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Lucian Divine

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  2,266 ratings  ·  542 reviews
From USA Today Bestselling Author, Renée Carlino, comes a totally unique love story that is sure to make you question what’s out there . . . or who.

“My guardian angel is a drunk.”

Evelyn Casey's life is at a standstill. She's in her mid-twenties, struggling with the dating scene in San Francisco. Nothing seems to be working out, and she’s starting to think that she’ll live
Published January 9th 2017
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Jan 07, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars ❤️

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I’ve read every Renee Carlino book out there, and I have to say Lucian Divine is much different than her other reads. That being said, it still made me FEEL which is one of the things Carlino is known for. It also made me laugh out loud more times than I can count! This book was highly entertaining, emotional, and a lot of fun to read! 

“I follow you around because I’m a guardian angel. I’m your guardian angel.”

“Great, so my guardian angel is a perverted narcissist.”

Who here
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”You are everything to me. You’re the dream, the air, the reason, the cause for my whole existence. If I die today right in front of you, it won’t be because I gave up. I’ll never give up. There is no God that can keep me from you. I’d die ten thousand times for you.”

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I don’t think I will ever think of a guardian angel the same way after having read LUCIAN DIVINE. Prior to reading this book my only visual of a guardian angel in my hea
Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
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Do you believe in guardian angels? How would you feel if you met a hot drunk guy at a bar, and he told you he was yours? I would probably think he was joking or insane, and that is pretty much what Evey thinks when she first meets Lucian. Don’t worry. This isn’t one of those stories where the angel spends the entire book trying to convince the heroine that he really is an angel. He does something shocking right away that doesn’t leave any doubt that he is who he says he is. Instead, Lucian D
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay first of all I have to confess. I have a thing for fallen angels / guardian angels stories. So maybe because of that, I liked this one. And I have a big girl crush on Lucian. :) He was so funny and sweet. <3

This book could be 5 stars for me but I have to admit that everything and I mean everything happened super fast. I felt like I'm reading a novella not a book. They met (I mean first Lucian showed himself to her) and then boom! Lucian told to Evelyn that he is her guardian angel and then
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
3.5 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages.

…that is love. That is life. Brutal and beautiful all in the same.”

This is only my second Renee Carlino book, and I have to say, she thinks of the most intriguing plots I’ve encountered! It was interesting and I found myself getting more attached to the story as I read it. As someone who was raised by religious Catholic parents, I honestly didn't know what to feel when I first started. I did my best to read it with an open mind though. Some mi
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
4 stars

"You are everything to me. You're the dream, the air, the reason, the cause for my whole existence"

This was a unique,captivating and interesting story, so different from Renee's other books, yet so good.I really enjoy it!The plot was fantastic and once I started it I couldn't put it down.


Lucian was Evelyn's guardian angel.Since she was a baby he had been there to protect and love her.But he starts to have feelings for her and he can't stay away from her.I loved Lucian,he was funny,myst
Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
This story was heartbreakingly beautiful. My heart is still hurting over it and that ending definitely didn't help matters!!

Evelyn was a good girl turned good woman. She was just a really good person. She had a job she hated in the field that she loved. She had a supportive father and a mom who pushed her to excel. She had a best friend that has always been there for her, but secretly harbours jealousy in her heart and takes Evey for granted. She had very little luck when it came to dating (a lo
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

4 Celestial Stars

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

“When you feel pain, Evey, so do I.”
I thought it must work exactly the same way for me.
“Please don’t hurt for me,” he said softly.

After another date gone wrong Evey runs into a very handsome guy who is more than drunk. She takes pity on him and takes him home so that he can sleep off his inebriation. When he tells her that he is an angel, in fact, HER guardian angel, Evey realizes the guy isn't just drunk, there is something really wro
Rachel Reads Ravenously
2 stars

It pains me very much, but Lucian Divine was not the book for me. I love paranormal romance, I love angels, and I love Renee Carlino. But this time it just didn't work. Despite the hero knowing the heroine her whole life, it was too instalove for me, at least on the heroine's end. I wish we could have seen the process of Lucian falling in love with his charge, I feel I would have connected with this book a lot more than I did. There's more but I don't want to get into it. I was able to
Stacey is Sassy
Jan 06, 2017 added it
Shelves: arc
DNF at 40%.

