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Published by: Self Published
on January 9, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
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“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.
Unique, addictive, beautiful, and faultlessly written, LUCIAN DIVINE by Renée Carlino was an incredible DELIGHT to read! Whether you’re a fan of paranormal romance or not, I cannot recommend this gem to you highly enough! I’ve been a fan of Ms. Carlino for a couple of years, and this masterpiece of a book just confirmed what I’ve known for quite some time. This author has ASTOUNDING talent and every romance reader out there needs to experience at least one of her incredible stories.
“It’s not your job to protect her heart, just her body and soul.”
What’s the difference when you love someone?
LUCIAN DIVINE is categorized as a romance with some paranormal elements, but let me tell you, it reads just like a contemporary. So please don’t get scared off by the genre for this one. Be fearless and leave all judgement behind and experience this INCREDIBLE and UNIQUE romance. I guarantee that you will be charmed with every single turn of the page. This book had EVERYTHING – humor, beauty, passion, and heart. I laughed and I cried, and there was nothing that could wipe the huge smile off of my face at the very end.
Lucian, Evey’s guardian angel, is quite the character and sets the tone of the book. He’s arrogant, sarcastic, and pretty full of himself. Let’s just say when you hear the term ‘angel’ he is FAR from what you think a guardian angel should be. I think that’s what made this story so great. Readers might be turned off thinking that there are huge religious elements to this book, but they couldn’t be more wrong. The ridiculousness of it all, the way Lucian acts and feels, and pretty much all of his actions throughout this entire book, make you forget about all of that scary stuff that people get so opinionated on. This book isn’t meant to be a lesson on religion. As the author says it’s about “faith, love, the unknown, and not taking ourselves so damn seriously all the time.”
Have faith that this story will take you where you want to go. It will entertain. It will make you think. It will make you want to fall in love all over again, or experience it for the first time. It’s fantasy and it’s meant to transport you away from reality. Ms. Carlino gives her readers a GREAT GIFT with the release of LUCIAN DEVINE. If you need a good laugh OR a good cry, get your hands on this book as soon as you can. This book will leave you with a sense of overwhelming peace and utter satisfaction. No matter what you believe in, we can all come together and have a laugh or two with this book.
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“Evey, next time, in the next life we’ll be together—that’s how this will be corrected. This will be righted. This can’t be our forever fate. Next time we’ll live together, we’ll die together. We’ll experience every war together, inside ourselves and outside in the world. We won’t be out of reach, unavailable, unattainable, just love longing to be. Let’s keep moving fast in opposite directions. Keep praying we meet on the other side. I’ll see you there; I know I will. I have to believe that. Watch for me. I’ll be barreling toward you, arms wide open, and then we’ll crash into each other with the force of two spent lives yearning to be one.”
PRAISE FOR LUCIAN DIVINE…
“I was utterly and completely swept away by Lucian Divine. This story is sweet, swoony, so funny and unique and just downright magical. It’s pure delight.”
New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
“Lucian delivers all the feels and heart in a beautifully clever, blissfully winged package. This story was the absolute best way to start my New Year.”
“A love story like we’ve never seen…witty and so utterly charming, Carlino’s humor shines thought in Lucian Divine. I have been swept away.”
USA Today Bestselling Author
“Lucian Divine has redefined and set a new standard of what a must-read book is for me.”
New York Times Bestselling Author
“Carlino pulls all the stops and gives us not only something emotional that will touch your heart and soul, but will also give readers something to think about long after reading the very last page.”
-Christina Shh Moms Reading
“This author has ASTOUNDING talent and every romance reader out there needs to experience at least one of her incredible stories. Unique, addictive, beautiful, and faultlessly written, LUCIAN DIVINE by Renée Carlino was an incredible DELIGHT to read!”
-Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads
“A love so deep, so strong, one that will melt your heart and have you devouring word after word. Lucian Divine consumed me and I have to say that I am in awe of Renee Carlino’s talent and her ability to create a tale that brings this story and these characters to life.”
-Jen Shmexy Girl Book Blog
“This book delivers on so many levels. It questions but also reaffirms faiths. It makes you love harder and sends a hopeful message.”
-AC Book Blog
“I adored the neurotic but lovable Lucian. Everything about this book was perfect for me.”
-A Literary Perusal