Author: N.R. Walker
Publication date: December 25, 2019
Length: 327 pages
Reviewed by Michael
Nathaniel and Chasan are no ordinary angels.
Destiny chose them to be twin flames, fated mates. But Nathaniel has avoided Chasan for nearly a thousand years.
When sent to Earth on a mission to live and work together, Nathaniel comes face-to-face with his destiny. Short-tempered, petulant, and grumpy, he hates the idea of being fated to anyone and has chosen an existence of isolation rather than spending time with the calm, kind, and serene Chasan. But now he has no choice.
One is fire, the other is air; a true dichotomy of angels. Together they will be ignited, or they will be extinguished. This assignment will seal their fate either way.
I don’t typically read paranormal. Which is kind of weird because I grew up reading the likes of Terry Brooks, Robert Jordan, and as many D&D books as I could.
I have, however, read books by N.R. Walker, and have loved every single one.
See, when this book was made available for review, I was torn by my love of her writing and the fact that paranormal is a genre that really doesn’t interest me. My love for her writing won out.
I’m so very glad it did.
Chasan and Nathaniel are destined to be together. At least, that’s the way it was supposed to be. But that’s the funny thing about destiny: it’s supposed to happen, and no one has a say. Which, in the grand scheme of things, takes away ones Free Will and chafe at those involved. Which is one of the many problems Nathaniel has with Upper Management.
See, Nathaniel is my spirit…er…Angel. He’s been through some crap and harbors a deep resentment for Upper Management. Not only because of the whole destiny thing, but also because of how they conduct their business and have removed themselves from Humanity, therefore not seeing how the decisions they make effect others. This piece of Nathaniel’s character resonated with me deeply, perhaps because of what I have been going through in my own career, or perhaps because we’ve all wanted our bosses to walk a day in our shoes. Despite the fact that he’s an angel, this humanizes his character.
Nathaniel’s discontent with Upper Management and anger issues has additional side effects for Chasan. Imagine being in love with someone who doesn’t seem to feel the same, but for a thousand years. Just imagine the toll it would take. The irony that Nathaniel fails to consider how his inaction effects Chasan while being so angry that Upper Management doesn’t consider how their actions effect others wasn’t lost.
Now, despite how heavy the themes are, they’re presented in a way that’s almost comedic. Nathaniel is very much like a child when sent in assignment with Chasan. Some of these situations are hilarious to see. Everything is new to him because the world has changed so much since his last assignment. Of course, he has to learn to rely on Chasan to act as his guide. You can probably guess where that might lead.
Ugh! I can’t say enough good about this book. I was totally surprised by how much I loved it. There was an awesome mix of humor and depth. It didn’t take itself too seriously while also tackling issues that are highly relatable to we mere mortals.
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