Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Angel of 13th Street


Title: The Angel of 13th Street
Author: Eden Winters
Publisher: Torquere Books
Publisher URL: http://www.torquerebooks.com
ISBN: 978-1-60370-981-1
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

When Jeremy turned 18, he was pushed out of the foster care system and onto the streets. Now the young man is trying to finish high school and get into college, without becoming another statistic.

Noah knows from experience what can happen to young boys who end up on the streets. Trying to help as many kids as he can means spending his nights alone, that is until he meets Jeremy

Eden Winters’ The Angel of 13th Street is a very good story that is sure to grab the reader’s attention. When 18 year old Jeremy struggles to stay out of the hands of the local pimp, he ends up getting help from Noah, an ex hustler, who is now known as The Angel of 13th Street. What neither man realizes is how much their lives will now change.

The story, which deals with the harsh reality of life on the streets for those young men with nowhere to go, can be harsh at times. The author does a wonderful job painting a picture of what Jeremy is facing, as well as the problems Noah had when he was in Jeremy’s place. From the beginning, it is easy to see that, regardless of the age difference, these two belong together. However, the author does not make their relationship an easy one as enemies and circumstances keep them apart. The emotions the two men feel for each other, as well as what they are going through, comes across realistically making it easy for the readers to understand the men’s struggles. While there are a couple of light hearted moments, this story is very intense and should not be missed.

Although this author is new to me, this won’t be the last of her books I read.

2 comments:

Eden Winters said...

Thank you, Critter Nymph, for your kind words. I'm so glad you liked Angel. I had fears that it would be too dark, but felt compelled to tell this story.

It's good to know that, as a reader, you saw the positive and not just the bleakness.

lyne said...

your characters came across very strongly. i couldn't help but care about what happened to them. thanks for the great story.