Title: Angel Falling
Author: Audrey Carlan
Published Date: February 08, 2014
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Aspen Reynolds has it all. Wealth, beauty, and a spot on the Forbes Top Ten Most Successful Women list. From the outside, she is perfect. Looks and status can be deceiving. All her life she has fought being the socialite her family has raised her to be. Now at twenty-eight she’s at the top of her game, lacking the one thing she didn’t know she’d ever want.
Accidents happen and lives are changed when Aspen is almost killed. Hank Jensen, the man who saves her, is a hard-working country boy from Texas. Hank is the polar opposite of the rich city boys she’s used to. He’s rugged, gritty, devastatingly handsome, and makes it clear that he wants her in his life and his bed.
Can two people from different worlds find a happily ever after?
Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content. This novel will be part of a three part series but is written as a standalone between this particular couple. The other two books in the series will focus on different characters with snippets of past couples as the stories move along.
***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
Note: I had a really hard time choosing between three and four stars for this review. I chose four stars because though I had a few issues with the content (see the review for details), it was, objectively, a very good book.
So let’s talk about romances. We (and while I’m speaking primarily about women, men do read romances too) read romances to escape. We want to be swept away, carried on the waves of the most perfect love imaginable. We want our characters to be ravaged by love and imperfect and beautiful and dynamic and sometimes over the top.
Angel Falling has all of that. Which is why…it left me wanting more.
Don’t get me wrong. This is a good book. It’s well written and the two main characters are definitely dynamic, imperfect, and beautiful. There were some very good things about this book.
We get into the action right away. In the first ten pages we see Hank (the Cowboy) saving Aspen (the business woman) from falling pipes. He’s badly injured and she basically takes over his life taking care of his recovery. She’s worried he’s going to sue and when she asks him what he wants, he says two dates. She then decides to move him into her penthouse for the eight weeks of his recovery and jump him every second.
The story grabbed me. I loved the sparks between Aspen (Hank calls her Angel) and Hank. But honestly, the book had too much sex for me. They were jumping each other every page or two. I’d rather have seen a bit more of their talking, getting to know each other, rather than just have that action summarized and the sex detailed.
If there’s a love story, there’s always an obstacle to get over. In this case, it was their insane differences. Hank had never seen two men kiss and Aspen’s best friend is gay. Aspen was sometimes way too concerned with her position in society and how Hank would “work out” in her society functions and Hank was a little too hick for his position as the owner of a successful construction company.
That said, the story itself was satisfying, the sex (though it was too much) was well done, and I loved the ending. I just prefer a little more relationship in my romance novels.
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