By: Elle Christensen
Released April 24, 2015
As a child, I believed in the fairytales my father told me.
Until he was gone and with him, that belief.
As a girl, I believed in the friendship and protection of Aden.
He made me begin to believe again.
As a woman, I believed in the possibility of love and passion between myself and Aden.
Until he was gone and with him, my belief in magic and happy endings.
When she was a child, I was tasked with her protection.
As a girl, I became her friend.
As a woman, I could no longer see the child I knew and was forced to fight a growing attraction.
Unable to lie and unable to tell the truth, I left.
Now I’ve returned to give the knowledge I couldn’t before, that she is half Fae.
The darkness is stalking her and I am desperate to teach her what she needs to know to protect herself.
And determined to make her mine.
Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/03/protecting-shaylee-fae-guard-1-by-elle.htmlGoodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23871380-protecting-shaylee?from_search=true
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/152195-the-fae-guard
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Shaylee takes it all in before looking back at me. “This is way too big for just me.” Chuckling, I turn her back around and pull her back against me, my arms tight around her waist.
My words whisper in her ear, “It’s not just for you, baby. You’ll have a roommate.” The movement of her cheek tells me that she’s scrunched up her cute little nose. Loosening my hold on her, I bring her around to face me, but keep my hands firmly on her hips. “This is my apartment.” She narrows her eyes at me, her brows dipping in an irritation.
“I’ll stick with my own place.”
Using my grip on her hips, I pull her flush against me, letting her feel what she’s doing to me. The bulge in my pants is nestled right up against the heat of her—she is the perfect height for me, fitting my body seamlessly. I wait until she’s locked in my stare. “You can stay in the other apartment.” Emotion flashes in her eyes at my words and I almost grunt in satisfaction when I see the disappointment before she can hide it. She wants me to fight for her. This is going to be easier than I thought. I bite back my smile.
She tries to back away but I put pressure on her back and bring her even closer, bringing lips to her ear. “You can stay there until the end of the week. Then, like it or not, you’re moving in here with me. You have until Friday night to accept the fact that you’re mine, baby. Because by the end of the week, you’ll be sleeping in my bed.” I stop for a moment to let my words sink in, biting lightly down on her lobe and I swell even more, the teeth of my zipper digging into my aching cock. I want nothing more than to haul her back to my huge bed and fuck her until she isn’t able to think about anything but me. But, I’ll wait. “I suppose I should rephrase that. You won’t be doing much sleeping.”
I liked this book from start to finish, although it wasn't that heavy on the paranormal aspect. The chemistry between Shaylee and Aden is great. It might have seemed weird the turn their relationship took, but since we only got a couple of glimpses of the past, this read more like a normal romance story, but with the added benefit of magical powers.
The sexy times are plenty hot, but luckily there's not an overabundance of scenes. The dreams both Aden and Shaylee had were creepy, but I had a feeling I knew who was responsible for their dreams, but I wish that portion of the story had been drawn out more.
Overall an enjoyable start to this series and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.