Friday, April 11, 2014

Book Review: Before the Fall (Broken Angel #3) by L.G. Castillo

Before the Fall 

(Broken Angel #3) 


L.G. Castillo 

Published March 7th 2014 
By Author Self Pub 
ARC For Review 

Lash remembered what Naomi’s grandmother once told him long ago: “There is always light where there is love.” 

He kept those words close to his heart because they meant that the love between him and Naomi was destined. With the binding ceremony behind them, Lash and Naomi have even more questions about their past lives as memories resurface and they discover that they were kept apart by the one person they had thought was their greatest ally—Archangel Raphael. When the other archangels finally reveal the mystery of their ancient past, they uncover a story of lust, envy, betrayal, loss and descent into darkness. 

In the wake of these revelations, will love be enough to keep their family together? 

 The Way Ria Sees It

Goose bumps and tears!! That was Ssssssssoooooooooo flipping good! I cannot recommend this series enough! Okay so I’ve been a big fan of this series since Lash and they just keep getting better and better! This is truly a must read. Ms. Castillo does an amazing job of sending us back in time. The descriptions and the flow of the story literally transferred me thousands of years. I could hear the busy market and feel the sun on my skin as though I were in the city of Ai by everyone’s side. This was a perfect addition to a beloved series of mine. I felt every ounce of love and despair that all of these characters experienced. It’s a rare and powerful thing when an author can make you really feel the words written on pages, it’s truly special. This is one that gave me all the feels.   

B-right, for all of time Naomi’s soul has given her a certain essence that illuminates everything around her even during times of darkness.
E-thereal, Rebecca has always been close and protected this family soon we will discover exactly why their love runs so deeply and has crossed many lifetimes.
F-ond, sent on her first mission Rachel meets a kind old man that touched her heart. His memory and willingness to sacrifice will stay with her forever.
O-pposed, Raphael always does as instructed, a wicked cunning unlike any ever known will convince him to go against his brothers.
R-easoning, Raphael is guided by his heart, a love that is pure and true cannot be wicked. His love is something that will guide him and ground him during times of doubt.
E-vil, a friend will show his true nature by forsaking Raphael’s one true love and catapulting a series of irrevocable events that will tear a family apart.    

T-ime, Jeremiel is revered by all as he has grown so has the admiration of everyone around him. Lahash has always been challenging but he has a capacity of great compassion.
H-eed, Raphael knows a time of judgment is upon him but his mind is clouded by transgressions that nothing can change.
E-ncounter, Lahash has never been first or favored but steely blue eyes haunt his every thought. Fishing will turn into walks and promises of love.  

F-oreseen, a selfish angel repents and though his heart was true his punishment will be severe.
A-lign, alongside a righteous army the angels of the heavens will bring a great battle and many lives will be altered. The inhabitants of Ai will not be the only ones affected.
L-ost, Naomi, Rebecca and Rachel though innocent they could not escape a great many years of solitude caused by the actions of those around them.
L-ove, when pure and innocent time holds no bounds. Everything has come full circle and things are as they should be though no one will ever forget the hardships endured to arrive.  

Tears and goose bumps y’all Fo’Real.  This is one of those books that will leave a long lasting impression on your heart. Every single character will leave a mark. There was one teensy tiny part where I thought a little recap would've been good but other than that le magnifique! The ending was amazing full of love and hope. This was a book of reflection we know why and how all of these amazing characters are who they are today. Get ready for a story full of love and the sacrifices made in the name of it. I most definitely recommend this series! I’m sure it’ll make your fav’s list!! 

My Fav’s


I love every single character so hard choosing isn’t something I’m totally comfortable with. So I’m going to talk a little bit about everyone. 

Michael & Gabrielle
As leaders holding this position is never easy. At times they were hard but carrying out punishment against beloved brothers and sisters wasn’t easy. Before the Fall shows us the enormous burden carried by these archangels and we really got to understand why things happened the way they did. 

Uriel & Rachel
Wow what an amazing love these two share. We really got to understand the depth and complexity of it. Uriel makes many mistakes but Rachel’s love and forgiveness brings him back to the light. Rachel though she be small she is fierce. Her heart has always belonged to him, we all know the extent and how far she went to return him from the abyss. Together these two are perfect. 

Raphael & Rebecca

Their love goes all the way back to the beginning and has never wavered. Raphael let his heart guide him away and his choices caused a lot of pain for a lot of innocent people. Rebecca was always meant for one person the fight for their love is centuries old. They have always been kind, fair and loving it was nice get to see their beautiful and tragic love unfurl. 

