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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Angel’s Luck by Jane Kent



Angel’s Luck by Jane Kent
Publisher: Whispers Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short Story (55 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Mazus

What was a nice Italian girl doing in an Irish Pub on St. Patrick’s Day?

Whatever Angelina Marinucci had thought she’d be doing, it certainly was not what she is doing, which is hiding out in the ladies’ room to delay her best friend’s sneaky matchmaking machinations!

After stalling for as long as possible, a resigned Angel dodges her way through the crowded bar to face the inevitable, but before she can rejoin her friends, she runs smack into—literally!—Declan Harrigan. Fourteen years ago Deck had been one of the coolest and hottest guys in high school—star pupil, star athlete, star everything…including star of Angel’s secret teenage dreams. Hopeless dreams…because Angel and Deck had only ever been friends.

Things have come easy to Declan all his life; good grades, money, a career as a professional athlete, girls, and later, women. Back in high school, he’d been too shallow, too superficial and too concerned with his own popularity to date his friend Angel, the overweight girl, despite the fact that he’d liked her…really liked her. But Deck is a different person now.

They haven’t seen each other in a dozen years…and now it’s Angel who’s starring in Deck’s very adult fantasies. But can he convince her to give him a second chance?

When Angel's best friend bursts in announcing that it is time for them to go party it up, Angel is reluctant to go. Then she's reminded that not only is it St. Patricks day but it is also her birthday. After arriving at the bar, Angel is determined to avoid whatever man it is that her best friend may have tried to set her up with. But on her way out of the bathroom where she's been hiding, she gets quite a surprise.

This is a very short story and seems to be the beginning of something much longer. The heroine is very believable, as is the hero, and the connection between the two just sizzles right from the beginning. I could feel the tension of a new relationship between them. The feeling of butterflies in your stomach you get when you look into the eyes of a man you just have to kiss, I got that from this story. Though the emotions were strong and present I was left wanting more. The story seemed like it should have been longer, and I belive it could have been a wonderful novel.

The characters were wonderful and the flow of the book great, it is just too bad it was not a longer fuller story. For a fun, flirty and quick read I would recommend this book. I hope the author has something more planned for this couple!

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