Review: No One’s Angel – Kelly Walker
The past is hard to deal with, something Tess knows about first hand. Though she’d love to go back to way things were, she knows that’s no longer a possibility. Alone and on the run, she’s doing the only she knows how to do – survive. She’s tired of feeling so much pain and heartache, and would love to finally be free of everything that’s hurting her. Unfortunately, she knows that’s just wishful thinking.
Determined to try and forget about her past, Tess turns to the one person who always made her feel safe and secure. Sadly, she’s not sure how Arion, the man she used to play online games with, will take her sudden appearance in his life. She left him without a word so long ago, surely he’s bound to be a tad bitter about that fact?
To her surprise, Arion’s quite forgiving. So much so, that he’s willing to take a chance on her. Deep inside, Tess wants nothing more than to allow him in. Unfortunately, the memories and pain that her ex has left on her soul make that a little difficult. Never-the-less, Arion isn’t out for the count. A part of her knows he’ll never hurt her, while another part of her tells her to run away. To let him go. That, ironically, is something she knows she’ll never be able to do.
Determined to put her past behind her, Tess does her best to trust in Arion. He’s been there for her when she’s needed him the most. Surely, he’ll be there for her now? Yet as the fear starts to recede, she soon realizes that things really do look to good to be true. Sometimes, the past catches up with you. Most especially when it’s quite unexpected. If she’s to succeed in moving forward, she’ll need to confront the demons that continue to haunt her every step. Only then can she give herself to the one man who means everything to her.
No One’s Angel is definitely a keeper! I enjoyed the story immensely. From the moment I started reading, the story drew me in, and kept my attention glued to every page. So much so, that it was hard to put it down. Kelly has woven such a bittersweet story that tugs at your heartstrings, and leaves you wanting to read more about Tess and her beloved Arion. Yes, she’s gone through so much in so short a time, but Tess is one of those person’s who’s a fighter through and through. She might be afraid to trust, but when she does, she gives her everything. I look forward to more of Kelly’s work in the future. If you haven’t read this story, you should. I think you’ll like it just as much as I do.
Tess used to spend more hours than she’d care to admit playing her favorite computer game, using the nickname Angel. She could pretend her life was different, and she could pretend Arion was just a friend. But a girl needs more to keep her warm at night than pixels, and she traded her virtual heaven for a real-life hell. Now she’s on the run from a past she won’t talk about, and the only place she has to go is the doorstep of the friend she’s never actually met.
When Angel disappeared from their nightly games, it nearly destroyed Arion. He threw himself into work and women, but he can’t help knowing the one-night stands will never compare to the angel who haunts his dreams. At first, when she shows up soaking wet and scared-shitless on his doorstep, he thinks his prayers have been answered.
But the more Arion tries to keep Angel close, the more her fear drives her away. If they are ever going to have a chance for a future, they’ll first have to deal with the past that hasn’t forgotten her any more than she’s forgotten it–and Arion will have to learn how to let her go.
About The Author:
Kelly Walker is a YA and NA author of several romantic titles, including the Souls of the Stones series.
She has an unhealthy appreciation for chocolate, and a soft spot for rescued animals. Her best lessons on writing came from a lifetime of reading. She loves the fantastical, and the magical, and believes a captivating romance can be the most realistic magic of all.
Kelly, her husband and her two children share their Virginia home with three dogs who walk her, and two cats who permit her to occasionally share their couch.
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