- Siren Publishing
- Release Date
- February 2011
- Book 3 of Divine Creek Ranch
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Western Romance
Angel Martinez has worked patiently for months to draw the fragile beauty out of her shell, wooing her with gentle kindness and falling for her delightful two-year-old in the process.
Teresa left her painful past behind and built a new life for her and her son. She cares deeply for Angel, but is afraid to let down her guard. Just when she thinks she might be able to handle the flirtatious Divine Creek Ranch foreman, a holiday visitor arrives and throws her for a loop. Fresh from a one-night stand, self-confessed ‘rodeo slut' bull-rider Joaquin Martinez shows up at his brother's house Christmas Eve, and finds out for himself what love at first sight feels like.
She could barely handle one. Now she's got two Martinez brothers after her. Can she forget the past and fall for both her heavenly Angel and his handsome, devilish brother?
Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Mar 07, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
145 people found the following review helpful
What's better than a smokin' hot cowboy ready to pledge his love and undying devotion to you? How ‘bout TWO smokin' hot cowboys ready to pledge their love and make every naughty fantasy you've ever had come true. Sound good to you? Yeah, me too, and that's exactly what you get with HEAVENLY ANGEL. And along with an emotional story of love and redemption and strong characters, this book was a hit!
This is the third book in the Divine Creek Ranch Series, and it features Angel Martinez, the foreman at the Divine Creek Ranch. He's had his eye on a skittish young filly by the name of Teresa for a while now, and she seems to be coming out her shell--so it it's time for him to make his move.
Teresa has moved to Divine after a very traumatic event in her life, and she's trying to make a good life for her and her young son, Michael. She can't seem to help the attraction that she has for Angel, and when he asks her out, she decides to take a chance and say yes. They slowly start a relationship and she falls as hard for him as he does her.
As their relationship is progressing, Angel's brother, the equally gorgeous Joaquin, shows up, and Teresa has just as strong a reaction to him as she did to Angel. Joaquin sees Teresa and instantly falls in love with her. Now, she's got two men after her when she didn't think she could handle one.
As I stated earlier, HEAVENLY ANGEL is the third book in a series, but it can be easily read as a standalone. There were so many reasons to love this book, I'm not sure where to begin. It's quite long for an erotic novel at about 370 pages, but it's very entertaining so I thought the pages just flew by. I loved these characters. Teresa, who has been basically smothered her whole life has suffered some horrible events in her life, but she's a lot stronger than she gives herself credit for. She makes a life for herself and her son. She also has the courage to go after love when she didn't think she could ever let herself trust anyone again.
Next, we have the Martinez brothers...YUM! Hot, loving, and extremely sexual, they have no problem letting Teresa know that she's the one they want to spend the rest of their lives with. They are also fantastic with her son, which makes them that much more delectable. Michael, Teresa's toddler son, probably stole the show for me. Very precocious, he has some of the best dialogue in the whole book and you just can't help but love him. He has some of the funniest scenes in the entire book, and at three years old, was already breaking all the ladies' hearts. There are also some other great secondary characters and the descriptive world building simply made the town of Divine seem that much more real, the kind of place you really wouldn't mind visiting.
One of the best things for me was the emotion in this book. Angel moves very slowly with Teresa. He doesn't know for a long time why she's so scared of being with him, but he respects her boundaries. Then add Joaquin in the mix, with his not-so-stellar reputation of being a "buckle bunny slut" on the rodeo circuit, the transformation he makes when he falls in love is Teresa is amazing. Yes, there is plenty of hot sex in the book, but it's the depth of emotion that is truly at the forefront here. And to be honest, that's what drew me into the book the most.
HEAVENLY ANGEL features a wonderful plot, excellent characters, sensual and erotic love scenes, and amazing world-building all set in the close-knit community on the Divine Creek Ranch. It certainly made my visit to the ranch a memorable one, and I will make certain that it won't be my last.
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