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Dark Guardian

(Black Hoods MC #3)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  257 ratings  ·  63 reviews
Grace Halfpenny has devoted her entire life to her career as a social worker. Always playing by the rules. Always going all in. Falling in love is the last thing Grace had time for.

Eugene “Judge” Grant is the president of the Black Hoods MC. A hardass son of a bitch, thanks to the scars of his past. Love is the last thing Judge believed in.

Two people on two very different
Kindle Edition, 186 pages
Published November 29th 2020
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Avelyn Paige and Geri Glenn have done it again with Dark Guardian. They wrote a story that wowed me from start to finish. This story was a punch in the gut. It twisted me up inside and broke my heart. But at the same time it was beautiful and a story I just could not put down.

Judge and Grace my have met under funny yet frustrating circumstances, but it quickly transitioned into one of understanding and compassion and love. Love for each other and for the kids that essentially brought them toget
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Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Judge and Grace could not be more different but at the same time the same. Judge now having to raise Kevin and Natalie two orphaned kids, knows it will not be easy but nothing in life is. As he does his best in comes Grace, a goody two shoe social worker that thinks the kids are in harm’s way being with Judge. While they both want what is best for the kids they failed to realize that they both as well deserve happiness and a family. There is plenty of emotions in this story with so many twists a ...more
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Grace Halfpenny has devoted her entire life to her career as a social worker. Always playing by the rules. Always going all in. Falling in love is the last thing Grace had time for.
Eugene "Judge" Grant is the president of the Black Hoods MC. Thanks to her past, love is the last thing that Judge believed in.
Two people on two very different paths. Until...Two kids orphaned and alone with a past that mi
Rachel K
I got to just past the halfway mark before I gave up. I didn't like Grace. Her character was confusing. On one hand, she knew exactly how the kids in the story were feeling, having a similar background to theirs. Yet, she was uncompromising and made decisions that just made everything worse. Surely, having the background she did with the knowledge she supposedly has a social worker meant she would make better choices (and not be careless about those choices). But no.

If I'm going to continue rea
Kari Hansen
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
From the outside looking in Judge may appear to not be the appropriate role model that Kevin and Natalie need but appearances can be deceiving. Due to his past he knows that he can give them everything they need and more and he isn’t about to allow anyone to come between them.

Grace is a social worker who is dedicated to her job. She wants to ensure that the children thrive in the situation that is best for them and from her first impression she doesn’t believe that is Judge. As they spend time t
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story had the right amount of action, drama, sweetness and suspense to keep me thoroughly engrossed from beginning to end. Judge is now raising two teenagers that came from a very bleak situation and had nowhere else to go. But that doesn’t stop Grace from CPS sticking her nose in their affairs. Grace a product of foster care she knew she wanted to go into social work to help kids just like her and she only sees black and white. Will Judge help her see shades of gray? To everyone else Judge ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
I read this book in one night... I couldn't stop reading. The Prez's story was Awesome 😁

I was excited to read this one. I wanted to see how Kevin and Natalie got on. And how Judge copped with two kids... And it was so sweet.

I have to say I really didn't like Grace. I wanted to strangle her when she came to take the kids. And how she couldn't see how good Judge was for them... But eventually Judge convinced her and then the action started.

Lots of action, suspense angst you didn't know what was go
Lynn Reynolds
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 Stars

The Dedication will put a smile on your face.

Grace has a tough job – you can’t please everyone. It also doesn’t make her happy. Judge has you thinking he’s an honorable man in one breath and in the next you’re thinking hound dog. I loved the good chuckle I got from their first meeting. I think you might enjoy it as well.

Was also happy to see that this isn’t an insta-love story. Loved the push and pull to see who will come out on top – it will be interesting to see who actuall
Lita Thomas
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dark Guardian (Black Hood MC # 3) by Avelyn Paige, Geri Glen is the story of Judge the president of the MC. We got the beginning of this story in book 2. Now the kids have adjusted to being with Judge and are thriving after all they have been through.  Starting school has put them on the radar of child services. Grace is a workaholic social worker whose life only consist of her clients and a old homeless man she spends time with on Fridays. The real story begins when Judge and Grace meet. She is ...more
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Judge & Grace

The hard president of the Black Hoods MC took in two kids whose mother was gone and had no other family. He'd become their protector and father. He was good to them in a way no one would have thought possible. The kids were happy getting into a regular schedule they'd never known before. Until...

