RATING: 3 out of 4 stars
GENRE: Romance intertwined with mystery
*I received this book courtesy of the Onlinebookclub.org*
A jungle lady determined to protect the land of the tribe that raised her. A doctor who only wants to make a difference in the medical world. Brought together can they put aside their differences and work to save the island and it’s inhabitants?
Kira’s integrity is tested when a merchant ship lands off the coast of the island, lavishing goods on the tribes people, winning them over. Knowing that something is off, Kira uses her close relationship with the Chief to make an attempt at raising awareness to the true intentions of the ships Captain. Failing miserably, she must take it upon herself to assure that no lasting damage comes to the island and the villagers that she sees herself the protector of.
Doctor Trevor is astounded when he steps foot on the land, from the people to the islands bountiful harvest. What most astounds him is his attraction to Kira. Contracting her as his guide throughout the island on his hunt for new herbs and roots, both of them find themselves fighting their desires.
But, when they get to close to the Captain and what he is really doing they end up fighting for much, much more. They must fight for their own lives, and the lives of the islanders and all that they live for.
I was enthralled with this book from the moment I started reading. From the fantastic character formation and development to the descriptions of the island and tribal people. The story was well written and felt as if I was there watching the whole thing happen. As far the characters, well, Kira is my favorite. Not a native to the island, but raised there after her parents are killed, takes it to her heart to ensure the people are not brought to harm in any way. She is courageous and witty, and just a well rounded character that any one would want to be friends with.
Now, I said the story was well written, and it is. The only thing I can mention is that it did contain a few errors, mostly just missing punctuation. While it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story, I felt they were errors that could be easily corrected.
Without further ado, I rate Guardian of Paradise by W.E. Lawrence a 3 out of 4 stars. Aside from the errors I found, I think this is a book any romance lover would love.
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