Lash & Jeremy 

These brothers have been through it all. Even at odds the bond between these two could never be broken. It was such a treat to see how they came to be from the time they were born to the amazing angels they are now. We were able to see the deep rooted goodness that each of these two have. My heart broke for Lash and for Jeremy the misunderstandings and miscommunications were crushing. Lash has experienced love like nothing else his heart will never belong to another. Jeremy has been through much pain, though he isn’t without faults I’m happy that through it all their bond has come out on top. 


Yep this is my main girl! Gah! We know who she is, and where she came from but this is so much more. In Before the Fall we really get to know Naomi and her beautiful resilient soul. Naomi’s heart has always belonged to one person seeing it develop was delightful. Like I said this story brings everything back full circle I’m so happy she has always been true! 

My Wish

Lash mentions something at the end that he worries about. Naomi assures him of a truth that lies within her heart…I would lose my SH#% if we get a book about that “feeling” she has guided by faith. 

My Rating

5.0 City Gates, Day Visit, Secret Gifts, Simple Life, Great Sacrifice, Foot Race, Stolen Kiss, Fishing Encounter, Daily Walks, Golden Ring, Mistaken Betrothal, Demon Army, Avenging Angels, Unbreakable Love filled stars! I want to go run in the meadows and sing aloud this was absolutely amazing!!      

Mikki's Review

Holy Cannoli!!! What a finale or should I say beginning? I have been patiently waiting for the last installment of the Broken Angel Series by L.G. Castillo. I don't read paranormal romance very often, but when I do I turn to my co-blogger Ria for recommendations. She was the one that introduced me to this PHENOMENAL series! I love angels!!!!!! L.G. Castillo's amazing talent has made me love them even more! This story was beautifully written and it captivated me from beginning to end. 

It's very hard to review this book without giving anything away. When I finished reading After the Fall (Broken Angel, #2) I wanted answers. This is the book where all of our questions get answered. I think that out of all the series this is the book that was most emotional to me. To see how Lash and Naomi's love started was just breathtaking. When they shared that first kiss ... Oh, my God!!!! I got shivers!!! This is where their journey started and what an emotional journey it has been! Eternal love, it's a beautiful thing! <3

What I really love about L.G. Castillo's writing style is that the connection she makes us feel with the characters is OUT OF THIS WORLD! I felt a connection to every single character in this series. Even Lucifer! I loved seeing all my favorite characters again : Lash, Naomi, Jeremy, Rebecca, Raphael, Uri, Rachel, Michael, Gabrielle, Chuy, Lalo and let's not forget my favorite one ... Welita!!!!!! I love her to pieces!!! Even if she was not very present in this book my heart burst with happiness when I read the scenes where she was mentioned.  What was amazing about Before the Fall, is that we get to see how the main couples found love and what they had to go through to find their HEA. It was emotional, intense and powerful!

I am so sad that this series is complete. I wish I could read about these characters FOREVER! I am still crossing my fingers that a certain sexy angel is going to get his own book. He totally deserves a HEA <3

My Rating

I give, Before the Fall, by L.G. Castillo 5 beautiful, emotional, mesmerizing, eternal, powerful, irresistible stars! I want more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pretty please?!?!?!?! If you want to read an amazing Paranormal Romance Series about angels, look no further, the Broken Angel Series is exactly what you are looking for! 


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Reviews: Lash | After the Fall 

About the Author
L.G. (Linda) Castillo wrote her first story when she was ten and has been writing ever since. She took a break from writing fiction and poetry to focus on obtaining her Ph.D. in counseling psychology. She is now a licensed psychologist and currently works as a professor at a Texas university. Although she has published her psychological research in several professional journals and books, her dream has always been to publish a novel. Lash is her debut novel and was written during the 2012 National Novel Writing Month event.


  1. I love the way you use acrostichs in your reviews and thank you very very much for the man candy, they lift my spirit up for the whole day ! :)

    1. Glad you enjoyed the reviews, and the man candy ... tehehe!

      Thanks for stopping by Iza! ;)

  2. Gorgeous reviews! I love the character analysis and the passion in your reviews. Thanks for bringing the Broken Angel series to my attention!

  3. Awesome review. It really does sound like an amazing read.

    1. It's amazing!!!!

      Thanks for stopping by Jenea! ;)

  4. I don't even know this series and you're calling it must read. Wow. Where have I been? Good know there's good description. That's always a big key in this kind of book. So glad you enjoyed and adding it to my TBR pile.

    1. Oh, I can't wait to see what you think of it! This is an excellent series!

      Thanks for stopping by Valerie! ;)

  5. I haven't read a book with/about angels in soooooooooo long. You guys make me want to read the first book right now. Great reviews.

    1. Yay!!! You are going to love this series!!!

      Thanks for stopping by Christy! ;)


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