Lucian Divine by Renee Carlino
on January 9th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Paranormal
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"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.
“Isn’t love supposed to be easy? Isn’t love supposed to be fun? The moment you fall in love, you become acutely aware of all the different ways the person you love can die. It’s sickening. It’s morbid and painful and heart-wrenching, and it’s all totally worth it.”
I love using paranormal books to break up my usual reading choices. This one was defiantly the different I needed. While it did have paranormal aspects to it, at times it felt like it wasn’t one.
I think Renee’s talent shines in this book. She can take anything and make it such a strong story and one that hits all of your feels. I think that is a true talent and she is one that you should try every story she writes. They are all so different and yet they are the same if that makes any sense.
The love story is deep and one that you will not be sorry you read. I’m not big religious person. I believe but I don’t do organized religion. I don’t feel I have to go to a certain building every week at the same time to be able to believe in God. It’s more of a personal relationship I do on my own time and in my own way. That being said, I was really interested in the idea of the guardian angel falling in love. I don’t think this book had a big religious aspect to so I was ok with everything on that end of it.
I think if you want something outside of your normal books then you should pick this one up. I would have given this 5 stars if it would have been a bit long and a little less “insta love” on Evelyn’s part. I would have liked to have seen that play out a bit more and I think it would of made the story so much more. That being said, I still loved the book and think you should check it out.