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Review of How to Seduce an Angel in 10 Days

How to Seduce An Angel in 10 Days
Saranna DeWylde
10 Days #3

Available February 26, 2013

Drusilla “Tally” Tallow does. Both fallen and otherwise because she’s got ten days of Heavenly and Infernal Parole after knocking Falcon Cherrywood from his broom. All she wanted was to settle down with a nice warlock, have babies, and grow old together. But she’s got a bad habit of falling for the wrong warlock. She blames Cupid. Too bad her Heavenly Parole Officer is none other than the heart bandit himself—the newly appointed Cupid and current fixture in all her fantasies, Falcon Cherrywood. 

After smiting Cupid with a fireball, Falcon Cherrywood must now play the Diapered Archer. He can’t think of anything more humiliating than flying around in pink wings shooting arrows into hopeless fools. Archery was never his strong suit and Falcon doesn’t even believe in love. But more troubling are the feelings his sinfully irresistible parolee sets off in him—for only Tally has the power to make him believe in things better left to fairy tales, like Happily Ever After.

Another instance where I didn't realize this book was mid-series when I committed to reading it. Ah, well. I decided to plunge ahead anyway, without reading the previous books, so please take my comments with a grain of salt.

Obviously, I was a little lost since this book starts off with some heavy backstory. As in, right smack dab in the middle of backstory. You'll definitely want to read the first two books of the series, How to Lose a Demon and How to Marry a Warlock before reading this one. Unlike clever me. I was able to fit the pieces together well enough, but I can easily imagine that a sequential read makes the storyline more interesting.

Not to imply that I didn't enjoy the book because I did, very much so. This is a funny, fast-paced story that's packed with magic and mythical beings. It's quite a lineup: demons, angels, werewolves, gods, witches -- all the kinds of creatures I love.
Speaking of . . .

So there I was, following along despite not having done the assigned reading, and I'm loving everything . . . then Ethelred hit the scene. And my attention span narrowed down to him. I couldn't help it; he's just so delicious. He's that perfect sort of asshole Adonis -- completely irreverent and self-absorbed, too pretty for anyone else's good, and suspiciously sweet when it suits him. I don't know what it says about me that I love these kinds of characters, but Ethelred completely stole the show. I really had a hard time focusing on the main story with him around. I'll admit, I started speed-reading through scenes that didn't include my beloved dickhead demon.

For the sake of Ethelred alone, I'd recommend this book. But, really, there's a lot to like. Again, though, make sure you've read the previous books first.

This book was received courtesy of NetGalley and Kensingston Publishing in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Thanks so much for reading.

    Ethelred's voice is very loud and I'm pretty sure he'll be getting his own book. Or at least a novella. He's one of my favorite characters. :)

    If you're interested in the first book, it's free on Nook and iTunes right now.

    Again, thanks so much for the review.

  2. An Ethelred-centric book... I'd be all over that. He's right up there with characters like Magnus Bane and Devyn, King of the Targons. Too fun.

    Thanks for the heads-up on the book and especially for coming by and commenting.