Friday, June 12, 2015


Don’t you love a good series? I love writing and reading series, and am excited when I read a book I like and learn that it's part of a series. Lyn Horner’s Romancing the Guardians series is shaping up to be great. 

DECODING MICHAELA, book two, follows RESCUING LARA, book one. While each book can stand alone, I recommend you start with book one to get the full impact of the danger and myths involved.

Cover by Kim Killion
Lara Spenser/Flewellyn has been rescued by Conn O’Shea and is safely (for now) secreted away. Dev Medina carries on with the next phase of alerting the Guardians of impending assassination unless they take defensive measures and flea into hiding. Dev has decoded a message from Lara’s late uncle and learned the location of each Guardian. Now Dev's mission is to find Dr. Michael Peterson in Galveston and get the doctor to safety.

Turns out Lara is one of seven Celtic Guardians of ancient relics they have sworn to protect with their lives. Too bad that now their mission has become serious. Someone or something has learned of the relics and is intent on retrieving each Guardian's treasure. No, not gold, but another kind of treasure, one of power. A more dangerous kind. 

Since he met Lara, Dev has been having dreams of a golden girl walking toward him across equally golden sand. He goes to Galveston beach, hoping he’ll see the girl who’s haunted him. Sure enough, he sees her coming toward him as she appeared in his dreams. Problem is, she passes by him and appears to be with another man.

Vowing to learn more about her, he realizes he must first warn the doctor. What a shock to learn that the person he’s been sent to rescue is the woman from his dreams. Dev made one little mistake in decoding—Michael is Michaela.

Michaela is a dedicated psychiatrist who has a particular psychic gift—she can read thoughts. She refuses to abandon her patients to another doctor. That is, until she is threatened and realizes Dev was telling her the truth. But I’ll let you learn more from DECODING MICHAELA rather than give spoilers.

I give this book 5 stars and I’m looking forward to the next in the series. The author slipped and let me know that Josie is the next person to rescue one of the Guardians. Yay! That's who I hoped the next book would feature. I hope Lyn Horner is writing rapidly as you read this!

You can buy the e-book of DECODING MICHAELA at Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and iTunes. The print version is in process and will soon be available.

And in case you wish to begin with book one, the e-book of RESCUING LARA is also available at Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and iTunes. The print version is available at CreateSpace and Amazon.

Lara Spenser is running for her life. She guards a treasured relic from ages past that no one outside a select group is supposed to know about. Yet, an evil one has learned of its existence and his minions are hot on Lara’s trail. Although she has escaped to Ireland and is living under an alias, her special sixth sense tells her the “Hellhounds” are growing near. Injured in a car wreck that killed her beloved uncle, she is desperate for someone to act as her bodyguard.

Enter Connor O’Shea, ex-Special Forces soldier. Now the foreman for a crew of oil and gas well firefighters, Conn is on an extended vacation after a devastating explosion on his last job. Out of curiosity, he answers Lara’s ad for a “strong chauffeur” and takes on the job of guarding her temporarily.

Conn has his hands full, not only keeping Lara safe but also trying to help her recover from deep physical and emotional wounds. As days and weeks pass the two grow closer and romance blooms, but their tenuous peace is shattered one terrifying night by Lara’s pursuers. Conn may prove his ability to protect her, but can he help her fulfill her destiny as High Guardian of apocalyptic secrets? Can he rescue her from the soul-deep pain that holds her prisoner?

Find the answers in RESCUING LARA, Book One in this tantalizing series, Romancing the Guardians

1 comment:

Lyn Horner said...

Caroline, thank you for your wonderful reviews of both Decoding Michaela and Rescuing Lara. I'm so happy you are enjoying the Romancing the Guardians. Book three, Capturing Gabriel will be out in autumn 2015 (early autumn, I hope.)