Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Publisher: Siren-BookStrand
Date published: October 22, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62740-642-0
Reviewed by Helen
Weblink: http://www.bookstrand.com/borrowed-angel
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 2

Angel’s husband dies unexpectedly in a car accident. She’s devastated and finds it very hard to adjust even though they’d been growing apart over the past few years. When her dead husband’s ghost turns up and starts talking to her she feels unable to ask him the questions she really wants to know the answers to. Then her husband’s brother comes to stay and she wants to get to know him better but the ghost is making the situation very complicated.

I found the heroine’s name disconcerting seeing it’s her husband who’s dead and a ghost not her. But what was even more disconcerting were some of the plot points. Trevor can hear her whisper when he’s in another room and he’s not supernatural. We’re told the walls are really thin but I still found it very hard to believe.  Also some of her actions or non-actions made her look borderline TSTL. If she really wants to know about something why not ask? Yes, she’s afraid of him becoming angry but surely she could think of a way to tactfully make some inquiries? It seemed a bit of a forced plot point to me.

The book was littered with bad grammar. Either the editor was out to lunch or else the author needs to pay attention to suggested edits. One character might speak or think with poor grammar but when all of them make the same mistakes (including a company CEO who surely would know better) it grates on the reader’s ear. There was also too much repetition, dangling modifyers, and at times the scenes jumped with links between actions missing.

On okay read, but not outstanding.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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