5 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A new type of reading material for me. Thanks Stella!,
This review is from: No Wings Attached (Branded) (Kindle Edition)Stella was kind enough to send me this book to review when I asked for reading material via an amazon posting. I got it last night and started it straight away, as I love any kind of book with a touch of paranormal, and ended up finishing it tonight when I got in from work. It was funny, sweet, modern and at times reminded me of the 'funny' Erin McCarthy books (but not the Fast series of books).
I did briefly think that 230 pages might tax me in what wasn't the most fast-paced novel (I tend to read lots of romantica, romantic susp, paranormals with vamps, werewolves, witches et al), but before I even took a break I was on page 120 and hadn't even noticed.
It's a feel-good tale, and though at the start I did wonder why the grumpy, not-very-nice Celia merited the help of wish-angels, the author did a good job of explaining what made her the way she was, and how Tom, the wish-angel, saw beneath her grumpy exterior to the person that he fell in love with.
I liked that they fell in love and got their HEA, but only after that love was tested on both sides, as it was then clear that it was the real thing for both of them. I did also like how there was slight ambiguity surrounding Celia's background, and especially her long-lost brother, as for a moment or so, I did think that the unthinkable had happened...but I won't say more as that would spoil the tale.
It flowed pretty well other than in a couple of instances when I found myself asking why certain parts were in the tale, as they just seemed to draw it out without adding too much to it. I think that the only thing that might have made it a 5* read for me is if the falling in love/love being tested/the existence/possibilty of it being real love of the HEA variety chapters of the book had been more angsty, more heartbreak-y, as I would have felt the emotions more, but still, I always love it when a guy admits his feelings before a girl, which was the case here. I could understand also why the bedroom scenes were non-descriptive and why they didn't come til the end of the tale, but a touch more depth and more of their aftermath conversations would have been great, IMHO.
Overall, I enjoyed this tale and would certainly read a similar novel from this author.