Author: Sierra Riley
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 7, 2016
Page Count: 206
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.9 stars out of 5
“I won’t get hurt again.”
“He probably has women falling at his feet.”
Attorney Alexander Wilson lies to himself. He’s not in the closet. He’s happy alone. He could come out to his work colleagues any time. Until then it’s one nerd and his Corgi, his string of failed relationships, and his collection of Space Shuttle toys. So when he’s hired by a tattooed, musclebound mechanic, it’s just as well that Conflict of Interest prevents him getting involved.
“A guy like him wouldn’t spend time with a guy like me.”
Mechanic Titus Edwards walked away from a promising Army career. As a former EOD expert he’s faced tougher environments than Flushing, Queens, but never a tougher job: raising his eight year old niece. When her biological father crawls out of the woodwork, Titus needs an attorney if he’s to protect her. But he’s not expecting to find himself drawn to Alex. After all, Alex is a guy. And Titus isn’t gay.
“We’re wasting time on a fairytale.”
Both men are haunted by pasts they would rather forget. But if they are to forge a future together they’re going to need to overcome more than their individual hurts. Can they learn to trust themselves and each other before it’s too late?
Guardian is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhangers.
Nerdy lawyer meets burly auto mechanic with a heat of gold. Throw in a ridiculously cute Corgi and an 8-year-old wise-beyond-her-years girl and you’ve got the makings for one helluva great M/M romance. After a setup like that, it was really only the author’s misuse of the characters that could even possibly fuck it up. But Sierra Riley did NOT fuck it up. She turned our main players into loving, caring, hot-as-hell people who were easy to relate with and sympathize for.
Looking for a book that is low/no angst that will make your insides feel all warm and gooey? I’ve got just the book for you!
And can we talk about the sex for just a minute? (Duh, yes!) These two take it slow and really get to know each other before jumping into bed. I’m all about caged heat and pushing each other up against walls, etc., but this slow burn make their eventual union as ridiculously hot as one can imagine. Ty is so eager but patient and funny but sexy. Just the best of all possible worlds. And the dirty talk? And Ty pinning Alex to the bed and holding him down while fucking him?
Guardian is a breath of fresh air and a must read for M/M romance fans. The ending will leave with stupid-happy and grinning like a love-sick fool.