Tuesday, August 27, 2013

No One's Angel by Kelly Walker Book Review

No one's Angel by Kelly Walker  

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Abuse
Publisher: All Night Reads
Expected Publish Date: 9/17/13
Format: NetGalley eBook copy

*For Mature Audiences*

Goodreads Blurb:

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.)

*copy provided by NetGalley*

No one's angel is a tale of romance, and love with the undertones of serious life issues. Tess is a gamer who's life has become more complicated than she'd care for it to be. She escapes her life's troubles through the gaming world where she's Angel, a confident gamer that flirts with her gaming partner Arion, and not a care in the world; at least for the time being. That is until life proves too much, and gaming is more than just a virtual escape, it becomes a literal escape. Having had enough of her physically abusive boyfriend she takes all she can carry in her backpack and runs to the one person who understands her, Arion. Her gaming life is about to become a major part of her real life.

No one's angel was an enjoyable romantic read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and think it's a great addition to the new adult genre. It has romance, suspense, and steam. The sexual tension between the two characters constantly threatens to leap off the pages and grab hold of you but the author is sure to include a realistic plot so that the novel doesn't become to focused on the budding relationship. It shows that there is a way out of an abusive relationship. It can give someone who's going through a similar situation hope.

The suspense in the story was a nice addition to the story and it kept me on my toes. I had small issues with the ending half of the book but it was well-done aside from that. I can appreciate an author who is confident in happily ever after. I'm not sure if this is a first for this author but I'm excited to see more of her work.

Peep these little lovelies, that I got off the author's Goodreads page

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