Gabriel St. John was sent to New Orleans as an angel and a watcher. He was supposed to protect the people, but he got caught up in the human suffering and emotions and ended up falling victim to human temptations. Seeking solace in Absinthe, Opium and the waiting arms of a prostitute named Anne, Gabriel was no longer an angel, but one of the fallen immortals known as demons.
In the year 1849 he awakens from a drugged stupor only to discover his beloved Anne has been murdered. All signs point to him, but he can't let himself believe he would do this. Fast forward to the present day, Gabriel is still in New Orleans, sober now and punishing himself in little ways for the man he was, and the death of Anne.
Sara Michaels has lived in fear of a curse that seems to follow and kill every female in her family for generations. When it happens to her mother, that fear multiplies. She leaves her Florida home and heads to New Orleans to work with Gabriel, who is now a true crime writer, to find some much needed answers.
This is the second book in the Seven Deadly Sins series, Erin McCarthy's take on the darker paranormal realm. I was blown away and all consumed from page one. Her darker tales are delicious and the mystery and suspense in this book was amazing. She leads us through twists and turns and just when you think the road has straightened, she throws another curve at you. There are two mysteries, past and present, and Gabriel and Sara are the link.
The book previous to this one, My Immortal (Seven Deadly Sins, Book 1), was much more sexual, but this book is much more sensual. There is a little scene involving some solo sex that was by far one of the most erotic scenes I have ever read; erotic in its innocence and freedom. Fallen is a chilling and sexy tale, a mystery wrapped in sin. I absolutely loved it!