In Wounded Wings by Shauna Allen, Elijah is a "Fallen One. Cast down by his own hand." Elijah is a former love angel, now working a chef in New Destiny, Arizona. He is striving to find his way in the human world and to find redemption. "...it was up to him to prove his soul worthy of - well, anything but eternal damnation."
When he meets Naomi, who has her own scars inside and out, he feels things he doesn't understand...and Shauna gives us an at times hilarious, laugh out loud and yet emotionally charged story. Neither Naomi or Elijah feel they are worthy of anything more than they have or are, and yet they are drawn to each other life no one before. They both have a lot to learn about themselves and each other...and that sometimes love works in mysterious ways. Can a human and a former angel have a chance at love?
Shauna takes us on a memorable journey with Elijah and Naomi. I absolutely loved that she was able to give us a love story that will take the reader so much deeper than the pages and really make you think and feel. Shauna makes Wounded Wings very realistic even with the idea of angels among us. I loved that the general story line of Wounded Wings parallels real life...the feelings, the emotional ups and downs, and dealing with past issues. The chemistry between Naomi and Elijah jumps out at you as soon as they meet, and it grows stronger throughout Wounded Wings. I love that that chemistry is there and so out in the open, but not over the top, along with the spiritual side of Elijah and Naomi.
Wounded Wings is a book that's easy to immerse yourself. Shauna's smooth writing and descriptions of the characters and events will take you there! I loved all the secondary characters that really pumped up an already great read!
This is the first book of Shauna's that I've read and she is an author I will definitely be reading more of! Although this is the third book in this series, it can definitely be read as a stand alone. I had no trouble falling into this story, but reading Wounded Wings will make you want to read the other books!
I'd highly recommend Wounded Wings to any romance reader looking for laughter, real feelings and that feeling of what if? Loved it!
5/5 stars :)