The Thief, the Damsel, and the Dragon by Angela R. Watts {Review!}

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Title: The Thief, The Damsel, and The Dragon

Author: Angela R. Watts

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Setting: North Carolina, United States

Publisher: Angela R. Watts

Source: from author in exchange for an honest critique. No review required and no compensation exchanged.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 stars

The Thief, the Damsel, and the Dragon by Angela R. Watts

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“… the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.” ~ Psalms 91:13

Edward Prosner is going to steal from the small town mayor of Fall Springs, North Carolina. He’s got a flawless plan of action and is determined to return honor and justice to his father’s good name. The problem he faces? He needs a date for the mayor’s dinner party.

Lucy Levitt is a huge romantic at heart, but with her family’s ranch and her part-time job, she has no time for dating. She believes God will place her soulmate in her life when the time is right. When the new man in town asks her out, how can she say no?

The first date seems ordinary enough, but then they begin to realize that they can’t fight their dragons alone.

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I originally read The Thief, the Damsel, and the Dragon as a beta-reader for Angela. Though not quite in its completed form then, it was amazing!

It was immediately the kind of book one begins and goes, “Hey, I gotta keep reading!” This was mostly due to the writing style, but it wasn’t long until the characters, setting, and plot dragged me down, and I was a goner!

You may think I’m biased. After all, the author is a very close, very dear friend to me and sister in Christ. I beta-read this book and have since helped the author get ready for publication and organized her blog tour.

However … this review contains my honest opinions. It really is good. I promise. Read it yourself if you’re not convinced!

PLOT: 4/5

Wow … definitely not what I was expecting!

Well, I guess I wasn’t sure what I was expecting going in. The only other story I’ve read by my friend Ang, Seek, was of a completely different genre (more spy thriller than romance, haha, and certainly a bit darker!).

I knew Ang and I think a lot alike when it comes to romance in books, so I wasn’t concerned about that, but … I was wondering what all was going on in my action/adventure-writing friend’s mind! Contemporary Christian romance? Like a Hallmark power-puff thing??!!

Turns out, there was a beautiful, lazy Southern summer romance with amazing Christian themes and a fantastic writing style! From the very first sentence this novel sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go!

CHARACTERS: 5/5

Lucy and Ed are now one of my favorite couples! <3 They belong together. Hush, no arguing!

Lucy is one of the sweetest, most fun female leads I’ve ever met. From the first time I met her, I was enchanted! Honestly, so much Southern charm and honey and just … ugggh! I love her! She is my best friend, okay? (Apologies to Bailey; you’re not Southern, so you’re gonna lose.)

Ed … well, I wasn’t sure what to think of him at first. He’s a rebel, and though I felt bad for him, I was also a bit annoyed at his flesh-ness. (You know, the lack of Jesus Christ and the much of Ed!) But by the end, I was on his team! <3 Also, I felt so bad for him, poor baby … *huggles him*

There were other amazing characters such as Lucy’s family (THE WHOLE FAMILY! <3 ) and Ed’s Irish friend (he needs no other descriptor!). However, if I went into each of them, this review would run too long, so I’d better stop!

SETTING: 5/5

LET ME GO TO NORTH CAROLINA. PLEASE. I’LL DO ANYTHING! (relatively speaking)

Maybe if I bug the Marine Corps* enough, my sister’s husband will get stationed close to there, and we can visit. Not that *coughs* I want her to move even farther away, butttt … y’know. It’d be a nice perk. I don’t like Cali all that much, sooo …

Seriously, though, the setting was absolutely perfect. <3 Love the Southernness, love the summerness, love the people who inhabit this Southern summer!

*yes, I do realize that government agencies are not at my beck and call … I just wish* …

**the more I think about it, the more I wish I had some sort of diplomatic immunity …

WRITING: 4/5

WHOA, there! This writing style! <3 <3 <3

CONTENT: 1/5

Language: n/a

Violence: n/a

Sexual: n/a

Other: romance and denial (y’know, the river in Africa). Not really content, but y’know …

Probably good for all ages, recommended for teens.

OVERALL: 4.5/5

Recommended to any lovers are fun characters, an amazing plot, a grabbing writing style, Southern summers, and sweet romances. Definitely get this book and read the heck out of it!


Review by Kellyn Roth of Reveries Reviews

Remember to check out the blog tour and giveaway while you’re here! You definitely don’t want to miss out on the giveaway, and of course there are other bloggers posting fun stuff, too!

Angela’s also been posting on her blog about various things relating to the book. Be sure to check that out! <3 It’s loads of fun!

 

TTFN!

~Kellyn Roth~

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p.s.

Does this sound like a fun book to you? What dragons are ravaging the countryside of your mind? (If you don’t mind sharing.) How are you dealing with them/how have you dealt with them in the past?

What do you think of my thoughts?

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