Monday, 29 September 2014

Anthology: Forsaken Protector by Nana Malone

I received a copy of Forsaken Protector as a part of the Holding Out For a Superhero box set in exchange for my review.

Symone has lived away from the people she cares about because of her power. Touching someone gives them a shock to the point where they'll most likely die. That is until she meets Garrett. Sent to track her down and drag her back to Peter Reeser, the man responsible for her powers, Garrett can't help but feel that something is off with his job. Thinking that working with Symone rather than Reeser will help his brother more, Garrett sets them down a path that makes Symone see that she can touch people, and when she touches Garrett the chemistry between them explodes.

I really enjoyed Forsaken Protector and it made me wish that I'd heard of Nana Malone's books before (and that I had a smaller TBR list so that I could read them!) I thought that Malone really dragged you into her world and it was hard not to get involved with the characters and their stories.

The chemistry and relationship between Garrett and Symone was intense, and it didn't seem to just be because Symone could touch him. In fact it almost came across as if they were a 'predestined' pair and were just coming together. I thought that their relationship worked, though Symone did get over her insecurities a tad quickly about admitting that she cared for Garrett but I didn't think that was that bad.

Forsaken Protector is book 2 of a series, and I'm not too sure how I feel about that in a box set (though Agent M4: Riordan by Joni Hahn is also a sequel but I'd already read it along with books 1-3 of the series so it is slightly different). I don't think I lost anything reading Forsaken Protector as a stand alone, but I think that knowing the background from the other books would help.

However I did get a good idea of what and how the powers of the characters were created and how they manifested within people. I thought that that did work well in the story and was certainly interesting to consider that not all the people who have superpowers actually have them voluntarily.

This was a good read, and I hope that at some point fairly soon I'll be able to read more from the author!

*Superheroes do it better.* From USA Today Bestselling Authors, Nana Malone and V.J. Chambers, and Bestselling Authors June Gray and Joni Hahn, four scintillating full-length romance novels featuring sexy superheroes and the strong women that prove to be their weakness.

Protector by USA Today Bestselling Author, Nana Malone - Almost one year after escaping Gentech Facilities, Symone Jackson lives in the shadows with her nightmares. Garrett Hunter thought he was one of the good guys, but on routine surveillance of a suspected terrorist, he discovers the awful truth…he’s not the only super human around.

Vigil by USA Today Bestselling Author, V.J. Chambers - A journalist intern finds herself falling for a mysterious, sexy masked man, but then discovers his secret identity is a rich playboy—who she hates.

The Origin by Bestselling Author, June Gray - For someone with unexplained powers, all Daniel Johnson wants is to live simply, detached from the rest of the world. That is until a woman from the past talks her way back into his life and he discovers that he is neither strong nor fast enough to fight off the attraction.

Agent M4: Riordan by Bestselling Author, Joni Hahn - Intent on finding the person responsible for his wrongful imprisonment, a former enemy agent turned superhero falls for a psychologist who is being pursued by a madman.