Bethany reviews ‘Angel In A Book Shop’ by RJ Scott (Published by Love Lane Books on December 10th, 2014. 108 pages)
Why I read this book: I love RJ Scotts books, so when we were offered a copy I jumped at the chance.
We were offered this book in exchange for an honest review.
What happens when a broken man has to trust in the impossible?
Chapter One is an antique book shop and is the last tangible thing Josh and his mom have left of his dad. Nestled in a quiet square a few steps from London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, it is boarded up with whitewashed windows and no new stock. The place is a sad reminder of loss and it has to go, but destroying a business that has been in his family for generations is not a role Josh is looking forward to.
Michael is the owner of Arts Desire, the shop next door. With his rainbow pride mugs and his sunny positive outlook he is the complete opposite to what Joshua thinks he needs in his life.
But, when Josh and Michael become friends, Josh learns that finding true love starts with making big decisions, and that everyone deserves their own Christmas miracle sometimes.
I absolutely LOVED this book, but I shouldn’t be surprised, I haven’t found a book by RJ that I don’t like. From the very beginning it felt magical to me. I knew just by reading the first nine sentences that this book would be one that would stay with me for a very long time. Powerful is the only way that I can describe it. Let’ see if I can put my thoughts down.
My heart ached for Josh from the very get go. I am a daddy’s girl to the core so the thought of not having him is literally painful to think about. So I hurt for Josh and could feel the pain that radiated off of him in waves. Losing his father was like a sucker punch in the gut, that leaves him tumbling down a dark hole losing the life he was building for himself. And to top all that off he must decide what to do with his father’s book store “Chapter One.” And really, how cool of a name is that.
Because any book is precious and you never know what gem of family heirloom you may find in with the Grishams and the Kings.
Michael was just what Josh needed at the time. Josh didn’t realize it at first, but he eventually came to see that Michael was healing his soul little by little. Josh had to learn to trust himself enough to let Michael in and when he did it was truly a beautiful thing to watch. The chemistry between them is undeniable.
What I thoroughly enjoyed was the beginning of each chapter, how we got to see pieces of Michael that Josh had yet to discover. Michael was mysterious and brilliantly written.
Yes, there is a bump in the road, and Josh is forced to look at things differently. He is asked to open his heart and his mind and see that Michael and him are bigger and stronger than anything that is thrown their way. Josh must make the choice whether or not to trust his head or his heart.
Again I will say this story is beautiful, mystical, and breathtaking. It is wonderfully written, one that I will be re-reading many times. RJ Scott knows how to write a book that sucks you in from the beginning, holds your attention till the very end and leaves you talking about it for days after. While it takes place at Christmas it most definitely can be read any time of the year. This is one that I strongly recommend you get. I promise it will not disappoint. So thanks RJ for another hit.
I’ve has been writing since age six, when I was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies and the mixing bowl. You can’t tell a six year old not to lick the bowl!
As an avid reader myself, I can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, my first real true love will always be the world of romance. I love my cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and love to write dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men. (Yum)
With over 60 titles to my name and counting, I am the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway, which was All Romance Ebooks best selling title of 2010.
I’m also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.
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