Title: Territory of Angels
Series: A:R Heaven, # 1
Author: Tricia Owens
Genre: Paranormal/ Fantasy
Length: 254 pages
Publisher: Tricia Owens (March 3, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: Can Angels fall in love with a former shoe salesman?
Ryan thought becoming an Angel would be easy. Well, besides the whole dying part. But it’s difficult when he’s hounded by bouts of insecurity and a secret, unrequited love.
The only good thing to happen to him is his friendship with the lovable Angel Finnian. But Finnian is lover to the Commander of Heaven’s Army: Anifiel, the most magnificent Angel in Heaven. Anifiel doesn’t approve of his lover befriending a measly human, unfortunately, and when Finnian’s curiosity about Earth compels him to leave Heaven and investigate, Anifiel blames Ryan’s bad influence.
Ryan doesn’t know how to appease the fearsome if hunky Angel. Everything that Ryan does is wrong in the great Angel’s eyes. It doesn’t help that every time Anifiel draws near, Ryan is overcome with a lust too powerful to resist, a lust that Anifiel resents. Can Ryan manage to behave long enough to find a way to bring Finnian back?
Or is Ryan doomed to remain a human in Heaven, never quite good enough for anyone?
ISBN: 978-1530320035 (paperback)
Product Link: http://amzn.to/1LIzMxp
Review: Each book in the A:R Heaven collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. I would start with A:R Earth though otherwise this whole thing can get confusing.
I spent most of my time with this book confused and frustrated. It was well written with a lot of details to it. So much detail that I lost interest before the first chapter ended. I pushed myself through this book but came to the conclusion that it is very long winded. I usually don’t go for books that have angels in them, but I had heard that this one was a fascinating read.
The problem was I didn’t see it. There are many stories that just draw you in and keep you captivated, this one did not do that for me. There was just something missing to bring it all together for me, which is strange since there was so much to it. It does have a lot of meat to it but for me it did the opposite then what was intended.
Ryan was given an angel status when he passed on. He thought it would be so easy to be one. He had not expected the way the whole thing revolved. His best friend was an angel and Finnian made things easier. The problem was Finnian was involved with the commander of heavens army. When Finnian wanted to go to the first level to see what things were like he agreed. The problem came when Finnian didn’t come back with him.
Anifiel is the commander and he blames Ryan for everything. It would seem that every time Anifiel shows up Ryan wants him. Ryan wants to find a way to bring Finnian back from earth, but he needs to regain his focus. He wants to be an angel not a human in heaven. Anifiel basically degrades Ryan. He humiliates him and treats him like shit, however there is something there. When Vithius takes an interest in Ryan things are going to heat up. For Vithius is the battle companion to Anifiel.
I am not really sure what to truly think with this story but I do understand that this book was just not for me. If you like angels, twists and turns, complicated characters and excitement then you might want to read this.
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