Book #46: A Heavenly Kind of Love by Lexi Ostrow

Not all humans were given Guardian Angels, only those who were living a life that would leave a lasting impressions on the world. Gabriel, a direct descendant of the Ark Angel, was assigned to Cassandra Marks due to her line of work – helping orphanages worldwide.

Cassandra was only thirty when her world was turned upside down with one sentence – “I’m sorry, we’ve confirmed you have breast cancer.” She was ready for the battle because she had so much more she wanted to do in the world.

Gabriel and Cassandra should never have met, but with her life in danger, he’s sent to Earth in human form to judge her and see if she is worthy. While there, he finds himself falling in love with a woman who is destined to die. It’s up to him to convince his fellow Angels she is to live, and up to her to decide if she can handle being the woman to make a Guardian Angel fall.

Lexi Ostrow is more known for her steamy romances set in paranormal or steampunk worlds. I am a big fan of her work, finding most of her work action filled and VERY STEAMY in the sex department. That said, A Heavenly Kind of Love is different from her other works.

I have to say, this book is my favorite of her work. Easily a five star.

The story is centered on a Guardian Angel making the decision to go to Earth in order to help his charge fight breast cancer. In the process, the two fall in love. This isn’t the core of the story though. No. The real soul is the every day fight a person with cancer has to go through.

This is a romance for the fighter. It encourages and inspires hope for the ill and shows them that they aren’t just survivors, but fighters. This book is a love story for the survivor and family left behind. It is a story about love, illness, and what really matters in the grand scheme.

If you are looking for steamy sex scenes, you won’t find that in this book. What you will find are laughs, tears, and dreams. You will find yourself hoping for the best and fearing for the worst. You will fall in love with the characters, not because they are of fictional stock, but because they are human in every way.

The writing isn’t poetic. There are no flourishing quotes about fighting cancer. What is there, are real words. Words that are said in common conversation.  It brings home the real soul of this book and continues to drive the reader to feel. I definitely recommend.

Final Rating: 5/5

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