Thursday, 12 September 2013

No One's Angel by Kelly Walker

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to All Night Reads, Kelly Walker, and Netgalley.
No One's Angel
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Tess used to spend more hours than she’d care to admit playing her favorite computer game, using the nickname Angel. She could pretend her life was different, and she could pretend Arion was just a friend. But a girl needs more to keep her warm at night than pixels and she traded her virtual heaven for a real life hell. Now she’s on the run from a past she won’t talk about, and the only place she has to go is the doorstep of the friend she’s never actually met.

When Angel disappeared from their nightly games, it nearly destroyed Arion. He threw himself into work and women, but he can’t help knowing the one night stands will never compare to the angel who haunts his dreams. At first, when she shows up soaking wet and scared-shitless on his doorstep, he thinks his prayers have been answered.

But the more Arion tries to keep Angel close, the more her fear drives her away. If they are ever going to have a chance for a future, they’ll first have to deal with the past that hasn’t forgotten her any more than she’s forgotten it, and Arion will have to learn how to let her go.

No One's Angel is a New Adult(NA) Contemporary Romance about a girl learning to fight back, and a boy learning how to let go. It is recommended for mature audiences only due to language and sexual content. (HEA ending and cliffhanger free. Paperback Version has approximately 340 pages.)

No One's Angel by Kelly Walker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

No One's Angel(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to All Night Reads, Kelly Walker, and Netgalley.)
Tess is known as ‘Angel’ in the gaming world, but she’s been absent from their games for a while when she turns up on Axel ‘Arion’s’ doorstep.

Angel and Arion had been having a bit of an online relationship when Angel disappeared, and Arion was a mess. Now that’s she’s on his doorstep, he’s determined to find out the truth about why she disappeared, and to try and convince her that wherever he is, is where she is supposed to be.
Can Angel trust Arion enough to tell him about her abusive ex-boyfriend? Can she be sure that her ex won’t catch up with her again? And can Angel still be Arion’s angel, even when they’re not playing a game anymore?

This was a really good NA contemporary romance, with some great characters.

Angel was a girl who’s bravery I admired, even if her plans weren’t all that well thought out. I did find it a bit weird that she had run off and left her abusive boyfriend, but had never even considered that he might go after her friends and family to try and bring her out of hiding.
Arion was a real knight in shining armour kind of character, and I really liked how he both tried to protect Angel, without being overbearing or making her feel uncomfortable.

I liked the storyline in this book; only for me the romance overshadowed the other storylines. I thought that Angel and Arion made a great couple, and I loved the connection between them. The ‘love’ scenes were smoking hot and I got really into the story. The scenes purely between Angel and Arion were definitely the best for me though, and I found myself losing interest at other points in the story. The beginning of the story was a definite 5 stars, but by the end, it was only 3 stars. The romance was 5 stars also, but the bits in-between 3 stars, which is why this has ended up with a 4 star rating!
I thought the ending was alright, but I did wonder if it was maybe a little too neat.
Overall; a great NA romance, but a couple of niggles that stopped this from being 5 stars.
7.5 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. I always wanted to read this one. happy it was good.