Alexander Prescott was bored with the predictability of eternity when his world was rocked by a beautiful woman who looked exactly like his long-lost love. Even though she was human, he knew he'd found the woman destined for him. That was, until he met Gwen.” (Excerpt from the blub for the book, Revelations.)
The blurb for Bellamy Westbay’s fantasy-romance, Revelations, dips our proverbial toe in the water. This story is a tsunami of multiple love triangles coupled with levels of beings; humans, 14,000 year-old angels and a mix of the two; hybrids. Alex loves Eva who loves him but weds Lew. Hannah loves Alex and sleeps around, but Alex loves Gwen who thinks she loves Ky because he loves her. There is plenty of pining, craving and sweaty, lust-filled passion to keep you forging ahead. Written in alternating character first person past tense, author, Bellamy Westbay reaches for the stars with this paranormal celestial romance.
Revenge and jealousy themes rear their ugly heads one-third of the way into this tangled love affair. We learn that flirtatious, slutty Hannah is jealous of her friend Gwen who, despite her clumsiness seems to be unaware of her own amazing beauty and of men’s designs on her. Also present is the feeling of abandonment from which Gwen, Ky and Alex all suffer.
Less about revelations than it is about destiny, Revelations is not a Christian story. It should not be confused with the Book of Revelations from the bible. This book simply reveals fictional prophecy through the character’s dreams and imagery. These subconscious ‘revelations’ show us the protagonist’s love-longings and fears. Even before Gwen meets her foreign prince, she dreams of a hot, faceless protective man on the beach to whom she feels passionately drawn. The mystery dream man could be one of several different men. It’s a puzzle. Conversely, she dreams of wickedness and it has a face; and one we don’t expect.
God is capitalized throughout this narrative which could lead one to think the ‘heaven’ referred to is the Christian’s heaven from the bible. It’s not. We learn about a ‘creation room’ where God is still busy at work creating new universes though a large hole in the room’s floor. It’s entertaining, but not a source of religious information by any stretch.
Although heavy on the romantic, lusty heat index, there is no consummation; mainly kissing, plenty of hot body description and yearning. The content of Revelations is heavily laced with profanity with over 120 uses of the F-bomb and 65 assorted other curse words. If you enjoy a non-erotica, paranormal romance—essentially 400 pages of foreplay with a cliff-hanger ending—then this book is for you. I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.
I received a free copy of this digital book in exchange for a review.