Guarding Temptation by Chastity Bush
Publisher: Publish America
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length(196 pages)
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Wisteria
Tera Stone is not your typical vampire. Born without any vampire power and newly single, Tera finds herself starting her life anew - again. Able to walk in the sun and eat normal food, it seems Tera and her family have hidden her defects as a vampire well, but what they do not know is that the murderer that has been terrorizing the immortal community for months has his sights set on her.
Zack Kingston is a Guardian. It is the job of the Guardians to protect all living beings mortal and immortal alike. In his five hundred years of living he has seen it all - or so he thought. When Zack is sent to Manhattan in search of a murderer who has been draining born vampires for weeks he never imagined the mysterious woman he would rescue would be his mate.
Unable to trust Zack's motives and now her own, will Tera follow her heart and accept the love Zack has to offer? And can Zack win Tera's heart before the murderer finds her?
Tera is not your typical vampire. She doesn’t have super human strength, she’s a bit clumsy, and she can come out in the daylight. In fact, the only thing she has in common with her vampy counterparts is her need for blood… but she takes hers bottled.
From the prologue, this story drew me in. We get a glimpse of our poor heroine getting attacked by the scum of the earth — luckily, it’s not long before she’s saved by a Guardian. No, not of the angel variety, but a powerful immortal that keeps a balance between the humans and the beasties that go bump in the night.
Zack, our swoon-worthy savior, is tall, dark and handsome. He knows Tera is a vamp, but has no idea why she’d need saving. Since he was in fact sent to save her he makes it his mission to learn more about her. His curiosity leads to fun banter, awkward situations, and excellent dialogue that will keep you entertained throughout.
While the novel had its share of typos and errors, I hardly noticed as the plot and mystery sucked me into this vampire meets guardian immortal tale.
Intrigue, lust, flirtation, and comedy lace every page of this quick read. The sexual content is never gratuitous and adds to the building of the story line, it doesn’t detract from the characters or the climatic build up of the story. I enjoyed this story and give it three cherries.