Divinely Ruined by Diane Alberts

June 14, 2012 Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★

Divinely Ruined by Diane AlbertsTitle: Divinely Ruined by Diane Alberts
Series: Divine Temptations #1
Published by: Entangled Ever After on April 26, 2012
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: NetGalley
Format: eARC
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three-stars

She finally meets a decent man–after she’s oath-bound never to touch men again!
Rebecca’s life sucked before she became an angel. Crappy apartment, awful jobs, abusive boyfriends–it was no wonder she jumped at the chance to escape it all and become a real live angel. The problem is Rebecca’s not very angelic, and she’ll have to do more to earn her wings than end her love affair with the word f–er, frick.
Especially when she’s assigned to save single father Tony Weis, whose less-than-pure thoughts wreak hell on a telepathic angel’s nerves. It’s all Rebecca can do to keep her hands off him…but when she loses her memory injuring herself to save Tony’s daughter, now it’s Tony’s turn to be her angel and care for her. But will Tony’s devotion tempt her from her angelic path, even if it means being human again?

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also by this author: Falling for the Groomsman

Divinely Ruined is a cute story in its own right. I love that Tony has an adorable little girl who plays a key role in the story and that Rebecca totes the f-bomb like nobody’s business, despite being an angel-in-training. The story is told from both perspectives so I enjoyed those telepathic moments when Tony would think dirty thoughts and Rebecca would call him on it. She’s snarky, determined, and sexy. Tony is a loving single father who is trying to stabilize his life after his wife walks out on him and he loses his job. Both are very jaded people who eventually fall in love again, but there’s the whole angel issue standing in the way.

To be honest, I found the whole angel aspect of the story wasn’t that believable. The way Rebecca basically announces that she’s an angel and Tony believes it, although not RIGHT away, didn’t really do it for me. I thought it could’ve been developed a bit more and you don’t even see any of Rebecca’s powers come into play except for her telepathy. This came off as a contemporary romance with a smidgeon of paranormal fantasy. Rebecca fits into their lives so quickly and without question that it didn’t really make sense to me. I mean, she basically moves in with them the next day!

Overall, it was a very light-hearted story that could’ve used a bit more development, especially since it’s the first of a trilogy. But, if the other books are going to be about different angels, then I can envision that a bit more because there’s really nothing left to say about Rebecca and Tony. I definitely enjoyed reading it, their chemistry is felt from the start and they have some semi-passionate moments, but it didn’t strike me as all that memorable. I’m sure I’ll check out the rest of the trilogy, just not any time soon.

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3 Responses to “Divinely Ruined by Diane Alberts”

  1. Jenna Grimes

    I would love so much to have full insight on what happens in Rebecca’s life. It sounds like a really awesome book. I will have to get it.
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