Jul 26, 2013

REVIEW: Lash (Broken Angel #1) by L.G. Castillo


Book Description:
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.

 "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. "                                                                       ~ Lao Tzu
Javier Duran was destined to do great things, which is why he is protected in a deadly accident by an angel. But when that angel changes the course of the events, life takes a different course for Javier and for the angel.

Fast forward  3 decades….

21 year old Naomi has lost a lot in her life. After losing her mother to cancer and her father in a tragic “accident” Naomi has given up on faith.  It wasn’t enough to have lost her mother but to lose her father in such a tragic way is too much for her to handle. When she decides to take her life, destiny intercedes. In the form of Lahash, a fallen angel.

Lash has been living on earth as a fallen angel for a long time because of his necessity of interfering with divine will. He is reckless and doesn’t give a shit about anybody because no one gives a shit about him. If they did he would be with his family and life wouldn’t suck so much. He hates livng among the humans so he does drugs, sleeps around and lives a wild life. He is careless and reckless. 

When he is finally given an assignment and a chance to return home, Lash jumps into his new job. Protecting Naomi Duran is a piece of cake until he discovers that there are things in the works that he has no knowledge of. Naomi is part of a much bigger plan and it all started the day Lash saved two young lives.

Lash would do anything to protect Naomi and as the two spend time together he realizes that it’s not because of his job anymore. The feelings he has for her are much more than that of an angel protecting a human. And Naomi has been staving off getting close to Lash because the people she love are being taken from her.

But Naomi and Lash slowly discover that what is destined cannot be changed.

There is no doubt though that Lash will have you enthralled from the very first page! Naomi’s abuelita, or Welita, as she likes to be called, will have you smiling and remembering your wonderful grandmothers. And her cousin Chuy will remind you of that older cousin who is very protective of you. Being Hispanic I have to say that I loved the Spanish aspect to this book and can’t wait to read more! 

A good fallen angel romance but I do feel like the readers connection with the characters was lacking. It sort of felt like it was a story told instead of a story lived and that made it a little bland to read.

Buy this. Read it. Enjoy it.

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