Providence is the first book in the Providence series by Jamie McGuire. I’ve read other books by this author (Beautiful Disaster) and was curious about this one. It was a great read but I felt I was missing something. Here’s what this story is about:
Struggling with her father’s death, Nina meets Jared Ryel, presumably by chance. However it soon becomes clear that he knows more about her than even close friends. When her father’s former associates begin following her in the dark, Nina learns that her father was not the man she thought he was, but a thief who stole from demons. In searching for the truth behind her father’s death, she stumbles upon something she never expected, and something Hell wants, that only she holds the key for. Jared risks everything to keep the women he was born to save, by sharing the secret he was sworn to protect. – goodreads.com
This paranormal romance story is about (half) (guardian) angels. Not something I haven’t read about before. But right from the start I was pulled into Nina’s world. At some point it was a bit slow though – I was predicting what would happen. But as Nina and Jared got together that changed a bit. There was a lot going on and I kept on reading, and when I glanced at the clock four hours had passed. So I can say it was a good read.
I have to say I was a bit annoyed with Nina sometimes. She is crying a lot, Jared does coddle her all the time. Sometimes I feel like she is younger than she, at least she behaves that way. I understand that her life has been pulled upside-down after her dad died, but sometimes it was too much. And she accepted that Jared has been ‘spying’ on her her whole life quite easily. For example: she found it endearing that he has an old surveillance photo of her on his nightstand. She did not freak out, or thought anything else besides that he should put another, more recent, photo into the frame. And then there was the love triangle. I felt Ryan was a bit overboard, pathetic even.
It may sound like I really did not like this book, but on the contrary. Providence is a great read and I’m curious to see what will happen in the next book in this series. So overall, I’ll give it
2.5 out of 5 stars.