Sweet Sacrifice by LD Rose: Review

Posted September 14, 2017 in review Tags:

Sweet Sacrifice by LD Rose: ReviewSweet Sacrifice by L.D. Rose
Pages: 152

Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC
Also by this author: Black Bullet

Former Navy SEAL Sebastian “Bash” Lockard died in Afghanistan after leaping on a grenade to save his comrades. Little did he know his act of heroism would grant him a ticket into Heaven’s elite army as one of the few and powerful Archangels. Struggling with his new existence, Bash still retains his human memories, leaving behind a wife he loves with all of his heart. Although he’s forbidden to see her, he can’t resist her lure, or the mortal desires he harbors for her.

As a young widow and nurse, Irene Lockard still mourns her husband two years after his untimely death. His absence is everywhere, and when her best friend weds, she hits an emotional rock bottom. As if summoned from the skies above, Sebastian appears before her, and they share an unforgettable night. But when he once again vanishes, she wonders if she’s truly gone mad with grief.

The only way Sebastian can remain with Irene is if he makes the ultimate sacrifice. But will she overcome her fear of losing him again to another war?

A standalone dark paranormal romance and book nine in The Soul Mate Tree series.

Sweet Sacrifice is a second chance romance with a paranormal twist. Bash was married to the love of his life, Irene, but he was killed in action in Afghanistan. Now, he is a demon slaying angel! But Irene is unable to move on after his death. There is a way they could have another shot….

I so desperately wanted Irene and Bash to be together again but I was terrified to find out what the ‘sacrifice’ would have to be. Their story made my heart hurt! Added to that is the action of Bash’s demon slaying with the other angel, Gabriel. So, there is a lot going on! Gabriel and Bash have a great friendship that made the whole situation even more difficult. If Bash gets back to his wife, will he have to give up his friendship with Gabriel?

The story blends the idea of soulmates and deep love with angels and demons, theology, and friendship. Rose writes beautifully and the words are all perfectly written to give you so much emotion. All the feels, man!


  • POV: 3rd
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: second chance, angels/demons
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: stand alone (even though the book says its #9, that is just in the anthology; its not actually the #9th book in an LD Rose series)
  • Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

other angel romances like Fallen by Lauren Kate, Inescapable by Amy Bartol, Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick…then you will probably like Sweet Sacrifice!


Sweet Sacrifice



About L.D. Rose

L.D. Rose is a neurotic physician by day, crazed writer by night, and all around wannabe superhero. She writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but she’s been known to delve into horror, sci-fi, and medical suspense on occasion. L.D. Rose is a PAN member of the RWAFF&PNEC-RWAand CoLoNY. She currently lives in Rhode Island with her studly hubby, her hyperactive boxer, and her two devious cats.

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