Shadow Guardian was a random selection out of the ARCs available and I must say I am glad I found this particular shadow world created by author Jennie Lynn Roberts. Book #1 in the Blood Shadows trilogy, each part focuses on a different couple but with a connected storyline so advise to read them in order.
Shadow Guardian introduces Kay and Ethan, one who has been trained in her world but the other completely clueless as to his origins and the source of his powers. An accidental meeting between Kay and Ethan gets Ethan to understand the secret Shadow world he has been unawaringly a part of. The story is action-filled and fast-paced, the love between the leads is instant and even though am a huge fan of that soul recognizing soul love connection and all that, here I did think that a little more detail would have worked wonders for their relationship story. It just felt a bit rushed especially when the angst follows soon after with a mini break up. Kay’s pain of not being trusted wholly and Ethan’s misconception of being cheated again after his first love went to hell never really evoked any reaction from me. It just felt like part of the story when I wanted to feel the yearning, loss, and guilt of misunderstandings.
The dark shadows and the fights involving them were fantastic, I loved Kay’s kick ass attitude and her constant strive to do the right unable to trust her own circle of friends, the warmth shared between Kay and her grandmother was wonderful and the climax scenes with everyone involved and Ethan learning about his abilities was a treat. The shadow world is still developing in the story and I am sure this will be an immersive alter world by the next book in the series.
Looking forward to the next.
Not all shadows are what they seem…
Kay swore an oath to use her Shadows to guard the light—an oath she takes very seriously. So, when a dark Shadow arises to terrorize London, she steps up and fights back. The last thing she expects is to find herself being patched up by a sexy paramedic who has no idea what kind of power he could control… or for her Shadows to recognize him as their perfect match.
Ethan doesn’t trust easily—not in matters of love, and certainly not in… whatever supernatural secrets Kay’s mixed up in. But the more time they spend together, the more he realizes he needs her with an intensity he’s never known before. Accepting her crazy, Shadow-filled world will be difficult. Opening his heart to her… he’s afraid that might be a step too far.
But the dark Shadows are growing. Their enemy is powerful—and closer than anyone realizes. Can Kay and Ethan claim their happily ever after? Or will the darkness claim them first?
Shadow Guardian, the first book in the Blood Shadows trilogy, is an adult paranormal romance for readers who love fated mates, fast-paced adventure and plenty of spice. Each book in the trilogy follows a different couple and has its own guaranteed HEA. The story concludes in book three.
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