Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 07:26 Posted by Clash Monday, 22 October 2012 10:30
Reviewed by Rachel Rea
Vigilance. The mission to safeguard Nikki Youngblood depends on the fragile alliance of two half-angel, half-human guardians, both struggling with intense feelings for the girl who has been assigned to their care. Mace, steadfast and deeply in love, wants to protect Nikki at all costs, while Raven's loyalty to Nikki finds him advocating for her independence and battling his own darker inclinations.
At the same time, Nikki finds it harder and harder to choose between the two heavenly beings she may never have. Dangers intensify, and tensions between Mace and Raven flare as the purpose of their mission becomes clear. Can their defenses hold up to master manipulator Damon Vessler and the powerful secret he holds regarding Nikki's heritage? Can anyone protect Nikki from her true purpose and destiny?
What I Loved
The suspense. The edge-of-your-seat quality. The fact that I couldn't let go of this book. It followed me to the breakfast table, to bedtime, to the cab of my truck where I read it before class.
Building on the magnetism of the first book, Burch has fully delivered with Guardian. Nicki is back in all her intense glory. Mace is more conflicted than ever. And Raven is taking his bad boy routine to a whole new level. You know how sometimes there comes a certain point in a novel where it feels like the author is giving the reader a breather?
There are none in this book.
And I loved that. Seriously, at one point I thought, "Oh, things are gonna slow down now." Nope. Train wreck.
What I Didn't Like As Much
There was a lot of action and reaction, a lot happening, a lot going on, a lot to grab your attention. That was good, except the main undercurrent to all of it was the love triangle between Nikki, Mace, and Raven, which I found just a wee bit overdone.
But that's probably because I'm fully Team Mace and just wanted Nikki to figure that out already. =)
Why I Recommend This Book
If you're looking for a read that's fast, fantastic, and for just about anyone who likes
romance + supernatural = conflict, pick up Guardian.
*I can't wait for Avenger to come out!*
About the Author
Heather Burch grew up in Branson, Missouri, where she learned to love fiction. She then married into a family of published novelists and quickly learned writing was her heart's desire.
When she's not working on her latest book, Heather can be found watching a sunset at a beach near her home in Southern Florida, along with her sons Jake and Isaac, and husband, John--who is her hero in every way.