The second book in the Guild Hunter series picks up right where the last one left off, Elena has just woken up from her coma. While Elena may now be an angel it does not change who she really is, she still pushes for her independence and Raphael still tries to protect her. He can’t protect her forever and he has to let her train and get stronger so that she can attend a party thrown for her by Lijuan. Another angel decides that they want to take their place among the cadre and wants to kill Ellie to prove they are strong enough. Ellie is once again a kick ass heroine, she may love Raphael but she doesn’t cower. Raphael loves Elena and wants nothing more to protect her, but he knows he can’t and it frustrates him. We get to see a different side of Ellie in this book, we find out how deeply she was affected by her mothers and sisters deaths. She still has nightmares and this effects her waking emotions as well. She deals with the subtle threats against her with remarkable aplomb. It was funny to see how jealous Raphael got over Ellies' "Bluebell" wanting to give her a knife. While this book does have action in it, it was more focused on the growing relationship between the two main characters. I loved this book just as much as the first, the sex scenes were frustratingly hot and the storyline was new and refreshing. This book is now one of my favorite reads.