☆☆➹⁀☆5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆
What it’s about:
Sometimes angels fall.
Maddie doesn’t really owe drug lord, Carlos Castillo, money. So she hadn’t taken his threats seriously. Until now. He wants it, whether she owes it or not. And if she doesn’t have it in six weeks he’s gonna take her as payment instead.
Tyler would save the world if he could. That’s a fight that lasts forever. And if there’s one thing he’s good at, it’s fighting. So if Maddie thinks she’s gonna deal with an insane drug lord on her own, she’s crazier than he is.
She’s got a debt she can’t pay. He’s got more money than he needs.
She’s not gonna fall for his charm. He’s gonna make sure that happens.
They’re destined to be together. Even if Maddie doesn’t know it yet.
Sometimes your soul mate isn’t who you’d choose, it’s who you need.
Good thing you don’t get to choose.
Whew, that was quite a ride! Angels Fall, the second installment in J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain’s Original Sin Series is a super sexy, emotional roller coaster.
Maddie and Tyler continue to struggle with their inner demons and each other. Tyler, however, is enlisting not only what he learned in Nepal from his Rinpoche but also the sage advice of Pete, the owner of the strip club where Maddie works (and a sort of surrogate father figure to both Maddie and Tyler), and helpful hints from Raven, the aging stripper turned manager with a heart of gold. These secondary characters add both depth and meaning to the story. I loved the relationship that Tyler forges with Pete, and that he wins over Raven.
Tyler keeps reaching out to Maddie in more and more meaningful ways, and eventually she pushes back less hard. That girl needs some shaking up. She is stuck. Her life sucks and she can’t seem to do anything to correct it…mainly because she can’t let go and trust some people around her to help her out of her jam.
The dialogue is fantastic. Tyler’s verbal diarrhea and inner monologues are endearing. Maddie continues to be in need of a bear hug and a slap to the face to shake her out of her funk. Are Tyler and Maddie each other’s salvation or their ruination? The dramatic and emotionally charged ending left me hanging on a cliff by the tips of two fingers. Call an EMT, I think I’m in V-Fib (but tell them to bring the next installment of the series instead of the paddles)!
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