Mar 18, 2017

Lucian Divine by Renee Carlino

Lucian Divine

PUBLICATION:  January 9, 2017

From USA Today Bestselling author, Renée Carlino, comes a totally unique and different love story that’s sure to make you question what’s really out there…or who. 

“My guardian angel is a drunk.” 

Evelyn Casey’s life is at a standstill. She’s in her mid-twenties, struggling with the dating scene in San Francisco. Nothing seems to be working out, and she’s starting to think that she’ll live out her days in her crummy apartment with her overbearing roommate, Brooklyn. It’s absurd, but sometimes Evey longs for a guardian angel to show up and save the day. 

And then he does. Seriously. His name is Lucian and he’s a guardian angel, been on the job for two thousand years. His sudden presence in her life is both good—he’s brilliant, witty, and warm—and bad—he’s brilliant, witty, warm, and hot as —-. But as perfect as Lucian seems, he’s got problems of his own. He’s taken up drinking and he’s brazenly inserted himself into Evey’s life, going against the greatest cosmic law ever created. 

For Evey, the rules are simple: You are not allowed to hook up with your guardian angel. But sometimes fulfilling your destiny requires a leap of faith, a confrontation with God. 

Yes, God as in God.



I was looking forward to reading this book for a while and all I can say is I finished it. On Goodreads, at least 30 users had it on their Did Not Finish Lists, so finishing it has to count for something, right? And it's not that it was a terrible story, I just don't think it was 100% ready for publication.

There was only one spelling/grammar error that jumped out at me. As for the book as a whole, it could have used more time to sit and stew. The story could have used a lot more development. I felt that it jumped around way too much and skipped way too much time.

On the plus side for the book, the feels were all over the place. I felt sad for Evey as she struggled through not one, but two SPOILER. And then when Lucian SPOILER.

And the sex. I'm not the person to read a book that has an over active amount of sex just because of the smuttiness, but I have definitely read books with lots of sex and smut. But this one was lacking in the sexy smut category. It was there, but at the same time it wasn't. I guess saying that those sections weren't written well would be the best way to say it. I also felt like at those points it was trying to be a hardcore smut novel, because there was no lead in and it was saying stuff like "F*ck me good," etc.

It had a lot of promise to be really good. I thought it was a great story idea too.

Anywho, 3 stars.

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