No One’s Angel by Kelly Walker

No One’s Angel by Kelly Walker
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense
Length: Full Length (390 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating:: Best Book
Reviewed by Gardenia

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.

If your life is in peril, who would you turn to? What if you cannot turn to family because that will place them in the path of danger? You know you are in this predicament through your own bad decisions…how do take responsibility for your actions, keep those you love and yourself safe?

I read a lot of books… very few become “best ever books”. This is one of those.

I have been thinking about what makes it so special for me and I think it is a combination of factors.

First, this is a wonderful romantic story. Arion and Angel (as they have nicknamed each other) are kindred spirits. They have bonded in a spiritual level before even meeting. Their online gaming has elicited a closeness and friendship rarely experienced.

Second, it is the thrill and suspense of the underlying plot line. Angel is running away and running to the only person she can trust. She is scared and destitute. When she decided to run and hide, she had no opportunity to gather her belongings and she had to steal money to pay her fare.

Thirdly, it is the writing. This is a well-written book, with great exposition and character analysis. Using both points of views (Arion and Angel) the author provides us with unique insight into their feelings and character traits.

I am grateful that this author’s next book will continue to broaden the story to encompass other characters from this book. I cannot wait to find out what happens to these secondary characters.

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