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Monday, July 11, 2011

Review – Falling Hard By J.K. Coi

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Title: Falling Hard

Author: J.K. Coi

Publisher: Carina Press

Buy Link: Buy Falling Hard Here!

Rating: You Gotta Read

Reviewer: Wendy Mitchell

Blurb:

After a life filled with tragedy, rocker Gabriel Gunn thinks he's finally getting the better of his personal demons. Then he's attacked after a concert—and rescued by a warrior goddess brandishing a sword and white wings. As hard as it is to believe in an angelic bodyguard, Gabriel must face an even more impossible truth: he carries the devil's soul within him.

Amelia has been watching over Gabriel for years, using her angelic powers to prevent Lucifer's return. Now she must also protect him from warring angel factions with their own agendas. Amelia would do anything to avert another angelic war, even sacrifice her own emotions to avoid temptation. Yet with Gabriel she feels things she no longer wants to deny, and pleasure she never imagined.

But the closer Gabriel and Amelia get, the stronger Lucifer becomes. Will Amelia be forced to kill the man she's come to love to stop the war she's always feared?

Review:

Gabriel Gunn had a mesmerizing voice that had lead him to exulted rock star status, but he took his lumps along the way. With a tragic childhood and a battle with the pitfalls that come with fame, the last thing Gabriel could handle was a brutal assault that left him hospitalized and his best friend dead. It was Amelia White’s sworn duty to protect Gabriel and the sleeping evil that was hidden inside him. She had watched Gabriel from birth and was determined to uphold her promise to the archangel, Michael. Gabriel Gunn is the vessel for the Fallen, Lucifer’s soul, and if it is awakened it will be Amelia’s job to insure Gabriel isn’t alive to release his evil on mankind.

This was an absolutely fantastic read. From the first page, I was hooked and thrown in the boat. J.K. Coi was a new author to me, and I can’t for the life of me figure out why. The writing in Falling Hard is simply brilliant. I was actually caught off guard a couple of times. When I talk to the characters in a book to tell them what’s coming or to watch out, it’s a very good book. It has all the elements that make a story great, humor, intelligent plot, Kick-Ass heroine ( number one requirement), sexual tension, a good alpha hero, and emotional range. Yes, I cried at one point, laughed at another, cussed and threw things. I can tell I’m really into a book when all my animals run and hide because I get loud, and by the end of Falling Hard, there wasn’t a furball in sight. A lot of the book is told from Gabriel’s point of view, which I loved. He is dealing with a tremendous amount of emotional baggage which Amelia, as an angel who has no emotions at all, has a difficult time relating to. What I really loved though, was that Amelia was the warrior. She was such an awesome heroine. The evolution of the two main characters, and watching them realize that they are both laboring under the same misconceptions is an epic journey. I very highly recommend this book. It will take you places only the very lucky get to see.

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