Reviewed by: Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
This book is the second part of a two part prequel to the Angels of Mercy series. It continues the diary entries of Marco Sforza and his life in the town of Mercy, California. Marco is the quarterback and golden boy of the high school. But Marco would trade it all for the attention and affection of Elliot Donahey. In this second diary, Marco is faced with that decision and its repercussions. Marco has seen his life taken apart before, and when not only his classmates, but his family, seem determined to steer him down that path again, he must decide what is truly important.
As in the first part, I found having already read the first book in the Angels of Mercy series made the diary easier to follow. The focus of the book is on the emotions and motivations of Marco and is not your usual romance novel. It was fascinating to see the story from Marco’s perspective, especially his pursuit of Elliot and the thought processes and decisions he made in that effort. It continues the character study that the author employs throughout the series. Seeing high school through Marco’s lens, with all the angst and horrible stereotypes that are inherent in that experience, brought back all the good and bad memories of my own high school experience.