My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: Angelic Romance
First let me say a quick thank you to L.G. Castillo for writing this story. She knows why – nuff said.
The story revolves around a banished angel, Lash. He made one mistake too many thirty five years ago, and as punishment was sent down to earth to live among the mortals. For all those years he still stood by his last grave error and never really understood his punishment. Not until he meets Naomi, (Spoiler) the daughter of a boy he saved from a plane crash. His last assignment where he not only saved the boy, but another girl who seemed so kind that he couldn’t bear for her to die too. It isn’t until this moment when the pieces of his split second decision really begin to affect the world around him.
Lash really grows as a character through the story. He starts off a bit like a petulant child who evolves into the hero and type of angel he should have always been.
Naomi has always been a strong woman with a mind and opinion of her own, so when she suddenly is thrown into a situation where her life begins to spin out of control, Lash’s presence brings her comfort and a sense of peace she’s only known from her father and grandmother.
Overall, a wonderful debut novel. The story was intriguing and the action, especially the last third, was virtually non-stop. I liked the author’s use of family and while I don’t know much about angelic mythology, I enjoyed her take on it. I’m curious to read the next book to find out more about how things unravel for this group.
I also want to commend Castillo for ending her book properly and while leaving us all wanting to know what happens, doing it without a huge cliffhanger. This is a HUGE pet peeve of mine when I have to wait a year or more to find out if a main character lives or dies. Thanks for tying up the loose ends first and still leaving us wanting more. A difficult skill to master. Bravo.