Thursday, July 17, 2008
Book Review: Of Men and Angels
Of Men and Angels by Victoria Bylin - Harlequin Historical #664 - Jul 03
This book is going on my 2008 Top 10 list. I was hooked from the 1st page. Vicki has the ability to write compelling, totally believable characters in realistic situations. She puts you right there where you not only see and hear the action, but you feel like you're a part of it.
The story opens when a deluge of rain takes out a stagecoach, leaving the heroine, Alexandra Merritt, alone in the middle of nowhere, attempting to help a stranger give birth. Her only aid is the good sense God gave her.
Jake Malone is minding his own business when he hears an angel singing. Curious, he follows the voice and comes upon a scene he'll never forget.
All Jake wants to do is high-tail it out of there but something holds him back. He's drawn to Alex and against his better judgment, he escorts her home, and even stays to work her parents' peach farm. Regardless of what he's done, Jake finds love and acceptance here. It's his for the taking.
But Jake is on the run and he doesn't want to face his past. Until he realizes that the only chance he has of a future with Alex is to go back and right the past. If he does that, however, he can never be with Alex again.
Warning: Before reading this book, ensure you have a box of tissues handy.
Heat Level: Sensual
My Rating: Excellent - 5 stars (one to re-read; definitely a keeper)
Harlequin 100,000 Book Challenge:
Total books Read: 75 Harlequin Imprint: 71 Others: 4