Book Review: Nalini Singh’s “An Unexpected Guest”

Posted January 3, 2017 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Nalini Singh’s “An Unexpected Guest”

“An Unexpected Guest”


Nalini Singh

paranormal romance on December 2016 and has 5 pages.

Explore it on Goodreads four-stars

Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Must Love Hellhounds, Kiss of Snow, An Enchanted Season, Archangel's Blade, Angels of Darkness, Lord of the Abyss, Desert Warrior, Angels' Flight, Tangle of Need, Play of Passion, Archangel's Storm, Wild Invitation, Heart of Obsidian, Archangel's Legion, "Hide and Seek", "Making Dinner", Shield of Winter, A Conversation, "Home", Angels' Pawn, "New Year's Kisses", Night Shift, "Weapons Training", "Zoë's Workshop", "Wild Night", Archangel's Shadows, Archangel’s Enigma, Shards of Hope, “Fairy Balloons”, Allegiance of Honor, "The Song of the Wolf", Archangel’s Heart, Archangel’s Viper

A very short story, 9.1, that came free with Singh’s December 2016 newsletter and is in the Guild Hunter paranormal romance series, revolving around angels who rule our world. The couple focus is on Elena and Raphael. Sign up for Singh’s newsletter for more free stories in any of the series Singh writes.

My Take

It’s almost 1,300 words long (and five pages) with a look at Elena attempting to bridge her new life and her new man with her old life and her human friends.

Raphael is becoming so much easier and more “human”, and that bit of past history he relates to Elena at the end cracked me up. Seems we’re all the same…no matter where we come from.

I know, I know, it’s a free story so I shouldn’t whine. However, I would have liked this one to be a little longer with more depth. It’s good enough that Singh does convey the essence of this encounter…and I’m probably whining only because I do enjoy this series and am greedy for more.

The Story

It’s a scary night for Elena, for she is so very anxious to bridge the gap between her old life and her new. And when you’re bringing the Archangel of New York to a party of humans, well, the results could end in the total annihilation of all you hold dear!

The Characters

Elena Devereaux had been a Hunter until events in Angels’ Blood, 1. Now she’s Raphael’s winged Consort. Raphael is the Archangel who rules New York.

Guild HQ was…
…once Elena’s home-away-from-home. Hunters in this story include Ransom; Demarco; and, Ashwini and her husband, Janvier, a vampire (Archangel’s Shadow, 7).

Hbeebti is an endearment.

The Title

The title is exactly what Raphael is, “An Unexpected Guest”.