I'm No Angel

I'm No Angel

by Patti Berg
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I'm No Angel 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Angel Devlin is a PI who spies on stray spouses for the Palm Beach elite. In her spare time, she hangs with her rich friends at the hip Jazzz nightclub and plans fundraisers for Alzheimer disease research. Her ex, a knife-throwing houligan named Dagger Zane, traumatized her in the bedroom so badly she hasn't been able to have an intimate relationship since. Tom Donovan is a gator wrestler turned multi-millionaire overnight. He's in search of answers regarding his father's death and the theft of a one-of-a-kind statue. The source of his answers is only accessible through Angel Devlin. The set-up for this novel was intriguing, and the plot line had great potential. Berg took the search for your past scenario and gave it a decent twist or two. Unfortunately, it became predicatable about two-thirds into the book. There were problems with the physical relationship between Angel and Tom. First, and greatest, was Angel's sudden reversal from cold, frightened fish to steamy temptress. One night of gentle attention cannot undo years of trauma. Secondly, even if Angel's 'on' switch could be flipped like that, this couple has unrealistic amounts of sex. One point in Berg's favor was that the sex scenes themselves were enjoyable. There was a lot of missed potential in this novel. The characters, while likeable, could have been better-rounded. Angel seems savvy as a PI, but everything was a little too convenient, especially when she did anything BUT blend in to her surroundings. Everyone in Palm Beach knew her, yet she was able to do her job and get paid the big bucks for it. Tom is charming in his way, but he doesn't seem too smart at times. I kept expecting him to charge in or DO more to dig up his past, or to use Angel's PI skills, but I was left wanting. I am giving this novel TWO stars. THREE stars is average, and this novel, while a fun read, was slightly below average. If you're looking for a slightly suspenseful, steamy story, go ahead and pick it up. If you're looking for something thought-provoking and/or containing a steamy, but realistic relationship between the characters, then move on. -C.W.
harstan More than 1 year ago
For twenty-six years he has lived in shame due to the reported actions of his dead father. When Tom Donovan was four, apparently his dad¿s best friend Holt Hudson shot Tom¿s father six times. A few days later, his dad died in Tom¿s arms alone in the Everglades. Holt insisted that his best friend was a cat burglar who assaulted his wife. The police believed Holt, but Tom knows that wealth can buy plenty of silence and is positive that his godfather spread the money around.----- Tom sees private investigator Angel Devlin meeting with Holt. Afterward he follows her, which she observes. They talk and he pleads with her to help him, but she warns him to stay away from Holt as he is sponsoring an Alzheimer¿s fundraiser at his home. As Tom continues to seek the truth, he and Angel begin to fall in love, but his obsession overrides his heart so any future relationship seems impossible.----- I¿M NO ANGEL is an entertaining romantic suspense thriller that centers on the need of an adult to understand the pivotal childhood event that shaped his current needs. The story line contains several delightful support characters including Tom¿s grandfather Pops, Holt, and through their eyes, Tom¿s parents and Holt¿s spouse. However, the tale hinges on the relationship between the lead couple as he struggles between love and a lifetime obsession to learn what really happened when Holt shot his father.----- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
I¿m No Angel by Patti Berg is a sassy, romantic read. Tom Donovan just wants answers to his father¿s death when he was a small child. He sees PI Angel Devlin coming out of his godfather¿s house. Tom decides getting close to Angel will get him one step closer to the man you has the answers, his godfather. That might have been his plan at the beginning but as he gets to know Angel things begin to change. Angel Devlin is a no nonsense woman. She has grown from a bad marriage to become her own woman. Angel at first has all the right moves to get close to Tom. But she is not prepared to have all these complex feelings for Tom. I¿m No Angel handles the complex issues as well as the funny and steamy ones with style. I am looking forward to the books about Angel¿s brothers.