Review: Forsaken Protector – Nana Malone
It’s been a year since Gentech Facilities went down. Symone Jackson has been dealing with the repercussions of the experiments Peter Reeser conducted upon her. Her touch renders anyone she touches unconscious and, in some instances, it’s been known to kill. Afraid of getting close to someone, she’s decided to live on her own in hopes of keeping those she loves safe and out of harm’s way.
While out one day, she comes to another girl’s rescue who’s caught in throes of a gang war where it’s either do as they tell you or suffer the consequences. Symone knows she should have left well enough alone, but the mother hen in her will not allow her to rest until she makes sure the girl is safe. Her actions, unfortunately, have dire consequences when a mercenary locks on to her trail with the intent on capturing her, once and for all. It’s then that Symone realizes there’s more at stake than she ever knew.
Against his better judgment, Garret Hunter keeps tabs on his target wherever she goes. Granted, she eludes him whenever possible, but it’s only a matter of time until he finds out her exact location. Observing her every move, her every action goes against what he’s been told. She’s kind and considerate and does her best to protect those she thinks need protection.
Ever since he can remember, he’s been told she’s a terrorist that needs to be taken down. Deep inside, though, he knows it’s not true. Symone Jackson is nothing like the person she’s been painted to be. Her goodness and her beauty draw him to her, inciting his inner urges to know exactly what she feels like.
Clashing with the enemy, Symone is startled to find that he’s immune to her powers. To some extent, anyway. She wants to believe he’s the bad guy, but her instincts tell her he’s far from that. Most especially when he does his best to show her he’s not there to hurt her. It’s only then that his actions go farther than words can say.
Banding together in hopes of taking Peter down, once and for all, she, Garret, and the others are prepared for anything Cassie’s brother throws their way. At least, that’s what they want to believe. When others are caught in the crossfire, they soon realize Peter’s intentions are far more sinister than they gave him credit for.
This was such an awesome continuation of the Reluctant Protector. I think Nana Malone has written such a wonderful series, one that will draw you in from the moment you begin reading. If you haven’t given this series a chance, you should. It’s like X-Men but with a deeper and more satisfying twist. I definitely recommend it.
The enemy of her enemy is her friend.
Almost one year after escaping Gentech Facilities, Symone Jackson lives in the shadows with her nightmares. Thanks to horrible genetics experiments at the hand of Peter Reeser, her mere touch is lethal. It may be safer to stay in the darkness, but despite the monster she has become, she wants to be the hero…and only one man can help her.
Garrett Hunter thought he was one of the good guys, but on routine surveillance of a suspected terrorist, he discovers the awful truth…he’s not the only super human around. When Peter Reeser gave him the opportunity to beat a debilitating illness he jumped at the chance. But his decision to save the enemy—Symone Jackson—will endanger the only family he has.
The way to salvation is with Garrett’s help. Can Symone overcome her mistrust and stop living in the shadows? Or will her nightmares become reality?
About The Author:
Nana’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is. Though, until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find her acting out scenes for hubby and puppy while catching up on her favorite reality television shows in sunny San Diego.