New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant brings you the first of a thrilling time-travel adventure.
Earth is about to be annihilated by creatures spoken of only in myths and legends. The fabled race of the Fae has gathered together a group of warriors highly skilled and trained to defeat these creatures. These men come from different times and realms, giving their lives, if necessary, to end the destruction of our world.
Dear Reader –
Have you ever wanted to travel through time with weapons crafted by the Fae themselves? To experience adventure so thrilling and dangerous you don’t know if you will live to see tomorrow? Now my men and I are faced with fighting creatures only thought to live in legend but which have been brought to Earth by evil bent on annihilating all the realms. That is my life – and I love it.
At least I did until I found myself staring into the angelic, innocent face of Lady Mina of Stone Crest. In all the time I have led the Shields, I have trusted my instincts to keep us alive, yet now I don’t know what to believe. Everything points to Mina as the evil summoning the creatures, but she proclaims her innocence.
I should be able to see through her lies, if she is indeed lying, but my attraction to her blinds me to even that. The last time I found myself so lured to a woman, it nearly cost me the lives of my men. I cannot allow that to happen again. I won’t allow that to happen again.
Yet every time she looks at me, begging me with those blue-green eyes to believe her, I find myself sinking further under her spell. Her mouth is a temptation mortal men will never know and her love will either bring me the peace I thought I’d never find – or the death I’ve managed, thus far, to avoid.
Hugh the Righteous
A dark guardian
Good story TY
dramatic, thrilling romance
Dear Donna Grant, thank you so much for helping me through a really hot day with a super thrilling, suspenseful, twisted romance. I was not prepared to get pulled into the story. I was not prepared to be sucked into the drama. Oh My Word!! The Drama!! I was not prepared to be grabbed by The Shields. Now I sit here wishing that I needed saving and the knights coming riding into for the rescue.
The Shields are the "real white knights" coming to save the day in an era of castles, dungeons, and creatures of the night. They show up at castle under siege, kill the creature, saving the day. Each mission is getting more challenging. The creatures are getting harder to kill. The mystery, the who done it ,is getting more challenging. Sherlock Holmes would have a difficult time. I had a difficult time. I got it wrong. Mind Blown!!
Weaved throughout this suspenseful drama was the growing romance between Hugh and Mina. Hugh is the leader of The Shields. Mina is the sister of the Castle Baron, Bernard, and the devious, controlling Theresa. Their romance is totally whacked. The author kept me flipping back and forth between wanting them as a couple and hoping they won't be.
Hugh questions everything, suspects everyone. He is constantly second guessing himself, second guessing Mina. She doubts everything thanks to her, not so lovely, family. Her self doubt riddles the pages. Her confidence is gone, if she ever had any. None of this screams the perfect start to anything.
What is does scream is the author sucked me into the story. I was hooked. I stayed up into the night discovering the good, bad and the ugly of the life as a member of The Shield. Life lessons are learned. I discovered I really like having my mind screwed with. I thoroughly enjoyed become invested in the story, the characters.
What makes A Dark Guardian even better is that it is book one. I get to look forward to more stories filled with adventure, suspense and drama. I have the popcorn and the "do not disturb" sign ready.
Loved this one!
I don’t think there’s a Donna Grant book I’ve read that I didn’t really love. This author isn’t brand new to me, but I didn’t read this series the first time around like many others. However, I loved this book just the same. I love how the author tugs me into her world and pins me there for the entire ride. I enjoyed every second. Great start to the relaunch of this series. Huge thanks to the author for allowing me to read and review an ARC of this book.