Review copy provided courtesy of the author
After being murdered by one of his “side pieces”, Will finds himself in the afterlife and is tasked with being the guardian angel to a baby girl.
To be honest, I had expected this to be a horror or a thriller, and it wasn’t either, but it was a surprisingly fun short story about the least qualified guardian angel—possibly ever. Will is a grade A douche, the quintessential fuckboy, even after death. Braun does a fantastic job at making him appropriately unlikeable, yet incredibly engaging without being sympathetic to his awful ways. The idea that your guardian angel may not be a supreme enlightened being, but someone flawed being on the path to redemption is an unexpected one that I enjoyed immensely. Like my good pal Steve said, “If you’re not reading Theresa Braun, it’s time to change that” I’m certainly glad I did, and can’t wait to read more.