Warrior Reborn is the second in the Guardians of Eden series and another great read. I love a series that stays connected. The saga continues but this time it's Briet who's the focus. We revisit old friends and meet new ones. This is a smart and well thought out story. It's complex and very engaging. Briet and Jason are fantastic together. Their evolving relationship is so real. Even with the paranormal aspects, the story stays grounded and makes sense. I love all the Guardian lore, as well as the way mates complete each other. There's mystery, romance, danger and more in this book. I particularly enjoyed the medical setting and both Jason and Briet's interaction with the children. I also was fascinated by Jason's foster brother Frank. The author has really found the perfect balance in creating this series. Although the over-riding story is not finished, each installment has had a satisfying conclusion with just hint of more come. The secondary characters continue to develop and my only complaint is that next book isn't out yet.
Briet was dedicated to the children she worked with. Although a Guardian, she was comfortable in the human world. She knew her mate might be out there but she never expected Jason Ballard. He was to oversee the drug trials she was conducting. Intrigued by him, yet very wary, Briet finds he's the only one she trusts when danger comes from those trials. Jason doesn't do long-term. He lives his life in a very regimented fashion but Dr. Briet Hyden tempts him to break his own rules. As his feelings for Briet grow, so do his misgivings. Strange things are happening and danger is stalking her. The truth may be more than he can handle but Briet's life may depend on his acceptance of who and what she is.
How far would you go to save the ones you love?
Having successfully hidden her abilities from humans for two hundred years, Briet applies her Guardian gifts to help patients in need. Until she meets her human soul mate, Jason Ballard, who holds the reins to the Briet's patients' cancer protocol. Can she trust a man all too human and grounded in his world to understand hers? Yet, when a deadly threat targets her patients, he is the only one she trusts to help stop an evil that only the Guardians can fight.
Rules delineate every facet of Jason's professional and personal life. The last thing he expects is to find temptation in the new spitfire doctor on his latest test team. Especially as she starts stirring up issues. Dangerous issues. Issues flagging jeopardy for the lives of the children in the test. Issues his employer, would prefer be ignored. Honor forces Jason to walk a dangerous line between job and conscience as he joins with Briet to ferret out the twisted scheme in time to save her patients. In a final life-altering decision, he will risk every careful plan he's ever made for the woman he values more than life.
THE GUARDIANS OF EDEN:
A race of beings created in a Sanctum at the far edge of Eden. Co-existing with mankind, they safeguarded human souls and the promise of eternity--until a virus killed all over the age of eighteen. The surviving children fled to the Sanctum for protection, children raising children without the full legacy of their history and knowledge. Two hundred years of solitude have produced a race of semi-immortals fortified with powers and intellect but lacking the mates who will make them whole and allow them to fulfill their covenant with mankind.
Guardians of Eden Book 1: Betrayal's Shadow
Guardians of Eden Book 2: Warrior Reborn