Eight Second Angel

Eight Second Angel

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by Jessie Evans
     
 
Love is heaven that hurts like hell...

Rodeo cowboy Canyon O'Donnell is a champion with more national titles than any pro bull rider in history. He's also one week away from ending his own life. Haunted by mistakes from his past, Canyon isn't looking for redemption, let alone love. But when a beautiful girl with her own tragic past practically falls into his

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Love is heaven that hurts like hell...

Rodeo cowboy Canyon O'Donnell is a champion with more national titles than any pro bull rider in history. He's also one week away from ending his own life. Haunted by mistakes from his past, Canyon isn't looking for redemption, let alone love. But when a beautiful girl with her own tragic past practically falls into his lap, he can't resist taking her under his wing. He can't promise her forever, but maybe he can help ease her pain.

A little over a year ago, Lily Lawson was murdered. Now she's back on earth in a new body, sent to redeem a lost soul before it's too late. But her first good will mission is complicated by a powerful attraction to the tortured cowboy she's been sent to save. Soon she wishes she could promise Canyon forever, but she only has a few days and time is running out.

Lily's willing to do whatever it takes to save Canyon's life, but what if the one thing he needs is the one thing she can never give?

The Lonesome Point Series:
LEATHER AND LACE
SADDLES AND SIN
DIAMONDS AND DUST
Twelve Dates of Christmas
GLITTER AND GRIT
Sunny With A Chance of True Love
CHAPS AND CHANCE
ROPES AND REVENGE
Eight Second Angel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940150996045
Publisher:
Self Taught Ninja
Publication date:
07/28/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
45,423
File size:
618 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary romances she loves to read.

She's married to the man of her dreams, and together they're raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more.

When she's not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and drifting in and out on the waves, feeling thankful for sun, surf, and lovely people to share them with.

Learn more at www.jessieevansromance.com.

