Title: On a Wing 2: Prayer on a Wing
Author: Nicole Dennis
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Characters: Anderson Saint John, Morgan Brookes
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
After the haunting Halloween, Anderson Saint John and Morgan Brookes continue to progress with their unusual relationship. Anderson’s mother, Regina, a strong supporter, fights a quiet battle against a mysterious illness. Until Anderson returns home after school and finds her unconscious on the floor. Thrown into an unknown world, full of grief, loss, and darkness, Anderson clings to Morgan and his mother’s lifelong friends.
Could life and love return to ‘normal’ for this teenager and his newfound relationship? Or would this tender relationship unravel under the weight of reality?
I admit I was anxious to read this book. I really enjoyed the first book in the ‘On a Wing’ series, Ghost on a Wing, and I looked forward to seeing how Anderson and Morgan’s relationship had developed. Believe me, I wasn’t disappointed! Watching these two characters’ lives continue to evolve really was a strong highlight to this book. It’s obvious that Ms. Dennis really knows the heart and soul of these two heroes and I’m already looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Things have been progressing very nicely for Anderson and Morgan. They continue to date and take their relationship slow, and so far, everything is going smoothly between them. This changes when Anderson comes home to find his mother collapsed and unconscious on the floor. Soon, Anderson finds out that his mother has hidden her terminal illness from him, and before he knows it, she’s passed away, and everything that he’s ever known has changed.
But lucky for Anderson, he has a family and friends that surround him and try to help him out with his loss, plus there’s his strong and supportive relationship with Morgan that keeps him from giving up on his hopes and dreams for the future. As Anderson starts to deal with the death of his mother, he’s forced to make some changes in his life, but he can’t help but feel lost and a little betrayed by his mother’s silence about her illness. But will Morgan’s love and support be enough to give Anderson the strength to continue to trust and work for his plans for the future?
I loved this story. Make sure you have plenty of hankies handy because it was a tear-jerker for me. The grief, anger and confusion that Anderson experienced made this a very realistic read, and I thought the story itself was very well-written. Also, I enjoyed watching Morgan really become a strong staple in Anderson’s life, without being overbearing and without pushing Anderson onto the next level of their relationship before he’s ready.
This story is very well-paced and I read it in on setting. I was quickly involved in the trauma that Morgan goes through, and the devotion and love that clearly flow between the two men. As usual, Ms. Dennis really seems to know her characters very well, and although I was saddened by the loss of a character I really enjoyed in the first book, I still found this story to be both wonderful and heartbreaking at the same time.
Prayer on a Wing is the second book in the Wing series. Although you probably could read this book as a stand-alone story in the series, I don’t recommend it. To fully appreciate the relationship between Anderson and Morgan AND Anderson’s relationship with his mother, I highly recommend you read the first book, Ghost on a Wing first. I’m very anxious to read the next book in the series and more from this wonderful writer. Highly Recommended!
Reviewed By: Gabbi