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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Easton doesn’t believe in love. He believes in Death. Darkness. Sin. As a reaper for Hell, it’s all he’s known for over four hundred years. When he gets slapped with the job of training the boss’s daughter, an angel who knows nothing but joy, he knows he’s in for a world of trouble.
Though he’s made it clear he wants nothing to do with her outside of work, Gwen would do anything to get closer to the dark and wounded reaper—even taint her angelic image and join the ranks of her father’s team of reapers. But in all her planning, she forgot to factor in one thing—how far the demons Easton doomed to hell would go to get revenge.
When the dangers of the Hell threaten Gwen, Easton will do whatever it takes to save her. But as the darkness closes in on them both, will he be able to save himself?
My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)
“You believe everyone can be fixed. They can’t. Some are meant to be forever broken.”
This was a YA story about a reaper who falls in love with an angel.
I don’t really remember Easton from the previous books, which is probably more to do with the fact that it’s about 2 years since I read them. Anyway, Easton came across as a bit of a damaged soul in this story. He worked as a reaper, but really he had a kind heart, and had to harden himself to deal with his everyday life.
“I’d never understood the dead’s longing for what they once were. The flesh. The blood. The feeling of life rushing and burning through their veins. The numbness was something I was thankful for.”
Gwen was an angel who felt too strongly about the humans she tried to help, to the point where she was prepared to do anything to save a soul wrongly taken to hell. She seemed to be able to see good in everyone, even when no-one else believed that there was any good to see.
“As angels of joy, our soul purpose was to blesss humans with happiness, to eliminate the dark and give birth to light. I’d done those things for Tyler for two years, and found it impossible to stop caring.”
The storyline in this was about Gwen and Easton going down into hell to rescue the soul of a boy wrongly taken there. There was a bit of flirting and romance between Gwen and Easton, but the relationship seemed to move very quickly for me. I felt like they went from sort-of-friends to kissing the lips off one another in a matter of a few lines, and it was a bit surprising.
“I wanted to kiss her.
I’d never wanted to kiss anyone.”
We did get some sweet and romantic scenes between the pair which were nice, but it did happen rather quickly.
“Because I love you.”
Easton paled and his hands dropped to his sides. He took a step back, and his throat worked as he swallowed. “Don’t say that.”
The ending to this was happy, although it was maybe a little rosier than I expected.
6.5 out of 10