Monday, 19 August 2013

Review - No One's Angel by Kelly Walker

Blurb from Goodreads:
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.)
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My review:
3.5/5 stars
*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to All Night Reads and Kelly Walker*

Tess (Angel) and Axel (Arion) are two strangers who met playing an online game. Over time they grow close and when Tess suddenly disappears Axel is heartbroken. A year later Tess appears at Axel’s apartment on the run from her ex, broken and scared.

For me the best part of this book was the beginning. It immediately drew me in and made me want to read on. I enjoyed reading as Axel tried to make Tess stay, though he was nearly as controlling as her ex, Nick, at times, but the reason for this is explained later on. Tess was relatable and became stronger throughout the book.

This is a sweet, endearing and heart-warming story about two people learning to trust again.