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The Angel of 13th Street (The Angel of 13th Street #1)

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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  525 ratings  ·  88 reviews
The Angel. That's what the young hustlers call Noah Everett, the man who'll help them get off the streets. Once a hustler himself, Noah doesn't take his own good advice, "Don't let this ruin your life." Haunted by the past and those he couldn't save, Noah keeps others at bay until his self-imposed loneliness is shattered by a homeless teen.Aged out of foster care, Jeremy K...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published March 9th 2011 by Torquere Press (first published May 12th 2010)
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Betryal
There's soooo much I can go on about here regarding this book, but my fingertips are brutally paining me while chewing the death out of them reading this story.

I have a confession to make: In most stories we harp and moon and go gaga over the main characters and I won't deny that Noah and Jeremy are seriously to die for, but they were not where my head was/is at when I had completed reading it and I felt like grieving and was lost over one character mostly. He had affected me the most like no o...more
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
I read to Chapter 12 or 71% before giving up.

I was loving this book, the characters and how the relationship was developing between Jeremy and Noah until 43% or around there, after that I couldn’t find interest enough to even finish the book. I forced myself to keep reading hoping I would get back into it but I never did.

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Ami
4.5 stars

What a beautiful story *sigh*. This book hits me in all the right places. An eighteen-year-old boy with determination for the better life, who refuses to give up. A thirty-year-old man with a heart of gold even with a dark past. A story about kindness, redemption, hope, and love. Very, very beautiful (and it doesn't have a lot of sex, it focuses on character building and what happens outside sex, which I happen to love) and squeezes my heart when it nears the end -- I admit I have tears...more
Felicia (Ferishia)
This is the 2nd book I read by Eden Winters, but she is now officially one of my favorite authors.

This was a m/m challenge read picked from their Barely Legal shelf, so I wasn't quite sure I would like it. I was pleasantly surprised.

Jeremy is homeless, cast out of his foster home when he turned 18. He's struggling to survive on the streets and trying to stay out of grasp of a local pimp. He is determined to get out and focuses on staying in school and winning a scholarship to college. On one o...more
Emma Sea
This is a sweet book. I went in with waay too high expectations, and expected something more touching and well-written. It's not that touching, and it's not particularly well-written, but it is a perfectly good run-of-the-mill romance.

It's the situation that is presented as touching and emotional (which it is) and the author trades on that to avoid having to get me invested through their words. I did feel a lot of empathy for the MCs and the secondary characters, but it was the same kind of empa...more
Kassa
I have a soft spot for the whole rent boy turns good with help angle and Winters plays it like a master. She’s written a beautiful, haunting story filled with light, dark, and infinite shades of gray. I continue to be impressed with the writing from this author and if you haven’t picked up any of her work.. do so now please. You won’t regret it. This particular offering is filled with sympathetic characters, nuanced villains, seedy underbelly of crime, a gritty urban setting, a lovely romance, a...more
Deeze
I was a little worried that this book would not live up to the way I remembered it. I'm glad to say I worried for nothing.

The story of Noah and Jeremy is a wonderful story of love lost and found, of hope when all seems hopeless, of fear and strength, of the worst of society mixed with the best.

The story of Noah and Jeremy is at times both heartbreaking and uplifting. There were times I was on the edge of my seat and others I sat back with a satisfied sigh.

This review is sadly lacking simply...more
Jason Huffman-black
Eden is a talented writer who pulled me into this story from the first page. She really got inside the heads of her characters, even the background ones. She truly understands the psychology of those who have been reduced to sexual objects and that the scars do remain even when the person is healed enough to move on.
Jenre
I've not made it a big secret that I greatly admire this new author's writing, so I was looking forward to reading her new novel, Angel of Thirteenth Street. I'm happy to say that this book lived up to expectations.

The book opens with our hero, Jeremy, being chased down the street. He's on his way home from school to the dank basement where he lives since the money ran out and his foster parents kicked him out. The men chasing him are Trent, a former lover who 'groomed' Jeremy intending him for...more
Candice
4.5 Stars. What a great read. I loved the relationship between Jeremy and Noah and how it developed slowly. All of the characters seemed very realistic and none were too over the top. I enjoyed this because the author provided a little angst, a little suspense and a little action which all brought the story together without seeming like it was just thrown together. I didn't think I would like the character of Willie and kinda didn't want to, but ended up wishing that things for him would have be...more
Adrian Anderson
Oh boy this book saved me! I was SOOOOOO close to quitting M/M romance after all the HORRIBLE reads I'd come across. But then this book gave me a good plot with much better developed characters! Where the emphasis was on STORY and not cramming in as much tasteless sex as possible!

If it wasn't for this story I would have quit last year June. Thanks for the great read, Eden!
Sarah
This was an ok read. Loads of angst and navel gazing about an ex prostitute who's turned his life around and is helping others do the same. Interesting action that requires some suspension of disbelief and plenty of angst if that's your thing. Liked the tension between the main characters and it had plenty of sexy stuff.
Cole Riann
Brilliant! And the best book I've read in a long time...

I'm not going to write a proper review, because there are several of them that are wonderful and say everything that I could say. Plus, I felt so connected to this story and these characters that I feel as if this story took me in and spit me out. I'm all turned around, trying to organize my thoughts, but only thinking that this is the best book I've read of Eden's so far, which is saying quite a lot considering they're all wonderful and di...more
T.A. Webb
Noah owns a bar on Thirteenth Street. Actually Twelfth Street, but who wants to tempt fate, right? In a tough neighborhood filled with drugs, violence and prostitution, through sheer force of will and personality he turned the place into a spot people would want to visit again. Rugged, scarred, alone, his real mission is to help get young men working the streets back home, or at least somewhere safe. On the streets, they call him, sardonically, the Angel.

