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Angel in Training (Louisiangel #1)

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After a night out turns fatal, a misunderstanding with the Archangel Michael presents Angel with a chance at Eternal Life: the opportunity to earn her wings and one day become an archangel herself.

Angel is given the task of protecting her charge, trainee detective, Joshua Walsh. There's no denying the attraction between Angel and Joshua, only Michael has pretty strict rule
Paperback, 312 pages
Published February 17th 2015
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Marta Cox
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
I love urban fantasy so I'm always on the hunt for something a bit different and I spotted this. I picked this up and read it in a day as I was so curious as to how it would end. Now I realise there's a whole lot more to come but what a ride it is.
So there is Angel on a girls night out and what do you know someone mortally stabs her! She doesn't see her attacker but she does see and hear the beautiful man who comes to her rescue. Offered the choice of eternal happiness or eternal life Angel choo
Rachael White
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Chloe Neill and Jennifer L Armentrout
I will start this review by confessing that was already a fan of C. L. Coffey, before she released Angel in Training – I have been a fan of hers since she was writing FanFiction. That being said, there are works of hers I didn’t care for, so I can be objective. I also emailed her and begged her for a copy of the book in return for an honest review: well here it is...

I have spent the day reading this. I wasn’t able to put it down, and I forgot about everything (apart from eating, which I will exp
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Angel in Training

From the very beginning this book I was hooked.

The story follows a young woman called Angel who basically becomes an angel. The irony is not lost on her and that is the very first thing I came to love about her character. That is just an example of the tone the book sets right from the beginning.

If you think this book is going to be a heavy read fraught with religious backlog you couldn't be more wrong. Whilst the author gives us insight into the religious aspects and connotati
I was not expecting an ending like that, so unexpected. I loved that plenty of unexpected things happened in this book.

If you are looking for a book with action, and a kick but girl that is working to earn her place as an Angel then give this book a go.

It was easy to find out just how much Angel changed, and grew in this book. She started off really stubborn, but started to realize that maybe she just needed to try to understand the way things work in the world of Angels. The plane and simple
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a fantastic debut novel! Coffey has a really smooth and easy to read narrative style and the pace kept me interested to the end, I could barely put the book down for the last few chapters! Coffey clearly has a real love for the New Orleans setting, she really brings Bourbon street and other aspects of New Orleans culture to life, from the Mardis Gras festival, to the local cuisine, even the fall-out of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation it left behind which she shows a real sensitivi ...more
Wendy C
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Angel in Training by C.L.Coffey (Louisiangel #1)
Angel in Training by C.L.Coffey (Louisiangel #1) tells the story about how Angelina (Angel for short) earns her wings as an angel.

One night after Angel was out drinking with her friends, she is stabbed and left for dead. Archangel Michael comes along and asks if she wants eternal happiness or Eternal life. Angel chooses eternal life so Michael takes her back to the convent he acquired and starts her training. Michael assigns her a charge, who is
Hannah L (Reviewer)
I absolutely loved Angel in Training, and I'm craving for more!! In C.L.Coffey's novel, a girl named Angel dies and becomes a potential angel. (An angel named Angel, hahahahaha) This epic action/romance was amazing, and I could simply not put it down. The steamy connection between Angel and her charge was off the charts and addicting. It has been a long time since I read a romance so well written, I was hooked. I am pumped for any future books C.L.Coffey plans on releasing, especially if they a
Apr 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Angel is given the choice by the archangel Michael for everlasting happiness or ever lasting life. She chooses life. The archangels are recruiting angel potentials to fight in the war against the Fallen. This is an interesting presence. I didn't immediately warm up to Angel. I thought she was a little obnoxious. She is funny at times and Angel is a pretty inept guardian angel. I was liking Cupid better than Angel. This is an okay story and it is the first in a series, so the story might develop ...more
Jonas Lee
I just found a new favorite series. Angel in Training was just what I had hoped it could be. There were elements of religious dogma, suspense, humor and mystery. C.L. Coffey was able to paint a post-Katrina New Orleans and take me through the life and afterlife of the heroine, Angel. It was a great read and kept me wishing I just had a full day to have dove in. Now... until 10/15, I'll be waiting for the next in her series.
Dec 01, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: angels
Another beautiful cover. I am not much into angels, though some books did grab my attention and I loved to pieces some other. I hope that same will happen with this one here :D
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a good start to a new series. The storyline is good, hot and steamy, PNRish and different. The characters are good and overall the story is entertaining. I liked it. I voluntarily read an ARC and this is my honest review.
More reviews available at my blog, Beauty and the Bookworm.

Angel in Training is the first book in the Lousiangel paranormal fantasy stories. I'm not sure how to classify it, other than as just "paranormal." It's not paranormal romance, which is where the paranormal genre tends to go. It involves angels who roam the streets of New Orleans, delivering messages (mostly) or protecting charges (in a few cases) and converting "potentials" into angels (sometimes). Our main character here is actually na
S.E. Anderson
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my rating.

It's not easy waking up to discover you're dead. Not only that, but you're now an angel - well, an angel potential - names Angel, which makes things a little complicated. Top it off with a celestial war you've been thrown into, and, oh, did I forget to mention it's no sex or alcohol? Angel seems to have gotten the short end of the straw, and she's not too happy about it.

