Electric Impulse

Love, Life & Sex (Book One)

Romance - Sizzle
276 Pages
Reviewed on 05/18/2018
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Author Biography

Angel Hilson is a lover of the written word. Discovering a talent for weaving tall tales at a young age, she’s enjoys writing across many genres. Currently she’s smitten with crafting women’s fiction novels that aim for the heart, taking readers on an emotional journey.

Her experience includes earning degrees in English Language and Literature and African American Studies along with a minor in Spanish Language and Culture from Marquette, a private Catholic university located in the heart of the Midwest. Angel appreciates cultural diversity. As a college student, she lived with a family in Mexico as part of a study abroad program. She also has experience writing as a Digital Copywriter for a Fortune 500 company and occasionally writing freelance articles.

When she's not badgering her husband to give his opinion on her next jaw-dropping plot twist, she can be found reliving childhood with her two daughters at the nearest trampoline park.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

If I had to pick three words to describe Electric Impulse: Love, Life & Sex by Angel Hilson, those words would be “very tastefully done.” I like this novel. I like the writing. I like the choices. I like the characters. I like the story. Not everyone can pull off writing a book like this. I found it totally modern with just the right touch of references from the past and nods to today’s culture. This is an American novel. If you tried to tell this story but set it in Europe or Canada, it would be a very different tale. This genre is not one I read as much as I do sci-fi, fantasy, or thrillers, but if more writers were as capable and talented as Angel Hilson, I just might. She has an extraordinary ability to tell a good story.

First, I liked the plot, the story itself. It was very grounded in reality and believability. Nothing stretched my willingness to suspend disbelief too far. I could jump in and feel this happened. These people are real. Next, I loved the characters. I liked the protagonist and her friends. Aria is a girl I could fall for. Even characters I could not like, such as Sebastian and his mother, were still totally believable and fitted in with the story. I like that I did not even realize the story is about an African-American girl, and her friends and family until a few pages in. I liked the descriptive writing. I liked that it wasn't overdone. Plot, setting, and characters all contributed to a satisfying conclusion. I look forward to reading more by this author.

Gisela Dixon

Electric Impulse: Love, Life & Sex (Book One) by Angel Hilson is a contemporary romance novel. Although the book follows the traditional boy-meets-girl theme in a certain sense, there is definitely a plausible plot and twists and turns that make this more than just a traditional romance novel. In this story, we meet Aria, a dynamic young woman just graduating from college, and ready to marry and settle down at the “right” age. But things turn sour when the man she thought she would marry ends up breaking up with her and humiliating her. As Aria deals with this and her personal demons, she meets and gets to know Phoenix, a rich, handsome playboy who happens to frequent the club where she works. Their chemistry is powerful and both cannot help but be attracted to each other. This is the story of whether Aria can find true love, as she faces personal challenges, and if they have what it takes for a true, long-lasting love.

Electric Impulse is definitely a treat for romance lovers. The chemistry between Aria and Phoenix is sizzling and, in fact, forms a major factor in the initial development of the relationship, to say the least. But what I liked about the book is that it is not simply a romance novel. Instead, it deals with social issues, human relationships, and how emotional trauma in the past or present can really shape who a person becomes. I liked Aria’s character and how she was portrayed, and Angel Hilson really had me rooting for Aria and hoping she finds what she deserves. There are also many other interesting characters, besides Phoenix, who lend a depth and richness to the story. This is a fun, entertaining read for romance fans.

Ruffina Oserio

Electric Impulse: Love, Life & Sex (Book One) by Angel Hilson is a romance for fans who love it sizzling and character-driven, and it's fair to indicate that it's a book written for mature readers. Aria Davenport has just received the worst rejection of her life and in a way that is most humiliating. The day before her graduation, Sebastian, the man she'd dreamed of spending her life with, dumps her in front of everyone at the family gathering. Just when she thinks she'll never have anything to do with men, something unusual happens. Phoenix Prescott, a real estate mogul, comes into her life. Serving him as a VIP in Club Lotus, Aria catches his attention in a way no other woman has done and it's not long before Aria finds herself wanting him. But can she tame a man as handsome and as wild as the real estate magnate?

The story opens with the breakup at the moment Aria has to meet the family of her boyfriend. The mother is domineering and seems to make decisions for her son. The drama begins quickly enough and there is no slowing down. Angel Hilson has the gift of capturing human emotions in her writing in a way that makes the reader feel as though they were part of the characters. Her characters are real and their humanity is deeply felt and deepened as the reader moves from one intense scene to the next captivating one. The writing is gorgeous and it exudes sensuality. This is a story that explores the workings of the human heart and the author blends romance with the erotic aspect of love to take readers on an emotional ride. Character development is skillfully handled and readers will love to follow Aria as she responds to the devastating breakup with the man she loves. Insights into her childhood open a new way of appreciating the story from a psychological perspective. Told in the first person narrative voice, the story pulls readers into the worldview of the protagonist and keeps them focused throughout the narrative. Electric Impulse: Love, Life & Sex (Book One) is intoxicating and electrifying.