Angel Wylde hasn’t had an easy life thus far by anyone’s standards. Having been cruelly treated by her father and siblings, she strikes out on her own at a tender age, trying to carve a life for herself. She’s a magnet for mayhem and destruction given her penchant for kinky sex and her low self-esteem. Being under the thumb of her sadistic hit-man boyfriend is no picnic so when he meets a grisly death, Angel feels as if she could be free again. When she meets Christian and Daniel Shore at a BDSM club, she feels a tingle go up and down her spine. Will Angel find love and redemption in the arms of the Shore brothers?
Jan Graham’s Finding Angel is not your ordinary BDSM novel. Be prepared for a thought-provoking plot with some shady characters which will leave you wondering about the cruelty of man long after you turn the final page. Ms. Graham writes one hell of a romantic suspense novel in Finding Angel, deftly incorporating kink into its plot. From its opening pages, one thing is definitely certain—Angel Wylde is a survivor. My heart broke to learn how Angel has had such an awful life and feels she isn’t worthy of love. Having had the only person she loved ripped from her life at a tender age, she’s had to eke out an existence, first with her family and then with one bad choice after another with the men in her life.
When the current man in her life dies under unusual circumstances, Angel is aware he held many of the Mob’s secrets, secrets the head boss feels Angel was privy to. As Angel tears down the house during the day in search of evidence to save her hide, she wants to taste a little bit of freedom she was deprived of for so long at night. Getting dressed up in fetish wear, she travels to the red-light district in search of some action. Going into The Dungeon, she hopes to be able to flirt and get excited just from being once more into the scene.
Angel never thought she’d attract not one but two men that night, the wonderfully hunky Christian and Daniel Shore. As soon as they meet their Angel, Christian and Daniel know she’s meant to be in their lives forever. Blaming themselves when she slips out of their sight that evening, when their paths cross once more, the Shore men are determined to make Angel their treasured submissive.
Figuring she’d stay with Christian and Daniel and then leave when things with the Mob cooled down, Angel cannot believe their generosity. While Angel gets down and dirty engaging in some blistering D/s scenes with both brothers, deep down she feels unworthy of these pure men’s love. Who could blame her for feeling this way given her checkered past?
When most men would pick up and leave from the situation, Christian and Daniel showed great depth of character by not running away from this difficult situation. They show tender support, so that Angel feels comfortable enough to open up, divulging her appalling past. Absolutely horrified by all their woman has been through, both men resolve to be there for Angel and help her heal.
Showing us a bit of Australia I was unaware existed, Ms. Graham gives us multi-dimensional flawed characters in Finding Angel deserving redemption. I loved how Angel finally found peace and refuge in Christian and Daniel’s arms, coming to the realization she’s worthy of love.