Monday, December 9, 2013

Review ~ Fallen by Julie Morgan

Lisa Adams wants what every other woman wants: The perfect job. The perfect home. The perfect guy. When she receives the opportunity of a lifetime, Lisa has no idea what she’s actually signed up for. Her boss, who is tall, dark and incredibly sexy, starts making advances towards her and she’s having a hard time telling him no. Lisa begins seeing things that are scaring the Hell out of her. Nightmares are leaving her frightened. 

Then there’s this new guy that’s come into her life. He brings a new light into the darkness that threatens to claim Lisa. He’s mysterious, heartwarming and kind. Not to mention the most beautiful man she’s ever met. But something with him seems to be off. 

Faced with love, seduction, sacrifice and deceit, Lisa will find herself being pulled in two directions; one pursues her to claim her soul and the other will sacrifice everything to save her.

~Mia Michelle~

*I was given an ARC copy of this book, in return for an honest review*

As a lover of paranormal books, I am always intrigued to read stories of angels and demons.  When I was asked to guest review this book for Feisty Girls Book Blog, I became excited to read Julie’s debut novel, Fallen.

The overall premise of book is a personal favorite of mine…GOOD vs. EVIL.  When you throw in a HOT guardian angel and A HOT demon boss, it drew me in to the book even more, because I am totally a book smut slut (I OPENLY admit it!).   GIVE ME HOT SEXY MEN ANYDAY… GOOD OR BAD…I LOVE THEM ALL! **fanning myself.

Although I enjoy reading details in a story, I felt in many parts Ms. Morgan was too descriptive on areas that were irrelevant to the storyline.  To me, those extra details sometimes made me lose interest in the scene that I was currently reading.  

Also while reading this book, I would one moment, be engulfed in the story, but then it would skip and jump entirely to another scene. It confused me enough to make me have to read the parts over, just to ensure that I didn’t miss anything relevant.  In some areas, I felt the story was building very well, but then it would rush too quickly to the next part.  I would have especially liked to have seen more of a love triangle between Samuel, Lisa, and Alex, rather than a planned seduction for her soul.  I didn’t feel the story explained enough of why her soul was even at risk in the first place.

The book’s ending was extraordinarily written.  I immensely enjoyed the self- sacrificing of the angel Alex to save Lisa’s soul from Samuel in the depths of Hell.  The author makes you feel the emotion and love that Alex feels for Lisa when he choses to give up everything for the woman he loves.

Overall, I found this book to be a good read. I just found it sketchy and over detailed in parts.  For a debut novel, I applaud Ms. Morgan of her writing in the challenging paranormal genre field.  I will be very interested to see where the story goes from here in the sequel to this book. 

I rate this book a 3.75 stars.

*Feisty Girls thanks you for your review Mia*

“Nice ride.” She smiles. Stepping up next to her, Alex leans in and kisses her cheek. Breathing in his cologne, her eyes close and her arms wrap around his waist. 

“And it’s nice to see you.” Pulling back to look up at him, she tilts her head slightly. 

“Thank-you for the fruit basket.”

He grins down at her. “You’re welcome.” Helping her step into the SUV, he shuts the door, then walks back to his side. “You ready for some amazing Greek food?”

“As long as I can have a gyro filled with tzatziki sauce, I’m game!”

He chuckles, putting the SUV in gear. “I’ll ask them for extra, just in case.”

Looking over at him, she lays her hand on top of his. “Alex?”

“Hmm?” He looks over at her. His blue eyes sparkle, making her melt inside.

“How did you know I love oranges?”

He grins and looks back at the road. “A magician never tells his tricks, m’lady.”

“Well, I did save something for you.” Turning away from him, she leans down into her purse and grabs a napkin. Opening it, she pulls out an orange peel and places it into her mouth, then turns to him with a serious look. Clearing her throat, he turns to look at her and she smiles. Having nothing but orange peel for teeth, Lisa crosses her eyes playfully. Alex bursts out laughing.

Grabbing the napkin, Lisa pulls the peel out of her mouth and laughs. “Again, thank-you.”

“Oh no, thank-you for that!” Alex laughs again, reaching over and taking her hand. “Anytime you want to play orange teeth with me, be my guest.” They both laugh.

“Life’s too short to take yourself too seriously.” Lisa tucks the napkin away and Alex nods in agreement.

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