If you are a fan of paranormal romance? DROP EVERYTHING AND BUY THIS ONE NOW. There. That's my super emphatic plug for this book. I have spent the last two nights getting zero sleep because I could not put it down despite my eyes hurting and a throbbing migraine. I read through a migraine, folks.
Trinity Stones - L. G. Connor
Anxiety-ridden New York investment banker, Cara Collins, has little to smile about on her twenty-seventh birthday between a hostile work environment and her impossible romantic situation with her longtime friend and first love, Dr. Kai Solomon. But before the day ends, she learns she has inherited $50 million-a windfall that must remain secret or risk the live of those closest to her.
As Cara unravels the truth surrounding her inheritance, she makes a startling discovery: angels walk among the living, and they're getting ready to engage in a battle that will determine the future of the human race. In the midst of these revelations, she meets mysterious and sophisticated Simon Young, who offers her the promise of romance for the first time since Kai. But when Kai and his daughter are kidnapped by dark forces, Cara must choose: accept her place in a 2,000 year old prophecy foretold in the Trinity Stones as the First of the Twelve who will lead the final battle between good and evil... or risk losing everything she holds dear. In doing so, she realizes that not only her heart but also her destiny is entwined with the two men in her life.
I originally signed up for this tour because I love paranormal romance, but because this one involved demons, angels and everything in between. For the second book in a row, I loved all of the characters. Cara is sadly still in love with Kai and she feels such a connection to him that nobody else understands. Even after he gets married and has a child with his wife, the feeling is mutual. Then all of a sudden everything changes because as it turns out, Cara is a millionaire with strings and her entire life changes in that she's a soul seeker. Not to mention? She's part of a trinity with her guardian and a messenger. She meets the messenger soon enough and they become fast friends. The guardian... well the guardian turns out to be really attractive Simon (also known as Chamuel) and he makes her lady party feel delicious. She doesn't know he's her guardian though and therein lies the big gasp. As it turns out? Guardians are expressly prohibited to feel any kind of romantical way towards their trinity let alone a different species. Oh yes, because gorgeous Simon is Nephil so he's a half human/half angel hybrid formed in an immaculate conception, and poor Cara is just a lame human.
And then all hell breaks loose and we get a really great ending and a ridiculous teaser for the next book! I knew this was the first in a series yet to come but I wasn't invested right off the back. Give me 10 chapters in (they are rather short) and I'm chomping at the bit for all of the next books. Also? As the first book in a series, I would like to think these are notoriously difficult to write because you have to give readers just enough information to keep them invested, but not too much where they can tell you where this series is going to go. I have no idea where this is going to go but you feel satisfied that you have learned a good portion of the base information. And for as much information that was given, you don't feel overwhelmed or that you're going to need to have a notebook handy just to remember the stuff. You just absorb it as quickly as Cara does.
I will say, what in the mother hell is happening with Michael and Sienna? I feel like Michael and his bizarre, unknown past is going to be key in a future book. Mostly because toward the end it was mentioned that the power of love would be key in the epic battle and right away, I thought of Michael and his bizarre behavior. So I'll be interested to see where this is going. I absolutely loved L.G. Connor's writing, I loved this story, and now I can't even wait. Poor Matt was woken up at 2:45 this morning so I could give him a recap and he clearly doesn't care. He never cares about my fantastic stories in the middle of the night.
For those who are interested, there is a Goodreads giveaway happening for this book and it ends on April 14, so I suggest you hurry! Otherwise, you can snoop around L.G. Connor's website or even the Trinity Stones website (and there is an excerpt there to give you a teaser). I'm telling you right now that this would make a really fun summer read. Or a I'm-too-lazy-to-start-gardening read. You'll love it.