Review: Michael’s Passion

  • Title:
    • Michael’s Passion: An Angel and Demon Paranormal Romance
  • Author:
    • Joel Crofoot
  • Release:
    • October 20, 2020
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Riley Roberts
  • Series:
    • A Series of Angels, Book 1

I’m a bit biased towards this book. I’ve mentioned a few times in the past how I’m a fan of the whole good vs. evil battles in the shadows, while most people are unaware. Person of Interest, Supernatural, The Vampire Huntress Legend Series, etc. This has been my bread and butter for over a decade.

I like the good vs. evil battle in this story, but it really does feel secondary to the character development. It really focuses most of its time on introducing these people and making you care about them. I want to read more books from this series just so I can follow these characters.

It has forbidden romance (not the creepy kinds), the connection between the characters feels genuine. It’s not all sunshine and roses. It’s hard to describe just how well the characters are done. They have genuine thoughts and emotions, they recall events from the past that they still feel guilty about. They have hopes and dreams, worries and fears. Despite not being human, they’re all far more human than most characters in most novels.

I’m throwing this in at the end. The sex scenes are nothing to write home about. You could even say they’re entirely forgettable.

The narrator offered little value to the book. He reads one sentence at a time. To clarify, there’s a short pause after every single sentence. It makes the lines sound awkward and janky, dialogue doesn’t flow naturally. He mispronounces crayon as “cran” and if you’ve read any of my reviews, you know I can’t stand people who can’t pronounce basic words properly. The way he reads dialogue is bad enough; he also doesn’t add any character or emotion to the lines. They all sound dull and lifeless. He doesn’t put any effort into them, he just reads them all in the same voice, making it difficult to tell which character is talking at times. Hell, sometimes it’s difficult to tell what’s an inner monologue and what’s actual dialogue because it all sounds exactly the same.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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