Police officer Angel Morelli was on a mission to save teens from a local drug ring. Posing as a high school student, Angel never expected to fall in love with her history teacher, handsome green-eyed Jake Weston. Suddenly, keeping her identity a secret was pure torture!
Though a devoted teacher, Jake carried around grief that made him bury his faith. But strange things began to happen when Angel walked into his classroom. He soon discovered that she wasn't a student at all! Stranger still, this spunky woman made him believe in happiness again. Would she be the answer to his secret prayers?
A quick, pleasant "fluffy" read without much substance. Has a sequel, Judging Sara.
Heartwarming inspirational romance. New book.
This is a neat story about Angel Morelli on a mission to save teens from a local drug ring. Posing as a high school student, Angel never expected to fall in love with her history teacher, handsome green-eyed Jake Weston. Suddenly , keeping her identity a secret was pure torture!
Undercover police officer Angel Morelli is investigating a drug ring but she's hit a snag: she's fallen head over heels for her handsome history teacher, Jake Weston, who's shaping up as a prime suspect in the investigation. Jake has noticed Angel as well, and wonders if she's the one who can make him believe in happy endings.
The book also features Sal Tucci (aka the Crow), who is also featured in her novel "Judging Sara". Sal and Angel are working together. There's usually one nonbeliever and this time it's Jake's on-again, off-again girlfriend Amanda.
Rutledge does create some two-dimensional characters here, but Amanda is a one-dimensional atheistic character who doesn't really do much. Her plot involves the trafficking of meth in a small suburban town and her handling of this subject is good. There's a terrific subplot on the subject of forgiveness that's interwoven with the drug ring plot and is also handled very well.
The "age difference" between Jake and Angel is amusing at first. However, I grew up with a Christian girl who, at 19, married a 27 year old, so it didn't seem that farfetched to me. It only seems odd from the teacher/student perspective.