Death loved his existence. He charmed women, completed his list, and was content until the day he tried to kill Gregan Parker and came face to face with Gregan's guardian angel. She fought for the man's life, challenging Death the way no angel ever had. In the face of her defiance, he felt his heart do something it hadn't for centuries; it beat. Death found himself falling for the angel, but she already loved Gregan, a man who had never seen her.
Watching Nyra love a man who didn't know of her existence could terminate Death's heart when it had just begun to beat, but taking away the one thing she cared about would destroy any chance he had with her. Could Death truly put himself last and risk letting his love slip through his fingers, or would he figure out a way to save both his heart and the angel who stole it?
©2013 Cheree Alsop (P)2014 Cheree Alsop
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This was such an amazingly sweet story. I was hooked almost immediately. Nyra is a guardian angel whose been assigned to watch over Gregan who was hit by a drunk driver named Mark Jeffries. Her assignments come from the place of accounting where the other angels are. When Death entered Gregan’s hospital room to take him, she argued for his life. Death had seen her crying and left. Something had changed him. She did. He had never seen an angel cry before. He didn’t take Gregan but returned everyday to check on him and to see Nyra. When he was in human form he told her he was Gregan’s brother. When it was time for Death to do his job, the names of the people he would have to take appeared on his arm like a tattoo. As long as Gregan was alive, his name stayed on Death’s arm getting darker everyday as a reminder.
The story shifts back and forth from Nyra’s point of view to Death’s, which I thought added extra neatness to the story. Also chapter 13 was Death’s chapter. Very clever. There’s a good amount of interest with the story as Nyra interacts with Death and he shows some heart or human emotion. He doesn’t like his job and begins to save a few of the people whose names show up on his arm. A little girl named Kenzie Mills whose mother’s name came up was able to see him and she knew who he was and asked him to save her mother. This was sweet. Another was Rosemary Abbott who was glad to see him as she was ready to go home to be with her loved ones. He remembered her because he had taken her husband several years before. Each time he takes someone, he can see their lives flash before him.
Nyra spends her fair share of saving lives as well while keeping vigil at Gregan’s bedside even after she is dismissed from him for arguing for a life. Her and Death slowly begin to have feelings for one another. His only problem is that whenever she asked him his name he told her it was Devon. But in the end love always prevails.
Michele Carpenter’s performance was outstanding. She had the perfect voice for this audiobook. Soft and sweet for Nyra and boyish for Death. There are a few places in this audiobook that I won’t give away that all I can say is WOW with Michele’s voice. She is a wonderful voice actor and I hope to listen to more from her in the future. I definitely recommend checking this audiobook out.
I received this audiobook foc inx for an unbiased review.
"Death deserves love too"
Book was a great spin and a fun listen...death is evil right? Or is he?
The audio is very well done and there are a lot of characters...
woul make a great anime or teen movie, very touching and smooth flowing story, at least that's my opinion
"Good book for a cold night!"
I liked the inner turmoil that death goes through! I liked seeing his transformation.
I like the scene where death gets scared himself instead of the other way around!
I did listen in one sitting!
I felt that some of the scenes were very corny! Other than that, it was a fun performance!
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