Blurb: “My guardian angel is a drunk.”
Evelyn Casey’s life is at a standstill. She’s in her mid-twenties, struggling with the dating scene in San Francisco. Nothing seems to be working out, and she’s starting to think that she’ll live out her days in her crummy apartment with her overbearing roommate, Brooklyn. It’s absurd, but sometimes Evey longs for a guardian angel to show up and save the day.
And then he does. Seriously. His name is Lucian and he’s a guardian angel, been on the job for two thousand years. His sudden presence in her life is both good—he’s brilliant, witty, and warm—and bad—he’s brilliant, witty, warm, and hot as —-. But as perfect as Lucian seems, he’s got problems of his own. He’s taken up drinking and he’s brazenly inserted himself into Evey’s life, going against the greatest cosmic law ever created.
For Evey, the rules are simple: You are not allowed to hook up with your guardian angel. But sometimes fulfilling your destiny requires a leap of faith, a confrontation with God.
Yes, God as in God.
Review: I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this novel. All I could think about was the movie City of Angels with Nicholas Cage, yet this book was nothing like that. It made me anxious at times, swoon at others, and every time I thought I know what was going to happen the story took a different turn and kept me guessing. The plot of this story is so different from the romance I am used to reading. To be perfectly honest with you, I am not a fan of paranormal, so I didn’t think I would like this story, however, I love the author so I gave it a shot. I didn’t think it would be possible for me to fall in love with an angel or any other type of celestial being that didn’t sparkle in the daylight and look like Rob Pattinson, but Lucian is amazing. The story is so beautifully written that I was obsessed with it by the 3rd chapter. The amount of passion that poured from this…from Lucian was so overwhelming at times that I had to put my Kindle down and just breathe. I mean it was seriously like WHOA
“Evelyn, I’ve existed for more than two millennia. In two thousand years, I have watched over so many lives. At times, more than five souls were my responsibility alone. I’ve watched all of them die. I’ve held many of them while they were dying. It’s in my nature to do that, to give peace to my souls, to look out for them when I can, to sway the good ones to do the right thing, and to protect man and life here on Earth. I’ve watched over stunningly beautiful and brilliant women, but I have never felt love for any human the way I feel it for you. You are literally the air in my lungs.”
So 5 stars for this wonderfully written story that reminded me why I love fictional romance novels so much.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of contemporary women’s novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. Learn more at www.reneecarlino.com