Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
I'm just trying to light up the world as much as I can one SciFi/paranormal/fantasy/space opera/time travel book at a time.
I'm currently a mess. I'm doggie paddling around in a puddle of my own tears! Why oh why did I subject myself to this inevitable heartache when it was pretty obvious, from the synopsis alone, that this story was (almost) certainly going to gut me?
Most of the time this read felt like I was plodding along at a steady yet adventurous, unputdownable pace. I ambled along, immersing myself in a tale about a Good Girl meeting a Bad Boy... Good Girl aims to save Bad Boy, especially from himself... she annoys Bad Boy to the point that it becomes flirtatious (on both sides)... Bad Boy reciprocates the attraction Good Girl has for him AND these mismatched lovers try desperately for Forever together. This is especially difficult because he's an incorrigible, mafia boss, sinner extraordinaire and she is a pious fletching Angel trying to earn enough feathers, to add to her incomplete wings, so that she can ascend. In order to collect feathers, she must save his dastardly dark soul... or at least convince him to do some random acts of kindness. I will admit that Feather was a bit tropey BUT tropey doesn't necessarily mean bad. Tropey could be like coming home to a well loved, well worn, broken in recliner... sitting in front of a crackling fire... picking up a much beloved, deeply creased book... all while holding a cup of hot jasmine tea in the other hand.... aaaaaahhhhhhh!
Also, if you're a bit squeamish with stories that dabble/bathe in Sexy-Time scenes... then this is not the book for you! Naughty bits aside, it also had many sweet, memorable, adoration filled, little tender, reverent moments that might just make you SQUEEE out loud.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book but that ending.... phew eeee! I need a moment to center myself... realign my devastated chakras. I'm not usually a fan of the Romance genre BUT I did have a good time with this slowly percolating tale of mismatched Amore.
Luckily book #2, Celestial, comes out in a little over a week. I suggest checking this book out if you're a fan of X rated, NA reads that are peppered about with Romantic prose and have Star Crossed Lovers vibes.