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Eight Second Angel 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
janice1231 More than 1 year ago
A Review of Eight Second Angel by Jessie Evans Sweet and sad story of Love - 5+++ stars Love is heaven that hurts like hell... Rodeo cowboy Canyon O'Donnell is a champion with more national titles than any pro bull rider in history. He's also one week away from ending his own life. Haunted by mistakes from his past, Canyon isn't looking for redemption, let alone love. But when a beautiful girl with her own tragic past practically falls into his lap, he can't resist taking her under his wing. He can't promise her forever, but maybe he can help ease her pain. A little over a year ago, Lily Lawson was murdered. Now she's back on earth in a new body, sent to redeem a lost soul before it's too late. But her first good will mission is complicated by a powerful attraction to the tortured cowboy she's been sent to save. Soon she wishes she could promise Canyon forever, but she only has a few days and time is running out. Lily's willing to do whatever it takes to save Canyon's life. But what if the one thing he needs--her love--is the one thing she can never give? Like all of Jessie's other books, I really LOVED this one -- although, I'm not sure that I would call it a Lonesome Point Texas book. I had not read the blurb about the book, so I was totally thrown when I realized who Lily Grace was. We got a mention of a couple of people from there, but Canyon and this version of Lily Grace were never part of the town. This really made me stop and think, what would it be like to come face-to-face with someone in the future that tells me she is my Mother and that she wanted to let me know how much she loved me and that she didn't blame me for her death. Would I be able to believe it and how would I feel knowing that she would go away again? A very poignant book you don't want to miss. **Complimentary Copy provided by Author for an honest review.**
CoffeeGoddessTK More than 1 year ago
"After so many months wandering the world in-between, light and weightless as a feather, coming back into a human body hurt like hell." And so begins the story of Lily Grace Lawson and Canyon O'Donnell in EIGHT SECOND ANGEL, the follow-up novella to ROPES AND REVENGE in the Lonesome Point, Texas, series by Jessie Evans. Lily Grace, wife of John Lawson, was killed in ROPES AND REVENGE, and, feeling that she still has unfinished business in the here and now, has been in the 'in-between,' unwilling to cross over. Canyon O'Donnell has suffered great loss himself, and, feeling that this world would be better without him, has decided to take matters into his own hands. It's up to Lily Grace to show him just how precious life is. Jessie is one of my go-to authors. I just love the way that she writes, her words, her characters, the love that she infuses into each of her stories. Jessie's Lonesome Point, Texas, series is one of my favorites, full of strong sexy cowboys, women full of sass and strength, and tales of overcoming odds that sometimes seem impossible. EIGHT SECOND ANGEL is a true second-chance romance, of sorts. Both Lily Grace and Canyon are living in the past, and it isn't until the possibility of losing each other in the now arises that each are able to let go of what was and find the redemption that they seek. This story may be one of my absolute favorites in the series. It's full of love, loss, tears, smiles, and, yes, plenty of steamy sexy time, too. Canyon and Lily Grace touched my heart, making me want their HEA from early on. I happily recommend this book, and the whole Lonesome Point series, with 5+ 'I'm crying, I'm smiling, life IS good and beautiful' stars.
CarrieMidwestBookLover More than 1 year ago
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. There are not enough good things to say about this book! It was amazing and lovable and thoroughly enjoyable! Absolute five star read and a great addition to the Lonesome Point series. Highly highly recommend!
SofiaAlmiroudis More than 1 year ago
WOW, Jessie Evans never stops delivering! Eight Second Angel is another beautiful story in the Lonesome Point series. Lily Lawson was a loving mother and wife whose life was ended too soon. Her spirit being stuck between the living and the dead, she is sent back in the body of Grace, a young woman who has given up on her own life. Lily has only a few days to save the soul of rodeo cowboy Canyon O’Donnell, who himself is ready to end his life because of the mistakes he made in his past. The only problem is that Lily still carries the memories of her past life. When Lily wakes up in Grace's body, she finds herself ready to end her life; until two strong arms stop her from jumping. There is an intense attraction between Canyon and Lily, but they decide to stay as friends. As Lily pieces together Grace's and Canyon's connection she discovers that Canyon is heading out of town and going back to the place that was taken away from her. Longing to see her boys again and let them know she is OK, she convinces Canyon to take her along on his road trip. During this time Canyon and Lily's connection gets stronger and Canyon's past is revealed. Will Lily see her boys? Will the connection between Lily and Canyon become more? Can Lily save Canyon before it is too late? I fell in love with Lily and Canyon's story. So thrilled that Jessie continued Lily's story even after death. I felt so many emotions of regret, sadness, hope, love, fear, and relief while reading this story. With the tears that I shed I also had many smiling moments. Another great read, one you won't want to miss.
aimz1972 More than 1 year ago
Oh wow Jessie has done it again… I cried so hard throughout this book, and the tears were well worth it… Lili is in the “in between” of life and death. She had recently helped John and Percy get together which led to solving her murder in the last book, Ropes and Revenge. This is such a beautiful story that sends Lili to help someone in need. She is sent down through another body; however, there is only a short time in which she can use this body to try to save Canyon. Canyon is planning to end his life when he saves Lily/Grace. There is an immediate attraction but neither is thinking of anything but the next few days they have left. Lili only has a short time to get Canyon to see that he deserves to live. They end up on a "just friends" road trip. Will they act upon their attraction? Will she be able to convince Canyon that he deserves to live? This was such an amazing story and so deserving of Lili! I loved this book by Jessie!!!
