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Halflings took me by surprise by how intensely romantic it was and how hooked I became on the characters. It was that intensity more so than the plot that kept me reading. The halflings (half angel, half human) were never explained to my satisfaction. The attempts at explanation were often awkward, confusing, and unconvincing. For example, when Nikki asked Mace how old he was, he said it was difficult to explain in human terms. Apparently, it was also difficult for the writer to explain because it made no sense. I was willing to overlook it because I was drawn to the plight of the flawed and sympathetic characters, but I hope the next book explains things better. Also, though I liked Nikki (the main character), she was inconsistently drawn. One minute she’s strong enough to defeat a hell-hound (something that apparently no other human had ever done) and the next minute she’s fainting…again. One thing I did appreciate was that although this was definitely Christian fiction, it wasn’t preachy. I would’ve liked for the supernatural elements to have been better developed and explained, but I have hope that the next book will answer some of my questions. Despite the inconsistencies and occasionally unconvincing plot elements, I enjoyed the read. It kept my attention throughout, and I’m intrigued enough to want to read the next in the series.
Please note: In compliance with FTC guidelines, I was provided a review copy by the publisher through NetGalley.