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Linked (Guardian #2)

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  685 Ratings  ·  45 Reviews
Leading a double life as an Amethyst and a Dentelle is difficult, loving two men is tragic, but for Lexi Adams, planning her own death is totally insane. After narrowly escaping the Ray-Pacs in Amethyst, Lexi and Jason are now headed to the safe haven on Towhead Island. Heart-broken, she understands why a Guardian-Amethyst relationship is forbidden, but that won’t stop her ...more
ebook, 287 pages
Published October 2012 by Heather Bowhay
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Dione Sage
Right after I finished reading Amethyst, I went to the the authors blog and found out that the second book was published over at Smashwords. I can say that is the best $2.99 I have spent this week! Well worth it. Linked is the second book in the Guardian series written by Heather Bowhay. It is a quick read like the first book which in a way made me a little sad because I was so invested in the storyline from book one and was hoping to drag out my fascination with a little bit of a longer story. ...more
Jun 08, 2015 Whitney rated it really liked it
Hello Lovelies!

I’ve been sitting on this review for about a month, waiting to post it (I wanted to break up sequel reviews). After finishing and loving Amethyst, I immediately moved onto Linked, eager to continue the story of Lexi and her companions.

Ash, who seemed to fade out of Amethyst, returns full force in Linked and becomes Lexi’s confidant, accomplice, and even lover. Instead of the cocky facade portrayed in the first book, Ash is revealed to be a feeling individual hounded by insecuritie
Jul 23, 2014 Cyndi rated it it was ok
I had the same qualms about this book as I did with the first one: way too much random detail that doesn't add to the story, and so many weird rules that make no sense whatsoever and are also thrown in just because something is convenient. Unfortunately, these problems got even worse in this book.

Still, I do care about the characters, but I'm to the point where I don't really want to read the third book because I'm getting quite bored with this writing style, but I've invested enough time into t
Mar 03, 2013 Wendy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, romance
I enjoyed Amethyst but found 'Linked' even more spell-blinding and couldn't put it down. The story wove together elements of love, friendship, self-sacrifice and violence in a world where feelings between Guardians and Amethysts are forbidden, linking to a Dentelle could mean death, and war with the Ray-pacs constantly looms. The rivalry between the Ray-pac leader and his evil brother Adrian to get Lexi's Essence lent a chilling sense of uncertainty to the story especially when Lexi underestimat ...more
Oct 31, 2012 Tia rated it really liked it
I did enjoy the second installment of the Guardian series and I love that she connected with Ash. I'm not too sure about her whole thoughts and love with Jason, I don't know if they will be able to link up but either way, this series has enthralled me.
Jeanette Crump
Jul 17, 2014 Jeanette Crump rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Definite improvement seen in Linked! Heroine has awesome powers, love triangle, living a lie, betraying the guardians, trying to save lives, drama, suspense, action, romance...this book has it all. Bowhay continues with the unique storyline and completely bypasses ordinary. There is great development of the characters and their personalities in this segment. Unlike the first book there was no problem with keeping my interest. The excitement and drama carried through to the end and leaves yo ...more
Veray Carter
Jan 22, 2016 Veray Carter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was even more exciting than the first one. The bad guy is scarier and the good guys are becoming more of a team. Lexi tries to take too much onto herself though and I wish she would be more willing to let the others in and tell them what is going on, but then there wouldn't be a story right! Jason is making me so mad and I wish he would stop being such a pain in the you know where. Ash isn't much better, but at least he is taking care of Lexi. I am thinking that Jason will come around ...more
Veray Carter
Nov 12, 2014 Veray Carter rated it it was amazing
This book was even more exciting than the first one. The bad guy is scarier and the good guys are becoming more of a team. Lexi tries to take too much onto herself though and I wish she would be more willing to let the others in and tell them what is going on, but then there wouldn't be a story right! Jason is making me so mad and I wish he would stop being such a pain in the you know where. Ash isn't much better, but at least he is taking care of Lexi. I am thinking that Jason will come around ...more
Chasta Schneider
I have become a huge fan of this series. While the second installment didn't grab me as quickly as the first book did, it wasn't long before I couldn't put it down. I believe it's the characters that make me enjoy the series so much. I love how their relationships are unfolding, though several times I found myself pounding the arm of the chair, cursing Lexi for not just jumping into Ash's arms. Yes, I have a weakness for the bad boys! However, Ash's character is not bad in the way that you feel ...more
Nov 20, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Liked this and the 1st Amethyst both a lot! The storyline is intriguing enough to keep you interested and I liked the characters and found them relate angle to as people, obviously not to thm as having special "abilities", but to them. They're all like able and I find myself picking out actresses and actors already for the movie, LOL! Currently more than half way through the last one Dentelle and it's a but slower for me, but I'm anxious to see how Lexi gets out of this one with going to rescue ...more
Theresea Wasson
Aug 11, 2013 Theresea Wasson rated it really liked it
As an Amethyst, Lexi has the power to heal others. The problem is that she is also a Dentelle which means that she has premonitions as well. She is also in love with one of the Guardians in her group and that love is forbidden, and she also can't link to him, as that will kill both of them. Due to a premonition that she links to the leader of the Ray-Pacs, she develops the scheme to make this happen. When Ash makes a sudden reappearance into her life, she is shocked to discover that he has the p ...more
Oct 04, 2013 Ela rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
This is the second book in the Guardians Series. I really liked it. Watching the romance between Alex and Jason bloom and crash and bloom again was really great. The ups and downs made the book quite a page turner and it was hard to put it down.

