Thursday, October 17, 2013

*ARC* Lash - Review

Lash (Broken Angel #1)

By: L.G. Castillo

Published: May 1, 2013

286 pages

Source: Netgally ARC from publisher

(Goodreads / Amazon)

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Decades after being banished from Heaven for saving a life he shouldn’t have, Lash is given a chance to redeem himself. His mission: protect Naomi Duran, a young woman who has lost her faith. The assignment proves to be anything but simple when his superiors, the Archangels, withhold key information about Naomi and refuse to restore Lash’s powers. When an unexpected source reveals centuries-old secrets, his trust is shaken to the core, and he begins to doubt those whom he had once considered to be his greatest allies.

Determined to avoid anything that would risk his chances of returning to Heaven, Lash struggles with the greatest obstacle of all—his growing feelings for Naomi. But when her life is threatened by an unknown source, Lash questions the wisdom of the Archangels and his ability to keep her safe. 

Soon, Lash will have to choose where to place his faith—in the home he has fought so hard to regain or in the forbidden love he can’t bear to lose.
Sometimes there are books I read where I liked them, but don't really have much to say about it afterwards. This book falls into that category.

Lash is an angel banished to earth from Heaven after again and again not following protocol and doing things his way, rather than the way his position as Seraph calls for.  After 35 years into his banishment on earth he tries and is successfully living a life worthy of rebellion, feeding the flesh as much as possible even though nothing effects him like they would a human.  Not having his full powers, being away from his life's work as a Seraph has left him broken and wounded emotionally.  He's given a chance to return home by completing one mission: to protect Naomi.  The problem is that he has growing feelings for her the closer her gets, though he knows it's forbidden for an angel to have any relationship with a human.  But Naomi feels different than anyone he's ever met, that there is some purpose greater for her if the hosts of angel are trying to ensure her safety.  Even Naomi's grandmother, affectionately called Mijita, feels that Naomi is destined for something great, despite the cruel hand she had been dealt in life with the amount of loss she had seen already.  Perhaps there's more to both Lash and Naomi, than either one of them realize.

Favorite Quotes:
Why did her body have to go into stupid mode whenever he touched her?

Here she was with her life in danger, the demons of Hell, literally, chasing her and all she could think about was his hand on her body, and those lips, those perfectly shaped, luscious lips.

Tonight, she'd follow her heart, even if it meant her heart, her soul, would be left bleeding in the end. If all they had was one night, one moment - she'd take it.

Heaven, home, neither could exist without her.

Final Rating - 3.5 stars
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