Title: Angel In A Book Shop
Author: RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Length: 108 pages
Rating: B List
Blurb: What happens when a broken man has to trust in the impossible?
Chapter One is an antique book shop and is the last tangible thing Joshua Blakeman and his mom have left of his father. Nestled in a quiet square a few steps from London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, it is boarded up with whitewashed windows and no new stock. The place is a sad reminder of loss and it has to go, but destroying a business that has been in his family for generations is not a role Josh is looking forward to.
Michael is the owner of Arts Desire, the shop next door. With his rainbow pride mugs and his sunny outlook, he is the complete opposite of what Josh thinks he needs in his life.
But, when Josh and Michael become friends, Josh learns that finding true love starts with making big decisions—and that everyone deserves their own Christmas miracle sometimes.
Review: This is not a simple happy romance. There are a lot of painful emotions that Josh is dealing with. But it is a loving and sweet one.
Josh is struggling with a complicated past that haunts him still. Grieving for his father and putting the shop that has been in his family for over a century. He doesn’t want to be the one to end the family tradition, but he doesn’t feel that he can continue the bookstore.
Michael is special, beautiful and kind, talented and intelligent. He sweeps Josh off his feet with his gentle pursuit and kind support. They are friends first as they become lovers and fall in love.
I loved the relationship between Josh and his mother. Even as they struggled through their grief they were still so supportive and loving with each other.
I enjoyed the small paranormal element. It was interesting and a little different.
A story of healing, hope, family, magic, forgiveness, loss, redemption, choices and possibilities, falling in love and taking chances. A Christmas novella that warms the heart and left me smiling.
Reviewed by Nina