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:The time before Christmas is always hectic and busy for everyone. When I’m not studying it’s also a time of year that I love, hecticness and all. Why? It’s the time that I can read holiday themed books. Like Angel in a Book Shop by RJ Scott. A heartwarming, sweet and romantic holiday read.
Josh is not in a happy place after the death of his father and a breakdown of his own after trusting the wrong person. He is slowly putting his life back together, starting with the sale of his father’s bookstore Chapter One. First he has to get the store in order. With help from the gorgeous, maybe not so human, ower of the store next door. Question is, is Josh strong enough the face what is right in front of him.
Angel in a Book Shop is one of those feel-good stories that you just can’t help but like. Josh is a character to be admired. He made a wrong choice and trusted the wrong person. After losing his job and his breakdown, he is slowly putting his life back together, starting by helping his mom sell his dad’s bookstore. Along the way he makes some discoveries about himself and what he wants in life. He is a strong person, even if he doesn’t quite see it himself.
But Michael sees it. And he sees Josh. He’s the mysterious man, or rather shop owner, next door that shows up with coffee at just the right times. He’s patient and caring and hot, did I mention he’s hot? But down to earth too. However there is more to him than meets the eyes.
Michael was written quite well in the story. It’s a contemporary story with just the right amount of paranormal. The story is told from Josh’s point of view, with some little interjections by Michael. This way we get to know him and see him as an active part of the story, not just the hot guy next shop!
He’s an angel, but not quite your regular run of the mill angel.
The writing was quite well done in typical RJ style. I sometimes missed a bit of depth in the writing, but not in a terrible way. The ending fit as well with the whole of the story. Very sweet.
Why you should read it: I could write a whole lot of reasons why, but Angel in a Book Shop is a sweet story that is just perfect for the holidays!