Because she already knows what her dates are thinking and feeling, what they’ve done in the past, what their near future holds, relationships are difficult to come by. It is something that would put anyone off.
She does like someone, though—very much. His name is Michael and he’s a police officer at the station where she works. The problem? He doesn’t bat an eyelid at her. In fact, she would go as far as saying that he hates her.
However, when a new officer, Stephen, joins the force and seems to sweep Cassie off her feet, all that changes. For some reason, she cannot read him, and he quickly becomes a mystery that she needs to solve. Michael, on the other hand, doesn’t like it one bit and, pretty soon, jealousy rears its ugly head, leaving Cassie confused and frustrated.
Later, Cassie learns a nasty secret, resulting in a shocking revelation regarding Michael and Stephen. Cassie soon realises that there are things beyond her world—beyond her imagination. Michael is her protector, her savior, her guardian. But can he keep her safe? Can she control her growing feelings for not only Michael, but Stephen? Can she make a choice? And will her choice result in the happily ever after she so desperately desires?
Cassie has always had a gift (although she would see it as a curse) and her ability to see past, present and future from the touch of a hand has meant her life is somewhat lacking. Oh, she's not really lonely and has a loving uncle and a supportive friend but there's never been a special someone for her as seeing their innermost secrets can put a downer on things. Cassie works at her local police station and is doing her best to keep her head down but there's one particular officer, Michael, who she's all too aware of but he seems to despise her and ignores her constantly. That all changes though when the new guy at the station Stephen starts flirting with Cassie and before she knows it Cassie is falling deep into unchartered waters and tempted by two completely different men!
Neither Michael nor Stephen is exactly what they seem though and Cassie starts to discover just how different they are when she can't read them through touch. There has never been anyone whose soul wasn't bared to Cassie so exactly just what are these guys? Falling for the protective Michael and yet charmed by the irresistible Stephen, what is Cassie to do? She has kept her gift hidden but events happen that cause her to reveal it; but unfortunately using her gift might just put Cassie in more danger then she ever expected!
Well first, I must congratulate Ms Roberts on such a unique story. I am also quite pleased to see this story is set in London as it's a bit boring always reading about Washington state or New Orleans in nearly every paranormal book available. I particularly enjoyed the scenes between the police officers and thought that showing they are all too human really added something to the tale.
Is this a romance? Well yes, and yet at the same time I want to say no. There are some sexy moments here but this is so much more than a straightforward boy meets girl then another boy shows up and girl must choose sort of book. There is a lot of backstory to uncover and an ending you will not see coming, so be prepared to shout at your kindle as your jaw hits the floor! This story is most definitely not over and poor Cassie will have many more adventures I feel before she finally finds her happy ending. It looks set to be an amazing journey and I for one am very keen to see what Ms Roberts dreams up next.
I was gifted a copy of Her Guardians by the author for an honest review and truly enjoyed all the twists and turns.