BOOK TWO OF THE BRETHREN SERIES
Genre: Paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy
Rating: 3 Cups
Serena Sikes’s birthday present from her brother turns out to be more than a simple old statue. The statue, which uncannily looks a lot like her, turns out to be stolen from a person who thinks she is someone else. Someone who has plans for her. Events lead to her being found by Raphael, a Brethren Savior. Things have been different ever since she touched the statue. Is Raphael showing up just when she needs help just a coincidence?
Raphael is a Brethren Savior, an angel who has lost his ability to heal. He assumes the task of telling Serena what has happened to her brother, but does not count on finding her almost dead in the desert. Raphael finds himself protecting her instead of just giving her the news.
After getting the statue, she finds herself getting attention she does not want. The statue is a relic thought to have healing powers, and it contains Raphael’s late wife’s soul, which now is in Serena. Is he there to protect her because of his dead wife who he did not save? Or is the feeling of love between them something of their own?
This story has more than just one thing going on. You have the romance between Serena and Raphael, who question if they deserve the love growing between them, and the mystery of who is after her and why. The action parts are exciting and not over exaggerated which compliments the romance while not taking over. The balance between the two make this story fun to read. All of the different parts of the plot come together nicely at the end. I hope the next book in the series has an intriguing plot and characters in it, as well as being enjoyable like this one was.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More