Paperback, 337 pages
Published February 9th 2014
by Audrey Carlan
Today I'm bringing you a review of Angel Falling by Audrey Carlan, who kindly gave me a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review.
The novel is about a couple from two different worlds, striving to overcome these differences for love.
To learn more about this new authors, please visit her site, Audrey Carlan.
My Rating: ★★★
Aspen Reynolds has it all. Wealth, beauty, and a spot on the Forbes Top Ten Most Successful Women list. From the outside, she is perfect. Looks and status can be deceiving. All her life she has fought being the socialite her family has raised her to be. Now at twenty-eight she’s at the top of her game, lacking the one thing she didn’t know she’d ever want.
Accidents happen and lives are changed when Aspen is almost killed. Hank Jensen, the man who saves her, is a hard-working country boy from Texas. Hank is the polar opposite of the rich city boys she’s used to. He’s rugged, gritty, devastatingly handsome, and makes it clear that he wants her in his life and his bed.
Can two people from different worlds find a happily ever after?
Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content. This novel will be part of a three part series but is written as a standalone between this particular couple. The other two books in the series will focus on different characters with snippets of past couples as the stories move along.
I thought this novel opened up well, with characters that were strongly depicted and charming. Each had their own distinct voice and the first few chapters were sexy, and definitely caught my interests. Aspen is a powerful woman in the business world, owns and manages her own company but life hasn't always been kind to her. Her ex, Grant, is a jerk. And I mean jerk with a capital J. Her mom struck me a viper, but luckily Aspen had a great (if odd) sister and a dad that was down earth even if he was blue blooded.
She seemed perfectly suited to Hank Jensen, a hard working Texan who owned his own company but came from strong family roots and a simpler lifestyle. They seemed suited because Aspen wasn't a snob, and Hank was a man who went after what he wanted. So I honestly liked them together.
The story began to unravel a bit for me when they were visiting Hank's family in Texas and Susie came on the scene. I'll confess, her history with Hank seemed to suddenly pop up and wedge itself between Aspen and Hank, and I was disappointed in Aspen for not confronting Hank about what she saw and heard. Her choice to simply run off makes perfect sense, but I was left wondering exactly what had gone down in the past between Susie and Hank that Hank was alluding to without disclosing. From this point in the novel, to the end events kept surprising me and while the HEA was nice, I left the book feeling less charmed than I had expected to be. Some touching scenes sprinkled with eroticism made this a three star read.