Friday, February 1, 2013

Review & Giveaway! - Her Guardian Lover, by Carrie Pulkinen

Good morning, readers! I took a little break for some ROMANCE! With Valentine's Day around the corner, this novel was a great choice. My very first guardian angel romance.... Wasn't sure what to expect, but I was so pleasantly surprised! Read on to my thoughts on this yummy novel and don't miss out on this GIVEAWAY!!!!

Title: Her Guardian Lover
Author: Carrie Pulkinen
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Breathless Press
Format: Ebook
Length: 73,372 words

Book Description:

Guarding April is a hard day's work. But opening his heart to love her could be the end of life as he knows it.

April May Carter, a twenty-nine-year-old small town high school teacher, dreams of finding a man to whisk her away from the Hicksville she's stuck in. She wants it all—the husband, the house, the kids, the car. But her dreams of living the perfect life are shattered during a school shooting.

Damian is supposed to keep April safe. He's an angel, but you wouldn't guess that judging from his attitude. A tragic event in his past has left him so bitter and resentful that he won't let anyone get close. But the moment, Damian sees April, he's blindsided by the beauty. She awakens a part of his soul he thought had long ago burned out.

April should hate him, but she sees through his abrasive exterior and finds the compassionate, loving man beneath. Can Damian let go of his past, accept his responsibilities, and let her love him? Or will he spend the rest of his existence alone and miserable?

April is stuck in denial. She is in a relationship with a mega a#$hole and refuses to see it. Refuses to understand that she is deserving of so much more. Even though she fantasizes about gorgeous fellow teacher, Damian, she is determined to stick to her plan of getting a ring on her finger and putting up with the man she is with now. Even when she is astronomically disappointed and neglected, she still makes excuses for her selfish man. 

Right off the bat, you know Damian is not who he says he is. It is pretty evident, even without reading the back cover of the book, that he is in April's life to protect her. Pretty predictable that he is an angel. But there are emotions that he refuses to acknowledge every time he is around April. He is an emotionally damaged Angel, people! With a heart of rock that is slowly crumbling! 

The makings of a heart fluttering romance. 

I truly enjoyed this story, and because this is the first type of its kind that I have read, I was constantly curious at where the author was going to take these two characters. Though the romance part of it is no surprise to me, the plot of this story was intricately woven within its pages. Plenty of action, major sexual tension, and just the right amount of sassy revenge were braided in to create a story that I won't easily forget. 

DO NOT miss your chance to win a copy of this book. As a paranormal romance fan to another.... you will enjoy it! 

Giveaway Time!!!

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About the Author:

Carrie Pulkinen has always been fascinated with the paranormal. Of course, when you grow up next door to a cemetery, the dead (and the undead) are hard to ignore. Pair that with her passion for writing and her father's insatiable love for monster movies, and you've got the perfect recipe for an exciting storyteller.
Carrie spent the first part of her professional life as a high school journalism and yearbook teacher. Now she's able to channel her love of the English language into stories of amazing sex with devilishly handsome men. In her free time, Carrie likes to read, take pictures, and play with her kids. She invites you to contact her at, or visit her on Facebook at

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