Saturday, March 22, 2014

Review for Falling for Hope by Anne Conley!!




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Title – Falling For Hope  
Series – Four Winds #3  
Author- Anne Conley  
Genre- Paranormal Romance  
Publication Date - March 5, 2014  
Length (Pages/#words)- 46,000 words  
Publisher – Anne Conley  
Cover Artist – Vanessa Booke
 
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Book Blurb/Synopsis- 
Hope is an eccentric librarian who lives with her five cats and loves to spend her time fantasizing about living in a world of shape shifters, vampires, and fairies. Although the existence of a paranormal world is far from Hope’s reality, she can’t help but sense there’s something different about the mysterious man lurking in her library.

Gabriel is God’s Strength, the Messenger, who’s been tasked with delivering the Word for millennia. His most recent assignment will be his last, to fall in love and become human. But he can’t quite figure out what he’s done to displease the Boss. Gabriel’s latest assignment might be the hardest, but this gorgeous rubenesque quirk of a woman definitely has him intrigued.

God’s Four Winds are his most trusted archangels: Uriel, Raphael, Gabriel, and Michael. Follow their adventures in “falling” as they each discover their chosen one and what it means to be human. Along the way, the Deceiver, who’s been cast down, only wants what his “brothers” have, and will stop at nothing to foil his Father’s plans.

Falling for Hope is book three in the Four Winds series, but they are all stand-alone novels.



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MY REVIEW

I thought this was a really cute short story.  

It's about Gabriel, one of the archangels.  God wants him to settle down and fall in love with a woman. A human woman.  He struggles with this last mission he's been put on, believing he's done something to upset Him to be put on this mission.  

Hope is a librarian who is a bit on the eccentric side.  When Gabe first sees her reading to children, he knows she's perfect for the mission he's been put on.  He doesn't love her, but his curiousity about her is peaked.  She's not fat, but she's not thin either, which he loves immediately.  

When she first sees him sitting in the library, she's completely drawn to him.  He's beautiful, and his eyes are only for her.  She doesn't know why, because men like him, don't usually look at women like her.  She believes she's fat and certainly not beautiful, so is confused at the unexpected attention.  

It was a quick read... as quick as I can with two boys vying for my attention... but I loved it nonetheless.  Gabriel was really struggling with the fact that his Father wanted to him to become human and fall in love.  He's a messenger of God, why does he need to fall in love?  

What I loved most about Gabe was that he accepted Hope with all her quirks and her five cats she lived with.  He never wanted to change who she was, because he loved her just the way she was.  

Hope, with all her fantasies about Gabe, accepts the fact that he's different.  He can read minds, and she just knows he's a shifter of some kind.  Wolf?  Cat?  She doesn't know, but it's exciting to her that this gorgeous man only has his sights on her.  Her mother is constantly on her about her weight, her lovelife, and she just can't live up to the memory of her sister.  It's nice to have someone in her life is just wants to be with her.  

 
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 The next morning, Hope was watching her feet as she climbed the steps to the library. She cursed to herself as she tasted the tangy-sweet saliva in her mouth again. Maybe it was some sort of building issue? She'd never heard of asbestos making people taste funny things, but she'd be sure to ask the other employees today, just in case.
As she neared the top of the stairs, Hope felt the prickly feeling yet again, and her gaze rose to the man standing in front of the library doors waiting.
"Aren't the doors open?" She tried to sound solicitous, but the truth of the matter was, this guy took her breath away. It was the man that had watched her all day yesterday.
"Yes, but I won't be staying today." The low rumble of his voice greeted her a cheery good morning unlike anything else she could ask for. Just the sound of his voice made her day perfect.
"Oh." Disappointed that he wouldn't be in her little room of the library bit through the fog of his voice.
"Come to dinner with me tonight."
Shocked speechless, she stared at him. He had an air of expectation about him, and his forehead crinkled in thought at the same time that she heard his luxurious voice rumble inside her head.
Come. Say yes. His sexy-as-sin voice resonated inside her head.
Hope's eyes darted around, making sure there wasn't anybody else who could have done that, before she looked back up at him. "You don't have to use the force on me. I'm thinking. I was just taken by surprise, is all."
Both of his eyebrows rose, almost to his hairline and his eyes widened in surprise. "You heard that?"
"Didn't you mean for me to?" She countered, putting a hand on her hip.
His face remained impassive. "Well…yes. But usually it's not so obvious." His tone of voice suggested he wasn’t expecting Hope to call him on his little trick, and seeing that gave her a little boost of confidence.
"You go around using Jedi mind tricks on women to get dates often?"
He chuckled, and his eyes dropped to the ground. "No. I've never done it for a date, no."
Hope's eyes roamed his body from his feet, clad in shiny leather loafers, up his gray woolen slacks (Hello, Fifty), to the black sweater vest he wore over a white long-sleeved button down shirt, open at the collar. His face held strong features: a square jaw with a small dimple in the middle, high, obscenely high cheekbones, a rather large mouth that made her mind travel to erotic places, and those eyes… The man exuded a strength that wasn’t visible. Well, it was visible, he looked like his muscles had muscles, but he had an air of intense power and vigor about him that told Hope he expected people to do what he said. Often.
Then her eyes traveled to herself. She had worn black dress pants today, with a shirt that actually sort of fit her large breasts, although it showed a little more cleavage than she was comfortable with. Hope looked at him again, and his eyes held the question. What was her answer?
"Why?"
The question in his eyes turned to surprise. Apparently, this guy didn't get questioned very often. An image flitted through her mind, the two of them together at a table, lit with candles, Hope's head thrown back in laughter.
She narrowed her eyes at him. "Did you do that, too?"
He had the grace to look sheepish. "Will you go to dinner with me?"
"No."
His head snapped up, and his mouth fell open. "Why not?"
"Because I'm having dinner with my parents tonight. But you didn't answer my question? Why do you want to take me out?"
It was his turn to peruse her. His eyes started at her feet, and slowly worked their way up her body. By the time they reached her face, Hope was squirming. "Why not?" The timbre of his voice washed over her, like it had yesterday, and Hope actually felt her breasts get heavier, as if they were swelling out of her bra.
Why not, indeed?
"Okay, my lunch is from one to two."
"I'll pick you up here, then? At one o'clock?"
Hope nodded, suddenly speechless again, unable to look away as he turned his long, lean frame and deftly descended the steps. Suppressing the urge to do a happy dance, lest he turn around and catch her, she scurried inside the library.

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Author bio-

Anne Conley lives in a small town in East Texas, with her husband, two kids and numerous goats. She brazenly stole her pseudonym from her great-grandmother, a true pioneer woman who raised seven kids alone: churning butter, plucking chickens, knitting clothes, and putting coal oil on every visible wound. Anne’s Stories of serendipity feature real people, living life and finding love in a small town. She also has a Paranormal Romance series, the Four Winds about archangels “falling” in love and coping with turning into humans Her writing is escapist therepy, and she succumbs to it every chance she gets.


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GIVEAWAY PRIZE LIST 
1 winner will receive all 3 ebooks of the Four Winds series (Falling for Heaven, Falling for Grace, and Falling for Hope) 
1 winner will receive a FREE ebook of Falling for Hope 
1 winner (US only) will receive an Autographed copy of Hot Mess, a Story of Serendipity

 

 
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2 comments:

My Familys Heart Book Reviews said...

Thank you so very much for being part of the tour - Tonya

Anne Conley said...

Thanks so much for having me, and for the lovely review! I really appreciate it!

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