Sunday, March 20, 2016

Book Brief: Guardian by Jordan Taylor

guardian_500Title ~ Guardian

Author ~ Jordan Taylor

Publisher ~ Nine Star Press

Published ~ 6 March 2016

Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance





On a blustery November day in London, Gavin catches a bus from Waterloo Station to his office. He makes this journey five days a week, year after year, alone. Or so he thinks.
He does not know that his guardian angel accompanies him each day of his life, watching over him—loving him as all guardians must. His guardian’s feelings, however, fall into baser depths. As all guardians know, it is taboo to feel carnal love for a human ward. Such a relationship would not be viable—or healthy. Gavin’s guardian knows this. Lives and breathes this. And yet, to lift Gavin from depression, he is willing to attempt the impossible: to manifest as a human for Gavin and finally meet the love of his immortal life face-to-face.


Freya’s Book Brief

A short intro to a short story. Guardian is a novella in which an otherworldly guardian falls for his human. As a physical, the guardian died young in another age, and now his soul is experienced.

Gavin has suffered loss, and his guardian feels everything with him. Gavin’s guardian has been in his role for three lifetimes and until Gavin has never wanted to be seen. He yearns to take Gavin’s pain away and love him like he deserves to be loved. The question is whether that will happen or whether he loves Gavin enough to put his human’s interests first.

Not that any of my reviews are long, but this will be even shorter. For a short story to be so complete, is unusual and a difficult thing to achieve. Guardian is simply beautiful. The thought of someone looking after me wherever I go is a lovely one. The idea of a person wanting to take away my pain, to wrap me in loving arms, experience everything with me, and nudge me in the right direction is delightful. Sounds like the perfect partner.

This story has a beautiful turn of phrase, is easy to read and is well written. It gave me hope, broke my heart then gave me hope again. At the end, I was between smiling and crying. While it isn’t a long read, it a short story very much worth reading. If you like novellas that speak to your heart, then this is a must. I loved it.


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