eBook, 331 pages
Published May 13th 2012
Guardians of the Race series Book 2
Best read in order- yes
I am loving this series, it is so great! Guardian’s Hope is the second book in the series and it features Hope and Nico. We met Nico in the first book and he is an elegant, broody hero that no one really knows much about. He is very private and doesn’t like to share his past (or really the present) with others. His back story is heartbreaking and as you learn more about him you can’t help but understand why he is the way he is. Hope has had a very sheltered upbringing. Her father is a preacher in a very small community where he leads his home with an iron fist. Hope leaves home searching for her sister and meets Nico at a club where he helps her to get home. From there the sparks fly.
I am falling in love with the world that Rhodes has created. After the first book I was worried that this one would have a lot of ‘vampire politics’, i.e. the society being all up in arms about how the guardian’s are choosing to live, but I was very happy to see that none of that made an appearance. The threat of politics was still there but the focus of the story stayed on Hope and Nico. I loved getting more time with all the secondary characters. They are great! The twins are again full of mischief and mayhem but are still so funny in their interactions with each other and the other characters.
Nico and Hope are such great characters and I felt they were a perfect match for each other. As the story progresses you get to watch them both grow and mature into incredible individuals and an even more amazing couple.
I will again say that one of the only negatives that I had with this story, same as the first in the series, it the changing of the point of view. When the author switched to another ‘mind’ she does not usually even put a space between the paragraphs so it is sometimes confusing. Other than that minor thing, it was thoroughly enjoyable. I am very excited to read the next installment!