Review: Lucian Divine by Renée Carlino

Hi everyone, here’s my first review EVER! Yay! Let’s pray I don’t completely ruin it so that it can’t come to embarrass me in the future.

In a nutshell (aka Goodreads description):

From USA Today Bestselling Author, Renée Carlino, comes a totally unique love story that is sure to make you question what’s out there . . . or who.

“My guardian angel is a drunk.”

Evelyn Casey’s life is at a standstill. She’s in her mid-twenties, struggling with the dating scene in San Francisco. Nothing seems to be working out, and she’s starting to think that she’ll live out her days in her crummy apartment with her overbearing roommate, Brooklyn. It’s absurd, but sometimes Evey longs for a guardian angel to show up and save the day.

And then he does. Seriously. His name is Lucian and he’s a guardian angel, been on the job for two thousand years. His sudden presence in her life is both good—he’s brilliant, witty, and warm—and bad—he’s brilliant, witty, warm, and hot as —-. But as perfect as Lucian seems, he’s got problems of his own. He’s taken up drinking and he’s brazenly inserted himself into Evey’s life, going against the greatest cosmic law ever created.

For Evey, the rules are simple: You are not allowed to hook up with your guardian angel. But sometimes fulfilling your destiny requires a leap of faith, a confrontation with God.

Yes, God as in God.

My review (aka Diana’s review):

I’m going to be honest with you guys I didn’t love this book. My expectations for this book were sky high and it let me down a bit.

I’ve been wanting to read a book by Renée Carlino for so long. I was so excited because everyone’s always talking about her books and saying how awesome they are so I thought “oh my gosh I’m going to love this author!” but I’m just not feeling it with Lucian Divine.

I still have hope that I’m going to love her other books though (especially Swear On This Life) so I’ll definitely let y’all know what I think about when I finally read them.

Here’s what I liked; I think the storyline was great, I love the whole guardian-angel-falls-for-human type of romance (ya girl is a huge fan of City of Angels).

I also loved that it is a fun read. Both characters are funny and witty.

I’m in love with the connection Evey and Lucian had. They were super cute together.

Here’s what I didn’t like; For me it felt like everything in the book happened in a rush.

Almost immediately after Lucian and Evey meet, Lucian told her that he was her guardian angel. He was extremely drunk so that’s why it may have slipped but still, I was not ready for him to spill his guts so soon in the book. And then everything after that kept coming at me like rapid-fire. Not a huge fan of instalove.

I have a love-hate relationship with the ending of this book.

I loved the ending, not going to say why because I want to keep this spoiler free. And at the same time I wish there were more pages because darn Renée! It is not a cliffhanger or anything but it  would have been nice to know what happened next.

3.5 / 5 flowers ✿

If you’re really into angel/human romances then definitely check this one out! You’ll like it!


Check it out: Goodreads | Amazon


And let me know in the comments if you like angel/human romances. What’s your favorite angel-falls-for-human book or movie?


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