Wednesday, April 27, 2016

IN THE EYES OF AN ANGEL by Kimberly Livingston

Title:  In the Eyes of an Angel
Author:  Kimberly Livingston
Publish Date:  07.27.13
Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services, Inc
Category:  Romance
Recommended for:  21 +
Received from:  the author (in exchange for an honest review)
Date completed: 07.19.13

Description from the publisher:
Camille Ryan is in her final year at Southern State University. Working as a bartender in a local establishment in order to support herself, she knows from her mother’s experience with her alcoholic father not to depend on anyone. That is until travelling businessman Rick Pantanelli decides to visit her bar. He is a handsome, well-off, successful professional and her senior by a full 17 years.

Camille is used to doing everything she is expected to do. But when she meets Rick she is swept away by his good looks, his charm and his ability to take care of her. Rick is used to getting what he wants. But when he meets Camille he is swept away by her beauty and her inner fragility. He finds himself believing he can take care of her. Is this belief strong enough to make him a better man?
Camille is a broken woman who doesn’t expect much from her life.  She doesn’t believe she deserves much either.  As the child of a cold mother and an alcoholic father, Camille immerses herself in her studies at university.  She becomes the mistress of a man who is passionate and generous, but not very open to allowing her into his life.  During her internship, she meets Joe.  Joe is warm and gentle.  Joe understands her fears for her father’s future, because he has watched his own brother also struggle with alcoholism.  Joe offers stability, protection, and understanding.  Which is the life she dreams of having?

This story approaches some deep subjects:  alcoholism, the naiveté of youth, and the romanticizing of being a mistress.  All were approached delicately and with compassion – very well done in my humble opinion.

I loved watching Camille realize her own strength.  I won’t say which man she chose, but I hope Ms. Livingston chooses to do another book that allows for a Happily Ever After for the one not chosen.

Kim, you keep writing, and I’ll keep reading.  You have one devoted fan here.

Grammar/editing:  ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC  / errors excused

Other Books from this Author:
  • On a Run


originally posted 07.28.2013 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books. 

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