Reviewed by Cinnamon
AUTHOR: JL Merrow
PUBLISHER: self published
LENGTH: 34 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 11, 2017 (second edition)
How do you know if you’re one of the damned?
As a child, Don wanted to become a priest. Now a grown man mostly at ease with being gay, he’s left the Catholic Church and has chosen instead to help people through his work as a parole officer.
His strong faith is shaken when his latest assignment turns out to be Michael, a young man Don hasn’t seen since he took Michael to church as a child — and saw his parish priest cast Michael out of the church as a demon.
Meeting him as an adult re-ignites the obsession Don had with the boy he couldn’t save. But can Michael be saved at all? Or is the strangely compelling demon with a taste for risky sex as damned as he believes himself to be?
Wow. I am sitting here with a few tears running down my face. It’s been a while honestly that a super-short story just brought me to tears like that.
I absolutely adore JL Merrow. Her writing is one of my favorites. She finds her voice in different styles but they are always powerful, always a voice that finds its way straight to your heart. This story is simply indescribable. If I say it’s about faith, it’s true. If I say it’s about love, also true. If I say it’s about good or bad, angels and demons, still true. But I could go on. This book is about all that. Faith, religion, love, acceptance, being good or bad, being destined, being different, finding home, second chances, losing faith, being condemned, trust, friendship… no matter how short it is it will give you a wide range of emotions while reading. You don’t have to be religious to enjoy it. I am not. Actually I don’t even know how someone religious would see this story. The point is that if you open your heart and your mind and read Angel, you will not be disappointed.
You will get powerful writing, great feels, true emotions and a magical world that allows our mind to fly. This is a wonderful story that spoke to me on so many levels. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.