From the moment I saw her through the window of her flower shop, something other than darkness took root inside me. Charlie shone like a beacon in a world that had long since lost any light. But she was never meant for me, a man that killed without remorse and collected bounties drenched in blood.
I thought staying away would keep her safe, would shield her from me. I was wrong. Danger followed in my wake like death at a slaughter house. I protected her from the threats that circled like black buzzards, kept her safe with kill after kill.
But everything comes with a price, especially second chances for a man like me.
Killing for her was easy. It was living for her that turned out to be the hard part.
Author's Note: This is a full-length romance novel. It's not a super-dark read, no trigger warning. Explicit violence and hot sex included. HEA, no cheating.
Vengeance oozed from my pores until the moment I got a glimpse of her, and then I knew peace. I could sit for hours and just watch her.
A trained killer with a crush on a florest...
Conrad is a contract killer, after a kill or a hard day he goes to sit outside the flower shop and watch Charlie, admiring behind his dark tinted windows. May seem a little creepy but Con doesn't live in the way of normal, he's a killer, doesn't see himself as ever being worthy of someone like Charlie, so unable to touch, he watches.
Charlie senses Con watching she always knows he's there but never let's it show, his presence brings an odd sense of security and Charlie herself has her own dark past.
One thing a killer shouldn't do keep routine, so when the hunter becomes the hunted and his enemy thinks Charlie is his woman he has no choice but to rescue her and keep her safe and they both have to go on the run.
Dark protector is an action packed read with an aptly named title as Con does everything he can to keep Charlie safe.
I loved the balance in the plot were Con's friend Nate brought humour with his funny comments bringing a lightness in dark situations, I liked Nate's character.
"You're it for me. The first, the last, the only person I want to touch or taste. The only one I want to kill for. The one i'd die for"
Told in dual pov's and leads to a hea Dark Protector is a gripping,hot and exciting read.
Arc gratefully received for review purposes
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Celia Aaron is a recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy—if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.