and his band of Vangels were hilarious.  One of Viktor’s brother’s tells him about near sex which isn’t sex at all and he can do. And do with Alex. Alex thinks that Viktor is nuts. However she agrees to help him get his home ready for everyone’s performance reviews with the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Rapheal (Viktor and his brothers call them Mike, Gabe and Rafe). Then there is Jasper the bad guy. He’s antics are almost as fun as the Vangels. Also the secondary cast of characters are great as they add a lot of color and humor to the mix.

One of the things that Sandra does really well in mind is create great characters who are flawed and yet able to love. While there is a conflict between the hero and heroine it is one that can be believed. The resolution is also one where there has been growth and acceptance on both their parts. So while Viktor and Alex’s path to their HEA wasn’t smooth, in fact it was down right hard at times it is one that fits who they are perfectly.

If you have never picked up a Sandra Hill book then this is a good place to start. And it you like her as much I hope you will then go ahead and start on her Cajun Series because Tante Lulu isn’t to be missed 🙂

Grade A


1 Comment

  1. Janon

    Sandra Hill’s books are keepers on my shelf. I can’t wait to read this new one. Great review!


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