Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Red Dirt Road -- Annie Welch

Red Dirt Road
(Saving Angels Series #2)
Annie Rose Welch

The Saving Angels Series continues…
A new cast is introduced, while journeys already taken start to merge with the present, leading you down the old Red Dirt Road.
Death has always seemed just one step behind Layla Hill, taking almost everyone she’s ever loved. After she loses the love of her life, Layla vows to never love again—how could she, when she’s a death magnet?
Trying to outrun fate traveling with her uncle Willie and his band, Layla meets Michael Roberts, a beautiful Irish boxer as gentle on the piano as he is brutal in the ring. He proves as relentless in life, fighting for a place in her world even as she pushes him away, trying to protect him from her killer tendencies.
But neither foresees the sinister presence waiting for Layla at the end of the Red Dirt Road.
I walked to the back of the stage and moved the curtains. MoJoe was there waiting for me and handed me the sheet music. And entering the stage from the dim light of the bar was the mate who had come to accompany me on the piano. I stood, dazed for a moment, staring at him.
He wore a black fedora hat with his deep-brown, almost black hair sticking out from its edges. His scruffy facial hair thinly framed his face with deep-red whiskers. He wore a loose-fitting, black-and-white flannel shirt with worn-down jeans. I could tell from the outline of his shirt that his muscles were well filled out. He wasn’t large, but he wasn’t lanky, either. And the closer he moved toward me, the better I could make out the features of his face.
His eyes, bright blue, the color of the ocean, were large and expressive, and they seemed a little worn down, like maybe he had seen a million battles and was keeping them locked somewhere deep inside. His nose was straight but wide. His face was perfectly designed, cut to pure perfection, like I imagined the rest of him to be, his strong cheekbones shadowing and increasing the intense curve of his jawline.
And there was something else—I strained to see, even though he was moving closer—a long, thin scar stretched across his face. But even so, he was beautiful. There was no other way of putting it. And that might even have been putting it lightly. He had the face of an angel with a renegade’s body.
Something inside of me started to burn.



★★★★★★★★ Author Annie Welch


I was given this book for an honest review.

I gave this book 5 stars. 

This is the second book in the Saving Angels Series but can be read as a stand alone because all of the Characters are different. 

Layla has been surrounded by death her whole life, first her Mom, then her Dad, after she got married her husband went off to war where he was killed. And then she lost the baby that she was carrying. She feels like death is after her and just keeps picking the wrong person. She has vowed to stay away from love. She goes on tour with her Uncle Willy and his band, just to keep some sanity in her life. And this is where she meets Michael. He is an Irish boxer, who plays the piano so beautifully. She feels an instant connection to him, and it scares her.

But she is drawn like a moth to a flame, and decides to get out of there quickly and they are headed home. After stopping at a convenient store to get some snacks, she and others our held by gun point as they rob the store. This is where Michael comes in again, and he saves her life. 

Willy her uncle hires him and his crew and take them back to their town. And this is where Layla "Lotus" has a hard time fighting her feelings for him, but he is in it for the long haul. He feels the connection too and refuses to go away. And tells her Just let me love you!!!!! He is not afraid of the things of her past, and believes that he is strong enough to be ok.

But will she let him in? Is the death thing real that is following her ? Or will she find her HEA? 

I loved this book, it was strangely really good, it had me captivated and wondering what the heck was going to happen next. The Author is very detailed in her words and sentences and express herself very well. I am so glad I got a chance to read this. I look forward to reading more from this Author in the future.. This series is so wonderful. Michael is just breathtaking and sexy and I feel is just the person that Layla needs in her life. She has had such sadness and it is time that she got something out of life. 

With that being said. Pick up this book you won't regret it . . . 

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