Reviews for RELIC

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Thoroughly Engrossing Story!, February 29, 2012
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This review is from: Relic (The Brethren Series) (Kindle Edition)

RELIC is my first encounter with Ms. Remiel’s work, and now that we’ve been properly introduced I have to say I’m impressed with her ability to tell a story. This one has it all: heart pounding action, intrigue, suspense, and a deeply satisfying tear jerker of an ending.

I loved the plot layers throughout. So many romances have one problem to solve, and once the characters take care of that issue the book is over. By contrast, RELIC features a lot of great threads ranging from the relic itself to a myriad of personal relationships to the part played by the villain, the latter of which works perfectly as a catalyst throughout the various facets of the plot. And through it all is the romance–first budding, then undeniable–between Serena and Raphael. You might think with all of those elements the story would become muddled, but every element is clear, cleverly entwined, and neatly resolved. The suspense is exciting and the romance is, er, exciting (*grin*) but tastefully written. Even the villain garnered a wee bit of sympathy for his plight–impressive work by the author considering his actions.

This is a great story, and one I thoroughly enjoyed. Five stars!


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, February 15, 2012
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This review is from: Relic (The Brethren Series) (Kindle Edition)

i loved this book and i cant wait to see what she has in store for the brethren in the next book.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Love these Angels!!, February 14, 2012
This review is from: Relic (The Brethren Series) (Kindle Edition)

I would definitely recommend this book!! I loved book one “TRINITY” but I have to say that RELIC was even better. The story was fantastic and I loved the fact that Deena had improved on the two main characters interacting more in the bedroom while keeping it tasteful and romantic. It kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next! Can’t wait to read book three!


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4.0 out of 5 stars These Aren’t Your Granny’s Angels, February 12, 2012
This review is from: Relic (The Brethren Series) (Kindle Edition)

As a Savior member of the Brethren, Raphael’s sole purpose was to heal and after the last great battle between Good and Evil, Raphael’s powers were minimal at best. Feeling less than worthless, he is on a quest to find Serena Sikes and inform her of the demise of her youngest brother. Raphael is about to have a whole new set of problems thrust onto his shoulders in addition to his waning powers. Not only is Serena a dead ringer for Raphael’s late wife (whose memory was wiped from his mind) but she is also being chased by hired killers whose boss has mistaken her for the Goddess Sirona. Saving Serena and perhaps himself will take everything Raphael has and a little help from the Brethren.

Well Deena certainly had her “big girl panties” on while writing Relic. As much as I loved Trinity, I felt this book much more viscerally. It had a grittier tone, which I just ate up. While still retaining Deena’s optimism, the main characters in Relic were just a tad meaner and darker. Especially Serena (yay!!), my girl could flatten some balls and not break a sweat. Raphael was unknowingly suffering the death of his first wife and had become an emotionless being who existed in a very grey world. When Serena, who has brought light back into his life is threatened, he is ruthless in his protection of her. Nothing is sexier than a pissed off, protective angel. This book is just a little deeper I felt because it dealt with several issues and not just one set of villains. I absolutely loved the complexity of Serena’s character and how she deals with her quickly changing life.

Raphael isn’t aware of how truly damaged he is, nor are any of his fellow Brethren. I thought this gave a really unique twist to the story that played out beautifully. I absolutely devoured this book in record time. This romance had a very sensual feel and was at times bordering on animalistic (grrrrrr) which added just the perfect amount of zing to an already lovely story. The balance of elements in this book is truly a work of art. Heartbreak, hope, insidious villains and self discovery all play off each other in a wonderfully entertaining story that keeps the readers attention from start to finish. I am already anticipating the next book and have my fingers crossed on who will be the star of this one. This is definitely a “must read” series from a truly gifted author. Big kudos for yet another job well done.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars She’s done it again!, February 4, 2012
This review is from: Relic (The Brethren Series) (Kindle Edition)
I was lucky enough to recieve a review copy from the author, I was so excited to get started. Deena Remiel is such an amazing writer, I love all her work. This story seriously doesn’t disappoint.

There’s a saying, “Lightning never strikes the same place twice.” but with Deena’s Brethren series, not only has it struck once, twice but THREE times (can’t forget about Brethren Beginnings). The electric current will leave you simply breathless! I can still feel the zing!

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