Title: Lash (Broken Angel # 1)
Author: L. G. Castillo
Publication Date: May 2013
Genre: Paranormal NA
Source: ACR via NetGalley
Decades after being
banished from Heaven for saving a life he shouldn’t have, Lash is given a
chance to redeem himself. His mission: protect Naomi Duran, a young
woman who has lost her faith. The assignment proves to be anything but
simple when his superiors, the Archangels, withhold key information
about Naomi and refuse to restore Lash’s powers. When an unexpected
source reveals centuries-old secrets, his trust is shaken to the core,
and he begins to doubt those whom he had once considered to be his
Determined to avoid anything that would risk his
chances of returning to Heaven, Lash struggles with the greatest
obstacle of all—his growing feelings for Naomi. But when her life is
threatened by an unknown source, Lash questions the wisdom of the
Archangels and his ability to keep her safe.
Soon, Lash will
have to choose where to place his faith—in the home he has fought so
hard to regain or in the forbidden love he can’t bear to lose. (Goodreads Synopsis)
Lash is a book that had promise but ultimately failed to fully deliver. I've not read a lot of NA books yet, but I had hoped for something along the lines of YA but with grittier, more adult content. The storyline was okay but lacked that certain spark, seeming too similar to other fallen angel stories out there. The characters could have been interesting, but I never truly connected with them and, again, they felt a little stereotypical.
This book was written through Nano and I just wonder if it maybe needed some more time and new drafts to help it reach its full potential.