Beware of slayers in sheep’s clothing.
Maryann “Ryan” Mackenzie was raised to be the perfect mate to a powerful alpha male, with the sole purpose of helping him resist his dark side. What better way to fight darkness than to make her emulate all that is goodness and light? That was before everything she loved was taken away from her. Sweet Maryann is dead, and Ryan has emerged from her ashes, a slayer with one final task to complete. The last thing she needs is a hunky new Guardian getting in her way.
Alpha male shifter Hudson Carver is many things, but a glorified babysitter isn’t one of them. When he’s summoned to take on a new charge, he’s less than pleased. She may be a slayer, but there’s a reason he’s been assigned as her Guardian. She’s got a whole heap of evil on her trail, and he isn’t about to let one hair on her head be harmed - especially when he realizes who she is to him. His mate.
I loved book one where Maddie gets her man. In book 2, Ryan has given up getting her man. For her it is more than heartbreak or a yearning for love and family--it is life itself. Yes, Ryan is the chosen one to be a mate to the head guardian and keep him from the dark side.
Misinformation keeps them from their joining
Years later, Hudson is sent to protect Ryan from the hoard of evil after her. Neither is happy with the situation until Hudson realizes who Ryan is to him. Not only is he fighting those who would harm her, he is fighting her. She is independent and determined she can do it herself. While she is strong and fierce fighting the evil they are not the only danger she faces.
Can Hudson save and protect her? How can they get over the past that has hurt them both and the interference from others? She has a group of loyal, kick butt friends who fight as well. Will they allow anyone close to Ryan? The relationships are touching and sometimes funny and snarky but always loyal and people you'd want around you in a situation.
This one is fast-paced, steamy, and has a great ending. I recommend it.