Published: November 21, 2011
Publisher: Acacia Publishing
Jennie Townsend is unlucky in love, so she is immediately suspicious when a mysterious new student named Nate tries to gain her friendship. But there is something special about Nate, and in spite of her best efforts Jennie finds her feelings for the boy growing deeper every day.
Nate is more special than Jennie can even imagine. He is a guardian angel, sent to protect Jennie during a most dangerous time in her life. To do so, he must first become close to her – but not too close. The rules for Protectors warn against physical contact and strictly forbid falling in love. But the more time Nate spends with Jennie, the harder the rules are to follow. Will Nate be able to save Jennie from a premature end, or will his own emotions – and Jennie's – get in the way?
I am truly on the fence about this novel for a couple of reasons. I really enjoyed the story, and I found myself caring deeply about our main male character, Nate, but there were also a few moments that tended to get under my skin as well.
Here are the Pros:
1) I liked the idea behind the story - it's your typical guardian angel story, but with a Romeo & Juliet type twist. It's fun, entertaining, and filled with a love that teenage girls dream about
2) I LOVED Nate - He's charming and protective. Nate puts his feelings aside for the better of his charge - no matter how much it hurts him. I love his relationship with a cat - yes, a cat - in the story because it showed just how deep his relationships are with everyone and everything
3) It is extremely romantic - Who can pass up a forbidden romance? They're always romantic, love-filled and swoon worthy.
Some of quick Cons:
1) The writing was very young
2) Sometimes the book verged on ABC Family "cheesy"
3) It was definitely predictable
All in all, I would recommend that this book be added to your TBR pile, but I wouldn't necessarily push it to the top. Actually, I think this is a most perfect summer beach read, or if you're planning on a long road trip.
3 out of 5 stars