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Guardian's Grace (The Guardians of the Race) (Volume 1) Paperback – March 14, 2013
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"GUARDIAN'S GRACE is a wonderful novel for first-time author Jacqueline Rhoades. I look forward to her next storyline" - - The Reading Café
"Guardian's Grace is an action packed adventure. Jacqueline Rhoades has taken paranormal in another direction and given us a new type of warrior." Crazy Four Books
"This book has excitement, romance, a little horror and a whole lot of greatness." - Krystal's Enchanting Reads
"A compelling mix between the Black Dagger Brotherhood and The Midnight Breed series Guardian's Grace reminded me WHY I love paranormal romance." - Bitten by Romance
"This book has it all: Interesting characters, a good story, romance. A definite "should read". - Lykketrollets lille hule
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The book does well at sucking you in from the get-go. It did seem to drag for a while. We meet Grace when she's at a cross roads in her life. She's always been a wall flower because of the 'buzzing' in her head that she gets from being an empath. She goes out for a night on the town and ends up seeing her best friend attacked by a monster. She witnesses twin men saving her friend and when they try to erase her memory, they find her memory can't be erased. So they take her home with them until they can figure out what to do with her.
The Guardian leader, Canaan doesn't meet Grace until quite a few chapters into the book. I felt like the author dragged that out a bit. Once they did meet however, it got good! The sparks between Grace and Canaan are immediate. They seem to fit well together. Grace with her calm ability to bring the House to heed. And Canaan with his authority and power.
Through all this, there is a new demon that has crossed over into the human realm, with a little help from a witch. We soon find out that Grace isn't what she seems when she's able to actually 'see' the demons for what they are. She isn't just a meek human throwing her lot in with a bunch of Guardians. She actually has so much more to give.
I loved reading the banter between the twins and Grace. Throw Uncle Otto in there and it made for some laugh-out-loud moments. I would have loved to give this book 5 stars but I feel like it was missing something. The beginning seemed to drag and the ending was abrupt. After all the build up for the final battle, it seemed to just end. I realize the author was leaving something things unresolved for the subsequent books but I also felt like the final battle should have been a little longer.
Even with the so-so ending, I still really enjoyed this book and I will continue with the books in the series.
Holly Adams does a great job of narration it did take me a little time to get into her since she has done some of the Wolver audios I kind of kept her voice for them. Once I got over that and let the story take me way I was pulled in to this wonderful plot and all the supernaturals. Her voice is always a pleasure to listen to, her tones are nice and even with wonderful emotions, there are no background noises just clean easy listening. Her male voices are as wonderful as her female. She gives you a strong powerful listen as she adds humor and laughter to her voice. It is always a pleasure listening to this narrator.
I loved the characters the twins will pull you in and keep you laughing at their pranks. The uncle is a delight once he gets over wanting your blood. Canaan is something else I just love him. Grace is a delight with her sense of humor. Both are very strong willed and bullhead. The author pulls you in with mixture of comedy, drama, and romance that will touch your heart, make you laugh and at times want to hit some heads together. This author puts a new twist on a story that is as old as times. She gives you entertainment like you have never seen it. I own this whole series but I am torn whether to read it or wait for the audios. Both are very entertaining. This is an author you do not want to miss each of her series are wonderful, different filled with humor, romance along with outstanding characters. I can highly recommend any book she writes I own most of them. I hope you pick up this along with the other books she writes you won’t be disappointed.
Jacqueline Rhoades has a gift. She can turn generic tropes into wonderfully well written pieces of fiction. Her characters are well developed, and even with a set of twins thrown in the mix, individually identifiable. Canaan, the exasperated father figure. 'Uncle' Otto, misunderstood and charming. The twins Col and Dov, endearing and cheeky in turn. Then we have Grace. Adrift and alone, finding her niche, and deciding to stand her ground.
With refreshing mashups of popular tropes, you'll find no 'vegetarian' vamps, or vegan witches here.
A house full of well meaning men dragged into a more modern era, all the better to kick some monster bad-guy butt.
Lord Canaan is liege lord to his house and he is a Guardian of the Race. He is sexy hot, a warrior that battles evil but he is also battling his attraction to Grace.
Grace Masters is a beautiful sassy woman who as it turns out is a Daughter of Man. She has special gifts that allow her to not only see the evil demons but to see the guardians who protect the human race from this evil.
From start to finish the story line just draws you in. Canaan and Grace are just perfect for each other.
Action, suspense, drama, hot yummy love scenes, romance, laughter. Oh my goodness the twins Col and Dov are just a delicious mess and Uncle Otto well he comes in a the voice of wisdom. I seriously fell in love with this story. Looking forward to the next in the series and find out more of the guardian Nico and Hope who as it turns out is also a Daughter of Man.