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Review and Promo Tour: Lucian Divine by Renee Carlino


luciandivine_03-1-1-1“My guardian angel is a drunk.”
Evelyn Casey’s life is at a standstill. She’s in her mid-twenties, struggling with the dating scene in San Francisco. Nothing seems to be working out, and she’s starting to think that she’ll live out her days in her crummy apartment with her overbearing roommate, Brooklyn. It’s absurd, but sometimes Evey longs for a guardian angel to show up and save the day.
And then he does. Seriously. His name is Lucian and he’s a guardian angel, been on the job for two thousand years. His sudden presence in her life is both good—he’s brilliant, witty, and warm—and bad—he’s brilliant, witty, warm, and hot as —-. But as perfect as Lucian seems, he’s got problems of his own. He’s taken up drinking and he’s brazenly inserted himself into Evey’s life, going against the greatest cosmic law ever created.
For Evey, the rules are simple: You are not allowed to hook up with your guardian angel. But sometimes fulfilling your destiny requires a leap of faith, a confrontation with God.
Yes, God as in God.




My Review

When I first heard about Lucian Divine, I was so captivated by the cover. It intrigued me and the synopsis made me want to know more…..

Lucian Divine is so different from the other books that I’ve read by this author. It’s a contemporary romance with a sort of paranormal twist. I loved that this author was brave and took a risk writing something that was out of her norm. I enjoyed the story-line and have to admit that I am quite the fan of angel type stories. Lucian Divine is a fun and unique story. The writing is smart and really makes you think.

I adored Lucian and fell in love with almost instantly. I thought that he was quite easy to connect with and I appreciated his struggles. I was curious to see how everything would play out with Evey. I thought Evey was a lot of fun and I couldn’t wait for her to meet Mr. Right. I loved her reaction to Lucian and the connection that they shared. Their banter was entertaining and kept me coming back for more. And I totally loved the forbidden aspect to their relationship.

Overall, I thought this book was a pretty good read. I loved the characters, their story and their journey. My only complaint was that I felt that there were a few elements of the story that were rushed and didn’t quite work for me. And those issues are what is keeping me from giving this book four stars. That being said,  I am really glad that I checked out this book and went on this journey with Lucian and Evey.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*


Renee-121Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of contemporary women’s novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. Learn more at

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