Grace worked hard every day to make sure kids didn't live through what she had as a child. A caseworker, she took pride in helping in any way she could. She wasn't always happy with the outc
Robyn Corcoran
Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
This third book in the Black Hoods MC series is quite an emotional one, just saying, but it is also another fabulous story.

Judge, the President of the Black Hoods MC, has accepted the role of guardian to two teenage children and things are going along quite well until Grace Halfpenny, a social worker, comes along to enquire about the legality of his guardianship.

We really get to know more about Judge even though in book two, Dark Secret, he divulged some background information that was
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This MC series is not what I usually expect from an MC genre story, there’s no gore or torture but there is suspense, drama and lots of brotherhood; plus a good strong feeling of family love protection. The book is really tense and has a couple of great twists and I did enjoy reading it.

Judge and Grace don’t start out on the best of terms, she’s the enemy ... a social worker who wants to take Judge’s orphaned kids away from him. His two kids were in the previous book and they are great kids too.
Jacey Jeffrey
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely freakin loved this latest story in the Black Hoods MC series! Grace is a social worker who is very dedicated to her job and doing the right thing. Judge is the prez of the Black Hoods MC and is taking care of 2 young kids who were in a bad situation. When Grace gets a call from the school about the 2 kiddos in Judge's care she immediately starts questioning and investigating. Initially she believes that Judge and the MC isn't a good role model for these kids but the more time that s ...more
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding MC Read! The authors gave us an amazing storyline for Judge, the Black Hoods MC’s Prez. If you’ve kept up with the series you know Judge has just taken in two children that they rescued from a trafficking ring. While we know very little about Judge’s past, we know he’s a good man with a heart of gold when it comes to his club, his MC brothers and those two kids. All of whom he has and will do whatever it takes to keep safe and protected.

But when one Sassy, Sexy, Headstrong, social wo
Jennifer Pierson
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
HOLY HELL! I had so many emotional responses to this edge of my seat story that I was exhausted after finishing it. Grace is a social worker who always puts the job first, and it's for this reason that she gets a case that has her interacting with the Black Hoods MC, since the president, Eugene "Judge" Grant who has a couple of orphan kids he's taking care of but she can't find any legal documentation for it (and she's been told some stuff) so a wild journey commences. All the chaos that follows ...more
Kathryn Linke
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dark Guardian is the third title in the Black Hoods MC series, and whilst you could read it as a standalone, I highly recommend reading the previous books so you will understand the backstory of characters who appear throughout.
Eugene “Judge” Grant is president of the Black Hoods MC. He’s taken in two children and raising them as his own. He may be gruff and brooding, but under his protection, care and affection Natalie and Kevin are thriving and just beginning to trust when their world implode
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Emotional ・Suspenseful ・Heartwarming ・Heart Racing

The Black Hoods MC President 'Judge' has taken on the fierce roll as Protector of Kevin and Natalie, the children who in Dark Secret we learnt of their heartbreaking story.
However, when Child Services discover Judge's Guardianship is not legal Judge and Grace cross paths and everything starts too unravel for these characters.
Riddled, with action, suspense, angst, some serious alpha ness, and a dash of steam this story had me on the edge of my
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful story from these authors.

I have to say in this story Judge really stole my heart. Here he was this bad boy biker who was an older man on top of that but had a special place in his heart for 2 kids that were not his own. He was willing to step up and be a dad. I admire that in this character.

Grace I know when she started her day out the day she met the 2 kids Judges was watching did not realize how much it would really change her life. I love the fact that she was a strong woma
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Review by: Melanie
(5 stars)

Book three in the Black Hoods MC series sees the MC President, Judge, trying his best to raise two suddenly orphaned children. Social worker Grace however doesn’t think Judge is the best person for the job and it takes something major happening to get her to change her mind, not only about his guardianship of Kevin and Natalie, but also about the man himself.

While this is high on emotions, there is still plenty of action, suspense, twists and turns to keep it moving a
Cali Gals
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Judge starts this story out. He is president of his MC and has taken on two abused/traumatized teenage children. Plan to initially have several questions that will be answered as you travel down this telling.

