Raphael is not human, and he is a step up above a demon but not really much. Jackson decides that having a relationship with him it would the right punishment for his faults (he is in that stage when he thinks he is the one to blame for everything), and in a way this is a great offense for Raphael. Raphael is basically a good guy, and he is really in love with Jackson, but he also understand that Jackson is not ready to love again so soon. So he decides to play the bad guy for Jackson, someone Jackson can use without having second thoughts. But in the long, Raphael too will get tired of this game, since the only thing he wants is to build a real home with his lover.
I quite enjoyed this romance, I found nice the touch of funny moments intermixed with the adventure, even if, truth be told, the threats were never really so dangerous to make me worry for the heroes. And maybe I have a little complain, I think Jackson spent a little too much time, almost half the book, mourning for his bad fate (since really, I don’t think he was really mourning for the loss of Frank), instead of opening his eyes and realizing he had a good substitute, actually a better one, right there, ready for him. So when he accepts Raphael in his life, the story is almost at the end, and we had little time to enjoy them as a couple.
Amazon Kindle: Sinnerman (The Warder Series)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 16, 2011)
Series: The Warder
1) His Heart: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1170182.html
2) Tooth & Nail
3) Heart in Hand
Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bott