Series: Darkness #7
Release Date: March 20, 2018
Publisher: KR Press, LLC
Source: Net Galley
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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He saw her die in a vision…
Before five years ago, Gabriel had never met Vega, but he knows how she's going to die. He knows he'll be involved... unless he can make sure they never meet, never cross paths, so that his vision will never come true. So he left his pack behind, joined the Stavros pack and was determined to never let that future play out. To never meet her at all. Fate had other plans—and she walked right into his life when he least expected it. For the last five years he’s avoided Vega whenever possible even while trying to keep an eye on her. But when she gets cagey with her pack and disappears, he has no choice but to follow her. Now, circumstances are forcing them to work together and he’s determined to protect her against any threat. If that means dying for her, he’s more than willing to. But she doesn’t want his protection. If anything, she’s determined to prove she’s stronger than everyone thinks.
She’s writing her own future…
Vega isn’t the same moody teenager who came to live with the Stavros pack all those years ago. With college behind her, she’s been recruited by a division of the government’s supernatural Black Ops. Trained and more than ready for her first mission, she doesn’t expect Gabriel to crash her assignment. To save her cover, they pretend to be a couple. But soon lines are blurred and neither can deny the incendiary attraction between them. As they race to stop a man who wants to sell out their people to the highest bidder, they find themselves fighting for a future together. With time running out, she has no choice but to rely on the irresistible male who’s turned her world upside down. Unfortunately, in order to save the woman he loves, Gabriel has to give her up.
Vega was first introduced in Book 1 of the Darkness series. She is the daughter of werewolf alpha Finn Stavros and vampire Lyra Marius. Vega is all grown up now and trying to carve out a place for herself. She loves her parents and her pack but knows she is destined for so much more. She’s excited for her first assignment in her new job… until her secret love and biggest pain in the butt Gabriel crashes through her life once more. Vega is ready to strike out on her own and she doesn’t need the babysitter her father sent to keep her out of trouble! It doesn’t matter how gorgeous and sexy he is!
Gabriel is a strong alpha wolf that’s been dodging his future for several years now. He’s been haunted by a vision where he watches his future mate die. Gabriel has been avoiding Vega for years but his thoughts are never far from the beautiful hybrid who is fated to be his. When he’s asked to keep an eye on Vega, Gabriel is torn between keeping the woman he loves safe and staying the hell away from her to keep the vision from coming true.
But if Gabriel thinks he can keep his hands off her or that he’s got any say over what Vega is doing in his old stomping ground on a covert assignment, he’s got another thing coming!
If there ever was a couple that deserved to be together, it’s these two! Gabriel’s macho attitude was no match for Vega’s strong will and determination. She also doesn’t suffer fools and let’s Gabriel know about it! And talk about chemistry! WOW! The chemistry between Gabriel and Vega is a raging inferno with no end in sight! I really enjoyed watching them bump heads as well as every stolen moment of passion.
I also enjoyed the fast-paced storyline! We’re introduced to some new characters as well as visits from old ones while Vega and Gabriel work to unearth a traitor, save lives and prevent Hell on earth… literally! All in a day’s work for this brilliant couple!
GUARDIAN OF DARKNESS has everything you expect from a Katie Reus novel: strong heroines, sexy heroes, dangerous villains, thrilling mysteries, wonderful surprises and a well-earned happily ever after!
I voluntarily read a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings are my own.