Thursday, January 26, 2012

Unbreakable Love by Angela Carling and Giveaway

Unbreakable Love
By: Angela Carling
Reviewed by: Sis-in-law Sarah
(Only $2.99 on kindle right now!)

Summary from

Jennie Townsend is unlucky in love, so she is immediately suspicious when a mysterious new student named Nate tries to gain her friendship. But there is something special about Nate, and in spite of her best efforts Jennie finds her feelings for the boy growing deeper every day.

In fact, Nate is more special than Jennie can even imagine. He is a guardian angel, sent to protect Jennie during a most dangerous time in her life. To do so, he must first become close to her – but not too close. The rules for Protectors warn against physical contact and strictly forbid falling in love. But the more time Nate spends with Jennie, the harder the rules are to follow. Will Nate be able to save Jennie from a premature end, or will his own emotions – and Jennie's – get in the way of completing the task for which he was specifically chosen?
With Unbreakable Love, Angela Carling has created a captivating story for young adult readers, with a refreshing twist on relationship issues. It is an ode to the magical power of true love, a tribute to belief in a benevolent higher power that watches over us and surrounds us every day of our lives.
Judging by the cover, I automatically thought this was a YA contemporary novel. However, this book actually has a really good blend of contemporary and paranormal.  It explores the idea of guardian angels without going too crazy into the paranormal world, which I thought was something kind of new and refreshing.  I suppose it made it a little more realistic, as if this actually could happen to you.  So if paranormal seems a little far-fetched for you but you'd like to see what all the hype is about...this would be a good starter novel!

Nate is Jennie's guardian angel, sent to protect her in the most volatile season of her life.  However, what the high hosts were thinking when they sent a hot angel dude down to protect a vulnerable teenage girl, I'll never know!!!  See, the rule is as a guardian angel you can't touch your protectee and you most definitely CANNOT fall in love with them.  Yet, Nate must somehow fit into Jennie's world...become her best that when the moment comes he can protect her from death.  Unfortunately, the imminent attraction between Nate and Jennie puts everything at risk.

And Nate...definitely my favorite character in the book!!!  I really loved how he, though a guardian angel, had very human emotions.  I felt like I really got to know Nate, even more than I knew Jennie.  His desire to do his job, knowing the end result if he didn't, yet at the same time not being able to control his feelings and wanting out of the assignment showed how honorable a man (or angel) he was.  I definitely would love to have someone like Nate as my guardian angel!

This is a super-fast paced novel, which kind of bothered me at first, but it made for a quick, exciting read.  It's one of those books that'll just take you a day (a weekend at the most) to devour. And plus, in a market where series and trilogies dominate, this is a stand alone novel.  A definite plus when you're looking for that quick read in the midst of your crazy busy life!

Last of all, if you're looking for a clean read, put this one in your TBR pile.  This awesome romance is completely satisfying without all the super-touchy-bare skin-feely scenes that are becoming so prominent in YA lit these days!

If you're wanting to check this book out, it's only $2.99 on kindle right now. Plus, we have an awesome giveaway from Acacia Publishing!!!!  Thank you to Acacia for the awesome giveaway!

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