Also, the drama between Lexi and Ash was quite interesting. One thing that was a bit confusing was all the worry they had about Lexi linking and then in the end it ended up not boing a big deal and she just linked with Ash. Would have been nice to know wh
Kristina Dorsett
Dec 27, 2014 Kristina Dorsett rated it really liked it
Bought this book after reading the first in the series, Amethyst. It keeps up with the wonderful world created by the author, has just enough romance, and a wonderful pace for an easy read at the beach or on a rainy day. The large vocabulary words can trip up the narrative, but I still think it's worth the read.
Oct 09, 2015 Rosie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody
Recommended to Rosie by: Amazon Kindle recommendation
Oh my goodness, such a whirlwind of scenarios and emotions in this one! I am so happy for Ash, for Jason, for Lexi/Alex. The massive battle between the Ray-pacs and Guardians was well written. The only thing this book has done is leave me wanting more. Thank you, Heather Bowhay, for having a magick wand that acts as a keyboard. I admire your talent more than I could ever express in a tiny review. You are truly extraordinary.

Now... I move on to Dentelle!
Nov 16, 2013 Viviana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
OH YES! The Guardian Series book two is awesome. The story of Lexi Adams continuous. Secrets are revealed, new acquaintances are meet, better(intense) adventures/action lived, romance picks up, more characters are introduced (interesting ones). It's even better than the first one. Lexi and Ash relationship makes an interesting and powerful turn. Ash rocks! Just love him. Jason and Lexi's relationship crashes and blooms than crashes again but in the end finally happens. Great roller-coaster read. ...more
Debbie Civil
Aug 25, 2014 Debbie Civil rated it really liked it
This book was way better than the first one! I really loved the plot! However, I didn't feel like this book was long enough. I also don't understand a few rules of this universe. My main question is why does water affect guardians?
Katherine Kaecey McCormick
This book was MUCH better than the first one. The characters were better developed and not flat, the dialogue is improving, and the plot was more exciting. I almost feel like book 1 and 2 could be combined with book 1 doing the world building, etc. I really like the premise of the series and am glad the 2nd book was so much better. In book 1, I had a hard time seeing why the main character would ever like Ash, never mind be friends with him or struggle with romantic feelings. He more likeable
Stephanie Hirsch
Apr 13, 2015 Stephanie Hirsch rated it it was amazing
I didn't want to put this book down. From the romance to the non-romance, the friendships and enemies, the book takes you on a trip that has you reeling afterwards, I couldn't wait to start the next book.
Feb 03, 2015 Patricia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: already-read
Even better

Heather definitely didn't disappoint in this the second book of the series. I thought it was definitely exhilarating and thrilling, kept me glued to the book so as to read it in one sitting. Ash has stepped in to one of the more prominent roles and much h more important Jason and Alex have finally (and I do mean it's about time finally ) told each other how they really actually feel about each other. I laughed at the little side character Mrs Zimmerman, she definitely has a great pers
Nov 03, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it
Definitely more cohesive with a better flow than book 1. The main character isn't as whiny or frustrating this time either. Looking forward to finishing out the trilogy!
Karyn J Campos
Feb 17, 2014 Karyn J Campos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Knowing what happens to the guardian's kept me very entertained. I was surprised through out the book. I couldn't wait to start Dentelle.
Jan 01, 2015 Jaclyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The overall storyline was still unique and interesting, but I felt this book wasn't quite as good as the first in the series. The dialogue felt very forced a lot of times, like it was obvious the author was trying to steer things in a certain direction, or needed something particular to come out of it. The plot did t just flow naturally. And the MC was a bit ridiculous. I didn't even understand her logic (if you can call it that) in coming up with her plan to save the day. And some aspects of th ...more
Dec 19, 2014 Kristine rated it really liked it
This is one example of the second book being dramatically better than the first. I enjoyed it. Truly.
I wonder if this trend will continue with book 3?
Aug 15, 2014 Abi rated it it was amazing
Better than the first and I adored the first one!
It is addictive and made me lose many hours sleep because I couldn't put it down until if was finished
May 05, 2016 Rebecca rated it really liked it
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Sep 02, 2014 Anika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
May 30, 2014 Michalla rated it really liked it
Even better than the first. This was way good! Love Jason!
Feb 04, 2013 ☼~Marian~☼ rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those who read Amethyst
This is just what I expected after reading Amethyst. Though, this has more action with its Ray-pac vs Guardian battle. I liked how the story unfolds from Ash to Jason, Amethyst to Dentelle & from Ray-pac to Guardian. I was enthralled. I hope some of my questions will come to light on its book 3. Like, how did Mrs. Zimmerman knew all about them? Kinda looking forward for a little bit of history about Dentelles and their abilities.
Jan 30, 2013 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Awsome, awsome awsome loved this book couldn't put it down I was hoping for Alex and Jason to get together throught the whole book but ash is there with her and he knows all her secrets and Jason is also pushing her away and it seems there is no way for Alex to survive no matter what she does so her plans to save her friends will be the way she goes out and who will she end up with it anyone's guess can't wait for the next book
Kyra Dunst
Aug 21, 2013 Kyra Dunst rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this second installment in The Guardian Series. The romance between Lexi and Jason is sweet and heart wrenching. Even the secondary romance with Ash is endearing.

Lexi's willingness to sacrifice herself for her friends makes her one of my favorite heroines.

I can't wait to see where this series goes.
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