Thursday, September 11, 2014

Guarding Poppy by Christine Wenrick

Book Name: Guarding Poppy

Author's Name: Christine Wenrick

Category: M/F

Main Characters:  Alec & Poppy

Series: Men of Brahm Hill #2

Release Date: 08/01/14

Author's WebsiteGoodreads ~ Amazon ~ B/N

BLURBOne night . . . one violent, supernatural battle . . . and five stories of the men whose lives will be changed by it.
Alec Lambert was born to lead. He’s a ruling Elder of The Brethren, possessing steely confidence, natural smarts, and decisive problem solving abilities . . . and he’s not too bad on the eyes, either. Everything in his life has gone exactly according to plan—until the night of Brahm Hill. Alec loses his best friend at the hands of the uncle he trusted like a father, along with his previously unshakable faith to lead those with whom he’s charged. Despite this, he continues to press ahead, and for his next assignment he’s asked to protect a very beautiful but very clumsy Dhampir who’s being hunted by a powerful warlock. Suddenly, he finds his whole Brethren world is turned upside down . . . and he finds himself harboring a desire for her he can’t explain.

Poppy Honeywell knows she’s far from perfect. Bad things tend to happen when she’s around. She’s more than a little clumsy, with a phobia or two mixed in. Not to mention that her name is certainly unusual. But she doesn’t have time to worry about all that because she’s on the run and not about to back down from the arrogant Elder who’s just been assigned as her protector. The real problem, though . . . she’s irresistibly drawn to this man who faces constant danger and takes charge so naturally. But Poppy also sees that taking charge of others helps Alec mask his own very deep pain.

Will Alec find his way out of the darkness and surrender to his feelings for Poppy before the warlock chasing her catches up to them both?

Reviewed By: Wendy
My Rating: 5
What didn't I like about this story- absolutely nothing! From the first page to the last page I was pulled in completely. I for one loved Alec's arrogant attitude from the first time he was introduced. If you have the knowledge and power to back up the cocky attitude, then OWN IT. Not 5 pages in I am crying, but even though it was a sad cry, I knew that happiness was coming for me and Alec- lol.  The darkness and guilt that pulls at Alec is something he thinks he deserves and with Poppy feeling almost the same way they begin to understand the pull they feel towards each other is mutual. Poppy never met her father because he died before she was born. The evil warlock chasing her now was in love with her father before Poppy was even born. When the evil female warlock kills Poppy's mother, Poppy knows she needs protection so she goes to an old family friend who calls on Alec to protect and watch over her. 
Protecting Poppy's body is not all Alec wants to do to it. When they both open up about their pasts, love starts to blossom and all Hell breaks loose. When you know what you want and what you deserve to make yourself happy, you will do whatever it takes. That is exactly what they both do to save themselves and each other. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Wendy! Glad you loved the book! Book 3 will be out in April. I'm thinking April Fool's Day just to have a little fun. :)