Alexander Avery is rich, powerful and the sexiest man Angeline Hemming has ever laid eyes on: a man like every woman dreams about. Angel is not immune to his sensual and ruthless pursuit, and Alex is intoxicated by the beautiful doctor; overwhelmed with desire like he’s never known.
As one of Angel’s profiling cases gets more and more dangerous, Alex finds himself filled with unfamiliar panic and emotional turmoil; his need to protect her goes against Angel’s adamant insistence that she doesn’t need his help. He isn’t a man to sit on the sidelines when the woman he’s obsessed with is threatened, so he takes control to protect her without telling her of his plans.
Angel’s fortitude is shaken when her stalker invades not only her personal life but also those close to her… even when that someone is as powerful and seemingly untouchable as Alexander Avery. Professional ethics insist she keep the details or her work secret, even as their newfound closeness has her yearning to confide in him. But, as Angel’s quest to protect her heart from Alex’s undeniable pull equals her need to keep him out of a dangerous situation, circumstances dictate a huge decision; which could have detrimental, and irreversible consequences for them both.
When danger threatens and jealousy reaches the boiling point, lies will be told and secrets kept… Even with the best intentions and the most undeniable connection … the deepest of loves will be tested.
Confessions After Dark was amazing! This is the second book in the series and I have been looking forward to it after I finished reading Angel After Dark. My advice is to make sure that you read Angel After Dark first! This book puts you through so many different emotions. There were moments I laughed and got angry. As you are reading, you really feel like you’re right there in the story with these characters. You get a little bit of everything .. there was suspense, romance, and a lot of sexiness. I have grown to love Angel and Alex since book one and Kahlen did not disappoint in this book.
Alexander Avery is wealthy, powerful, and the sexiest man Angeline Hemming has ever seen. He is what every woman dreams about. Angel is not unaffected to Alex’s continuous hunt, and Alex is fascinated with the beautiful doctor, blind with desire like he has never known.
One of Angel’s cases gets more intense, Alex finds himself panicking and filled with the need to protect Angel, even though she continually insists she doesn’t need his help. Alex isn’t the type of man that stands by as an observer when the woman he is captivated with is threatened, so he keeps her in the dark while he plans to protect her.
Angel’s boldness is shaken when her stalker violates her personal life, as well as everyone close to her. Angel wants to tell Alex what’s happening, but professional ethics keep her from doing so. Angel is adamant about keeping her heart protected from Alex, but she has a need to keep him out of an extremely dangerous situation, which means she has to make a decision, one that can have permanent consequences for them both.
When danger threatens and jealousy reaches the breaking point, lies will be spoken and secrets hidden .. Even with the best intentions and the most intense connection, the deepest of loves with be tested.
I love Angel. I have loved her from the beginning. She is smart, funny, beautiful, and she doesn’t take crap from anyone. I think that’s what I love about her the most! She has been adamant about keeping her heart protected from Alex because she knows what will happen- she’ll end up hurt. But, she finds it extremely hard to not have feelings for Alex.
“She had to admit it to herself: she was in love. So in love she could barely function without him consuming her every thought. but she was a realist and loving him would leave her empty-handed.”
I definitely loved the witty banter between Angel and Alex. Those were definitely my favorite parts of the book.
“I want you to stay at my house while I’m gone.”
“Well, I want world peace,” Angel deadpanned. “But, I doubt either is likely.”
Then there’s Mr. Sexy himself- Alex Avery. Wow, he is one of my all-time favorite book boyfriends! He’s so confident, sexy, smart, and playful. I love everything about him. He doesn’t do relationships. He only has no-strings attached sex. That is, until he meets Angel, then things start to change. All of this is new to him.
“I never missed anyone before. In fact, I couldn’t wait to leave. But when we’re not together, I can’t wait to be with you, and when we are, I never want to leave… I never thought I’d feel anything for anyone, let alone this consuming burn. I hate it, and I’d die for it at the same time. It was inconceivable t me, but, Angel … you … enchant me.”
