Wednesday, 9 October 2013

After the Fall (Broken Angel #2) by L.G. Castillo

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author L. G. Castillo.
After the Fall (Broken Angel, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
**New Adult Paranormal Romance**

There’s a Spanish proverb that says, “From the thorn and the pain, a flower is born.” Naomi Duran never really understood what that meant until she became an archangel.

Finally reunited with the love of her life, Naomi thought she had everlasting love and happiness in Heaven. Even with the rebellious Lash by her side, she learns that life as an archangel isn’t easy.

When secrets of the past are finally revealed, tempers flare, brother is pitted against brother, and Naomi and Lash face the greatest threat to their relationship: choosing among love, family, or duty.

In the end, can this family of broken angels forgive past mistakes, or will they carry the thorn in their hearts forever, ripping their family apart?

After the Fall by L.G. Castillo

My rating: 3.38 of 5 stars

After the Fall (Broken Angel, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author L. G. Castillo.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Broken Angel’ series, and kicks off a few weeks after the end of book 1 ‘Lash’.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 ‘Lash’.**
Naomi and Lash are finally together, but Lash has still to reveal his guilty secret concerning Jane Sutherland and Naomi’s father’s death.
Naomi also has much to learn about being an archangel, and it seems that the job may be more than she expected.
Can Naomi forgive Lash when he tells her his secret? Can Naomi make it as an archangel, or does she feel too much? And will there be a happily ever after in story for Lash and Naomi?

This was an interesting sequel, with some unexpected events.

I felt quite sorry for Naomi in this one; having to deal with being away from her family, and then having problems with Lash after he revealed his secret to her. Having this life as an archangel thrust on her couldn’t have been easy, and I thought that she did well to keep going the way she did.

I liked the storyline in this book, although it wasn’t 100% what I was expecting. We got a bit of a trip down memory lane with some explanations about how Lash got himself into the position he was in in the first book, and some continuing tensions between Jeremy and Lash. There were plenty of little twists in this story though, and quite a few unexpected deaths!

There wasn’t a lot of romance in this one, as Lash and Naomi had a bit of a falling out. When we did get a very romantic moment at the end though it was pretty beautiful, and a lovely end to the story.

I am surprised that the final book in this trilogy will actually be a prequel to the first two books, but it will be good to find out about the background that we so far haven’t learned about.
Overall; a good second instalment.
6.75 out of 10.

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