Series: Providence (Book #1)
Published: November 17th 2010 by Jamie McGuire LLC
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: -
Struggling with her father's death, Nina meets Jared Ryel, presumably by chance. However it soon becomes clear that he knows more about her than even close friends. When her father's former associates begin following her in the dark, Nina learns that her father was not the man she thought he was, but a thief who stole from demons. In searching for the truth behind her father's death, she stumbles upon something she never expected, and something Hell wants, that only she holds the key for. Jared risks everything to keep the women he was born to save, by sharing the secret he was sworn to protect.
I had very high expectations going into this book after reading and loving "Beautiful Disaster", though I really didn't have much of an idea what this book was about as I decided to buy the first three books in the series on a whim. But I am happy to say I really enjoyed this book.
The plot. I really enjoyed the plot of the book and I thought that it was a really unique storyline. Sure the plot of guardian angels isn't anything new, but the way that the story was written and all of the different ins and outs of this world were like nothing I had ever read before, and I really loved the idea of angel assassins. I also really enjoyed seeing how Nina and Jared's relationship developed throughout the book and seeing the highs and lows of their relationship and really, just how much they loved each other. I thought that the book was paced very well and I thought that there was a lot of suspense and mystery in this book. Something else that I thought was done very well in this book was how Jamie McGuire managed to make a book that was based on such an unrealistic topic and make it seem believable and realistic, overall I thought that it was a very well written book.
The characters. I know from after reading "Beautiful Disaster" that Jamie McGuire has a knack for writting characters and this book was no exception. She had such great attention to detail when it came to writing each and every one of the characters in this book and they all shone for their own reasons.
Nina. I really enjoyed having the book told from Nina's perspective and I think that if it was told from anyone else's POV it wouldn't have had half as much impact as this book had for me. I thought that Nina was a very relatable character and coped very well with the situation she was in and was very open minded to it. I thought that she was very strong willed and always stuck to what she thought was right and would do anything to protect the people she cared about. Thought I thought she did make some poor decisions towards the end of the book in regards top her relationship with Jared, ultimately things turned out the way that they should have and I was so happy for her when it came to the end of the book.
Jared. I really loved Jared in this book. I thought that he was amazingly dedicated to Nina and would do anything for her. I really felt for him with the situation he had been in his whole life and how he had to battle with his feelings on a daily basis until he could finally talk to Nina, but I felt really happy for him as I got to see just how happy Nina made him. I really felt his pain as he was trying to cope with the decision that Nina made about their relationship, but ultimately I really did love Jared's character and I cannot wait to read more about him the next book.
Overall I really did enjoy this book and I was pleasantly surprised, sure I had no idea what to expect when I went into this book because I didn't do my research, but it just goes to show that sometimes by picking up a book by chance, you could just stumble upon a great book. I thought that this was a great first book in the series and I am really excited to see what is in store for Nina, Jared and Claire in the next book.