Friday, July 6, 2012

Review: Divinely Ruined by Diane Alberts

Divinely Ruined
by Diane Alberts
Published:  April 26, 2012 
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
Rating:  4/5 Stars
Source:  E-book provided by publisher for 
honest review.

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She finally meets a decent man–after she’s oath-bound never to touch men again!

Rebecca’s life sucked before she became an angel. Crappy apartment, awful jobs, abusive boyfriends–it was no wonder she jumped at the chance to escape it all and become a real live angel. The problem is Rebecca’s not very angelic, and she’ll have to do more to earn her wings than end her love affair with the word f–er, frick.

Especially when she’s assigned to save single father Tony Weis, whose less-than-pure thoughts wreak hell on a telepathic angel’s nerves. It’s all Rebecca can do to keep her hands off him…but when she loses her memory injuring herself to save Tony’s daughter, now it’s Tony’s turn to be her angel and care for her. But will Tony’s devotion tempt her from her angelic path, even if it means being human again?

My Thoughts:  Rebecca Chance has lived a life that has been anything but happy.  She has had boyfriends who were abusive, terrible jobs, suffered through the death of family, and she has given up on her dreams.  When presented with an opportunity to turn things around, she jumps at it.  Rebecca is an angel in training, and in the process of trying to earn her wings.  Her first assignment is to save Tony Weis' soul, by keeping him from committing murder.  Needles to say, Tony is pretty skeptical when this beautiful woman shows up claiming to be an angel and that she is there to save him.  Did I mention that Rebecca has a problem with her mouth, which doesn't help the situation.  Tony lives with his daughter Miranda and is raising her alone after his wife left him.  He is very bitter with women because of this.  Nevertheless, little Miranda is the light of his life and he would do anything for her.  Rebecca refuses to fail at her first assignment and proceeds to move in with Tony and Miranda, determined she is going to save his soul.  Rebecca is a very beautiful woman, and Tony, well he is pretty hot himself.  Rebecca has very hard time keeping her thoughts about Tony pure.  On top of that, she can read Tony's thoughts, and his thoughts regarding her are anything but pure, which makes the temptation that much harder.  

After an incident occurs that causes Rebecca lose her memory, Tony is determined to take care of her.  The chemistry between Rebecca and Tony is off the charts, and this time, the situation is reversed with Rebecca pursuing Tony, and Tony trying to keep her pure until she gets her memory back, all the while being afraid of what will happen when she does.  What will happen when Rebecca finally has to choose between love and becoming an angel?  

I really enjoyed this book.  It is a great romance with a paranormal twist.  This story is so much more than just another angel story.  It's a story of  woman and man trying to push past the hardships they have been dealt in life, trying to find love, happiness, and acceptance again.  The story line is fun and entertaining, with its intense moments, and the romance......well let's just say it gets pretty hot, especially at the end.   Divinely Ruined is  short, fast-paced, and delightful read, and if you love romance, this is a great story to read.  Please note that are some adult scenes in this book that are not suitable for younger readers.  


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