Sunday, September 1, 2013

No One's Angel by Kelly Walker

No One's Angel
Kelly Walker
260 Pages
Release Date: September 17th, 2013
Rate: Enjoyed it

*It is recommended for mature audiences only due to language and sexual content*

We have received an eARC of No One’s Angel thanks to Kelly Walker and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

No One’s Angel is a story about surviving, fighting for yourself and your freedom and learning to let go what you love the most. No One’s Angel, a New Adult novella, is another magnificent work of Kelly Walker that will captivate all your senses.

I must admit that I didn’t read the blurb of No One’s Angel, I just saw that it was written by Kelly Walker and I didn’t had to think it twice. Never mind, I was impressed with Ms. Walker’s stories and this one did not disappoint us at all.
At first, I was expecting it to be a fantasy novel (remember the part where I didn’t read the synopsis?) with angels and their super sexy grins, but I couldn’t have been more wrong! No One’s Angel is not about angels stealing your heart; it is about a girl who must learn to stand up for herself and fight for her freedom and a boy learning to let go what he loves the most.

I have to confess that I love Ms. Walker’s writing; it is enthralling, fluid, and refreshing. The fact that Ms. Walker's writing is smooth and straight to the point, was the first thing that made me choose this book, so when I started reading No One’s Angel I had my expectations high, and you know what? I wasn’t disappointed. As always, Ms. Walker's writing was spellbinding, descriptive and explosive. I loved it because of how she described Angel/Tess and Arion/Axel’s life, it was so depressive and at the same time beautiful to read. I should add that Kelly wrote No One’s Angel from two different points of view: Angel’s and Arion’s. Walker did a great job writing Arion’s side of the story, she nailed it!
The parts that I usually don’t like so much in NA books, are the one that I enjoyed most in No One’s Angel (yep, we are talking about physical contact). I enjoyed reading this parts where Arion and Angel were intimating, it was well described, and it wasn’t vulgar. Kelly made these scenes really special. I for once, enjoyed (like really enjoyed!) reading those intimate situations. 
I may as well say that I was impressed about how Kelly described a topic that it is a real and big problem in our society. It wasn’t distant, because you could easily swap places with Angel and find it perfectly normal. Like a thing that could happen to you.

As for the plot, I was so hooked up in the story, that I couldn't stop reading! I loved every single detail of it, not just Angel’s life, but Arion’s too.
I loved it because, as I have previously said, I could read both sides of the story, Arion’s and Angel’s. I don’t have a favorite side, but I should say that I still can’t stand the idea of a woman not standing out for herself, and the idea of a man hitting his wife/girlfriend. 
Now, let’s focus first on Angel’s POV. I won’t say I liked her life, I liked the idea that Ms. Walker created. At first I just wanted to give Angel a sermon of how women aren’t meant to be treated like a boxing bag, but then I opened my mind and let her explain her reasons to be afraid of her ex. It was so sad, I hated her ex, and I just wanted to punch him in his face and, maybe, in some delicate parts. I felt so sorry for Angel, and for every woman I may have judge without knowing the ugly truth. Arion’s life wasn’t easy either. But if you sure want to know him, I recommend you to read No One’s Angel, and fall in love with his story. And Angel’s, too.

I would also like to talk, just a little bit, about the main characters. Ladies first. Angel is, at first, fragile and lost. Her real name is Tess, but I like Angel more, so I’m gonna call her Angel (as I have been doing until now). I didn’t like her at first, but I didn’t dislike her either, I felt sorry for her? Of course I did. At the end she kind of grown in me. I envied her for her ferocity and I admired her for her courage. I also loved her because of how much she loved Arion. 
As for Arion, the moment "I put my eyes on him", I fell in love with him. I loved him because he was so protective with Angel, that it was really cute. I was left without air when he touched her. I liked his charisma and his grins. I just loved everything about him, even his defects. He is the perfect guy for me Angel. 

When I got to the end, that end! I was left breathless. The end was a perfect mix of love and danger. I knew it was going to end like that, but I was dying to know how Kelly would do it. Once again, Ms. Walker stole my heart with this magnificent end. 

It’s time to end this. I enjoyed reading and reviewing No One’s Angel, but now it’s time for me to go. I would suggest you to leave all you have, and buy/read this heartbreaker new adult book of Kelly Walker. I promise you this is an explosive and refreshing reading that you would really enjoy. And because we enjoyed it so much, we are giving this wonderful book a four gorjuss dolls.

Don't forget to enter into Angel & Arion's world.

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Ask a writer to write, and they will shrug, nod, and get right to it. Until you drop the bombshell that you expect them to write about themselves. Then, the cold sweat, the deer-in-headlights expression, and the excuses begin. At least for this writer.

I can tell you what my characters like for breakfast, their favorite colors, their hopes and dreams. I can even tell you my hopes and dreams for them, and yet, when asked about myself no words come.

So, let's see. I hate commas. I love chocolate. My husband claims I have no sense of humor. (Sadly, he's right.) My kids on the other hand think I am hilarious. I make jokes all the time. Like, if you don't stop sassing me, I'm going to string you up from the ceiling fan. Or, do you want me to turn this car around? Those are always sure fire ways to get 'the look.' You know the one, the one like they just swallowed a giggle whole, because they are sure that I must not be serious but they suspect it would not be a good idea to say so. Smart kids I have. No clue where that came from, not me, surely.

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