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Friday, August 5, 2011

A Touch of Heaven by Portia Da Costa

A Touch of Heaven by Portia Da Costa
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (52 pages)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Lavender

A perfect stranger with a heavenly touch.

Miranda’s first glimpse of her neighbors’ house sitter nearly takes her breath away. He’s everything she likes in a man—handsome and naked. She can’t resist the impulse to introduce herself to this intoxicating stranger.

She quickly finds out he’s more than just looks. His miraculous massage brings relief to her aches and pains, then pleasure that explodes into the sweetest, most erotic experience of her life. Yet with each encounter that follows, her confusion grows. Unlike other men she’s known, he fulfills every secret desire, yet demands nothing in return.

Patrick is holding back more than a scrap of vital information. He is an angel on an earthly mission of kindness, bound by an unbreakable code. Miranda must not know that her wit, gentleness and womanly curves only sharpen his secret longing to live—and love—as humans do.

And Patrick faces an agonizing choice that could bring them everything they’ve ever wanted…or separate them for all eternity.

Miranda and Patrick make an odd couple. A really odd couple. But…they’re great together. Mix a middle-aged, not-in-the-best-shape woman with a young hottie sunbathing in the neighbor’s yard—nude, and what do you get? Well, she’s vulnerable and hurt, and he’s charming and kind. He offers her a sympathetic ear for her troubles, drawing her close.

From the start, he’s adorable and likeable, and she’s understandable and relatable. It’s an interesting, unexpected combination. He’s refreshing, making an older, not overly skinny woman feel comfortable with herself. He makes her feel safe. Underlying all this is a steamy tension, adding spice to this story. Could these two possibly end up together?

There are some memorable, sensual scenes that a reader is not likely to often encounter, such as the flight scene. There is intimacy that goes behind the sexual tension. Tender feelings develop.

Miranda must make a leap of faith. Interesting questions come up, things that are not in the average story. She has met a lover who is her match, but when she finds out the essential truth about him, it’s so shocking she faints.

Sexy angels make great companions, and this story proves it in a very entertaining way. A little bit of heaven and a little bit of naughtiness go a long way, creating a page-turning story. This tale takes a reader on a supernatural adventure, touching the heart as it delves into tender feelings and creates suspense along the way. The sensual scenes are well written, woven into a nice little package.