Who knows me well enough knows that I do not reviews not even for author friends I know personally, unless I really like a story.
With that being cleared, I had to review Angel in a Black Fedora by Sherry Gammon.
Blurb: Ciel Björk died a tragic death…but she got over it. Now she works as an undercover angel, answering people’s prayers. She’s sent to the sleepy little town of Port Fare, New York to help turn Chloe’s dreams into reality. As secrets are revealed, Ciel soon learns that things are not as simple as they seem.
The short story is a YA clean romance and part of the anthology Of Love and Magic released February 1st. I read it over lunch break (the story, not the anthology) and had this sweet, warm, loving feeling afterward, which to me means the story touched me and anything getting an emotion out of me is darn good.
The story follows a group of odd high schoolers, who at first don’t seem to belong together: Ciel, Cloe, Austin and Bridger. As with any teenagers the group is confronted with problems, from love to hate, from insecurity to pain and hurt. There were two twists I almost screamed when reading:
1. when Ciel tells Cloe who she is and her purpose; I thought she’ll keep that info concealed for as long as possible; obviously I was wrong.
2. when a favorite character from a different book of Sherry’s shows up unexpectedly.
Fast paced, characters you like in the beginning and end up falling in love with, twists, smiles and a few tears, Angel in a Black Fedora has it all. My only complain is that it ended too fast. There is plenty room to turn this into a series. I’ll be the first in line to buy it.