Title: Protecting Shaylee (The Fae Gaurd #1)
As a child, I believed in the fairytales my father told me.
Until he was gone and with him, that belief.
As a girl, I believed in the friendship and protection of Aden.
He made me begin to believe again.
As a woman, I believed in the possibility of love and passion between myself and Aden.
Until he was gone and with him, my belief in magic and happy endings.
When she was a child, I was tasked with her protection.
As a girl, I became her friend.
As a woman, I could no longer see the child I knew and was forced to fight a growing attraction.
Unable to lie and unable to tell the truth, I left.
Now I’ve returned to give the knowledge I couldn’t before, that she is half Fae.
The darkness is stalking her and I am desperate to teach her what she needs to know to protect herself.
And determined to make her mine.
*Part of a series, while it can be read as a standalone, the story continues to build through the following books.
**Recommended for 18+ due to sexual content and language
*** Approx 73,000 words, this is a full length novel.
After reading this book, I found it very disappointing.
The plot was fast paced and did a pretty good job introducing people to the world of the Fae. My only issue is that things were way too fast. It’d been nice if the author had more information about who exactly are the fae.
Shaylee and Aden are the main characters of this book. I felt that both of them were pretty average. Shaylee is a 21 year old student who goes to NYU. Her father has been telling her stories of the fae and has been a childhood friend of Aden. Suddenly on her 21st birthday, everything changes. I liked that Shaylee was pretty adaptive in adjusting to the world and her true heritage. However, I felt no spark with her. She was just horny and kept on rambling about how hot Aden was. Aden unfortunately did not win me over. I felt that he was acting like a possessive jerk who couldn’t live without the love of his life. His previous actions in the past made him even more unsuitable for Shaylee. Also, he just acts like a sex crazed boy. I felt his dirty talk and feelings of lust was just constant. I think he does not get the difference between lust and love.
The romance between Shaylee and Aden did not have much spark. It was just constant sexual tension. Sure, they acted upon it but the steaminess of this novel honestly made me think that this was an erotic novel. I just don’t know why when picking up this book on Goodreads did not say erotica . Their relationship is just based on sex. The entire fated and soul mate business just was used to prove why the characters loved each other.
Overall, I was pretty disappointed in this novel . It looked good and sounded promising but the actual work did not suit me. Therefore this book is receiving two stars.