Reviewed by Cecelia Hopkins for Readers' Favorite
It’s a Wonderful Lie (Heaven on Earth Book 1) by Wren Michaels sees a huge Christmas tree fall on Eden. She is saved by the strong arms of Theliel, her guardian angel. “Theo” takes her to the hospital and then home. He kisses her and explains how her random acts of kindness have improved other people's lives. Unfortunately, “Theo” is under reprimand by “Kasbiel” for becoming too corporeal. He is obliged to remain human and both their memories are wiped clean. Will their love be strong enough to help “Teddy” find Eden again? Who is Tera and why does her claim to be his fiancee ring so hollow? At least Eden’s reconciliation with her mother will help assuage her loneliness.
It’s a Wonderful Lie (Heaven on Earth Book 1) by Wren Michaels is a paranormal romance with lashings of delicious holiday cheer. I found the character of Eden easy to identify with because her disappointment in her previous relationship with Grayson was a poignant life experience. The love scenes with “Theo” were sizzling and I longed to see Eden and “Teddy” (as he christened himself after becoming human) reconnect. The arrival of Tera claiming to be his fiancee formed an exciting and puzzling distractor. I was amused by the subtle textual hints that Theliel was an angel and enjoyed the way the characters also referenced Eden as angelic because of her kind deeds. The references to several other angels helped populate the heavenly realm and built a mystical background for the fantasy. The book created a magical arc of a narrative filled with love and goodwill.