Review: Out in Blue by Sarah Gilman

Out in Blue
(Return to Sanctuary #1)
By: Sarah Gilman
Publisher:Entangled Publishing
Published: Aug. 2, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: I liked it and found it entertaining to read.

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In a violent world where fallen archangels are hunted for their valuable plumage, Wren knows one thing for certain: the human woman who saved him from a poacher attack will die if she stays with him. The demon responsible for his parents’ gruesome deaths two decades ago pines for the chance to rip apart any woman who stands under Wren’s wing.

Wren doesn’t expect Ginger to stay by his side once she discovers his ability to drain life with a mere touch, yet she lingers. When an unusual talent of her own reveals the location of Wren’s father, Wren’s isolated world implodes. With the help of the demon protectors he’s sworn never to trust again, Wren risks everything to rescue his father, confront the demon who stalks his and Ginger’s every step, and claim his eternity with the most courageous woman he’s ever known.


The book starts off running. On page one, Ginger is in a coffee shop when a poacher comes in and starts talking about a new angel that he is about to take down. Ginger, being raised in the paranormal world by her adopted father who just happens to be a demon, cannot just sit by when she knows that an angel is in danger. So she rushes out to warn the archangel that there are poachers after him.

The story was jam packed with action from start to finish. There wasn’t a chapter where the characters just sat around drinking a cup of tea and discussing politics. This book had more twist and turns than a ride at Disney World but it worked in this story. Ginger and Wren are on the run and their attacker seems to always know where they are and how to find them. Typically, I can call what is going to happen at the beginning if not middle of the story but the villain really did surprise me.

Aside from the action that takes place there is also romance. The connection between Ginger and Wren is pretty much instantaneous. What starts out as trust, quickly turns into lust and then love. Yes, their relationship blossomed really fast but they also went through a lot together. I thought that their relationship was sweet considering that he never thought he would find someone to love him due to his ability to kill with just a touch. However, Ginger isn’t even phased by this and instead asks is she can stay with him.

Mixing the romance with the action kept the pages turning at a fast rate.

After Wren is shot in the wing, Ginger takes him to her friend’s house who is out of town, so that they can get cleaned up and hide out from the poachers. Wren ends up falling asleep when the healing fever sets in. Ginger puts a bag of ice on his on his forehead to help with the fever while he sleeps causing him to stir and he ends up wrapping his arms around her waist and resting his head on her thigh.When she tries to wake him he just sighs and extends his wing over her.


One Thought on “Review: Out in Blue by Sarah Gilman

  1. Good review! I love a twisty plot, so will definitely check this one out.

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