Caravaggio’s Angel by Chris Quinton ~ Review by Brandilyn


Caravaggio's AngelTitle: Caravaggio’s Angel

Author: Chris Quinton

Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing

My Rating: 4.25 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

A seventeenth-century artwork, a portfolio of canvases and a gorgeous man no one seems to notice— Add in a jealous brother and a scheming stranger, and Paul has inherited trouble. 

Paul is estranged from his family, and inherits property on Malta from his artist great-uncle Lawrenz Calleja. It includes a portfolio of canvases Lawrenz painted over the decades, and an artwork that might be a seventeenth-century piece in the style of Caravaggio, but is more likely a symptom of his great-uncle’s obsession—the same man appears in every painting. Paul has grown up knowing that face, the man Lawrenz called Angelo. When he meets someone who matches the image exactly, Paul is hooked.

Their friendship rapidly deepens into love.

Angelo is in exile on the island of Malta—he has to learn compassion and love before he can return to his Father’s house. But he learns the lessons too well, and that proves dangerous. Nico has watched him for a long time, waiting for just this moment, when Angelo is at his most vulnerable. Nico gains an ally when Paul’s brother, Calvin, arrives in Malta. Calvin is convinced Paul inherited a fortune and is determined to claim a share of it. But the battle between Angelo and Nico is far more than it seems and the Calleja brothers are in danger of becoming collateral damage.

My View

Caravaggio’s Angel by Chris Quinton is a beautifully written and timeless love story. Paul has been exiled by his family for this sexuality, upon the death of his father, he discovers just how deep that betrayal goes. His beloved uncle has bee gone for two years, but his father sat on the information. He immediately picks up and goes to Malta, and the home of his uncle. There is a bit of a mystery while much love blossoms between Paul and Angelo.

I do not think there were many secrets in this tale, If you read carefully, you knew how things would play out. That, however, did not keep me from adoring Paul and Angelo. (Even if Paul was a bit of a douche for not attempting to visit a favorite uncle for so long). I loved that Paul did not immediately accept or assume that Angelo was who he was. I loved that he attempted to find other, mortal, explanations for the things he saw. I loved that Angelo seemed as enamored with Paul and Paul was with him. I loved that we got to know the characters before they were thrown into turmoil.

I did not love Calvin, even in the end, he was such a douche I could not feel sympathy for him in any way. Nico was the villain of the story, but Calvin was too quick to assume to the worst. His fiance, however, I liked (even if I could not see why she would want Calvin). In the end, I think all my questions about Angelo and Paul were answered.

If you like angel stories, this is a good one.

Buy Links:

Totally Bound Publishing

I would like to thank Chris Quinton for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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2 thoughts on “Caravaggio’s Angel by Chris Quinton ~ Review by Brandilyn

  1. Angel stories aren’t my first choice but you’ve made this one sound so good it’s now on my wishlist. Thank you!

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