I didn't find Lucian as Divine as I hoped.

No rating as I did not finish.
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
4 'Do You Believe In Guardian Angels?' Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Lucian is a gorgeous guardian angel whose job is to protect a beautiful 24 yr. old woman who lives in San Francisco named Evelyn Casey. Evey is kind and Lucian has always felt this pull towards her. He wants her to be happy, but over time he's found himself wanting to be the one to make her laugh & the one to warm her bed at night. Guardians aren't allowed to reveal themselves to the souls they watch over, & definitely can
DNF 54%. When you know, you know.
Jacqueline's Reads
Jan 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr
3 Kind of Divine Stars

This is my second Renee Carlino book. The previous book I read, I gave it two stars. I didn’t even realized this was my second Renee Carlino book. I picked up this book because everyone loves this author and I love a good PNR book. I was hooked by the blurb.

I’ve read the reviews, there are the 3, 4 and 5 star reviews. I agree with all of the three star reviews. We share the same issues and likes.

First off, the idea of the book is smashing. I thought it was romantic, even t
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
DNF @ 20%

As much as I like Renee Carlino, this just wasn't for me. I think the comedy was lost on me, or maybe I wasn't in the right mood. Also, Lucian isn't meant to be endearing initially, but his repeated insults of Evey seem unnecessary and her reactions are unrealistic.
"I'm not gonna sit here and spew facts about every stage of your colorless, insipid, shallow life that I had to so painfully watch."
Anyway, I still look forward to reading more books by Renee.

**ARC received in exchange fo
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Renee Carlino is synonymous with romance with heart and in her latest novel, she puts a fun spin on love, hope and sacrifices. Lucian Divine was one of those romance story that had sprinklings of paranormal undertones but mostly I think of this book as an epic love story.

If you read the synopsis, then you can get an idea of what to expect so I will not rehash and spoil anything for the readers because the best part of this book is getti
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Every once in a while, I need a change in what I am reading to reset myself so that I am not reading the same things over and over again. Lucian Divine came at the right time for me because I was in a bit of a book slump. This is a very different book for Renee Carlino - in such a good way!!

Now I will admit that I am a huge believer in God, in Guardian Angels, in Heaven and in my mind, I love the thoughts of the afterlife and where I will go one day to be reunited with the ones I love who have
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing

A love so deep, so strong, one that will melt your heart and have you devouring word after word. Lucian Divine consumed me and I have to say that I am in awe of Renee Carlino's talent and her ability to create a tale that brings this story and these characters to life.

It's important to add that although the synopsis had a paranormal tone, Lucian Divine is more of an incredible, epic love story.

Evelyn Casey is a clothing designer, working for a woman she can't stand, but sticks with it f
Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!!!

“This book is about faith, love, the unknown, and not taking ourselves so damn seriously all the time.”

This book came to me at the perfect time. I’ve was feeling a little out touch with people, and truth be told, I’ve been a little despondent. So when this little gem landed in my kindle, it lit up my day. I trust Renee to give me a story that always lifts my spirits and this book did exactly that. This book is unique. It’s got a little bit of religion, spiritual elements, love, humor,
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, arc, 4-stars
4 "Faith & True Love" Stars!

A truly unique read. Although this story does have an undercurrent of religion and paranormal elements, it is not a traditional paranormal or Christian romance by any means, and therefore can be equally enjoyed by both PNR/Christian romance lovers and non-PNR or Christian romance enthusiasts alike.

Evelyn Casey's love life and career leave a lot to be desired. Stuck in a job designing denim fashion designs for a boss who lacks imagination, and having failed to meet an
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books
I have read a couple of books in the past of Renee Carlino and i loved them.
This didn't have the same effect on me. I read it easily, but the story couldn't amaze me.
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Renee Carlino delivers something incredibly refreshing in her latest release, Lucian Divine.

