True love never dies.
Emma Donohue begs to differ.
When a late night accident claims the love of her life, Emma secludes herself in memories of James. In his sandy brown hair and clear blue eyes. In their innocent first kiss and declarations of love. In their plans for a life together after college. But happy dreams can’t rid her of the guilt she carries. She can’t erase her actions the night he died. She can’t erase her reaction at his funeral. And she can’t erase the hollow void that fills her chest and consumes her heart.
The first time Emma hears James’ voice, she’s astounded. It sounds as if he’s standing right beside her, and she fears her shattered heart is trying to drive her mad. But, as she continues to hear the voice, she finds comfort in it. With the help of her best friend Shel and handsome newcomer Dane, she tries to move forward and start living again.
Until the voice in her head turns out to be more. So much more.
You know what they say.
True love never dies.
This book contains moderate language/mild innuendo.
Guardian is the first story in The Guardian Trilogy.
*The second novel, Allegiant, is complete and due to be published in the fall of 2013.*
Where do I begin? This story really got to me. The loss, the love, the struggles.
This was a beautifully penned beginning to what I can only imagine will be an outstanding trilogy.
Sara Mack creates a vivid world filled with love, loss and the void one feels in their struggle to move forward. Emma Donohue has experienced a world of pain. Her world is shattered when she loses the only man she’s ever loved, James.
He is her rock, her life, her love…until he’s gone. But is their love greater than even death?
James loves Emma — “until the end of forever.” After he tragically dies, Emma relives many of their memories. Oftentimes, she hears James’ voice but somehow it comforts her. She wishes for more of those moments and when they come, she clings to them with every fiber of her being. She wants more than anything to be with him again…
Enter Dane, handsome, rich and available….oh right, and not so dead. Emma and Dane grow close and their friendship reaches a crossroads when Dane risks his heart in hopes that Emma is ready to take a leap with him. Even after all she’s been through, he sticks by her and patiently waits hoping she’ll let him in as more than a friend.
Although James is dead, Emma battles with her feelings and the guilt eats away at her.
My issue with this book… plain and simple…
It ended and my jaw dropped.
Seriously Sara Mack is evil! She builds up this fabulous story only to leave you in utter suspense!
Yeah Sara, I said it! LOL
I was left wondering what in the hell will I do until Allegiant releases????!!!!
I fell in love with James, Dane and Emma. Emma will have quite a few decisions to make and I suspect this is just the beginning! I can’t even decide which guy I love more and that worries me because this trilogy could go either way and I don’t know that I could ever hate either of the paths! I am seriously stuck trying to figure out which team to root for! Hopefully Allegiant reveals some of my suspicions.
I HIGHLY recommend this book for any New Adult/Paranormal Romance fan. It is an absolutely beautiful story and will have you hooked.
*This book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and comments are my own.*
Name: Emma Lynn Donohue
Birthday: August 30, 1990
Parents: Dale and Marlene
Siblings: one older brother, Mike
College: Western Michigan University
Major: Business Management
Hobbies: Reading, homework, avoiding depression
Favorite teams/sports: Are you kidding me? None. Well, it used to be the FSU Bulldogs hockey team.
Favorite personality trait: Ha! Right now I’m not too happy with myself after what happened with Dane.
Least favorite personality trait: Feeling guilty 24/7
Name: James Henderson Davis
Birthday: June 11, 1990
Parents: Eric and Carol
College: Ferris State University (one year), Western Michigan University
Major: Business Management
Hobbies: Up until a few months ago it was club hockey
Favorite teams/sports: Hockey and football. Teams would be the Wings, the FSU Bulldogs, and mainly college ball.
Favorite personality trait: I’m pretty protective.
Least favorite personality trait: Is being dead a personality trait?
Name: Dane Ryan Walker
Born: October 6, 1987
Parents: Charles and Lily (stepmom) Walker
College: Wayne State University
Major: Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Hobbies: Trying to convince a certain girl that she’s in love with me. Oh, and creating art that doesn’t involve a computer. I also make the occasional trip to the golf course (if Matt twists my arm) and the gym.
Favorite teams/sports: Detroit Lions (yeah, I know), and the Tigers. I ran cross country in high school.
Favorite personality trait: I’m passionate.
Least favorite personality trait: Sometimes I have a one-track mind and it’s hard to concentrate on anything else.
About the author
Sara Mack is a Michigan native who grew up with her nose in books. She is a wife and a hockey mom on top of being trapped in a windowless office forty hours a week. Her spare time is spent one-clicking on Amazon and devouring books on her Kindle, cleaning up after her kids and two elderly cats, attempting to keep her flower garden alive, and, of course, writing. She has an unnatural affinity for dark chocolate, iced tea, and bacon. Guardian is her debut novel.