Edge of Heaven by P.G. Forte was a creatively funny and sexy story from start to finish. Not only did I love the world “Limbo” that P.G. created, I fell in love with the main characters, too. I have to admit that this book caught me by surprise. It’s not like anything I’ve ever read before. It’s has a very unique and fresh perspective about love, loss and the afterlife and I loved every minute of it.
Ever since Edge committed suicide years ago, he’s been trapped as an Angel in training in Limbo. Although, Edge has help many other people pass through the Pearly Gates, he feels pretty hopeless that he’ll ever be able to earn his way into Heaven himself. When Edge is given a new “Angel” to train he’s not overly enthusiastic about it. The thing about Limbo is that most things stay the same, and time passes without it really feeling like it has. So, Edge is totally caught off guard by the intense emotional connection he feels for his new trainee, Mattie.
Mateo “Mattie” Matinucci has always tried to live true to himself. He’s kind, sexy and has always gone out of his way to help others in need. Even his last action in his mortal life was a noble one. But, Mattie is unable to cope with the life and the unfinished business he left behind. When he meets his guide, Edge, he’s immediately captivated by the smart-mouthed, cynical and mysterious Angel. The more Mattie is around Edge, the more convinced he is that they really do belong together.
Now all he has to do is convince the seemingly straight Edge of that, too. That could be harder than getting into Heaven itself.
I honestly don’t want to give much of this amazing story away because I do not want to spoil it for anyone. I will say that this is NOT a gay for you story. Edge has been hiding his sexuality all his life and his afterlife, so you can imagine that poor Edge didn’t have a chance, once Mattie set his sights on him!
This book is also written in first person. Now, let me say that I HATE first person in romance. I always want to know what’s going on in both of my heroes’ minds. But, after reading this book, I understand why this book is written with just Edge’s point of view. Honestly, it had to be written that way or it wouldn’t have been as enjoyable. The great thing about Edge’s point of view is as Edge finds things out, we do too. The way the storyline escalated and the inner dialog that Edge has with himself, kept the story entertaining and the story running very smoothly.
Another reason why I normally do not like first person in romance is the sex scenes. They are usually so one sided and once again I feel like I’m missing out on something. This was NOT the case in this book. The lovemaking between Edge and Mattie was truly passionate and very loving. I could see the dept of Mattie’s emotion through Edge’s eyes, so it really didn’t read like a first person perspective very much at all.
I really loved this book and I hated for it to end. Edge of Heaven has earned a permanent place on my keeper shelf and I’m really looking forward to reading more by Ms. Forte as well.
P.G. Forte has a very informative and interesting website. She has a book called Nearer than Heaven that’s she’s working on that looks like it’s set with a main character dealing with the afterlife, so I’m hoping this is a series in the making. *Crosses Fingers*
Genre: LGBT Paranormal
Length: Short Novel
Welcome to the afterlife, where men are men and the angels are fallen.
It was a reckless act of passion that ended Edge’s life and left him in Limbo -- literally. Now, he’s stuck here. While most of the other angels-in-training move quickly up the celestial ladder, Edge knows it can never be that simple for him. He’s dealing with issues that are a lot more complicated than a simple lack of closure.
While Edge doesn’t know for sure what it will take to get him into Heaven, there is one thing he’s certain won’t help -- his latest assignment guiding angel-baby Matteo Matinucci while the newbie find his wings.
But twenty-something Mattie -- sexy, beautiful, recently departed, and openly gay -- could turn out to be the answer to all of Edge’s prayers, as well as the fulfillment of all his fantasies, even the hot, sweaty, secret ones he’s never confided to anyone. And by helping to send Mattie to Heaven, Edge just might end up saving both their souls.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices.