“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.
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It has been a long time since I have read a book about angels, which I love. I had really high hopes for Lucian Divine and it totally exceeded my expectations! To me, there is something incredibly romantic about the image of angels, so being able to read and process the story with my own imagination was magical.
Lucian is an angel. He is also an alcoholic that is desperately enamored with the woman he is the guardian of, Evelyn. Their story is one of broken rules, faith and unbelievable love. I was enraptured with the characters and story line. As a Catholic by faith (although sort of a “rebel” Catholic, i.e. I do not agree or follow all of the Church’s doctrine), I found the portrayal of Lucian as a not-so-perfect angel refreshing. He has his shortcomings but his heart is pure. In my mind, this is how angels really are; imperfect yet pure, full of love yet oddly human in their characteristics and faults.
Yes, this book is a love story. Go in into it with an open mind and heart. Please read the preface and just enjoy reading it as a fictional story. It is certainly worth your time. Fall in love with an angel ❤
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