Guarded Heart

I really liked this -- the inversion of the usual trope where a woman is being guarded and both has no true concept of the danger and throws a fit at the "excessive force" that the bodyguard uses trying to keep her safe.

I also really liked that these two people had a past growing up where they disagreed on so many fundamental things, including what constituted judicious application of force. It made their conflict in the story that much more believable and poignant.

The journey where Brook realizes that her view of the world just might be damaging to herself and others and where Morgan realizes that his fluffy-bunny approach might be sinking others into danger was great. Bonus points to the both of them for mostly being professional and adult about their differences even though it was clearly going against dearly held beliefs.

Sweet with just enough grit to keep things hopping and rife with sensual tension, Guarded Heart was a great way to spend an afternoon.

Book Blurb for Guarded Heart

Someone is trying to kill high priest Morgan Seaton, but the last person he wants protecting him is people-hater Brook Calder—a fellow Water witch from his youth. He values the witches of his coven too much to put them in danger from her shoot-first-ask-questions-later methods. But the head of Neptune’s Rangers assures Morgan that Brook is the best of the best, so Morgan has no choice but to accept help from the one witch he’s never been able to entice.

If they can stop giving into their scorching desire everywhere—including the back of a limo or the bathroom floor—he might survive long enough to find out who wants him dead.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2014 4.00