Title: Angel with Attitude
Author: Michelle Rowen
Publisher: Warner Books Paranormal Romance
Copyright Date: 2006
Print Date: August 2006
Book Description (from back cover):
When you're hot for a demon, you might as well kiss your halo good-bye...
Falling naked into the killer whale tank at MarineLand is always bad news, but it's a real bummer when you've just been kicked out of Heaven. Former angel Valerie Grace is determined to reverse her banishment—Earth's just no fun. Her best friend is a slightly perverted human-turned-rat (note to self: never cross a powerful witch) and she's being tailed by a sexy Tempter Demon named Nathaniel who's trying to lure her to Hell with kisses that are almost worth the trip.With the talking rodent sneaking peeks down her shirt and Nathaniel getting more irresistible every minute, this ex-angel has only one hope: find the stolen Key to Heaven and go home. Then the oddest thing happens—Nathaniel starts to show signs of loyalty and love. And soon Val is asking herself if it is such a bad thing to have the hots for a demon.
I won a book of my choice from Michelle Rowen's backlist ages (well, months) ago. At the time, that meant one of the first 3 Immortality Bites books (Bitten & Smitten, Fanged & Fabulous, Lady & the Vamp) which I already owned, Angel with Attitude, or Countdown (published under the name Michelle Maddox). I decided on Angel with Attitude because it sounded like a lighter, more humorous book. When it arrived, it was set aside with my other autographed books, away from my other books. I'm sorry to say I ::whispers:: forgot it. Anyway, I suddenly remembered it.
It was a pleasantly light read—complete with angels, demons, and talking rat (originally a human). It was mostly focused on Valerie and her self-appointed mission and some fun Reggie the human-in-a-rat's-body interaction. Nathaniel was there, but...
It wasn't as much about a relationship growing as the individual Valerie Grace growing. That isn't a bad thing, but it's not what I normally expect from a book labelled romance. However, I'm happy I chose it and I'm glad I finally read it.