Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Guardian by Jordan Taylor, Guest review

Welcome Patricia Nelson!

She's agreed to do a few guest reviews here at the Bookshelf. Some of you know her from Mrs. Condit and Friends Read Books and other review sites, and I was pleased she took a couple of books from an unexpected cornucopia that opened up on me. Hopefully we'll see her byline every now and again!

Title: Guardian
Author: Jordan Taylor
Purchase at Amazon
Purchase at All Romance eBooks
Cover artist: Aria Tan
Genre: Paranormal, angels
Length: 12k
Formats available: Mobi, epub, pdf

On a blustery November day in London, Gavin catches a bus from Waterloo Station to his office. He makes this journey five days a week, year after year, alone. Or so he thinks.

He does not know that his guardian angel accompanies him each day of his life, watching over him—loving him as all guardians must. His guardian’s feelings, however, fall into baser depths. As all guardians know, it is taboo to feel carnal love for a human ward. Such a relationship would not be viable—or healthy. Gavin’s guardian knows this. Lives and breathes this. And yet, to lift Gavin from depression, he is willing to attempt the impossible: to manifest as a human for Gavin and finally meet the love of his immortal life face-to-face.

Guardian contains adult content suitable for mature readers only.

I must say that this may only be a short story, but it had quite an impact. Because of a bad breakup with his boyfriend, Gavin has slowly withdrawn into himself. Isolated and depressed, he's only going through the motions, not living, just existing. His guardian angel is growing desperate, and asked the others to help him manifest into a physical form. He interacts with Gavin, hopefully trying to pull him out of his shell. After three lifetimes of being an angel, Gavin's guardian becomes overwhelmed by the sensations of his physical body, losing sight of why he's there, and almost blowing his true mission. I absolutely love the clever, and very original, way he succeeds. This is my first book by Jordan Taylor, but it definitely won't be my last.

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