Evey Casey is in her mid twenties and growing tired of the dating scene. The constant hopping from one double date to another with her relationship hating best friend, Brooklyn.
Until one night, after another failed attempt at dating, she meets Lucian. Lucian is a gorgeous drunk who is over watching Evey meet guy after guy and having to intervene. Why's that? Well, Lucian is an angel. Not just any angel.
If anybody's listening out there, can somebody please, please get me my own version of Lucian as a guardian angel? This book, most especially Lucian, was indeed the ultimate epitome of DIVINE. I wasn't able to put it down once I started. It gutted me. It gave me the chills. It gave me butterflies in my stomach. It made my heart sing. It even brought tears to my eyes. But most of all, it made me feel that if only you have faith that's strong enough, if you never give up on God and His plans, anyt ...more
Lea ★
ARC kindly provided by author VIA InkSlingerPR.

Renee Carlino is an amazing writer. That is a fact.
She is creative, never disappoints and her books are usually in my top three reads of the year.
I never miss an opportunity to read anything written by her, so when I received my ARC, I literally left everything and started reading.
I usually don't like paranormal romance but I gave it ago any way, just because it's Renee's book.
And let me tell you, this book does have a paranormal aspect to it, b
Patrixia Lansangan
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't know why, but i found this story really heartwarming :)

First of all, that cover is just everything.
Second, Renee Carlino is one of my favorite authors.
Third, this was just so intriguing.

It's been such a long time since I read a paranormal romance (if this is considered one), ever since Twilight i think. It was kind of hard to visualize this angel yknow, like this drunk, sorrowful and broken angel. Yet, somehow when you read his POV's, you can see that he has loved this girl (his soul he
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
3.5 - 4 Stars

I ADORE Renee Carlino and I think that all of her other books are beautifully written. 'Not in This Life' is one my top favorite books! 'Lucian Divine' did not have the depth that I expect from this writer's work. There was plenty of "tell" but not enough show. This lack of detail led to me not really feeling the bond between the main characters.

Without spoiling the plot, there are just too many open questions in this book. The ending felt rushed. There are elements of romance, sex
Jan 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oh-the-cuteness
3.5/5 stars

It was the best of books
it was the worst of books.
it was a plot full of wisdom
it was a plot full of nonsense.
it was the spring of great, funny beginnings
it was the winter of stupid non logical endings.
it was the .....
uh .. okay you get the picture
see what i did there ...*wink wink*....that wasn't funny ..sorry

Anyways there's a special place in my heart for books with tormented souls and forbidden love and this book had its awesome moments, and good writing style too!
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017

"Angels can be obnoxiously self-righteous.”

We love our ‘Angel’ books….LOVE them! So, we started Lucian Divine with excitement and a girly giddiness. We immediately fell in love with the humour, the writing and the characters. But then again, we love Renee Carlino’s work, always have done. Whilst we didn’t find it particularly unique we fell in love with everything it stood for and the quirkiness of it. Who doesn’t love a cheeky bad boy Angel who loses his heart to the one he’s meant to watch
Elle G.
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Release Date: January 9, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Lucian Divine is one of the most unique romances that I have read in a long time. Renee Carlino mixes the paranormal with an epic tale of soulmates that will leave you not only shedding tears but believing that everything that this book depicts is real. Normally, I try and stay away from books where religion plays a big part in the storyline; this one for instance mentions god, the afterlife, and guardian angels, but is don’t subtly in th
Another DNF for this book - I've noticed quite a few and i agree with those reviews.

It's started off badly and i picked holes in it straight away, i'm not usually one for over-criticizing a book but i started scrunching my nose up at the characters and the way the start unfolds. For eg,

✤ Heroine believes her date went badly because she may have had lettuce in her teeth. Errrr. ✤ Heroine's bestie is a slut, vapid, vein; If that's her best friend, then it totally makes me question her. ✤ Hero appa
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it

‘I’m on the other side of life, Evey, existing where death belongs and yearning to be with you. Yearning in brief moments to bring you here, into the darkness. When my thoughts are so painfully selfish, I cannot breathe you in at all. I cannot love you when I hate myself. Don’t say my name. Don’t think about me. Don’t imagine how we can be together.’

We love our ‘Angel’ books….LOVE them! So, we started Lucian Divine with excitement and a girly giddiness. We immediately fell in love with the humou
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Renée Carlino is a bestselling author of contemporary women's novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including Cosmopolitan Magazine, InStyle Magazine, USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, Publisher's Weekly, Redbook, Sunset Magazine, Coastal Living and the Union Tribune. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two sons. When she' ...more

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