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. Explicit violence and hot sex included. HEA, no cheating.
Celia Aaron grabs and surprises me with each of her books, Dark Protector not only has the cover that provides you with picturing this gorgeous dark character Conner/Con Mercer though out the read, the story grabbed me from the beginning with it's action, suspense, mystery and romance.
Conner is one of the best professional killers for hire, he has killed more people than he wants to remember. Con finds his haven when he is parked in front of a flower shop watching the beautiful owner through the window. The only problem is that she doesn't know who he is, that is not until his enemies want to destroy him starting with his heart. He finds himself having to protect the women that gives him solace, he also has to protect his heart throughout this nightmare. This dominate alpha male is willing to give his life but now all that he wants is to live which will seem impossible.
Charlie is the beautiful flower shop owner, who has a past of her own...a past that she keeps running away from. It takes one murderous dark night and Charlie's life has been turned up side down. Her life is on the line and she doesn't understand why, that is until she feels the presence of the man who has been parked out side the flower shop. OMG!!! Charlie's life is in chaos, why does she feel protected and loved when everything around her is dark and dangerous?
Dark Protector, is a sexy action packed read and I could not love Aaron any more than I already do. I love this story and I loved that we are given a hilarious gorgeous sidekick Nate, I am so begging for his own story. The main characters are perfect, their chemistry is spine -tingling and the buildup of their falling in love is awe-amazing. 5 edge of the seat Stars!!!