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An Angel for Christmas by Lily  Grace
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Dec 16, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: mm-fantasy-pnr-futuristic-scifi, 5-stars_rating, mm-angels-demons-gods
Read on December 16, 2010

Sebastian has been a guardian angel for over three hundred years, being in charge of looking after humans while still following rules of Heaven. This year, however, for the first time, Sebastian doesn't care about consequences of breaking rules. He has become too involved with one human and he is willing to do anything to save him. Even if that means a dire punishment waiting for him when he returns ... Kevin Montgomery's life has turned upside down for the past year after his mother being hospitalized due to a car accident. Kevin is forced to drop out before completing his senior year, taking a job that doesn't pay enough, and in desperate attempt ends up borrowing a big amount of money from one of the notorious loan sharks in Boston. On one of the coldest nights in December, when Kevin is cornered by thugs of the loan shark demanding him to return the money, a sort of miracle happens. The thugs are mysteriously beaten from an unseen force. Then when Kevin wakes up in the middle of that night, there is an apparition shocking the life out of him. An angel (with wings and all) hovers at the end of his bed ...

I don't usually throw away 5-stars easily, right? Right? But oh, GOSH, let me take a moment to wipe my eyes from tears and the feeling of being so overjoyed after reading one of the most beautiful Christmas stories regarding an angel and his human that I have read in the past year. I always have a soft heart for ANY romantic stories involving angels. There is a beauty in imagining these pure beings; almost untouched with the feelings that us, humans, do ... to feel the love for a mortal. And this story just hits me in ALL the right places. There are so many things to love, so many scenes worth mentioned, that I'm having a bit of problem not to ramble:

Sebastian is a wonderful, WONDERFUL angel. There is a sense of young innocence in him -- even if his age is over 300 years but he seems younger than Kevin. He is struggling with a sense of "wrongness" when not allowed to do something to help humans. It's breaking my heart when Sebastian tells Kevin that while he loves being a guardian angel, it is also a lonely job because most of the times he just watches the humans; unable to touch, unable to communicate. So this feeling for Kevin is the first for him ... there is this moment of the two of them walking around Boston, where I feel such joy from the angel, it jumps over the pages.

While Kevin is a smart and loving young man with baggage in his shoulder. He has a strong sense of responsibility; even if it means that he must sacrifices some of his dreams. Reading him taking care of his mother is so touching. I also read loneliness in Kevin; he doesn't really have anyone close (aside from his boss in the bar), maybe it has something to do with the burden of working out to pay his debts. Just the fact that there is an angel waiting for him at home to hear about his days makes Kevin happy. When Kevin finds out about Sebastian's secret and what follows after; oh let's just say that I'm busy wiping my tears because I get my heart squeezed tight.

While there is no doubt about how this story ends (oh, there is an HEA, I assure you) ... in that way it's quite predictable, actually, but it still gives me a sigh of pleasure when I reach that part. It's a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED story for Christmas, worthy of a Hallmark TV movie. The story is well-written, it has the PERFECT pace for a romantic story; it builds up to the momentum nicely, giving us time to get acquainted with the characters, learning about their hopes and fears. It's romantic, tender, heart-warming, and oh, so satisfying ...
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14.0% "a story about angel and a mortal? how can i resist?!? ^_^"

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message 1: by Lily (new)

Lily Grace Thank you so much for writing such an amazing review, Ami! I can't tell you how much it means to me that you liked it so much.
Take care,

message 2: by Ami (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ami You're welcome, Lily. You definitely made my day when I read this. I love stories about angels ...

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