Review: Angels of Belle Meade by Lindsey Iler

angels of belle meadeTitle: Angels of Belle Meade

Author: Lindsey Iler

Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review

The heroine: Lennox Callahan

The hero: Edric Blackthorne

The blurb: We govern with broken wings, using fear and beauty as our weapons.

Through inherited traditions, each of us are born to play individual parts in our reign. In previous years, the transition has been calm.
Until our generation is unveiled.

Newcomers step forward to wreak havoc amongst us. Secrets are revealed, loyalties are tested, and the dark truth of our town is forced into the light.

Townspeople, prepare to meet your judge, jury, and executioner.

We are the Angels of Belle Meade. We’ll be coming for you.

Standalone or series: Standalone

The review: Lennox Callahan lives in a place called Belle Meade. In the public eye because of her mayor father and shunned by her cold-hearted mother, she only sticks around because of her little sister, Sarah. While out one night with her best friends Emerson, Amilee and Dylan in the forest, she runs into Edric, who’s new in town.

She finds herself drawn to him, but her life is thrown into chaos when she finds out, upon her nineteenth birthday, that she’s an Angel. Together with Amilee and Emerson, it is their birthright to dispense justice in Belle Meade. As they learn more about who they are, Lennox finds herself drawn to Edric, who’s got secrets of his own. Eventually, she comes to learn who she really is, why she was born, and what Edric is. His family, the Blackstones, and the Callaghans have long been enemies, but Lennox doesn’t want to fight with Edric. Quite the opposite.

This was a somewhat dark tale with lots going on, and a twist at the end that you won’t see coming that was very nicely done (although it was resolved within a sentence, which felt a bit abrupt). If you love paranormal romance, this book is one for you to put on your TBR list.