Tripping on a Halo
by Alessandra Torre
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 7, 2018
It’s really hard to save a guy’s life when he keeps running from you.
You might be asking yourself why I’m waving an inflatable penis in the air and screaming at the top of my lungs. If I took time to explain, Declan Moss would get hit by a bus.
Let me back up. I didn’t ask for this. I was perfectly happy—and perfectly sane—before I was tasked with keeping Declan Moss alive. It was a thankless job until the moment that my panties dropped and his delicious smirk found his way in between my thighs.
Hello, toe-curling ecstasy. Goodbye, professional boundaries. And suddenly, there’s a new danger to avoid: the falling of my heart.
4.5 ‘Guardian angel’ Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve probably described with this word every single release I’ve read by Alessandra Torre but it doesn’t make it any less true: unique. This woman always surprises with her originality and the surprises and twists you do not expect that make story even a more amazing experience. Can you tell how much I enjoyed this book? Well done, Alessandra!
So, Tripping on a Halo is this author’s newest standalone release and if you have read Alessandra’s books before, this one has a similar feel to Love, Chloe. This is on the lighter, romcom side of Alessandra’s works. This is the story of Autumn Jones, a very peculiar woman who believes is the guardian angel of hot architect Declan Moss. However, Declan is not feeling it, he thinks Autumn is stalking him (which is understandable lol). Of course, everything changes when they actually meet in person and sparks start flying.
“I don’t know what I told you last night, after whatever voodoo magic your body unleashed, but I’m not having a bodyguard. And I’m not sharing my schedule or notifying you of travel arrangements.”
Oh God, this novel was so quirky and so freaking entertaining! Autumn is such an unusual heroine and that is what makes Tripping on a Halo a great read. She is kind of obsessed with protecting Declan and she uses the most hilarious ways to do it. Declan, during one of those ways, discovers who his “stalker” is and everything gets even better when they meet. Yes, Autumn continues with her priority of saving Declan from harm but that also gets mixed with the off-the-charts chemistry between them.
In that moment, I didn’t want to protect Declan Moss. I wanted him to want me. To take my heart as his own. I wanted to feel, and be unafraid, and to trust in him to protect me.
Declan is decided to seduce her and he will succeed no matter what. An unconventional love story starts and the rest is history! This story is also unique because of the surprises and twist Alessandra throws along the way. I mean, Autumn has an adorable pig as a pet called Mr. Oinks! And the story even has time to make us emotional with everything that happens towards the end.. I am not spoiling anything because it’s what makes this story so especial. And I absolutely loved the ending!
She had saved him. She had created them. She had wormed her way into his life, and then his heart, and broken him open in a hundred different ways. Gave him love and chaos and color in a world that had always been precise angles of gray.
Therefore, my rating for Tripping on a Halo is 4.5 STARS because Alessandra, again, has this unique writing that kept me hooked to this story and its exotic characters. I loved Autumn and Declan together, they were hilarious, quirky and oh-so-sexy! I also loved all the feels towards the end. So yeah, if you are into romcoms and you enjoy Alessandra Torre’s fantastic writing style and characters, be sure to check this novel out!
Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense.
Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews.
She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.