That's pr
Rivalie (Le Petit Photograph)
This cover gives me major apocalypse vibes so I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into with this book. At first, I was a bit wary because I don't love apocalypse story lines (it's just so scary and depressing) but I was pleasantly surprised. The novel follows Angel who ironically dressed up as a devil on her 20th birthday when she brutally murdered. As she is dying, the Archangel Michael gives her a change at Eternal Life and she agrees without knowing what she's getting into. She's given th ...more
Fernanda Lara (MysteryDateWithaBook)
Oh, where do I begin?! This book got me hooked from the very first chapter!
The characters are great (especially Cupid!), and the story doesn't drag at all. There are lots of twists and turns in the story to kept it interesting. And it's soooo unpredictable!
This book is packed full of action and vivid details. I seriously couldn't put it down! To give you an idea, I even stopped reading Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (which I was REALLY excited to read!) for a couple of days just so I could e
Saulė Drakšaitė
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book a lot! 5/5 stars and a sleepless night on my personal rating! Check out my full review on my blog !
Daryl Ball
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I find rather often that in fiction there are two types of books. One is the kind where you escape into the story, eager to immerse yourself in it, and you might only mention it to others if they ask what you've been reading lately. The other kind is the type this book falls into - You enjoy the story and are eager to bring it up in any conversation that you can find a way to mention it in. For example: "Hey Daryl isn't that a grand looking church we just passed?" "It is and speaking of churches ...more
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Young college student, Angel, is out on the town in New Orleans, celebrating her twentieth birthday with her friends. She gets carries away and as happens, is separated from her friends. Unfortunately for her, this leads to her being murdered in a dark alley.

A man comes to her side and offers her eternal happiness or eternal life. The man is Archangel Michael and she has to make a choice as she is bleeding to death. She wants life and now has become one of them – an angel in training.

The role co
Emily Pennington
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Angel was celebrating her 20th birthday with a fake ID, bar-hopping in New Orleans. By the third bar, she was quite drunk and thought she saw her friends go out the door. Trying to catch up, she ran down an alley and was grabbed by someone. He stabbed her and she collapsed to the ground. Next thing she knew, she was being given a choice of eternal happiness or a chance at eternal life.

Angel did not remember the room she next woke up in. She wandered the halls and found a door to the outside. Th
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
What a great concept C.L. Coffey had for her book: take the most unusual and non-typical young woman: one who drinks, swears, screws, and basically has no regard for rules; and try to turn her into a guardian angel that helps people. I loved the trials and tribulations her character was put through, as well as the interaction with her fellow angelites. I am definitely looking forward to reading the other books in this series. This is a voluntary review of an Advanced Reader Copy of this book fro ...more
Brygitt Pfaff
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
While the plot of this book sounded intriguing at first glance, I was later disappointed. This book ended up being a DNF (Did Not Finish), that I was really hoping to like.
After about 20% of the way through the book, I simply couldn't connect with the main heroine of the story. The writing was fine, if not a bit lacking in character development. I may try reading this book again another time.
Debbie Pierce
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Angelina/Angel. She is a rebellious young woman who is given the choice of eternal happiness or eternal life when she is murdered. She tells Archangel Michael to save her without realizing the consequences. She becomes an angel in training and is given a human charge. She becomes his guardian angel. I laughed so many times at her innocence and attitude. It was awesome.
Michelle VanDaley
Apr 14, 2018 rated it liked it
This series has potential but the first book did not deliver for me. The main lead is 20 tears old but acts like a prepubescent teen most of the time. The numerous spelling mistakes and grammatical errors did not help the flow of the story and I found myself skimming often. The core story is a good one and with some editing and proofreading book one and the series could be great.
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing book! Very unique - I haven’t read anything similar to it before. This book made me late to work, late coming back from lunch, and late coming back from break - I seriously did not want to put it down. I can’t wait to read more!
Readiculously Peachy
Original review can be read on my blog: Readiculously Peachy
My Review:
Ohh I enjoyed this book so, so much! When I first laid my eyes on the book cover, I was completely sold! First off, it looks super bad-ass and exciting, but it really reveals nothing about what it could possibly be about... or better, it makes you think of everything what the book could possibly be about. The characters, the setting, the way of writing and the suspense build-up is just fantastic! I can't see how any young ad
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
That was different and awesome! I love the style of writing, the realistic reality of the characters and the entrancing plot! I just went and bought the sequel! I seriously recommend this book!
Bob Boze
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This review is by Bob Boze on behalf of Truth About Books

Angel in Training is listed a paranormal romance. I would call it a funny, para-abnormal, mystery with some hot romance thrown in.

Let me start my review with two things:

On a scale of 1 to 5, my rating for this book is a 7. (I would rate it an 8 but I don’t want the authors head to swell too much.)

The second thing is that I am biased; actually doubly biased. Firstly, because the story takes place in New Orleans, one of my favorite cities.
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Wendy by: Goodreads/First Reads
In the urban fantasy "Angel In Training" the first in the "Louisiangel" series Angelina (Angel) Connors celebrating her 20th birthday barhopping with her girlfriends is fatally attacked, lies dying in a dark alleyway and is given a choice by a stranger; eternal happiness or eternal life. With her last breath she chooses eternal life and is swept away to the Old Ursline Convent where as a Potential she can earn her wings and eventually become an archangel.

Under Archangel Michael's tutelage she n
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Angel is the main character of "Angel in Training," so I found that not only did I love the cover of this book, but this title is catchy and fun in a double-edged sort of way. Angel is a young girl out celebrating her birthday with her friends (and oh-so-ironically dressed as a devil!) when she is attacked and murdered. But that's where things get interesting. Angel meets the archangel Michael, who offers her a unique opportunity, and with it, eternal life. Angel agrees, but it soon becomes clea ...more
Kezzy Sparks
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it

The main character in C L Coffey’s Louisiangel series is Angelina, a twenty-year old girl orphaned at thirteen back when she still lived in England. Now, as the book series opens, she lives with her aunt in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Angel in Training, the first book in the series, which is the one I review here, starts on the night of Angelina’s twentieth birthday, when she goes out with friends to celebrate and they go bar-hopping on Bourbon Street. It also happens to be Mardi Gras season, and An
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