I received this book for free from ARC, provided by author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
on September 6th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, NA, Romance
Source: ARC, provided by author
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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 and is recommended for mature audiences only due to language and sexual content.
Love love LOVE!! Seriously, I had already started recommending this book to friends even before I had reached the 10% mark! I devoured it (in much the same way I would a new release Zelda game). I barely put it down except to occasionally eat, and even that was hit or miss. I lived this book, and then when I was finished, I dreamed it.
No One’s Angel gives new meaning to the term “meeting someone online”. Angel, aka Tess, is a gamer. So it only makes sense that her best friend is a gamer too. Arion is always there for her… online. But when Angel needed more, she made a decision that would change her life forever. Angel’s character had me so thrilled. First off, female Gamers are awesome and deserve a little acknowledgment. Secondly, she is so completely down to earth, she is instantly likable and relatable.
It needs to be said. Angel is broken. Here is where Kelly Walker’s writing ability shone. No, scratch that. It gleamed! Not once did I doubt Angel’s traumatic past. It was realistic and true. Nothing was easy, and that is exactly how it should have been. And this is why I loved Arion. Even though every single fiber of his being wanted to hold Angel tight, he ignored all of his instincts in order to give her what she needed most: time. If only time was enough…
There was one truly amazing thing that I didn’t even notice until I was most of the way through reading. There is next to no supporting cast. Of course there are other characters, but their appearances were brief. As rare as their scenes were, the secondary cast was still superbly distinct. Even with few words, I got to know them perfectly. And they didn’t NEED to be there all the time either. I enjoyed spending my time with Angel and Arion. They stood well on their own, without any support.
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