Claudia Emerson has a good friend who shares the same first name and last name. That friend unfortunately dies in a tragic accident during homecoming dance. Claudia is distraught at the loss of her friend, but is even more disturbed by her dreams, which seem to take her to another place called Crossroads. Unknown to her, Crossroads is like a second heaven, a place between heaven and earth. It is where the souls of humans in comas or near death experiences may wander. Where, Claudia meets Michael, a nephilim, a half angel, half human, whom she often meets in her dreams. It turns out that this isn’t her first visit to Crossroads, which is an enigma for no human can ever travel there until Claudia.
Now the fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special and it is up to Michael and the other nephilims to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed, about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most. Can Michael fight his growing feelings for Claudia and protect her as a guardian angel should?
I really enjoyed this book. I have read a few books about angels however this was a refreshing new take on the subject. The beginning really draws you in with people thinking that a certain someone is dead! The main character Claudia dreams of this. She also has dreams about a certain hunky someone on a different plain if you will. Michael is his name and he seems to star in most of these experiences. She begins to question whether these are dreams/visions or reality.
The plot twists that happen are pretty awesome and kept me on the edge of my seat. I really liked the heaven aspect. The way it’s described is superb. I liked how the story took place in both heaven and Earth.
The relationship between Claudia and Michael was portrayed in a very tasteful and beautiful way. There were many beautiful scenes between them. Too often in books relationships feel rushed and get too intense too fast. Grant it there are some steamy scenes but, nothing crazy. The sequel is due out on January 12, 2012! I cannot wait!
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