Title: Out in Blue
Author: Sarah Gilman
Genre: Paranormal romance
Goodreads Summary: In a violent world where fallen archangels are hunted for their valuable plumage, Wren knows one thing for certain: the human woman who saved him from a poacher attack will die if she stays with him. The demon responsible for his parents’ gruesome deaths two decades ago pines for the chance to rip apart any woman who stands under Wren’s wing.
Wren doesn’t expect Ginger to stay by his side once she discovers his ability to drain life with a mere touch, yet she lingers. When an unusual talent of her own reveals the location of Wren’s father, Wren’s isolated world implodes. With the help of the demon protectors he’s sworn never to trust again, Wren risks everything to rescue his father, confront the demon who stalks his and Ginger’s every step, and claim his eternity with the most courageous woman he’s ever known.
Review: It took me a little while to become truly drawn into Out in Blue. Wren and Ginger seemed so preoccupied on why they shouldn’t be drawn to each other that I was wishing for a little bit more sexual tension.
Things definitely changed, however about a quarter of the way into the book.
“I don’t understand,” she whispered. “You let me touch your wings. You held me under your wing at Jac’s. Yet, you don’t want to kiss me.”
“You’re right, you don’t understand.” Wren leaned back and pegged her with his deep green stare. “I want very much to kiss you, Gin.”
The words, and the low masculine purr with which he said them, stole her breath for a moment.
I think it was right about there that I really started to pay attention because that’s the point at which Ginger and Wren’s relationship really starts to (pardon the pun) take off. The details incorporated about archangel mating techniques and history were very interesting and made the world Gilman created that much more real. Once the pair establish a relationship, the dialogue became a bit bogged down with cheesy dialogue and the L-word (“my love,” “I love you,” “beloved,” “Gin-love”), but it is a romance novel, after all.
The adventure to rescue Wren’s father was one of my favorite parts as well. Action-packed and heart-racing, leading to a heart-warming reunion. And the twist on who we all assume is the villain! Totally unexpected, but pulled off very well.
Rating (from 1-5): 3.5. A fun paranormal read! Packed with twists, turns, and hot guys with wings, if you’re in the mood for a paranormal romance, this is one you won’t want to miss out on.