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
Wow this one starts off with one heartbreaking start. I already has some tears flowing from the prologue. It gets even more heartbreaking to see Canyon get to the point he's ready to take his own life. Lily who was murdered and who some will remember from earlier books. She is set down to do a mission of showing Canyon his life is worth saving. This a little different, but a good different. Life is so unfair sometimes and it's hard to watch Lily come to terms with her previous life. Plus seeing Canyon and her getting closer when there is a time limit for how long Lily can help. But of course Jessie never leaves us hanging. The epilogue was beautiful and the perfect touch. Definitely have the tissues handy for this one.
SingingSecretary More than 1 year ago
To be honest when I first read the synopsis for Eight Second Angel, I was a little unsure about the storyline. I have read otherworldly stories in the past, and I just had a difficult time wrapping my head around a character's return to the living. But I really liked Lily Grace Lawson who was initially introduced to us earlier in the Lonesome Point series so I was more than willing to give this story a try. I mean, let’s face it, this is Jessie Evans. So for me there really wasn’t a question in my head of whether or not I was going to read Eight Second Angel and, of course, it completely charmed me and warmed my heart. Canyon O’Donnell can never forgive himself for letting his family down. Living a careless and reckless life ended up costing him those things that were the most precious to him. Now believing that he should pay for the mistakes he made, he has made the final decision to try to put things right before ending his life. Lily Grace's life was taken from her too soon leaving behind a husband she loved and two young boys she adored. But she has now been given an opportunity to briefly return to the living, albeit in someone else's body, to help save a damaged and tortured soul before it's too late. But as Lily tries fervently to convince Canyon that he deserves many more years of life while keeping her own fate a secret, an emotional connection which neither one of them ever expected begins to develop dangling in front of them the possibility of a second chance at love. But now Lily must try to explain to Canyon that although her time left is short, he must look towards a long future with the living despite the fact that she is unable to be a part of it. Not surprisingly, Ms. Evans quickly quashed my uncertainties with every turn of the page as I found myself so intensely focused on the love affair developing between these two characters, what I perceived in my own head might be an issue absolutely was not! I loved both the strengths and weaknesses of each of these characters and the compassion they felt for one another despite the inner turmoil with which they both struggled. Eight Second Angel made me laugh, made me cry, and from time to time made me fan myself from the heat and passionate sparks that flew between Canyon and Lily. Sometimes in life (and in death), fate steps in to bring two souls together who were unknowingly looking for their match to rise them up far beyond that which we may neither understand nor are we able to control.
KaraHildebrand More than 1 year ago
**6 Hearts** Jessie Evans is such a beautiful writer. She has outdone herself with Eight Second Angel. I was so thrilled when I heard that Lily Lawson was getting a story. I cried when Lily lost her life and I have been curious and extremely intrigued to see how Lily was going to return. Lily has been sent back to save Canyon's life by taking over Grace's body. He's a bull rider that's living under a cloud of grief and despair for his mistakes. He's planning to end his own life, but before he leaves town he runs into Grace. Lily and Canyon have an instant attraction, but under the circumstances they decide to just be friends. Camping for one week and then they will part ways. Lily only has a few short days to convince Canyon that taking his own life isn't the answer, but she's dealing with her own past memories and sadness, and she has an agenda of her own. Lily and Canyon share a blanket of loneliness, but they also share an electric connection. Will Lily make Canyon see there is more to live for before it's too late? Will Canyon open his heart to Lily and save them both? I absolutely loved this story. I cried from start to finish. Some sad tears, some happy, some shocked. Lily is still as sassy as ever and Canyon is sexy and sweet. Another awesome addition to the Lonesome Point, TX series. Thank you, Jessie for giving us Lily's story! "Anyone ever tell you you're trouble, Grace?" "All the time," she said. "But I'm not. I'm just bossy and bad at taking no for an answer." "Pleasure and hurt are two sides of the same coin."
Crystal_Yawn More than 1 year ago
The one thing I've learned reading lonesome point books is have your tissues handy. The feels are real. The ballad of Lily Grace is full of tear jerking wonderfully emotional moments. Having read the whole series I did not read the blurb for this before I started. I didn't know if we were going back to Lily and John's time, Lily's time in heaven or what. I was pleasantly surprised in the direction Lily's story went. Lily sent back to earth to help stop Canyon from taking his own life when in return he saves her multiple times as she learns what her new body does and does not know. The truth is real, the chemistry is sizzling, the tears and the happy thoughts are plentiful. This is a great addition to a 5 star series
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Not the typical Lonesome Point story, but an interesting one nonetheless. In this book we get to visit Lily Lawson again. She is sent back to earth to help a troubled soul find his way. Canyon O'Donnell is haunted by his past. So much so, he can't see his way to a future. This is the story of their beautiful journey for Lily to put to rest her past and Canyon to find his future. Very well done and I would definitely recommend.