Tuesday 10 July 2012

UnGuarded by Ashley Roberston - Book Review

Title: UnGuarded
Author: Ashley Roberston
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: 1st July 2012
Pages: 245
Format: E-Book -EPUB
Genre: Paranormal / Urban Fantasy
Source: Review Copy from Author

Guardian angel Selene was so close to becoming an archangel—the supreme of all beings—until she fell in love with Cole, a forbidden dark one. Once she discovers her vampire lover has been kidnapped and the only way to save him is by abandoning her number one priority—Caitlyn, her human charge—there really is only one answer in Selene’s mind, even though leaving Caitlyn unguarded will most likely cause Selene to fall from grace.

But her choice to save Cole doesn’t come without a price…and now Selene is racing against time to not only save her dark lover, but find a way to keep Caitlyn alive as well.

With the help of a new vampire ally, Luke, Selene will push her diminishing angel abilities to the point where her very existence lies in the balance. Now threatened with the chance of becoming a fallen angel or even dying, Selene can only pray she’ll have enough time—and good grace—to save the ones she loves.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

Having enjoyed a previous work by Ashley Robertson, I was keen to see what she would come up with this time and I must say that the end result is a fast-paced tale of action and suspense.

Selene is a very sympathetic characters and someone the reader can really get behind. I also liked the supporting cast who were all well realised.

This book launches you into the action straight away and that fast pace remains right through, keeping you turning the pages, eager for more.

The story idea was well conceived and presented and the characters were very likeable and memorable. For me only one thing let this book down (hence four stars not five) and that is the fact that I really would have liked more back story on Selene and Cole. There were some flashbacks to their time together before the events of the book, but I was looking for some more justification as to how they came to be a couple and why their bond is so strong.

But even without that additional back-story, this is still a fun, entertaining read that will please the usual Urban Fantasy/PNR crowds - well worth checking out!

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