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Guardian angel Selene was so close to becoming an archangel—the supreme of all beings—until she fell in love with Cole, a forbidden dark one. Once she discovers her vampire lover has been kidnapped and the only way to save him is by abandoning her number one priority—Caitlyn, her human charge—there really is only one answer in Selene’s mind, even though leaving Caitlyn ung ...more
Kindle Edition, 245 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by http://www.ashleyrobertsonbooks.com/ (first published June 29th 2012)
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Midu Hadi
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Ashley
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
As posted on booknook - Young Adult book reviews

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
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Avid Reader Amy's Reviews
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: angels, hot-vamps, ya, fantasy
UnGuarded is an wonderful love story. It is like West Side Story meets Dracula. The story revolves around Selene, an Angel and Cole, a Vampire. They are in love. Angels and Vampires are banned from interacting. Angels are from “the good side” while Vampires are from “the bad side ”. Yet here we have Selene and Cole defying all odds and falling in love. Selene is told by her Archangel Raphael to stay away from Cole. She is at risk of Falling and loosing everything. This is only the tip of the ice ...more
Melissa Simmons
Jun 17, 2012 rated it liked it
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. I also very much enjoyed the chemistry between Luke and Selene; when it was the two of them, I was sucked in to the story, watching these two visibly pulse with electricity. It was very fun for me! Finally! A love story where the girl/guy doesn't immediately fall in love and forget everything else in the world just because their animalistic urges spoke ...more
Lori
I recieved this book as a gift to review on my blog. Boy am I a happy happy girl. Ashley Robertson is supreme awesomeness folks. No lie. Now to the book.
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
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Nicki Markus
Jun 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Having enjoyed a previous work by Ashley Robertson, I was keen to see what she would come up with this time and I must say that the end result is a fast-paced tale of action and suspense.

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
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Alishia
Jul 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
How many chances is a guardian angel given before they fall from grace? For guardian angel Selene she is extremely close to finding out. Before meeting her vampire boyfriend, Cole, Selene was on the verge of becoming an archangel, but after her forbidden relationship was discovered Selene was stripped of some of her angelic abilities.

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
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Cassie
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Unguarded by Ashley Robertson: Review by Cassie Hoffman

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
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Review By Cassie Hoffman for Cynthia Shepp Book Reviews and Editing

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
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Tabby -  Shattered Hearts Reviews
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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
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Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
A gripping tale of forbidden love and sacrifice!

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
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Allana Kephart
Jul 22, 2012 rated it liked it

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.

That bein

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Christine
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
UnGuarded was a book so fantastically different from any other that I've read. Seriously. I am floored by how much originality this book contains.

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
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Kami
Jul 07, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

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
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Valerie Mcqueen
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My review of UnGuarded by Ashley Robertson

Rating 5*****

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
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Jennifer (random jendsmit)
Check out the first couple chapters on Ashley's blog for FREE:
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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

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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?!
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Denice
Sep 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Cover: It’s fine…

Selene:

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
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Phaedra Seabolt
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Demons, Angels, and Vampires, OH MY! This is the second book by Ashley Robertson that I have read, and I have to say that I really enjoy her writing style a lot. I had a really tough time putting it down. The story is about an angel named Selene. She is assigned to a human to guard. All guardian angels are given a human that they watch and similarly there is a specific demon that is normally assigned to that human as well. As long as the human doesn't do terrible deeds, they will join the light ...more
Samantha
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Storyline…

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.

The Characters…

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
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Stephanie Ward
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
Angels and fallen angels are a hot topic in the young adult genre right now. What I really liked about Unguarded was how the author blended other paranormal beings into the mix. Instead of being a book about fallen angels being in love with a human, she brings demons and vampires along for the ride. The main character, Selene, who just happens to be an angel, falls in love with Cole - a vampire. I liked how the normal storyline was spiced up with the added supernatural creatures - I felt that it ...more
Lisa {Silverlight} {Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Reviews}
Selene is an angel destined to become an archangel, who oversees and protects her human charge, Caitlyn. Selene has fallen in love with a vampire named Cole. Angels and vamps are not allowed to be together, but that doesn't stop these two. With so much at stake we learn the ramifications of falling for a forbidden love. Selene is at risk within her kind and may never become an archangel. Cole is captured by a demon and now Selene may put everyone at risk including her human Caitlyn, by teaming u ...more
C.V. Hunt
Jun 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ashley Robertson has created another fantastic world with a collection of every creature you could imagine. Vampires, angels, demons, sirens, and shadow sliders all take center stage in Unguarded.

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
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Elyse Schramm
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from a drawing on a blog; that included one of the authors stops in her book tour, and I was very excited to read it.

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
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Athena Nagel
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
This was a great spin on the classic tale of forbidden love. And how can you not fall for Luke – I liked him the second he entered the scene in the story. Selene is the main character in this story and she is a Guardian Angel. Selene strikes me as naive – she never quite sees the full picture. She is very impulsive and falls for the quick fix. I know lives are at stake but she just doesn’t seem to “get it”. The author has developed a really good story line but the reader is whipped through so ma ...more
Asha Pena
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun story for me to read. I love reading all types of vampire books and some with angles. So this was a real treat for me to read something new and different then I have ever read before. I really liked Selene a lot in the book, being pulled in so many directions and having to make tuff choices. This book keeps you going from the start from Selene being sent to earth to being Caitlyn’s guardian angel to helping her love Cole.

Cole ends up being kidnapped by demons and taken to Charon,
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Niki
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
How far will someone go to make things "right" m great book

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
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Anna
Jun 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Guardian angel Selene did the one thing Angels shouldn't do... fall in love with a vampire. Her vampire lover, Cole has been taken and Selene is eager to find him. But to do this it would leave her human charge Caitlyn helpless to any and all attacks. But she has to make some choice. Either lose Cole forever or lose Caitlyn and any hope of becoming an archangel.

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
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Lisa Markson
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lisa's review of
Unguarded
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
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Emily Walker
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What happens when an Angel falls in love with a Vampire? I didn’t know until I read UnGuarded. It had everything love, lust, death, punishment, remorse, and so much more. I love Ashley’s style of writing, and how she created a world of good and evil, and then blurred the lines. The book kept me up late, and in suspense of what would happen next. There were a few moments where I thought she would go one way, but she stayed true to her characters, and their feelings. Selene wasn’t willing to throw ...more
Simone
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! I received it in exchange for my honest review from Promotional Book Tours. This book is filled with action from beginning to end. Selene was so close to becoming an archangel, but then she does the unthinkable, falls in love with a vampire. Because she breaks the rules, she loses her chance at promotion as well as some of her powers. When Selene takes Cole to Charon (another world), he gets kidnapped. Selene drops everything to get him back, including her charge/close friend ...more
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