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The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody

4.69  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  9 reviews
In Marcia Meara's second installment of The Emissary Trilogy, a Riverbend spinoff series of novellas, we find our three heroes at it again. Beautiful new places, exciting new adventures, and a whole assortment of new problems await them, bringing tears, laughter, and an extraordinary amount of love along with them.

They’re back!

Jake and Dodger, the first (and so far,
Kindle Edition, 108 pages
Published October 13th 2018
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Cathy Ryan
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Jake and his protégé, Dodger are learning more about being Emissaries—and about each other. Jake is saddened at Dodger’s confession that he has never felt loved and not only that, he’s also missed the chance of knowing what it’s like to fall in love. Dodger was a very troubled young man when Jake helped him and took him on. It ended in tears, literally on Jake’s part, but the Archangel Azrael granted Dodger’s wish and brought him back to partner Jake in their emissarial work. The two have
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jake and Dodger return for more adventures, looking for mortals to nudge away from making those wrong choices that ruin lives. They, and Azrael, are making up the rules as they go along, which leads to complications, as does Dodger’s realisation that having died so young, there are some things he’s missed out on.
This novella follows on directly from The Emissary, and you’ll need to read that first to grasp quite what is going on. As I’ve come to expect from this author, the writing is
Mae Clair
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This urban fantasy is a delightful and heartwarming read that combines paranormal elements with the bonds of friendship, loyalty and family. Jake and Dodger are “emissaries” who have been recruited by the Angel Azrael to intercede on Earth when someone is about to do something, well…catastrophic, terrible or dumb. Jake and Dodger have certain rules to follow as they’ve died, yet physically remain on Earth, and can still suffer pain, just not death. They’ve already been there/done that. Now they ...more
Alex Craigie
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody

I read this novella straight after finishing the first of the ‘Emissary’ trilogy. It picks up, naturally, from where the other one leaves off and sweeps you along in a tale that captivates and touches your heart in so many ways. It can be read as a standalone but I really recommend that you begin with the first book because it’s a delight in itself and gives you an early insight into the two main characters – Jake and Dodger.

In this tale, the two work together to
D.L. Finn
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second novella in the series with the Emissaries, Jake and Dodger, working for Archangel Azrael. There’s the same depth and humor in this heartfelt tale that I enjoyed in “The Emissary”. I loved the developing relationship between Jake and Dodger as they work to save people from themselves. Dodger’s regret adds a new layer to this story. I can’t wait to see how that works out…and how Azrael plays into that. This is a perfect Christmas read, but would be great any time of the year. ...more
Darlene Foster
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Delightful writing as two Angel helpers continue to set the world right

I love these books as they are a fun read. The writing style is delightful, the story flows easily and the characters we fell in love with in the first book, continue to develop nicely. The dialogue is totally believable, contemporary and natural. The archangel is an awesome character. The relationship between Jack and Dodger, well established in the first book, continues to grow and deepen. I love how humour is woven in as
D.G. Kaye
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed Book 1 where we were introduced to Jake who is chosen by the Archangel Azreal to become an emissary to go back to earth and help people in need as well as help to steer them in the right direction. We also met Dodger, a younger man who was also taken under the angel's wings to be groomed as Jake's assistant emissary.

This story follows the relationship that blooms between Jake and Dodger as they continue doing their good deeds while still in training by
Jaye Marie
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not all sweetness and light this time, as Azrael gets serious about equipping both Jake and Dodger for their job of helping souls in trouble.

I loved the chapter about the training session, and how Dodger and Jake reacted to the new strong-arm tactics.

I loved everything about this book just as I did the first in the series.

The way Dodger tries to cope with his insecurities, and Jake’s capable and patient attitude. Azrael had me laughing, he tried hard not to lose it as he struggled to get his
D. Peach
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the first book in the series and looked forward to this sequel. The story picks up where book one left off and moves deeper into the growing father-son bond between Jake and Dodger. The focus is on the meaningful relationships of life, what was lost as a result of death and ultimately gained. Emissary 2 moves at a gentler pace with less action than in the first book. The characters are consistent with rich emotional lives, and it was interesting to see them developed further, ...more
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Marcia Meara lives in central Florida, just north of Orlando, with her husband of over thirty years, four big cats, and one small dachshund.

When not writing or blogging, she spends her time gardening, and enjoying the surprising amount of wildlife that manages to make a home in her suburban yard. She enjoys nature. Really, really enjoys it. All of it! Well, almost all of it, anyway. From birds, to