Review: “When Heaven Strikes” by F.E Feeley Jr

TITLE: When Heaven Strikes
AUTHOR: F.E Feeley Jr
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 298 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2017
PRICE: $7.10 -e-book / $14.49 –paperbac


Can love survive heaven’s wrath?

Artist Ted Armstrong lives a solitary and eccentric life. The survivor of child abuse disguised as religion, Ted has cut himself off from the world.

Then Ted meets Anderson Taylor, and it’s like being struck by lightning.

Anderson is a cardiac surgeon whose passion for his work has consumed him. He fears he’ll never find a partner—until he sets eyes on Ted. It’s happening fast, but both men know what they feel is right.

Confronted with an angry preacher, a scandal, and an act of God that threatens to destroy everything, their relationship will face its first true test.

Ted Armstrong is an eccentric, solitary artist. He lives alone with his paintings and his cat, he’s also the survivor of an abusive childhood, and since then he’s cut himself off from the world.
Anderson Taylor is a cardiac surgeon, he grew up in a wealthy family, and even if his parents weren’t very supportive at first when he came out, he could have counted on the unconditional love of his grandmother Eleanor.

Josiah is 18 years old and lives with his parents. His dad is the pastor of their congregations. As a man of religion, Pastor Jeff is a homophobic bigot who raised his sons with fear and abuse. He’s a bully, and Josiah tries to discern the wrong from the right when he comes to his father belief.


It was a beautiful book full of feelings. I loved every word of this book.
Don’t try to search for something incredible, or a great love story full of angst and all, it’s not the case here.
Here, we’re the privileged witnesses of a slice of lives.
Lives of Anderson and Ted, how they met, how they try to overcome their fears and pasts and give to each other a real chance.

Lives of Josiah, Jeff and James. How secrets, shames and misunderstanding can ruin a family, can ruin love between a father and his sons.
It was the first book I’ve read by F.E Feeley Jr, and I can tell you, the guy slapped me in my face (in a good way).
The story was beautiful, sweet, funny sometimes and put a smile on my face during all my reading. The plot was simple, just people at a crossroad of their lives and how the encounters that they have can change their lives.

Like I said, something trivial. You know sometimes, you watch a movie, or read a book and you’re completely hooked on it. And when you think about it, you’re realistic, nothing original, but there’s something that makes this particular movie or book very good.
That’s the case here, the story and the plot aren’t something unique like The Lord of the Rings or Star Wars, But it’s how it’s written that makes all the difference.

The writing was fluid, simple, light but the words were full of meaning and feelings.

I can only recommend you to read (see) this book (frame), and the story (picture) inside and share a slice of Ted and Anderson’s lives.

5 OptimuMM’s for the artist and his doctor

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book***


One thought on “Review: “When Heaven Strikes” by F.E Feeley Jr

  1. 16forward October 21, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    This is a wonderful book, difficult to read, but well worth it! You’ll end up a changed person at the end.

    Liked by 1 person

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