Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Angel with a Ray Gun by Deborah Kinnard ~ 4/5 stars

Angel with a Ray Gun
Deborah Kinnard

Desert Breeze Publishing
About the book:
Matt Greenlee has managed to mix an active ministry with his secret life as a science fiction writer. When he's assigned a new -- female -- editor, Matt senses disaster. What sort of damage will she do his next bestseller? And once he sees her, he wonders what kind of damage she could do to his heart.

AJ Mercer edits books for a living, and she's good at it. But, Pastor Matt is a challenge as an author, and as a man, even more so. Her wingy, crystal-power, anything-goes mother advises her to go with the flow. AJ's offbeat upbringing has left her wary of both Christianity and men, but she's attracted to her client. The gloves are off -- his biases versus her need for success.

When these two mix it up over a book, can they find happiness, either loving or literary?

My review:
Angel with a Ray Gun is unlike anything I've ever read. Congrats to Kinnard on the original and out-of-the-box plot. Matt is a likeable character with lots of love to offer. A.J. grew up with a hippie mom, and no father, which has caused her to struggle with some areas in life. I really liked reading their story. However, I was ready to shoot some of those church Elders, which is probably unchristian of me, but cannot be helped. I hate characters that go on power-trips, think they know everything, refuse to listen to reason and are in general completely illogical, unreasonable people. Okay, I’m done ranting. The conflict was resolved very nicely though, with the “bad guy” playing a part (though forced) in the fixing of the problem, which I liked. I also thought that A.J.’s real name was absolute genius! I laughed out loud. I really liked the ending too! It was a great way to finish the book.

1 comment:

Deb said...

Carman, I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you for reviewing it!