The author provided a free copy of the book for review purposes.
Ok, so wtf? I wasn’t expecting to get my mind blown, but here I am cleaning up the mess that is my heart and brains because this book was everything I wanted in a paranormal romance and more. Slow burn romance. Steamy love scenes. GAH!!!
I should have expected it. I absolutely loved the author’s Boulder Wolf series. If you haven’t read those yet, DO IT.
Leigh is an angel who takes on a difficult mission to complete her wings. Propelling this is the urge to marry above her station. But her mission isn’t any old sinner. It’s one of the worst of all, a triple number sinner named Jarod Adler. If she succeeds, she will gain the feathers she needs to ascend. So, off she goes to France where she infiltrates Jarod’s business and eventually finds herself falling for him.
I absolutely loved Leigh’s journey from hardcore focused angel to confused and screw it all badass. Up until a certain point, she knows exactly what she wants and then it all goes to hell. Seeing her turmoil as she loses feathers for some sinning of her own to protecting a sinner was so fun that I devoured this book in less than two days.
The side characters and the world-building clenched a five star from me. I loved the earthly setting of France since it’s one of my favorite places in the world and the angelic heavens and the way the angels travel.
This ultimate story of forbidden love left me begging for more. I am so happy it’s going to be a series.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a chance to review this title.
Okay so, this was my absolute favorite contemporary book of 2019.
Let’s start with the meat on this adorable rom-com of a book:
Pepper: she’s the daughter of a family-owned burger empire, excels at school in an almost obsessive way, a swimmer, and loves to bake and runs a blog with her older sister.
Jack: Aspiring app creator, twin, diver, and son of local deli owners.
These two meet in three different platforms. First is the anonymous high school chat app that Jack created where everyone has animal names and nobody knows anyone’s identities. Second is on Twitter when Pepper’s mother decides to roll out a new menu of grilled cheese and confidently names one after Jack’s family’s specialty. Pepper and Jack, unbeknownst to anyone who they really are in real life, find themselves in a Twitter war. Third, they both go to the same school and end up friends after the dive team cuts into the sim teams’ training sessions.
Both kids are equally as obsessed with the Twitter war they rage, even when they discover who each other is in real life and eventually through the chat app.
The Twitter war, no matter how petty it was The budding romance between two rivals The subplots into their family dynanimcs The food The morals The pop-culture references GAH DID I SAY THE ROMANCE???
Not a fan of:
Yea, that’s blank. I loved this book for its cheese (quite literally). I cannot wait to see what else Emma Lord has in store for the future. She is one to watch.