Friday, August 10, 2012

Review: Unguarded by Ashley Robertson

Guardian angel Selene was so close to becoming an archangel—the supreme of all beings—until she fell in love with Cole, a forbidden dark one. Once she discovers her vampire lover has been kidnapped and the only way to save him is by abandoning her number one priority—Caitlyn, her human charge—there really is only one answer in Selene’s mind, even though leaving Caitlyn unguarded will most likely cause Selene to fall from grace. But her choice to save Cole doesn’t come without a price…and now Selene is racing against time to not only save her dark lover, but find a way to keep Caitlyn alive as well. With the help of a new vampire ally, Luke, Selene will push her diminishing angel abilities to the point where her very existence lies in the balance. Now threatened with the chance of becoming a fallen angel or even dying, Selene can only pray she’ll have enough time—and good grace—to save the ones she loves.
All Selene ever wanted was to be an archangel. That is, until she met -- and fell in love with -- a vampire named Cole. In addition to being a relationship that shouldn't be able to happen at all, their love is forbidden. But Selene will do anything to be with and protect him. Unfortunately, that means she's willing to put aside her duties as Caitlyn's guardian angel. Suddenly, Selene is torn between her duty to keep Caitlyn safe and alive and her desire to save Cole from danger when she realizes that he's been kidnapped. Can she find a way to save both her human charge and the vampire she loves? And, if so, will Selene be able to do so without any messy consequences getting in the way? Unguarded answers these questions and manages to maintain the reader's interest, but leaves the reader with more questions than answers by the time they reach the end.

I rate this book: 

I really wanted to love Unguarded. And I did when I first started reading it. The book's plot is interesting and it's really easy to get immersed into the lives of the characters as you're reading. I loved the characters in Unguarded so much. They were so realistic for me that I found myself worrying about their safety just as much as if they were real people. However,I got to a point in the book where I felt like there were aspects of the story that were making things confusing for me. By the time I'd finished it, I came away from the book wanting answers to questions that those parts of the story had raised. For example, one of the really confusing points for me was how the plot seemed to change about halfway through the book. By the time I'd reached that point in the novel, I felt like I was reading a completely different book. Now, while I didn't love Unguarded, I did like the book. I liked it enough to recommend it to other readers. The fact that I didn't love this book does not mean that other readers out there won't love it either. We all have different opinions and interests when it comes to everything in this world and books are certainly no exception. So, please don't take this review or my rating of Unguarded -- which is based on my own personal opinion -- as the deciding factor for whether or not you read this book. If you like books that are packed with supernatural creatures, well-developed characters, and have an interesting story, then you should definitely give Unguarded a chance. You never know, you might love it. 

Ashley Robertson resides in sunny Orlando, Florida and loves reading and writing about everything urban fantasy and paranormal romance. When she isn't writing you'll find her spending time with family and friends, training in her home gym, traveling and exploring new places, drinking fine red wines, and making gourmet coffees with her Nespresso machine. Visit her website to learn about her upcoming releases, guest blog posts, and featured giveaways at:

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