October 16, 2010
Rating: 4 Cups
Unlike man, angels are not given free will, but like his brethren Malchediel would never consider questioning the will of God. And so he fulfills his duties unerringly until a mortal man touches his heart in a way previously unknown to him.
Days go by for Bran Weller when loneliness is a constant companion. He has tried to give his heart to another before, but each time that gift has been tarnished and destroyed.
Falling from Heaven is not the most pleasant of experiences, but Mal gets an extra jolt when the person he is to guide nearly runs him over with his car. Bran’s apologies are so heartfelt and sincere, and his personality so genuinely pleasant that Mal is completely caught up in the overall beauty of this man. Bran’s conviction that what he believes is right is unwavering, and the longer Mal spends in his company the farther he feels he is falling from God’s grace. And he is finding it harder to care where that fall will land him when his heart is filled with such wondrous love.
It is uplifting but at the same time heartbreaking to see the love that flows between Mal and Bran. The struggles that Mal faces tears you up, because you can actually feel what it is doing to his heart. I wholeheartedly support Bran’s certainty that there is no sin in his feelings for Mal, as well as his stand against the archaic view of the Vatican. I only wish that the same could be said for Mal’s faith in Bran’s love.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More