Particularly when you discover there really is a hell. Aden thinks there’s no way he can avoid going down, but when an angel and demon can’t agree over his fate, Aden is given one more month to gain redemption. He doubts he can find a way to become a better man in so short a time. But it’s worth a try, right?
Particularly when you can’t shake free of an obsessive ex. Brody might be managing to hold down his job as a vet, but his personal life is a mess. If he doesn’t pull himself together soon, he’s going to be sliding downhill too fast to stop.
This was an amazingly hard and wonderful book to read. I must admit, I had put the book down several times. Just got too intense. Once after the rape scene, when the characters feel ‘less then’ my emotions just got the better then me, I would just start crying to much. And I had to walk away.
That’s how amazing this writing was.
We have two men, from two different walks of life, but the bottom line is, both men have a serious case low self esteem, self doubt. But luckily both get the chance they need.
The one thing, American’s have to remember when reading this, we are on an English time line! Things happen at a younger age, we finish school earlier (younger), we start adult life sooner, with that being said these ages, work in England and Europe. They may seem too young in the US.
Watching both of these boys, men being the product of the horrible childhoods, different but the same, was bad enough. But then we get to watch these to navigate each other and the new life together.
I loved Aden from the start, the snarky attitude, the contrasts he gives, sometimes in the same sentience. Just fun, sad, adorable. Brody, not so much, hard time coming to terms with the self destructive attitude, life style, for someone in such a high profession. But once we got the background it was a little more understandable, but I never did really warm up.
The Angels, Dante, love him! The whole second cast, played a role that helped the story from brilliant to bloody brilliant!
The whole thing from beginning to end kept me guessing and second guessing.