Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Book Review: The Keepers by Monique O'Connor James & Elaina Lee

The Keepers
By Monique O’Connor James & Elaina Lee
Published by Astraea Press - www.astraeapress.com
Romance
3 Heart Review

Jess denies God. In his infinite wisdom, he’s taken everyone she’s ever loved. Moving to the French Quarter was a ploy to erase the guilt she felt for rebuking her faith. Perhaps, if she hadn’t met Justin, an angel preoccupied with getting back into God’s good graces, and drowning in his hatred for humanity, her plan would have worked.

Justin’s general disdain for the human race makes him difficult to like, but some higher power has appointed him her keeper. Justin’s convinced he can mend her broken relationship with her maker, but in the process he learns a thing or two about his own humanity.

Never mind falling in love, that’s not supposed to happen. In fact, it may even be forbidden. Jess just wants Justin to understand her plight, and he wants to protect her from a world she doesn’t know.

If neither are equipped to save the other, then whose soul will live and whose will perish?

Let’s get it straight right now, I am English and I love Americana, so having this book set in New Orleans scored points with me straight away.

To be honest I like this book, but I don’t love it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good read, pretty compelling but not amazing.

Having said that though, it has strong points, the characters are well rounded, some parts are pretty funny and the plot is good.

Plus something I really love about this book is that it doesn’t have any of those twelve paragraphs long detailed descriptions about people or places, because god knows I always skip over them.

The only thing I would say is if you are not big on religion, or you want something a little dirtier, give this a miss.

All in all I would say if you have some spare time and fancy reading a book, pick this one up, you wont be disappointed.

I’d say this was a great new twist on a classic genre that I would give a 3 Heart Rating. Well done!

Happy Reading!
Cheeky Girl Kerrie

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