Friday, March 8, 2013

Out in Blue by Sarah Gilman

Title:  Out In Blue
Author: Sarah Gilman
My Rating: A

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series:  A Return To Sanctuary #1
Main Characters: Wren and Ginger
Release Date: February 2013 (re-release)

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Links to Purchase:
Amazon  
Sexual Intensity: spicy


Story Overview:
In a violent world where fallen archangels are hunted for their valuable plumage, Wren knows one thing for certain: the human woman who saved him from a poacher attack will die if she stays with him. The demon responsible for his parents’ gruesome deaths two decades ago pines for the chance to rip apart any woman who stands under Wren’s wing.

Wren doesn’t expect Ginger to stay by his side once she discovers his ability to drain life with a mere touch, yet she lingers. When an unusual talent of her own reveals the location of Wren’s father, Wren’s isolated world implodes. With the help of the demon protectors he’s sworn never to trust again, Wren risks everything to rescue his father, confront the demon who stalks his and Ginger’s every step, and claim his eternity with the most courageous woman he’s ever known.


My Review:
I LOVED everything about this book. From the first page, you are thrown into the action. Immediately it's intense and while you do get a small break in the action partway through the book, the emotional intensity never lets up.

This book sets up an entirely new world and I loved it. In this world, there are fallen archangels, who are hunted for their feathers and their other abilities, and demons (Guardians), who have committed themselves to keeping the archangels safe. Along with their wings, the archangels have special abilities which vary from archangel to archangel. 

Wren has been on the run for 18 years, since his family was murdered by their personal Guardian, Lark. For many of those years, he had a safe place to hide. It was completely lonely and solitary, but it was safe. That changed about a year ago and Wren's situation has been dramatically plunging every since. When the book starts, he's attacked by three poachers. 

Ginger is a human who was raised by a Guardian. Unlike most humans, she believes in the archangels rights so when she overhears the poacher's plans, she's determined to help the archangel. He ends up shot, but Ginger gets him away from the poachers and the story is set-up from there. I love how she just dives in to save him with little thought to her own safety...sign of an amazing heroine right there. 

Wren is an amazing character. He was ten years old when his mother and father were murdered in front of him. He knew the life of a loved and cared for person. Since then he's had virtually NO contact with people. He desperately misses that emotional and physical bond with others so when Ginger begins to doctor his very sensitive wings, he has an immediate response to her. LOVED that!

(I finished reading this story while at my daughter's ballet class and I'll admit to tearing up several times over the final pages...not a good thing to do when reading in public...LOL. But yeah, that's always the sign of a good book for me when I'm moved to tears.)

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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