Aaron (Angel) and Jordan Collins have been inseparable since they met, unless they were on assignment. As the story in this first book unfolds, the reader is taken back and forth to when they first met, their first date, their wedding and through current events of separation and anxiety as everyone tries to convince Aaron that Jordan has been killed in Afghanistan. But Angel is not convinced, it doesn’t “feel” right to him. So he sets out to prove that his husband, is in fact, very much alive.
The story is also told from both mens POV. Angel is struggling with the possible death of his husband, he refuses to believe it is true. And something doesn’t sit well with him about the events that led up to Jordan being deployed either. Angel was supposed to go on the mission and was pulled at the last minute. And now he has a new boss, Troy, who seems to be very interested in more than just a work relationship with Angel.
Jordan is seriously injured and being tortured in an Afghanistan prison after being betrayed by someone he should have been able to trust. But who was it? Friends become enemies, and enemies become allies, but in his pain induced haze, who can he really trust. The one thing, the only thing that keeps him going is getting home to his Angel.
The writing was a little raw, but I definitely see potential there. And the plot was fantastic, I had no trouble keeping up and the story kept my interest throughout. Angel and Jordan’s love story slowly unfolded in flashbacks told in alternating chapters, which broke up the dramatic issues Angel and Jordan were both dealing with in the present. And I knew there was a snake in the grass from the start. I am so sorry that you have to wait until March to read the conclusion of their story, I will say it will be worth it.
The chemistry between these two is evident, I could have handled a little more detail for certain scenes, but the passion is there. If you like you men in uniform, you will get that in spades here! Book 2, Angel’s Truth, is scheduled to release March 14th so mark your calendars.
Top Ten Playlist for the Angel series:
Here are the songs that carry themes from the series.
1. “Wherever You Will Go” – The Calling
2. “Hold On” – Michael Buble
3. “I Knew I Loved You” – Savage Garden
4. “You’ll Be In My Heart” – Phil Collins
5. “Bedroom Talk” – The Starting Line
6. “Bridges of Stone” – Hanson
7. “Lost Without You” – Hanson (Please note the restraint it took to only include
two Hanson songs on this list.)
8. “Angel” – Judas Priest
9. “Kill the Messenger” Jack’s Mannequin
10. “You’re My Home” – Billy Joel (Jordan and Aaron’s song)
Don't worry Liz, I love Hanson myself! I can't wait to visit with you again in March for book 2.
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