HARD TO HANDLE – A Christine Warren


**ARC received from the author for an honest review**

When The Darkness’ threat looms closer than ever before how will The Light find a new way to stop them? For the first time in Guardian history, Ash has awoken as the first of her kind, a female Guardian in the midst of a war between good and evil. Michael Drummond has always been around gifted women, sisters with innate abilities who tend to save the day. But when his sister’s premonitions lead him to Ash’s claws…he’s got to open up to a whole new world he never new existed.

The past books in the series has featured all sassy female Wardens and male Guardians whose attitudes reflect their stony nature. This book was so refreshing that Warren decided to go with a female Guardian! Drum was his own style..not quite sassy but sarcastic and stubborn. The banter between the stone faced Ash and Drum was so entertaining to read.  I loved Warren’s take on Drum’s female family members and their “abilities”. They were just enough of old Irish tales that it held a sense of superstition behind them.

We got to see a glimpse into each of the previous Guardians lives and even Wynn and Kylie joined in he adventure when The Darkness’s operations moved to the eastern world. Warren always writes the perfect amount of action and suspense as to how the Wardens and Guardians can save the day. In theory we’ll have two more novels and two more Guardians to discover!!!


The only male among four sisters, Michael Drummond is no stranger to women’s strength and formidable will. His Dublin pub, the Skin & Bones, is his refuge, a reassuringly masculine retreat. Until a fierce woman warrior from another realm bursts into his life, bringing with her a battle between good and evil…and an explosive dose of desire.

The first and only of her kind, Ash is a lone female gargoyle, a creature destined to protect mankind from Demons determined to unleash their darkest forces. But her arrival on Earth is more confusing than she expected: her bone-deep instinct to do battle is matched only by her untamed attraction to stubborn, stalwart Drum. If they manage to keep the world safe, can they turn the passion crackling between them into a love that will withstand the test of time?




Christine Warren is the author of the Novels of the Others, including New York Times Bestsellers Big Bad WolfWalk on the Wild Side, and One Bite with a Stranger. Born and raised in coastal New England, Christine Warren now lives as a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. When not writing (as if that ever happens), she enjoys horseback riding, playing with her pets, identifying dogs from photos of their underbellies, and most of all reading things someone else had to agonize over. She has been assimilated by Twitter (as @ChrstineWarren) and Facebook, where you can follow her thoughts and witness her being ridiculous firsthand, and she always enjoys hearing from readers via email sent to Christine@ChristineWarren.net.

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