Review: Amii’s Angel by Natalie-Nicole Bates

Posted March 28, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Ammi's AngelTitle:  Amii’s Angel
Author:  Natalie-Nicole Bates
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 17, 2015
Publisher:  Books To Go Now
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley

For years, Amii Sloan has held a burning grudge against Ryan Maine for his cutting cross examination during her sister’s murder trial. Now, a chance encounter brings Ryan back into her life, along with a very interesting proposition—to work as his personal assistant in the idyllic
town of Unity.

Down on her luck, and supporting a mother with early onset dementia, Amii doesn’t have much of a choice but to accept the job Ryan offers. But can she overlook the past, to possibly open the door to a brighter future?

As she spends time with the handsome, successful lawyer, she realizes that maybe first impressions can be wrong, and that just maybe she and Ryan could share a whole lot more than she ever imagined.

Read on for my thoughts on Amii’s Angel.  No true spoilers, promise.

Amii never in a million years expected to run into Ryan Maine at a publicity party bash.  Even less likely in her imagination was that he would ever try to talk to her or flirt with her.  She lost no time in setting him straight.  Ryan had been the defense lawyer for the scum that had murdered her sister.  He had so badly torn apart her testimony that the jury did not convict her sister’s murder, who went on to kill other defenseless women.  She had hated Ryan for nineteen years.

Ryan knew that he had just met his future wife.  Oh, she didn’t know it yet, but Amii was the one.  Now he just had to come up with a plan to convince her that he was no longer the man who she felt was responsible for her helping sister’s murder to go free.

Amii’s Angel was a quick read, but a very powerful one.  Holding onto the past only messes up the future.  As these two people let go of their past, they are able to come to love each other freely and make way for a shared future.  Until Ryan does something stupid, even if it was with the best of intentions, that might have messed up that chance.

I enjoyed this couple’s story.  Sure it got off to a rocky start, but Ryan had changed from the man the younger Amii had dealt with.  Not everyone would even give this hero the time of day, but she used logic to eventually see the advantages to his job offer and took the risk.  They each had baggage that was dealt with slowly but steadily.  And eventually they each reached a sense of freedom that they had been searching for.

Short but intense, Amii’s Angel is a very good story that I would recommend to anyone who believes in second chances and that love can cure past hurts.  I give it a 4 outta 5 on my rating scale.  Pick it up, I think you’ll enjoy this one.

My rating system = 4 outta 5 = a really, excellent novel that was great just didn’t go beyond.

*I received an e-ARC of Amii’s Angel from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*



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