Grace... truthfully I wasn’t sure about her at the beginning. She is a social worker that came off a little distant in her need to follow rules. If you feel the same, keep reading. Wink. As you learned about her childhood and experience her emotions, your eyes will be opened.

Judge and Grac
Sarah Dale
This is the third book in this series and its most certainly a gripping read. This one is Judge's story and it does pick up shortly after the previous book and The Blacks Hoods MC's President, Judge, has taken in the two orphaned kids we have met Kevin and Natalie.

Grace is a social worker who has devoted her entire life to protecting children. When she has the case file for Kevin and Natalie put in front of her she comes face to face with Judge and everything she has ever believed or thought bef
Mary Keiser
Mr. Judge

This might be my favorite book from this series. There is a lot going on in this story and also with the characters, it was hard to keep up at times because I was devouring every little morsel. I absolutely loved the meeting between Grace and Judge, oh my gosh that was awesome and provided a bit of comedic relief. If I'm honest, I really loved the way Grace evolves in this story, sure her profession is not an easy one but she actually realized something about it that she didn't consider
Debbie Earley
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Avelyn and Geri you ladies have completely blown my mind with book. I was drawn in from the very beginning and couldn't put this book down. This book had my laughing, crying, ready to kick butt, heartbreaking, was on emotional ride! When I reached the end I wasn't ready for it to be over and I needed more. January can't get here fast enough. I have so much to say, but I can't give anything away. If your a fan of Avelyn and Geri's you need to read this book, but start at the beginning ...more
Audrey Krofchick
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG...I could not put this book down. It was so fantastic! Note to readers, you DO need to read the other books in this series to understand the backstory. This book is about Judge, the President of the MC and Grace, a Social Worker. Grace is working a case about the kids that Judge has in his custody. It was interesting to watch Grace work through doing what was right or what were the rules of her job. The two come together and it is HOT. I highly recommend this book. Dang I am so looking forwa ...more
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an incredibly great read! This book is so full of passion and surprises.
Grace is a social worker and Judge is the President of the Black Hoods. Their story is so tragically beautiful. They both are fighting for the same thing, two children who desperately need a chance at life. Something stable, secure and loving. Grace gives it her all until she takes the time to get to know Judge, the man these kids currently live with. Dark Guardian is an emotionally charged,  beautifully written story.
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
He’s a Dark Guardian🥰

I freaking loved Judge and Grace’s story❣️It was completely unexpected and I wasn’t sure how the authors were going to spin this one but it was done amazingly well, with some very well concealed secrets that I didn’t even know to expect.....I love it when the authors can keep me on my toes and evoke emotions in the reader and they did just that😍

I’m excited to learn more about Karma in the next book and absolutely recommend this series if you haven’t tried it yet😁 I received
Stacy Davis
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grace and Judge, what a pair! Judge takes in 2 kids who are without family and is wonderful for them! I really feel like these kids teach Judge what love really is. However, in walks Grace and she is investigating Judge having the kids. I was not too fond of her at first. It takes her a bit to understand and realize that Judge is exactly what they need, then she is all in. I love these 2 because they really felt there was no one for them until they found each other. The road was rough, angsty an ...more
Whynter Raven
I really love this series. Judge has a heart of gold with taking on two young kids. He has devoted himself to making them feel loved and asked for nothing. Now enters Grace, she's with CPS and follows to law and rules to the letter. But when she meets Judge and the kids she's second-guessing herself. And Judge and Grace have off the chart chemistry. Love how they interact with each other and the kids. this story has it all action-packed, funny, romantic, and heartbreaking. I can't wait till the ...more
Lynne Garlick
Dec 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap!!

Holy crap! This series just keeps getting better and better! This time it's the President's turn. GP or Judge is doing so he can to keep Kevin and Natalie safe after so they have been through. These children are part of his family now and nobody is taking them away from him.
Grace is investigating the children's case after an anonymous phone call casts some doubt on their safety.
But not all is as it seems, with things coming at them from all sides, my heart was pounding!!!
What a fanta
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Avelyn Paige is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes stories about dirty alpha males and the brave women who love them. She resides in a small town in Indiana with her husband and three fuzzy kids, Jezebel, Cleo, and Asa. Avelyn spends her days working as a cancer research scientist and her nights sipping moonshine while writing. You can often find her curled up with a ...more

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