Angel’s Sang but it got a bit confused
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
I absolutely adored the first book in the Daddy Dearest series and this one had all the same promise when it started.
It’s seriously sweet, with a compelling cast of characters and I loved the setting, I’d happily spend hours in Raven Books!
But, I’m not sure what happened, it all then just seemed to carry on with one note.
I think as well there was supposed to be some allusion to the fabulous film It’s A Wonderful Life, where the angel Clarence shows George Bailey what life would have been like has he never been born.
So, in this one, we keep hearing bells, and there’s a strange woman called Clarice, and a child, who seem to keep appearing in the periphery and then “things happen” with the plot.
For me, though, it just never seemed clear enough if there was magical or heavenly intervention and the ending just fizzled out with that plot line.
There’s a lot of admittedly cute kids, and a chapter from Stanton’s mum’s PoV that I didn’t really get the need for, but they’re my main niggles.
Overall, this is as accomplished as I’d expect from Eli, with a warmth to it which perfectly suits the festive season.
It has a gorgeous Epilogue, but I think I’d have liked a bit more of Jamie and Stanton together where the kids and the pageant weren’t the focus.
Moderately steamy, it works well within the narrative and I didn’t feel I was missing out on any sexy times.
Another good addition to the Christmas romance list and my niggles may not bother other readers at all.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.