Guardian's Challenge

Dark Destinies Series, Book Two

Neeve returns to Maelgwn in order to help her friend with her imminent birth. Neeve fled Maelgwn in order to protect herself due to her magical ability. Women with magical ability were previously put to death. Upon returning, she is confronted by Asher, the man she fled from. He demands that she fulfill her contract with him but she fears staying. When she is called to save two nobles from a neighboring kingdom, Asher decrees that he will escort her. Treachery abounds as Neeve and her escorts travel to save the two children. Guardian's Challenge is a nice addition to Bronwyn Green's Dark Destinies Series. Neeve's fears are understandable and she definitely comes into her own. She is no shrinking violet heroine.

Book Blurb for Guardian's Challenge

No good deed goes unpunished...

When Neeve returns to the kingdom of Maelgwn to help a friend, she finds herself face to face with the man she ran from nine months ago. Before she fled, she’d promised a year of service to the Guardians of the Temple, and now that she’s back, Asher, the Chancellor of Maelgwn intends to claim the remainder of that time.

For almost a year, Asher has been searching for his consort, Neeve, who vanished without a trace. He wants her back where she belongs. In his bed. And a year won’t be nearly long enough. When the pair ends up on a diplomatic mission, with another guardian accompanying, Asher finds his plan to claim her sidetracked by duty and torn by the obligation to share her with the other man for the duration of their task.

With hearts and the future at stake, Asher and Neeve must find the power to believe, trust and love one another, not just for the moment but forever. But that might be more than either is able to give.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2011 4.25