“My guardian angel is a drunk.” That was the hook because we’ve all wondered that at one time or another and posted the meme’s to prove it, and then wondering what would happen if said drunk guardian angel just so happens to fall for his, or her, charge had me reaching out with grabby hands to find out and I wasn’t disappointed. Lucian Divine is a fun, sweet and sexy RomCom chock full of all the feels.
I really liked Evey. She’s kind of like that girl next door. She has a family that loves her, even if they don’t always see eye to eye. She’s working on making her dream of having her own fashion line become a reality by paying her dues and looking at it as a learning process. The one thing she hasn’t found is the love of her life. She’s been looking, but things never seem to work out for her. She’s sweet, kind, funny and has a compassionate heart.
Lucian has lived for two thousand years and has watched over many souls, his record isn’t squeaky clean, as he’s tripped up a few times ~ one of which was quite epic in history ~ but now he’s finding that he’s feeling something very unguardian angel like for his charge and finds that he’s willing to go against the rules because of it. It was hard to not love Lucian. He is sweet, honest, earnest and protective (at times maybe a little too protective) and charming, even when drinking.
I loved how Evey and Lucian’s relationship played out, the good, the bad and the ugly. While they connected easily, Lucian is her guardian angel and has been with Evey her entire life, they still had ‘real world relationship’ issues to work through. Some were easily dealt with, others took a bit of time. The question of what would happen to Lucian since he was breaking the rules was always simmering away right beneath the surface and a few of the things that happened because of his angel status broke my heart. But I loved them together. Their bantering had me chuckling and the connection between them was undeniable as they fought to prove that love could overcome the impossible. And I loved where they were at the end.
The writing was engaging, the pacing good and I enjoyed the dual 1st person POV’s. I loved her take on guardian angels and how that whole system worked. And though this book is about angels and there are references to God and Jesus, it doesn’t get all preachy about religion, simply have faith in the process. It is about finding love in the most unexpected places and fighting for that love no matter the obstacles that are thrown at you. And, as per the preface, this story is about not taking yourself too seriously and to simply enjoy the ride.
~ Copy received from the publisher via NetGalley ~
From USA Today Bestselling Author, Renée Carlino, comes a totally unique love story that is sure to make you question what’s out there . . . or who.
“My guardian angel is a drunk.”
Evelyn Casey's life is at a standstill. She's in her mid-twenties, struggling with the dating scene in San Francisco. Nothing seems to be working out, and she’s starting to think that she’ll live out her days in her crummy apartment with her overbearing roommate, Brooklyn. It's absurd, but sometimes Evey longs for a guardian angel to show up and save the day.
And then he does. Seriously. His name is Lucian and he's a guardian angel, been on the job for two thousand years. His sudden presence in her life is both good—he's brilliant, witty, and warm—and bad—he's brilliant, witty, warm, and hot as ----. But as perfect as Lucian seems, he’s got problems of his own. He’s taken up drinking and he’s brazenly inserted himself into Evey’s life, going against the greatest cosmic law ever created.
For Evey, the rules are simple: You are not allowed to hook up with your guardian angel. But sometimes fulfilling your destiny requires a leap of faith, a confrontation with God.
Yes, God as in God
Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of romantic women's novels and new adult fiction. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two sons. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.