Shepherd’s Watch 2: Guarded by J. Hali Steele
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Action/Adventure, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (56 pgs)
Other: M/F, anal sex
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily
Wade Alsatian is stuck guarding the owner of the escort service he frequents. He doesn't count on the sexy as hell woman tying him in knots and driving him insane with her mouth and body
Jetta Volker still carries scars from a dog attack. Now she's left in the care of a huge shepherd, and afraid to move in her own home. But it's for other reasons she waits for her guard to return. His scent triggers a need she has ignored far too long. Jetta gave up on men -- but she wants this one.
Breaking through barriers and accepting the scars from their past may tear them apart.
He’s determined to keep her safe—as long as she doesn’t see his scars. She wants the same, but not forever. There’s just the small matter of the man who wants her dead.
I know when I open a J. Hali Steele book, I’m in for a hot ride. This book contains not only spicy love scenes but enough twists and turns to keep me right in my seat. The writing is fast-paced and full of quips. I laughed and cried as the characters took me on the emotional ride.
Jetta’s been through a rough time in her life. Many readers can identify with her. She’s living her life, but hesitant to be in a relationship for fear someone will hurt her. Seeing her grow and blossom with Wade was a beautiful thing to read. Wade has his own set of baggage that made him endearing to me from the first page. He’s not sure he wants a relationship either (typical man behavior and realistic). As Jetta grows through the story, so does Wade. The one hang-up was his fear of telling her his true identity...and this wasn’t an issue to me. In fact, I liked how Ms. Steele handled a very difficult situation.
If you want a story guaranteed to melt the casing on your computer or reader, then you need to read Shepherd’s Watch: Guarded. I am definitely on the lookout for the next story. Consider me hooked!