Review: Tripping on a Halo by Alessandra Torre

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Tripping on a Halo by Alessandra Torre | Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5)

As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.

This was my very first experience with an Alessandra Torre and it was every bit as humorous and enjoyable that I hoped it'd be. Tripping on a Halo had its faults but it was ultimately as heavenly and steamy as readers want it to be. This was one of those books that caught me off guard with its outlandish wit and comedic timing. It had something about it that was unexpectedly fun and will tease its audience throughout.

One thing was certain: Tripping on a Halo was addictive and captivating enough for me to have finished it in one sitting. It has the perfect hook in the form of its first sentence (which takes readers full circle by the end of the novel) and I knew I would be in for a treat when I read it, as well as its synopsis. Torre has her humor highly present in the prose of Tripping on a Halo and if there's one quality to it (aside from its steamier, more romantic moments) that readers should be aware of is its hilarity.

I'll admit that plotline wise I wasn't sure what to expect from Autumn's whole guardian aspect when it came to her, for lack of a better word, stalking of Declan. Admittedly, hearing "stalking" and romance in the same sentence will likely put readers off, but there is more to it than what I could possibly explain in one review.

There were times when I was often confused about things in Tripping on a Halo. The past. Autumn's actions, the illness that dominated the final quarter of the book, Declan's... everything? To be blunt, I had the impression that some of these plotlines were tossed aside for other developments. While it did not make me dislike the book, it did lead to the occasional head-scratch moment from me.

Tripping on a Halo, despite its flaws, was a fun and indulgent read for the start of winter. Torre has a way with romance and comedy; crafting something unique and entertaining for her readers. It is easy to see why she's often on the receiving end of praise in the genre--she is certainly a force to be reckoned with.

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