REVIEW: Bedeviled Angel by Annette BlairSaturday, September 25, 2010 1:00
Are you ready for a feel-good book? Then you need to read Annette Blair. And not just Bedeviled Angel, but any of her books will make you laugh and smile in and around the happy but serious lives of her characters. You always feel good once you’ve read the last page.
Chance is an angel assigned to look out for a number of folks who will need him at any give time, but his attention centers on Queisha, the woman he gave his life for. He’d been glad to do it at the time, has no regrets except for maybe the life they could have had together in other circumstances. Sometimes, even for angels, you may get what you wish for, albeit you may also get into a lot of trouble for it.
Pushed from Heaven by a friendly cherub, Chance finds himself ensconced in Queisha’s life just when she needs help the most. Never fully recovered from giving the babies she carried as a surrogate to their parents, unexpected events have now placed the twins in her care. Viveca from Works Like Magick assures Queisha she’ll do fine with the help she’ll send to fill in any gaps caring for the girls.
Of course, it’s Chance who’s sent and that’s when the fun starts. I love Chance. He does his best to be the angel he’s supposed to be, but being near Queisha is very hard him. So much so, he loses feathers around the house during his inappropriate thoughts and feelings about the woman.
Queisha is a terrific heroine. She’s suffered from agoraphobia since the accident eight years before when a young man died saving her life. Now with Chance’s help she’s taking her first steps beyond into a world that frightens her, but she’ll do anything for Skye and Lace.
Every character is this book is charming and full of fun. Though they have to go through heavy-duty things in their lives, they keep an upbeat attitude, don’t let those things get them down for too long. Skye and Lace are especially fun despite their circumstances. Chance builds Queisha’s self-esteem when it comes to being a mother and she’s making all his dreams come true, even though he’ll have to return to his angelic life and face the music for his short time of happiness on Earth.
He must also face the music when Queisha learns who he truly is
Annette Blair is a master at sweeping you from one emotion to the next with the flip of a page. Her humor mixed with life challenges always give you characters with dignity and laced with fun streaks. You can’t help but feel good when you’ve finished one of her books.
In a building collapse, Chance Godricson is meant to live and Queisha Saint-Denis to die, but he sent her up his escape tunnel before him, and it collapsed behind her . . . and he became her guardian angel.
Now Queisha’s about to face the most difficult challenge of her life and Chance wants to be there for her. Enter Angus, a fellow angel, who knocks Chance back to earth, and to Queisha, without permission.
Will the archangels let Chance stay? For how long? And at what cost?
Read an excerpt.
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