Guardian of Paradise is a well-written, well-paced, and touching romance.
Kira Wall loved everything about the Island, the forest, the waterfalls, the natives, and her home in the tree house. Her exotic paradise had been the only place that she’d known since she was ten-years-old; it was home to her.
Kira became suspicious when a captain of an Australian merchant ship came to the Island, bearing expensive gifts. There was something unsavory about him. And, since Kira had appointed herself, guardian of the Island, she decided that it would be up to her, to spy on the captain and his men. When she conveyed her concerns to the Chief; however, he dismissed her. To her dismay, the ship’s captain had already swayed the Chief to his side, by dazzling him with empty promises. Unfortunately, Chief Ariki would come to regret his decision to ignore Kira’s findings.
Not everyone on the Australian ship was up to no good, though, the ship’s physician, Trevor Marshall, gave freely of his time, caring for and healing the natives. He was pleasantly surprised when Kira agreed to show him where he could find herbs to make more medicines. Kira and Trevor became fast friends and felt an undeniable connection to each other. Kira wasn’t ready for the intense closeness that happened between them. But, when Trevor risked his life to save her, Kira knew that it was going to take all of her strength to keep herself from falling in love with him.
Guardian of Paradise is an enjoyable story, filled with adventure, and romance.
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
4 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover