Sunday, June 27, 2010
If he's your ex - let him move to Texas!
Divorced mother of one, Charlie Madigan, lives in a world where the beings of heaven and hell exist among us, and they aren't the things of Sunday school lessons and Hallmark figurines. In the years since the Revelation, they've become our co-workers, neighbors, and fellow citizens.
Charlie works for ITF (Integration Task Force). It's her job to see that the continued integration of our new "friends" goes smoothly and everyone obeys the law, but when a new off-world drug is released in Underground Atlanta, her daughter is targeted, and her ex-husband makes a fateful bargain to win her back, there's nothing in heaven or earth (or hell for that matter) that Charlie won't do to set things right.
I can't really give a proper review because I sort of had to stop reading it.
The book didn't grab me and try as I might, because I did want to like this book, nothing jumped out at me even when I put it down and picked it back up. Maybe I'll try it some other time because it does have elements that are interesting but the characters sort of fell flat for me.
I was also tired of everyone being beautiful and Charlie's libido being all revved. And you know, another pain point was the ex-husband. I'd like to actually see a divorced couple be divorced without wanting to sleep with each other again or at least have one of them have the resolve to say no (I can name a few examples where this works) or at least have them get back together - or never break up in the first place. IF he's your ex, then let's move on.
That was actually less a critique about the author and just a pet peeve...sorry about that.
I'm not sure where the romance is in this book. Again, I didn't finish reading it so I have no idea what happens between her and Will or if anything does in fact happen.
I was kind of hoping for a Hank/Charlie thing which may or may not happen, I don't know but in my skimming it seems that they just remain friends.
If you've finished the book please let me know about that.
I do really like Hank though.