“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.
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.
It’s important to add that although the synopsis had a paranormal tone, Lucian Divine is more of an incredible, epic love story.
Evelyn Casey is a clothing designer, working for a woman she can’t stand, but sticks with it for the money and the experience. She dates casually, but tries to follow her best friend’s rules and doesn’t get too attached.
Lucian Divine is by far one of the hottest, most mysterious heroes I’ve ever met. When he and Evey meet, sparks fly. Who knew a guardian angel could be an alcoholic who breaks all the rules? Yes, Evey’s guardian angel is a drunk, a beautiful drunk, with mesmerizing blue eyes and a heart of gold.
The banter between Lucian and Evey is hilarious, There’s a sprinkle of magic, faith, love, and trust throughout the story. The pair fall in love and try to defy the odds.
But what are the consequences? Can Lucian and Evey have what they both want so desperately? Can they make it work?
“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…”
This book will have you laughing, in tears and devouring the pages. Not only can Renee deliver one hell of a love story, she has a wicked sense of humor that shined through the entire book. I loved Lucian Divine and have added it to my top favorites of 2016.
“You are everything to me. You’re the dream, the air, the reason, the cause for my whole existence…”
About Renée Carlino
Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of contemporary women’s novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. Learn more at www.reneecarlino.com