I was shopping for feel good Christmas reads when I came across Bad Angels by Rebecca Chance. After reading the blurb, I thought the story had potential to be a pleasant read for December before the Christmas holidays.
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance
Wharf where celebrities who have had ‘work’ done can hole up until they have healed and which is about to see its most glamorous and scandalous Christmas yet. Staying there over the festive period is Melody Down, an actress whose career is in tatters after too much plastic surgery and who has fled LA to get her body and her boyfriend back. But is a ‘well-meaning’ friend about to sabotage all of Melody’s Christmas wishes?
Meanwhile, Aniela Fatyga, the nurse in residence, finds herself falling for the unlikely Jon Jordan, an assassin for hire who is also convalescing there. Will her feelings be reciprocated or will their sizzling relationship remain purely physical? And who is he on the run from?
And then there’s oligarch Grigor Khalofsky, the owner of Kensington football team, whose legendary Christmas party is about to get a whole lot more exciting when murder, blackmail and scandalous revelations decide to pay a visit along with Santa.
I was a little disappointed with this read as it did not deliver the feel-good romance that I was expecting for the Christmas season. Three storylines crossed over in the novel and the one featuring the actress, Melody Down, was a little static and predictable. The storyline featuring Anelia and Jon was a little more interesting and my interest in them is what kept me reading. Bad Angels read a little like the novels written by Jackie Collins which feature a lot of sex, scandals, and extravagant behaviour. I was looking, instead, for a novel which focuses instead on the positive characteristics of people and therefore completed the book with a sense of dissatisfaction. This is not a story I would read again: the romance in the novel was okay, but the sex scenes appear too frequently for my taste.
I give this novel ⭐⭐ 2 stars.
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019
(This novel was the 92nd in my 50 book pledge for 2018)