Ember Harris has sworn to save lives. Joseph King is an assassin. Death is their common ground, only they stand on opposing sides. Thrown together they find that in life, like death, everyone needs a Guardian.
A dead man’s plea pushes Ember headfirst into a swirling mire of drugs, death and political corruption. Chased by a murderous drug cartel, she runs straight into the arms Joseph King, a former Navy Seal turned assassin.
Protecting Em is Joseph King’s last mission and this time he’ll risk anything, including his life, to keep her safe. As a matter of fact he’d stroll through the sin-stoked fires of hell and gut the devil himself.
Wow what a gripping edge of your seat action packed read full of suspense, romance, and witty laugh out loud banter plus a deadly assassin named Fury!
The second book in The Kings of Guardians Series, this time focusing on Joseph King the eldest of the King brothers and number one assassin.
Ember Harris a Doctor used to saving lives not ending them decides to leave her job in the ER and take a year off figuring out what she wants in life.
"Death is their common ground, only they stand on opposing sides"
However, after agreeing to meet her ex her life is sent spiralling headfirst into a spinning mire of drugs, death, political corruption and a Cartel boss that will stop at nothing to get back the information entrusted to her.
Ember decides the only thing she can do is go on the run, alone and frightened she reaches out to the one person she knows she can trust.
Joseph King finally decides that maybe just maybe after surviving a mission that probably should have ended his life it might be time to walk away from the Guardians. One phone call from the only woman he’s ever loved quickly puts a stop to those plans and he’ll make it his last mission protecting Em, this time risking anything and everything including his life to keep her safe.
As they embark on their journey to safety, old feelings reappear and both must come to terms with that maybe this is a mission that won’t be survivable and must make the heart-breaking decision to say goodbye to each while they still can…
“I’m not the type of man to wrap the stars in moonbeams and offer to give you the universe, but I’ll carry this time we’ve shared, with me forever…in here.” He placed his hand over his heart.
This is the first book I have read in this series however; it can be reads as a standalone. It was a well thought out plotline that flowed. The main and secondary characters had depth. It’s a series I will continue to read as well as reading the first book. Definitely recommend it.
** ARC received in exchange for an honest review via Words Turn Me On Book Blog **
Helen's Review - 5 stars
Former childhood sweethearts who were separated by career choices come together in a deadly chase from a Mexican drug lord. Ember is now a respected surgeon, Joseph a world feared assassin. As the body count rises so does the heat level with the couple. Joseph has very specific tastes which Ember hasn't tried before. They quickly realise each has never stopped loving the other. Joseph takes one last mission knowing the chances are he won't return but he will do anything to keep Ember alive. This story has pretty graphic sex scenes which will leave you wanting more. A strong female lead and a sexy, strong alpha male, what is not to like.. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one. Would recommend. I received an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review.
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
JACOB (Kings of Guardian Book 1)
Victoria Marshall didn't cooperate by dying in the Afghani hell-hole like the CIA expected. Defying all probability, a privately-funded black ops group led by a handsome, sexy-as-sin southerner pulled her out of the warlord's prison cell and brought her home. Even half out of her mind with pain Tori knew this man was special. She made a date with the commander to meet one year later at a restaurant of his choice. Keeping that date was the best thing she ever did.
Jacob King found little physically attractive about the woman he saved from the warlord’s camp, though it was hard to see what lay under the filth and suppurating wounds she suffered from countless beatings. He admired her brave humor in the face of her agonizing injuries. This kind of tough-minded woman was someone he'd like to know as a friend. He never expected the leggy, blond bomb-shell in the red dress who showed up for their date.
But then he never expected she would save his life, either. In a world of shadows, smoke, and dangerous covert missions, where people routinely vanish and living one more day was never a given, Tori and Jacob fight to build their happily ever after.
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Kris Michaels is the alter ego of a happily married wife and mother who loves to write erotic romance with a twist of military flavor. A chance meeting and immediate friendship with an established author propelled Kris into a world where her lifelong fantasy of publishing romance novels came true! Her vivid imagination and erotic fantasies evolved into the Kings of Guardian Series now under contract to be published with Troll River Publishing.