***18+ Trigger Warning, not for sensitive readers***
Title: Dark Protector
Author: Celia Aaron
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017
From the moment I saw her through the window of her flower shop, something other than darkness took root inside me. Charlie shone like a beacon in a world that had long since lost any light. But she was never meant for me, a man that killed without remorse and collected bounties drenched in blood.
I thought staying away would keep her safe, would shield her from me. I was wrong. Danger followed in my wake like death at a slaughter house. I protected her from the threats that circled like black buzzards, kept her safe with kill after kill.
But everything comes with a price, especially second chances for a man like me.
Killing for her was easy. It was living for her that turned out to be the hard part.
Author’s Note: This is a full-length romance novel. Explicit violence and hot sex included. HEA, no cheating.
Solid 4/5 stars
This book is hot, dangerous, and suspenseful. Such a wonderful dark read.
Conrad: A contract killer who has been watching Charlie in secret knowing that staying away from her is the safest thing for her.
Charlie: A quite flower shop owner but don’t let her fool you, she has a rough, dark past.
Charlie sees the wrong thing one day and her life becomes endangered. Conrad is not who is after her, but his boss is, saying she knows to much. When Conrad finds this out, he decides he is going to do whatever he needs to do to keep her safe. For some reason, Charlie feels safe with Conrad despite his “job”.
Charlie has a dark past, something she doesn’t talk about but it is something that haunts her dreams. Conrad doesn’t know what it is, yet, but he knows that it is the reason she is how she is, quite and closed off but strong and determined.
Can two broken people come together to fix each other?
Can he protect her or will he end up getting her killed?
I really enjoyed this book. I love dark romances and this one was defiantly that. Conrad and Charlie’s story was full of love, anguish, hate, and forgiveness. The way the fit together and the give and take they have is wonderful.
Celia Aaron did a great job telling this story. She kept me on my toes throughout the entire read.
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“Look.” He pulled his pistol from its holster, laid it on the dresser, and began unbuttoning his shirt. “I realize this isn’t optimal for either of us. You don’t want to be here.”
I tried not to stare at the gun, but I was already trying to figure out if I could get to it before he could.
“You can’t.” He glanced at the gun then back to me. “I’ll always win.”
“Always?” I edged toward the door to what looked like a bathroom.
He sighed, weariness heavy on his exhale. “Yes. It’s what I do.”
“You kill? Is that what you mean?”
His face hardened, a muscle ticking in his jaw. At that moment, I realized how truly terrifying he could be. Built like a solid wall of muscle, at least six foot five, with a handsome face and eyes that went cold in a heartbeat. I swallowed hard and bumped into the doorframe at my back.
“I’m going to need to patch this.” He jerked his chin toward his shoulder, but kept his eyes on me. “But first, I’m going to take care of your nose and get you cleaned up.”
“First, you need to tell me why I’m even here.” I couldn’t keep the shrill notes from my voice. “Why did Berty take me? Why is this happening?”
He reached behind his head and pulled his shirt off in a singularly masculine move. His abs flexed, and his bare chest looked carved and hardened. Black ink trailed around his arms and met in the center of his chest. “Death before dishonor” was written between his pecs with a flourishing script. His fingers had individual letters on each one. Scars dotted his body—some long gashes with dots on either side from stitches, others that were rounded or jagged. He was a battlefield, his story told with blood and scar tissue.
Celia Aaron is a recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy—if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Want a free bestselling book?
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