Jeremy is eighteen now, aged out of the f...more
Josephine Myles
I'd read excellent reviews of this novel which tempted me to buy it – and I also loved the cover which is pretty rare for books in the m/m romance genre! It tells the story of Jeremy, an eighteen year old recently made homeless and struggling to finish school and stave off the attentions of his ex-boyfriend who wants to bully him into selling his body on the streets. He is saved by Noah, a much older man with a chequered past, who now makes it his business to save young men from prostitution and...more
Mary
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L-D
Apr 20, 2012 L-D rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to L-D by: Eden Winters
Noah Everett is the Angel of 13th Street. A former hustler himself, Noah was saved by a kind man 10 years ago and is paying it forward. Whenever he can, he talks with young hustlers in his area and tries to convince them to go home. As the owner of a bar and an attached laundromat, Noah keeps his eye out for a young boy who he feels needs help.

Jeremy is living on the street after he falls out of the Foster Care system at the age of 18. Looking even younger than his years, Jeremy is propositione...more
Nile Princess
I really couldn't get into this pairing. I liked Noah (big, gruff, muscled Noah sigh!) - upstanding former rent boy, turned business owner who was trying to give back to the community. I also liked Jeremy - young (18), determined to finish school and become a business owner, and absolutely refusing to resort to prostitution to do so. I just didn't like them together.

For the most part, the author did everything right. Noah offers to help Jeremy with no strings attached. He deflects Jeremy's atte...more
Feliz
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Serena Yates
What I really liked about this book was that Noah, the "savior", wasn't the overpoweringly rich guy, nor was Jeremy, the "saved boy", a hustler or otherwise helpless figure. This made the story refreshingly different from what I had expected based on the title.

The realism of the threat to both Jeremy and Noah, as well as their carefully developing and growing relationship kept me glued to the pages. I liked that Noah needed saving, in a way, and that Jermey had a real contribution to make. The b...more
Chris
Excellent m/m romance about a bar owner and former rentboy who, with help, turned his life around and now helps other young men get off the street and out of the life... and then one of his rescues really starts to get to him.
P.D. Singer
This story starts from a social tragedy -- what of the kids who age out of foster care, but aren't really self-sufficient and now have no support system?

In Eden Winter's hands, this is anything but a lecture; she gives us a gripping story of how the strong, and sometimes the not so strong, survive, with love and sometimes a bit of redemption along the way. All the characters, from Noah, the Angel of the title, whose mission is to get the rent boys into a better life, if only they'd go, to Jeremy...more
D.H. Starr
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Alex
Overall:
Enjoyable, good plot, good characters. This story didn't blow me out of the water by any means, but I'll go back and re-read it. Sometimes the characters are a bit frustrating, and there are only two sex scenes (if you're keeping track), but overall, pleasant.

What I liked
The plot. The story was exciting, but not too far-fetched, and everything unveiled itself at a good pace. There weren't any moments (that I recall) where the reader is thrown for a loop, and instances where we may start...more
ElaineY
There was a lot packed in this novella. I can't say I loved it even though it wasn't at all a hardship to read:) Still a solid four stars. I can't quite put a finger on why I wasn't that emotionally-invested in Noah & Jeremy's relationship. Both are fine characters but there was still something missing as the story was passed along to me.

I found Noah's past relationship with Willie more interesting and the best parts of the book for me were when Noah was talking to Willie. Perhaps it's becau...more
Connie
I´m out of words, I just love it.
Noah "The Angel" has been working on rescuing lost boys from the street for 10 years. Until one of the boys caught his eye in more ways than one.
Will Noah take that second chance life is giving him and finally let himself fall in love again?
Jeremy is a young boy, who was almost caught in the street life. When the so call Angel comes into his life he knows is not just gratitude what he is feeling, but Noah is scare and the age difference is an obstacle.
One of the...more
Elisa Rolle
Eden Winters always surprises me because, despite the delicate matters she deals with, there is always an undertone of romance that wins over everything. And the nice original touch (original considering the ordinary gay romances you can find around) is that basically the sex is almost an afterthought, after the romance, after the love, after the story has developed.

Noah is a former street hustler who is now trying to help other young men to not making his same mistakes; even if apparently Noah...more
Shira Anthony
4.5 of 5.

My favorite of Eden Winter's books so far - a touching, sometimes bite-your-fingernails/edge-of your-seat novella about a former street hustler who owns a bar and now makes it his life's work to give other young men a way out of the business.

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Summer Michaels
Noah Everett is a former rent boy, now nicknamed the Angel. He owns a Bar and Grill and laundry store, but also saves boys off the streets from pimps, drugs, and life as a hustler. Noah's life is changed when Jeremy Kincaid enters his life. Jeremy is a homeless high school teenager trying to earn a college scholarship and a way out of hell. Being recruited as a rent boy is not on his list of things to do.

Billy Cordell was Noah's lover, who got him in the business. He has worked his way up and i...more
Mara Ismine
Another fabulous read from Eden Winters. This is a much grittier tale than The Wish, set in a much harsher world. Maybe that is what makes the characters shine more brightly.

What could have been a worthy, moralising tale of do-gooding came to life and was made real by the problems that weren't always solved easily or happily. Noah is not a saint, just a man trying to do what he could to help. A man with a strong sense of loyalty and a rather low sense of self-worth, willing to sacrifice himself...more
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