Monday 4 May 2015

Review - Quiet Angel by Prescott Lane

Title: Quiet Angel
Author: Prescott Lane
Release Date: February 24, 2015 

We all have that someone we can’t forget, the summer it all began, and the sleepless nights wondering what went wrong.

For Gage Montgomery, that someone is Layla Baxter. When he was 18, he took one look at the chocolate-haired bookworm with porcelain skin and knew his life would never be the same. But it all came crashing down when Layla suddenly and mysteriously disappeared from St. Simons Island -- leaving him with nothing but her angel wing pendent around his neck. For 12 long years, Gage couldn’t shake what happened, if he’s the one to blame, wondering where Layla might be. When their paths finally cross, he’s determined to get the answers he’s spent his life searching for -- and to get the girl, too. Quiet Angel is a story of hope, survival, and lost love made new again.

“I missed you, too, but you were never far.” Gage touched his shirt with the wings inside. “You were always there.”


This book sort of snuck up on me. I had a little bit of a hard time connecting to the story at first; I wasn’t sure what to make of Layla – she was very hot and cold. She came off as completely innocent, almost prudish and frankly, kind of a tease. But somewhere around the halfway point, I found myself smiling cheesily at my Kindle while cheering for Gage and Layla.

Quiet Angel is heartwarming second chance romance. Layla disappeared on Gage without an explanation after a whirlwind teenage love affair. Twelve years later they re-connect during a chance encounter at an airport. Their flame instantly re-ignites and Gage makes it his mission to keep Layla around forever.

There are demons to conquer along the way – the reason Layla disappeared wasn’t a pretty one and she lived through some pretty gritty events. And for a book that overall felt like a light read, some pretty intense issues are dealt with along the way. In the end, I sort of loved Layla and was proud of the growth and strength she gained over the course of the book.

Gage is perfection. Wealthy and powerful, he’s the guy calling the shots and he was relentless in his pursuit of Layla. The steaminess kept ratcheting up as the book went along. In the beginning I thought the sex scenes would be tame, but there were one or two as the book went along that left me a little squirmy in my seat. Prescott Lane was full of surprises! I felt like Gage could have used a little more bite, but let’s be real – I still wouldn’t kick that guy out of bed.

One of my favorite things about this story was the relationships Layla formed with Gage’s family. There’s some lighthearted humor thrown into those relationships, and Layla’s best friend Poppy is a trip. While this story isn’t necessarily breaking any new ground, it was definitely a sweet, romantic read.

~ Review by Shelly

Prescott Lane is the author of First Position and her new release, Perfectly Broken. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the support. Hope everyone loves the book.