She was my nightmare. Every time I closed my eyes, I watched her fall into that inferno. Over and over, I failed to save her.
I hadn’t been able to reach her, and the guilt only burned hotter over time. Four years later, I was the unreachable one.
Heroes aren’t always saints. Sometimes, we’re nothing more than jaded sinners driven by sleepless nights and hearts full of darkness.
And then I met her. She was a dreamer who managed to soothe my scars and heal my wounds.
But, as the flames closed in around us, I feared I wasn’t the right man to save her. That is until I realized she was the one woman I’d burn the world down to protect.
Jude and Rhion are both victims of an incident six years ago, which affect both their lives. I don't want to give out the details of what exactly transpire because is a little mystery that was slowly unravel throughout the story.
Now Jude is the new member of Gurdian Protection Agency owned by Leo, who is a former character of Aly. But this spin off can totally work as a standalone if you are new to Aly. Jude had been living with a lot of guilt for years and with a new work environment in Chicago, he didn't expect to meet Rhion again.
Rhion is a very quirky heroine. She like to talk in long paragraphs and sounds a little crazy most of the time. But overall, she is a great heroine, which had me rooting for her. Rhion long to meet Jude again and when fate presented itself, she will seize it without doubt.
I will honestly said that the way Jude and Rhion start jumping on each other after their reunion was a tad weird. It seems too fast and out of nowhere. But after reading more of their connection with each other and the way they interact, I slowly start buying their relationship.
Initially, I thought this book is all about the suspense with the series name, but the suspense didn't actually took place until towards the end, most of the story revolves around Jude and Rhion's relationship and how they work past their shared history that weight them down. There is some twist here and there that was keeping me on my toes. I wish I can share more without spoiling anyone.
Besides that, there are a number of secondary characters being introduced as the Guardian's member. I did felt a little overwhelming in meeting each and everyone of them and remembering their quirks and who is interested in who. I guess my favourite will be non other than Johnson due to his certain interest. I hope Aly write his story next!
Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five- including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.