Dark Angel, A Summer Spirit Novella
by Samantha Jacobey,
Book 2 in the Summer Spirit Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 23rd
Dark Angel - A Summer Spirit Novella… Can your Guardian Angel simply walk away?
Charlie and his girlfriend met last summer, after his awakening from a near death experience. Their love grew while his body healed, and after a few short months, he had come to believe she was the girl of his dreams. But Donna has a secret; one she had never intended to share with the love of her life.
While Charlie’s physical being had lain in a hospital, his spirit had traveled to another dimension - her world - where the forces of light and dark collide. When he had returned to the living side of consciousness, Clarisse stole Donna’s body, claiming it and giving herself a second chance at life and love. Of course, people who die are meant to stay dead, and there will be rough times ahead as Keeper, head of the angels, decides how to put things back in order...
Charlie stared down at their plates, guilt washing over him; “Damn.” He could tell she had put a great deal of effort into the meal, and he had blown it. “So much for overtime,” he muttered, turning to follow her to their bedroom. “Honey, I’m sorry,” he called more loudly.
Stepping into the room, he noted her hunched frame on the foot of the bed. Her face in her hands, her shoulders shook, signaling her silent sobs. Taking a knee before her, he sat back on his haunches while his fingers gently wound around her warm flesh, pulling on her arms to uncover her delicate beauty, “Hey.”
Allowing him to expose her tears, her face looked distorted, causing him to inhale sharply. “Don’t look at me Charlie,” she implored.
“Why?” he breathed the question. “Seriously, baby. What’s happening to you?”
Flicking her moist tongue over her lips, she whined, “You’ll call me crazy if I tell you. Just like you did Grandma Parker.”
“No, I won’t,” he pushed himself up onto his knees, his arms sliding around her waist, “Baby, I love you so much. We’re survivors, remember?” he alluded to their private joke. “There’s nothing you can’t tell me, an’ I promise; I would never call you crazy.”
She stared into his deep brown eyes, feeling as if they would swallow her whole at any moment. “My name isn’t Donna,” she stated flatly, “My name is Clarisse.”
Charlie’s lungs clamped down tight within his chest, as if she had knocked the wind out of him with a single punch. “Clarisse,” he coughed, squinting as he tried to make the connection. Finally, unable to do so, he stroked her long straight locks, “Honey, I’m not following.”
“That’s why she doesn’t know me,” she pulled herself up straight, “Because… I’m not me. And Grandma Parker can see it somehow.”
“I see,” he sank back down, heels to rear, “And how long has this feeling that you’re someone else been going on?”
“I told you!” she screamed, leaping to her feet, “Now you think I’m bat shit psycho!” she whirled around, moving to the window to peer outside, searching the darkness for some unseen enemy.
Watching her, he pushed himself up, standing slowly, “I never said that. I don’t understand. That’s all.”
“Of course not, you’re still you,” she quipped.
Darra's Review:We have been looking forward to reading a book about Angel's lately, hence the reason why we wanted to give our reviews.
You have to read the first book to understand what is happening in Dark Angel. I do really like Clarissa, I mean Donna. And did like Charlie in the first book. There is a part in this book I did think he was a jerk. However he redeemed himself. I definitely would have to read the next book. Good ending, but I don't think that the characters have developed enough to where I can really give explanation why I truly love them.
A lot of things happen in the book and it occurs back to back. As a novella, it has to be fast pace to get all the scenes in. I wish it was a bit longer. There were times I needed more details because some of the scenes are so swift, I felt a bit lost and thought I missed something.
I think that once the next book comes out, I will be able to give my honest review in more details. There is so many things that are left unexplained and I am an impatient person!
My rating for Dark Angel is 3.9.
I was curious about this book based on the synopsis. I liked Summer Angel. It was pretty interesting and held my attention. I like the concept of the story but I don't feel like it was long enough. Almost like I needed more of a connection with the characters. I didn't really like Charlie very much in Dark Angel. I was annoyed with his attitude towards Donna when she was trying to explain everything to him.
I am giving this book 3.8 stars out of 5 stars. If you want a quick read with an interesting look at guardian angels then this is your book.
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