Fulfilling her destiny and becoming the Guardian has meant a world of sacrifices for Celeste Wilder, but her most difficult challenge is yet to come. The supernatural forces at play are far more powerful than she ever expected, and she will have to trust her instincts if she hopes to survive. Lilliana Constantin is back from the dead. Alek is free and somehow stronger than ever. A pack of rogue werewolves are wreaking havoc in her small town. And on top of all of this, Celeste faces what is at best an uncertain future with the love of her life. While battling the forces of evil and saving the human world alongside Stellan and the handsome Constantin brothers has become second nature, Celeste had no idea what accepting her duty as the Guardian would actually cost her. When she faces an unspeakable tragedy, she is pushed to her breaking point. After fighting her most formidable enemies, Celeste is about to discover that sometimes the greatest evil is the one that comes from within.
You know what they say about when you assume things. I fell into that trap before I picked up book three in the Guardian series. And trap it was.
Let's start with Alek, the villain. He isn't quite the big bad evil I wanted to hate. No, he's much more complicated and conflicted than that. In fact, he isn't even the worst person in this story. That title belongs to the werewolf who plagues Celeste at every turn. I was surprised and amazed that Ms. Derosa could make me pity Alek after everything he'd done.
The Constantine brothers are still their swoon worthy selves, though Celeste and Roman's relationship has become more complicated - like everything else. I think my favorite character was the sexy, protective Italian guardian that Celeste befriends. I appreciated that the author didn't turn it in to a love triangle situation, as much as our new beau wants it to be. Celeste only has eyes for Roman.
The biggest thing I didn't like about this book was that it was over and that's a testament to the cinematic style with which G.K. Derosa writes.
This is a series that has gotten better with each book and I can't wait for more from this author.