He saw her die in a vision…
Before five years ago, Gabriel had never met Vega, but he knows how she’s going to die. He knows he’ll be involved… unless he can make sure they never meet, never cross paths, so that his vision will never come true. So he left his pack behind, joined the Stavros pack and was determined to never let that future play out. To never meet her at all. Fate had other plans—and she walked right into his life when he least expected it. For the last five years, he’s avoided Vega whenever possible even while trying to keep an eye on her. But when she gets cagey with her pack and disappears, he has no choice but to follow her. Now, circumstances are forcing them to work together and he’s determined to protect her against any threat. If that means dying for her, he’s more than willing to. But she doesn’t want his protection. If anything, she’s determined to prove she’s stronger than everyone thinks.
She’s writing her own future…
Vega isn’t the same moody teenager who came to live with the Stavros pack all those years ago. With college behind her, she’s been recruited by a division of the government’s supernatural Black Ops. Trained and more than ready for her first mission, she doesn’t expect Gabriel to crash her assignment. To save her cover, they pretend to be a couple. But soon lines are blurred and neither can deny the incendiary attraction between them. As they race to stop a man who wants to sell out their people to the highest bidder, they find themselves fighting for a future together. With time running out, she has no choice but to rely on the irresistible male who’s turned her world upside down. Unfortunately, in order to save the woman he loves, Gabriel has to give her up.
*************NICUnurse’s Review of Guardian of Darkness by Katie Reus************
For those of you that read reviews on our blog or follow my reviews at all, you’ll know that this was a bit of a leap out of my normal reading habits. While I will admit I loved Twilight, I’m not a HUGE paranormal fan. There are some authors that I will go out on a limb for and try their paranormal books for a change of pace. And Katie Reus is one of those authors. I’ve loved her Red Stone Security series, and I am loving her Redemption Harbor series. So when I had the chance to read and review one of her paranormal books, I decided to just do it. And true to form, she didn’t disappoint! Guardian of Darkness is part of a series but I read it first to see if it should truly be labeled a standalone book. And it really is. There was enough backstory on all the characters that I didn’t feel like I didn’t know who was who, how they all ended up knowing each other, and how they all fit into the story. But it wasn’t too full of backstory that it distracted from the plot of this book, either. The characters were likable (even if you do want to smack Gabriel for being so stubborn sometimes) and the world building was really good. When it comes to paranormal, I struggle with being able to visualize the story in my head as I’m reading. But this was so well written that I honestly could see most of it playing out in my head as I was reading.
NICUnurse’s Rating: I’m going to preface this rating because it’s probably a little biased in the way that I am not a BIG paranormal fan so most of the stories won’t stick with me beyond “The End.” I’m giving Guardian of Darkness 4.5 propellers. If you ARE a paranormal fan, it’s most likely going to be a 5-propeller (or close to it) read for you. With that said, I will definitely continue to seek out this author’s books. Katie Reus is a talented author with a great team behind her because they consistently give us well-written, page-turning, keep-you-guessing-until-the-end books.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it.
However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that, she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.