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’ve read every Renee Carlino book out there, and I have to say Lucian Divine is much different than her other reads. That being said, it still made me FEEL which is one of the things Carlino is known for. It also made me laugh out loud more times than I can count! This book was highly entertaining, emotional, and a lot of fun to read!
“I follow you around because I’m a guardian angel. I’m your guardian angel.”
“Great, so my guardian angel is a perverted narcissist.”
Who here loves Angel books? *raises both hands*. Lucian has been Evey’s guardian angel from the moment she was born. He’s seen her through everything, but she’s never seen him. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. Until Lucian decides to break all the rules and not only show himself, but tell Evey who he is. Lucian has been a guardian angel for 2000 years. He’s had a lot of souls to watch over during this time, but none of them have had the effect Evey has on him. Lucian is trouble for doing this, but he can’t help it. He feels for Evey a way that angels aren’t supposed to feel for humans. He feels love.
Evey and Lucian’s love story was so romantic and fantasitcal. Evey is someone who has big dreams. I love that Lucian supported her dreams. I loved them together so much. Forbidden love is one of my favorite story lines and this is about as forbidden as it comes. Lucian was an amazing character. He was funny, charming and totally love sick when it came to Evey. I loved the way he loved her, and how protective he was of her (and not just because it was his job).
The story had a great flow- it was one I didn’t want to put down. Now that ending… if I could get a second book about these two, or at least a novella I would be forever grateful! Although this is a stand-alone and the ending was not a cliffy or anything like that, I wanted so much MORE! If you’re looking for a gorgeous and unique romance, with a lot of heart, emotion, and some comedy thrown in- pick up Lucian Divine!
Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of contemporary women's novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, and Publisher's Weekly. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. Learn more at www.reneecarlino.com