GoodReads Summary: When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.
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A Temptation of Angels is a spellbinding combination of historical fiction, fantasy and romance.
The characters of A Temptation of Angels all had distinctive voices, their interactions and relationships were conveyed beautifully and I become easily attached to them. My favourite two characters were Helen the protagonist and her love interest, Griffin. Despite having a lot on her shoulders Helen was strong when she needed to be and didn't waiver at the first sight of danger, instead she faced things head on, making her an admirable mc. I fell for Griffin almost instantly - he was charming, respectful and strong, but most of all he wasn't perfect. He had flaws which I feel added depth and realism to his character.
The chemistry between the pair was sweet and I liked that it was slowly drawn out, it felt natural and wasn't at all rushed.
Although there was a love triangle it didn't really annoy me as much as it usually does, because Zink handled it wonderfully. Helen was never really torn between the two guys, and there was no angst or drama which was refreshing.
If you know me you'll know I adore books set in Victorian London. Michelle Zink has done a brilliant job of bringing the era to life with her descriptive writing style, I honestly felt as if I was taken back in time accompanying Helen on her journey to find the truth.