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Monday, January 6, 2014

Wounded Wings by Shauna Allen--A Review

Good Morning Peeps!!   I have a review for you today that I could not be happier with.   Well,  not the review necessarily, but the tremendous book that brought it forth.

GoodReads Sybopsis:

Judged harshest by his own heart after the greatest of sins, Elijah Smith imposes the most brutal of punishments upon himself. He is now a fallen angel, cast down by his own hand—lost, suffering, caught between two worlds, and searching for redemption.

Scarred emotionally and physically, Naomi Evans has always put her happiness aside to repay her debt to the one who saved her. Never quite fitting into her friendly little town after being abandoned as a child, she’s not sure love will ever find her aching heart.

New Destiny, Arizona will never be the same. Two strangers have rolled into town, shaking Heaven and Earth. One, a handsome loner is temporarily stranded and biding his time, quietly bestowing random acts of kindness on total strangers until he can be on his way. The second, an undercover Cupid named Michael, is determined to bring healing and true love. 
His assignment? A fallen brother and his equally wounded soulmate.
Will Naomi be able to see past both their scars? Can Elijah ever forgive himself?
Is such redemption possible?

From My Perspective:

Wounded Wings by Shauna Allen was the first book I read in 2014.   It is the third book in the Cupid Chronicles series.    However, any of the three books may be read as a stand alone.   Book one was Inked By an Angel and book two was The Halo Effect, both of which I loved.  But as much as I loved the first two books, this, my first read of 2014, moved my heart and soul.    I fell hard for our fallen hero protagonist, Elijah.   I absolutely adored his awkwardness and cluelessness.   I could just see Naomi's raised eyebrows at some of the things he said and did.
And the cast would not have been complete, except for Michael, the angel working in the Love Detail and so close to an angelic promotion.    These characters were very much alive to me as I read their story.

I laughed, I cried and then I cried some more.   Shauna Allen outdid herself with this book and I believe it was the best of the three books.   She saved the best for last, but as I read her story, I read her heart and soul and her words blessed me in such a tender way.   She touched my heart and soul with her beautiful story.   Is it fickle to say, this is the best book I have read?   Maybe I was in just such a place that this book could reach me and affect me so greatly.   It is a fast paced read, interesting, clever, funny, poignant, sweet and romantic.

I gave this read 5 Winks and wish I could give it more!   Loved it!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like. I received a complimentary copy from the author or the author’s representatives in exchange for an honest review.

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