Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Divinely Ruined by Diane Alberts

Title:  Divinely Ruined
Author: Diane Alberts
My Rating: A-

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Rebecca and Tony
Release Date: April 2012

ISBN: e-book

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

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Sexual Intensity: spicy

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
She finally meets a decent man–after she’s oath-bound never to touch men again!

Rebecca’s life sucked before she became an angel. Crappy apartment, awful jobs, abusive boyfriends–it was no wonder she jumped at the chance to escape it all and become a real live angel. The problem is Rebecca’s not very angelic, and she’ll have to do more to earn her wings than end her love affair with the word f–er, frick.

Especially when she’s assigned to save single father Tony Weis, whose less-than-pure thoughts wreak hell on a telepathic angel’s nerves. It’s all Rebecca can do to keep her hands off him…but when she loses her memory injuring herself to save Tony’s daughter, now it’s Tony’s turn to be her angel and care for her. But will Tony’s devotion tempt her from her angelic path, even if it means being human again?

My Review:
This book was truly just an enjoyable read. I loved the story line. Rebecca is trying to earn her wings after a not-so-great life. Her goal, to keep Tony from committing a sin that will condemn his soul which will earn her those wings. But instead she finds herself in danger of never becoming an angel at all.

When she arrives at Tony's, she is very upfront about what she is and why she's there. I loved this part of the story because she can hear all of Tony's thoughts and they are certainly NOT pure about her...hehe. At the beginning, despite his attraction to her, they have a very antagonistic relationship towards each other. The back and forth biting between them is sarcastic, witty, and fun. I really enjoyed this part of the story. Rebecca is definitely NOT what you normally consider as angelic, but she is trying.

Both of these characters have had less than ideal lives. Honestly, they both have issues with their faith, especially with their faith in themselves. I liked watching them grow individually through their relationship with each other. I also really loved the 4 yo in the story, Miranda. She definitely provides a positive place to land within the story line.

Rebecca is brash, short-tempered, and trying her best to find a new life as an angel. She's trying so hard to do everything right. Tony has lost everything in his life beside his daughter Miranda. He's floundering, unhappy, and incredibly vulnerable. The chemistry between them is sizzling especially since an involvement between them will mean no wings for Rebecca. It's a no-win situation. After Rebecca loses her memory, it's especially heartbreaking to watch Tony try to resist her. Their attraction is so can it be wrong?

I LOVED this book. Like I said, it was the perfect little read for a nice diversion. Just a fun and beautiful book to read!

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