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Charon Bruce has always been a lone Warrior. He aligns himself with those at MacLeod Castle when the need arises, but is otherwise living his life in the small town of Ferness. A town that he owns the majority of.
Laura Black escaped her family that always treated her badly and dictated her every move. Now she works as Charon’s assistant and has for the past two years. He is a man of many secrets, but he gives her the means she needs to escape her painful past.
But both Charon and Laura’s lives are changed forever when Laura is targeted by the current reigning evil, Jason Wallace, in an effort to get to Charon. The Warrior quickly realizes he would risk anything, even his own life, to keep Laura safe. And, with emotions running high the two finally give in to the passion each has been trying to suppress for the other. But now that Laura has been dragged into the war against Jason, its Charon’s job to keep her safe and they both uncover secrets along the way that they never knew were even possible!
I love the Dark Warriors series and this book was a strong installment to the series. Charon was one of those characters that I really wanted to have his own book, so I was pretty excited to see this installment! The broody, but protective loner did NOT disappoint! His relationship with Laura was great and was set at the perfect pace. They have both lusted after the other in secret for the past two years and it was nice to see them finally give in to their deepest desires.
We also got a bonus relationship in this book, with a character I’d almost forgotten about. I won’t give away which character it is …. come on you have to read the book to find out some things! But that relationship was pretty sweet, but I’m a little sad that it doesn’t appear they will have a book of their own. Even a novella would have made me happy.
So the sex, passion, and action (in and out of the bedroom or other creative places) was really good in this book. The battle between the Warriors and both Jason and the selmyr made this an action packed installment. But my absolutely favorite thing about this novel is that it bridged two of Grant’s series! The Dark Warriors finally meet The Dark Kings! Keep in mind that you do NOT need to read the Dark Kings series to be able to understand the happenings of this book, but I HIGHLY recommend you read it beforehand anyway. The Dark Kings series is short so far with just three novellas that are planned to be combined into one bound book later this year, and really take no time at all to read. I think you will appreciate this book so much more if you already know the Kings. I read the series not that long ago and loved seeing everything fall into place in this book. It started out with a few sprinkles from the Kings series here and there to a complete accumulation with the characters between the two series having collided for a nice effect you’re sure to love. I’m anxious to see what the future holds for both series, and knowing Grant, I’m sure it will be great!
Now I must impatiently wait for October to see the other two Warriors books that I’ve been desperately waiting for: Phelan & Malcolm in Midnight’s Temptation & Midnight’s Promise respectively. What can I say? I love the loners! And, I’ve been dying for a Malcolm book for some time now and I CAN’T. FREAKING. WAIT! I have no idea how I’ll make it to the end of October for his book, but I’ll have to find a way, somehow.
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