All Alex wants to do is protect Angel. He doesn’t want anything bad to happen to her, but she continuously fights him because she doesn’t think she needs his help.
“I want you to trust me and to let me take care of you, to make sure you’re safe. I want you to take my calls and let me take you out. I want to spend time with you. Just let it happen. That’s all.”
After everything that happens, Alex finally realizes his feelings for Angel, and he makes sure she knows.
“I fucking love you so much. I never want to be anywhere but where you are. I love you, babe. Please believe me.”
I really enjoyed this book. The connection between Angel and Alex was so amazing, from their very first encounter in Angel After Dark. I really loved that they started off as friends first, and then moved into a relationship. I really enjoy a book that makes me feel so connected to the characters. I loved every minute of Angel and Alex being together and I continued to root for them throughout the whole book. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.
The quality of writing was great. The story was well-written and very enjoyable to read. This was such a passionate and suspenseful romance between two characters that had such an intense attraction and connection to each other. The story kept me interested and I found myself looking forward to the next page. I could not put it down!
5 Diamonds for this wonderful story!!
“Mmmmm… ” Alex murmured. The sound of his voice begged her to push the door open further. The smooth mahogany gave way beneath her trembling fingertips to reveal a lone figure sprawled face down on the bed.
Angel’s breath left her lungs in a grateful rush as she leaned on the doorframe, hands reaching out to take her weight. Relief washed through her. He was here and he was alone. God help her, that fact was just as important.
The sheet was falling low on his waist, clinging precariously to the curve of his butt, the strong expanse of his shoulders presented to her below the dark hair. It looked longer than she remembered, and she stood there, willing him to turn so she could see the lines of his face. Her lips parted to call his name, but he stopped her by calling hers first.
“Angel, don’t do this.”
She gasped softly and moved to the side of the bed, crawling gently onto it to kneel beside him, her rear resting on her feet. His scent surrounded her, a mixture of musky cologne and Alex. The skin, molded over the strong contours of his back, fascinated her. She wanted to touch, to feel the silken texture beneath her fingers, to run her nose down his spine, to taste the salty tang on her tongue.
Angel was falling apart, her weakness overwhelming her. Earlier, she’d fought ruthlessly, but now, she had no fight left. With Alex, she wanted to surrender. The truth of it was undeniable.
“What am I doing?” she asked softly, reaching out to smooth her hand over the back of his head and down the strong muscles of his back. He was warm, a sharp contrast to her own skin, and the familiar electricity ran between his flesh and hers—tangible and alive.
Alex shifted, turning his head toward her. He was still sleeping, his features soft in the dark blue glow of night. “You deny us…”
Dr. Angeline Hemming is a beautiful, sassy, no-nonsense type of girl who has risen from a difficult past to become one of Chicago’s most successful and respected criminal profilers. In exchange for free commercials to promote her favorite charitable causes, Angel answers calls and gives relationship advice on a Friday night radio program.
Alexander Avery is a gorgeous and successful corporate genius who doesn’t believe in love. When his girlfriend-of-convenience calls into Angel’s program, he is furious with the show’s host who doles out (what he considers) blind advice, without knowing all the facts… and he decides to give her a piece of his mind, and his side of the story!
When Angel informs Alex he’s the one in need of a much-deserved lesson, all hell breaks loose as these two type-A personalities battle it out for control over minds and hearts, and yes, in bed. Not only are they fighting each other at every turn, but they are also struggling to uphold the convictions they each live by.
Kahlen fell into writing by accident but discovered a deep love for it. She is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her books have reached #1 on Smashwords Bestseller List, #2 on Amazon Top 100 and #26 on Barnes & Noble Bestseller List. The Remembrance Trilogy is traditionally published in France and her latest book debuted at #30 on Amazon.fr top 100 paid list.
Her stories draw readers in and lets them experience all of the love, passion and emotion her characters do! She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater, but has a BSBA in Business and Marketing from an ivy league university… She adores her readers, most of all, so don’t be a stranger!
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