When Angels Fall (WeHo #1) by Sherryl D. Hancock
Skyler Boche’ survived the war, and a crash that should have killed her and her entire crew. What the crash didn’t do, PTSD kept loosely at bay, is working on doing damage to what remains of Skyler’s heart. But when she meets headstrong, beautiful and wild Devin James, she’s met someone she can’t push away or put off. Devin James is a force to be reckoned with, and she refuses to give up on Skyler no matter how far she’s pushed away. She’ll find that when angels fall, sometimes it’s hard to lift them back up
I made is a goal of mine for this month for at least 50% of the books I read to be about POC or feminists or LGBTQ+ or any of the minority groups that are underrepresented in media. I accidentally stumbled onto this book when the 17th book in the series was recommended to me. I didn’t realize it was the 17th book in the series until I started reading it and I was like “what the heck?” who are these characters they keep talking about without introducing them? Then, I realized my mistake so I went back and downloaded the first book, this one.
I really enjoyed this book. It not only emphasized LGBTQ+ characters and their perspectives and certain troubles they face, but also an Army vet with PTSD. The story was full of growth and circumstance and troubling and sweet all at the same time.
My biggest complaint is that it was told from 3rd person so I often felt that the author was telling me the story rather than me feeling it. Also, when Hancock did describe the characters feelings, she had to use their name often so we knew who was doing the talking/ thinking, which broke up the natural flow while reading.
Overall, I would like to continue with the series. When I jumped into the beginning of the 17th book initially, the few previous story lines they brought up seemed really interesting so I would like to see where it goes. If you haven’t checked out this series, I recommend you do and let me know what you think!