Book Review: Angel in a Book Shop by R.J. Scott

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title:  Angel in a Book Shop
Author:  R.J. Scott
Heroes: Joshua/Michael
Genre:  MM Contemporary
Length: 120 Pages
Publisher:  Love Lane Books
Release Date: December 12, 2014
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

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: I love angel stories. There is something so wonderful about having your own private angel looking out for you that I just gobble these books right up. And having an angel fall in love with you? How perfect is that? I just love these heavenly stories, I really do.

Josh is grieving over the death of his father and takes on the process of clearing out his dad’s book shop. While he reminisces over the time he spent there with his dad at Chapter One, he begins to form an attachment to the place. And an attachment to the handsome art store owner next door, Michael, too. At the same time he is dealing with a greedy uncle looking to profit off his brothers death. What an awful man.

Michael has been around for centuries and has never before fallen for one of his charges, but something about Josh makes him want to be more, be there for him, be with him, and be human. But how do you tell the man you’ve fallen in love with that you are not who he thinks you are?

The love story between Josh and Michael is very sweet and heartfelt. The story is fast paced but well fleshed out, and you have lots of feels for both of these guys. There is no relationship angst or drama (besides the big reveal), but it is packed full of emotions, caring and love between two men who are both yearning for more. And with RJ Scott, you know they are going to get it.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*


Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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