Four years ago, Frankie Rios walked away from her best friend and big sister, Iris. To Frankie, Iris died the day that she last rejected Frankie’s attempts at getting Iris alcohol and drug treatment. Rather than accept grief for her beloved sister’s loss, Frankie turned to her music.

A renowned cellist, Frankie has managed to ignore the pain and suffering of losing the person she loved most in this world. With Iris out of her mind and out of her life, Frankie was able to move on…or so she thought. Until Iris really died.

Topher went to war in 2001 only to return two years later damaged and broken. Unable to reconcile the war vet with the boy he used to be, Topher gave up on life. When Iris Rios, his long-lost childhood best friend, dies from liver failure at thirty-two years-old, Topher is forced to confront his past. He must decide whether he deserves to heal. He must decide whether he will take that first step and then take another until he can recover what he lost: himself.
Weeping Angels is a story of grief carried and grief ignored. It’s about learning to love and moving on. Mourning someone once is hard enough, but mourning someone twice is unimaginably harder.***Perfect Standalone Novel for Readers Who Enjoy: Strong
female protagonists and independent women; contemporary women’s fiction; realistic romance; books about adult friendships, family, and self-discovery; second chances; and emotional stories with happy endings (HEA). ***
About the Author
Cristy Rey is the author of the urban fantasy Incarnate series. She also writes and publishes unconventional romantic women’s fiction. She’d say she writes the books Jane Austen would have written if Jane had been a riot grrrl. Cristy lives in South Florida where she spends most of her days in a library and most of her nights surrounded by cats.


Weeping Angels is exactly what the title means…it’s a story of deep sadness to the point of ultimate despair. I enjoyed this book so much! This is the second book that I’ve read of Cristy’s and while I didn’t like this as much as her previous work, this was a very different story than what I normally read.
The story revolves around Frankie and Topher. Frankie’s sister, Iris, dies from an overdose and she’s in complete guilt over leaving her behind. Frankie becomes lost, depressed, and even experiences a little safe hatred. This book broke me in so many ways. I felt so much for Frankie and thought, “Damn, poor girl needs a break.”
Then there’s Topher. He was Iris’ best friend growing up and he enters the military and experiences horrors one should never experience. Topher’s story affected me more than Frankie’s, only because I was also in the military, and I know how it can change a person.
This is a story about two broken souls lost in the darkness of the world who find a way back to the light, with the help of each other. It was beautifully written and the plot was well conceived. Kudos to Cristy for another good book!!