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Unlike Kami I have a thing for angels. This however is different then all the other angel books I have read. Selene is a guardian angel. Not a nephilim. Not a big bad fallen angel. Etc. Etc. She is truly an angel. I found that very refreshing and new and great.
The writing was top of the line. I know there are people out in reading land that hat...more
Oh my goodness, Ashley Robertson really starts this story off with a kick! Immediately we are thrown right into the action, with flashbacks, angels, demons, and vampires! UnGuarded was my first book about angels and I absolutely adored it. I loved learning about the angel hierarchy, their duties, and their enemies.
Selene, an angel, is distraught because her vampire lover Cole has been kidnapped, and it's her fault. Now she has to make a choice: she...more
Selene is a very sympathetic characters and someone the reader can really get behind. I also liked the supporting cast who were all well realised.
This book launches you into the action straight away and that fast pace remains right through, keeping you turning the pages, eager for more.
The story idea was well co...more
What initially drew me to this book was the beautiful cover, but after reading the blurb I was very excited. An angel falling in love with a vampire? I've never heard of such a thing. In the beginning my heart absolutely ached for Selene and her missing lover. But then I found myself getting frustrated with her, because she was ignoring an angels most importa...more
Cole ends up being kidnapped by demons and taken to Charon,...more
In the first chapters of the book, I really don’t like her… It’s because, for me, her “love” for Cole was an obsession… I got this idea because she was really desperate to save Cole and I don’t even know who Cole is (except that he is Selene’s vampire boyfriend)… It was the only thing she can think of and because of her obsession, Caitlyn’s life was put in jeopardy… But after she was able to save Cole, I saw that her “love” for him was really love… And by that time it was...more
This book was so exciting! I was sucked it from the very beginning. I loved getting to see all the flashbacks and memories. It really helped me understand the story more, and make it seem more real to me. I felt like I was actually there. Sometimes though I felt a little confused and lost. Also some parts kind of dragged on for me.
Selene made a lot of mistakes but she did everything she could to fix them and save the people she loves. She was such a strong female lea...more
Who ever heard of coming at a love story, half-way through? I certainly haven't. Who would've thought that it'd work?! OHMYGOODESNESS, does it work!
From the moment I read the first page of UnGuarded I was in it. There was no stopping me. Not my kids. Not my husband. Nada. I couldn't wait to get "just one more page" (YEAH RIGHT!) in before I had to put...more
Unguarded, I will say, has potential. The plot is intriguing, the drama is thick and runs through the entire novel, and the writing is well done. The chemistry between Luke and Selene was electric, and pulsed right off the page, easily drawing me into the book. Finally! A love story where the girl and/or the guy doesn't immediately fall in love and forget everything else in the world, besides the other member of the relationship! How many times have I whined about that, guys? Seriously.
As soon as you delve into UnGuarded you are launched into action right off the bat, which I enjoyed, and it keeps with that same pace throughout the whole book. It is filled with angels, demons, vampires and a few immortals. Good versus evil is what this book is all about. What would you do for the love of your life? Would you risk one person for another? Would you risk your life for that of a person you care about? Those are the...more
If any of you reading this have read some of my reviews before this you know I NEVER give out 1/2 stars. I stick to solid numbers. But with this book I find myself unable to stick to my normal, and I have to give it a 1/2 star.
Lori and I were offered this book by the Author to review, and even though Angels are not really my thing, the description captivated me and I really wanted to read this one. This is a solid book, good writing, mostly likable characters, good plot, battle of good...more
For a guardian angel, there is no higher status than becoming an archangel. Just when Selene was about to reach that honor, she meets the handsome vampire Cole and falls in love, ruining her chances of every being an archangel. Selene has resigned her place as an archangel and is content looking after her charge Caitlyn, while spending time with Cole. When Selene learns her boyfriend Cole has been kidnapped, her world is torn upside down as she str...more
Selene is a guardian angel that was close to become Archangel and she would have if she hadn't fallen in love with Cole and vampire, one in the dark and not good for an Angel.
When she finds out Cole is in trouble because of a mistake she made, she does everything needed to get him free. Even when it means meeting up with dark ones and worse make deal with them.
When she is on the mission to safe Cole her human she is supposed to protect g...more
Okay - first things first. I think we should all take a minute and enjoy the GORGEOUS that is the Unguarded Book Cover. Did ya get a good look?! I mean really, is it not awesome!? Now that the moment is over, lets get back down to business!
I was lucky enough to receive this book for a blog tour I signed up for. & now, after reading it, I must say that I made a pretty good decision to jump on this blog tour! Seriously, aside from the amazing cover, th...more
While she still has enough guardian abilities to watch over her human charge, Caitlyn, Selene knows that loving Cole comes with a risk – she could become a fallen a...more
Source: Review copy was given to random jendsmit by the author in exchange for an honest review.
In a nut shell: good story, pace was a little slow, connected more with Luke than anyone else… Selene was ok though
My Rating: 3.5/5
I really liked this story idea. Guardian Angel falls in love with a Vampire… good loves bad… forbidden love… yep it is all of that – everything we love, right?!...more
This book was provided free from the author in exchange for honest literary review. The opinions voiced here are solely my own and given freely.
Selene was sent to eath to be a guardian angel. Her first responsibly is always her charge Caitlyn, who also happens to be her dear friend. Against the archangel's warning she has been spending way too much time in human form bonding th her charge. These moments have also allowed Selene to-do the un...more
As soon as you delve into UnGuarded you are launched into action right off the bat, which I enjoyed, and it keeps with that same pace throughout the whole book. It is filled with angels, demons, vampires and a few immortals. Good versus evil is what this book is all about. What would you do for the love of your life? Would you risk one person for another? Would you risk your life for that of a person you care about? Those are the questions S...more
Selene is an angel with a dilemma; she’s in love with a vampire. Her ranking as an angel has been demoted after the revealing of her love affair, and she has been warned to stay away from any dark ones. When her lover, Cole, is suddenly taken hostage, there are few places to turn. The angel is willing...more
Angel, Vampires & Demons, oh my! This was a great read. I loved Cole and Selene's story -- and it was made even more interesting wit...more
By Ashley Robertson
I was given a copy of Unguarded by Ashley Robertson in exchange for an honest review. I have to say this was a excellent book. Why does love have to be so complicated. Who can say whether an Angel and a Vampire cant have a true connection and in love. Selene loves Cole unconditionally but is she willing to put her human charge in danger is she willing to fall from grace and become a fallen angel? Can Luke save Selene from herself or is he destined for...more
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