Summer's Angel (book review)
About the book:
Summer couldn’t believe it when she was offered a job with one of the leading translators of the written word, Walter Addison. Of course, being his great-niece could have had something to do with the offer. She arrives in Marblehead ready to help her great uncle and his partner in any way she can.
Leviah is a Fallen Angel having been cast out of Heaven for not choosing a side. He roamed the world for centuries until he met the first Addison. Since that time he has stayed with the family, helping them in whatever way he could. He never expected Walter to choose a vibrant, strong-willed female to take his place as caretaker of the Addison Estate, or assist in the world of translations.
When Summer meets Leviah sparks fly and the attraction is instant. Now if he can just figure out a way to show her his wings and horns that won’t send her running back to New Orleans. Forget returning to Heaven, he is ready to be Summer’s Angel...
I can't help but making comparisons right now. After reviewing Penemuae and now reading Summer's Angel... I think my current favorite thing has to be the whole Fallen Angel story. I know it's not the first time I've come across an angel story... but for whatever reason, I'm feeling drawn to the characters. Where Pen (in Penemuae) was a really tough, fighting evil, bad-ass... Leviah, in Summer's Angel, was almost his polar opposite. He was quiet, almost withdrawn, and very bookish. I found myself drawn to his character just as much, if not more, though. (There's just something sexy about a hot man with a book.)
The story of the Addison family being Leviah's "caretakers" through the centuries really fascinated me. I enjoyed Summer meeting her Great-Uncle Walter for the first time... and even though there wasn't too much of a focus on their growing relationship... I liked how they created a connection between them with their love of/skills with old languages and translations. You could tell as the story went on that they were creating a bond. I loved the scenes where Walter did a little bit of match-making and helped Summer and Levi find their ways.
I loved Levi's awkwardness. He was so thrown off by his interest in Summer. While being this ancient being with so much worldly experience and knowledge... the lack of time spent out in the modern world made him seem so young. I liked Summer... but Levi's character really made this story for me. I can't wait for the next book. Please tell me there will be more Levi!
OMG... favorite scene in the book? May have to be Levi asking Walter about modern day birth control. I couldn't decide if I were in Walter's place, would I have laughed at Levi or just said "Oh sweetie" while giving him a little pat hug. I just loved the character interactions.
About the author:
Tiffany Ann grew up in a small town in the heart of America. Her first memories were of her mother taking her to the library where she fell in love with children’s ghost stories. It wasn’t long before a love of reading turned to a love of writing. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in a book she loves watching movies and traveling.Tiffany makes her home in Kansas with her cat Midnight.