After tragedy tears Jamie Brandt’s life apart, her only goal is to finish high school so she can leave her small hometown behind. In the meantime, riding her horse is her main source of solace, until a mysterious stable hand shows up at the barn. There’s something not quite right about the handsome new employee, and the more Jamie sees of him, the more determined she becomes to figure out what he’s hiding.
Dothan Reed came to historic Huntsville, Maryland, for one reason—revenge. But his plan can’t move forward until he finds the missing piece he needs to enhance his powers. As the only surviving Nephilim, Dothan is not only weaker than full-blooded angels; his forbidden lineage makes him an outcast in both worlds. When he discovers Jamie is the key to locating an ancient weapon, he’s forced to interact with a vulnerable human girl—a task that becomes more appealing with each encounter.
Jamie soon learns Dothan isn’t the only one with a dark secret. Each new revelation further threatens her safety, and Dothan’s betrayal shatters her heart. Forgiving him seems impossible, but the thought of turning her back on him is equally painful.
As their connection deepens, Dothan will have to make his own difficult choice: continue on his path of vengeance, or protect the girl he loves. And when Dothan’s actions thrust Jamie into an unforeseen danger, he must seek the help of his enemy…or risk losing her forever.
The beginning of Divine Fall really got my attention. There was so much mystery into what happened to Jamie and why Dothan was acting so weird. It really pushed me to read more and see if I could uncover their mystery. I really like it when books start out rather mysterious and slowly begin to uncover a characters past and their motives.
Jamie was a really cool character. She seemed shy and an introvert like me so it was easy to place myself in her shoes. Plus, I sympathized with her because of the things that happened to her towards the beginning of the book. Although she was shy at times, she was quick to speak her mind, and I really liked that about her. Then we have Dothan, who was a complete mystery at first. All I knew was that he ran very hot and cold, which was very annoying. I wanted to throttle him most of the time. However, Dothan started to show a sort of protectiveness towards Jamie after her encounter with some bullies and that was really endearing. I began to warm up to him as time went on.
I liked the whole pace of this book although it was a little slow at times, but once the truth about Dothan was revealed I couldn’t help but hurt for Jamie because she felt used and she had actually cared for Dothan. I hate when fictional characters get hurt like that because it's like I can literally feel their heart hurting as if it were my own. At that point in the book, I wanted to strange Dothan with my bare hands. I was SO pissed at him. Actually I was pissed at everyone from keeping secrets from Jamie, but that's when I knew that I was hooked on this story. Soon, I started to like Dothan and he revealed his true kind self.
One thing that seemed off about the book was the fact that it felt a little anti-climactic. It seemed to be in a lull most of the time. I was thinking there would be more action or fighting at least. The romance in Divine Fall really saved it, in my opinion. There was a flurry of action and danger towards the end, but I would have liked there to be more throughout the story. It would have balanced the story better. Either way, I liked the story. Although some may find it a little drawn out, those looking for a good teen romance book will really enjoy this book I think. It had relatable characters, romance, and a little action, all of the things you look for in a book. Although it lacked in the action area, it made up for it in romance. I give Divine Fall three (3.5) stars out of five.Follow my blog with Bloglovin