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The Guardian

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Luke Carter is an ex-SEAL who quit so he could take care of his gravely ill daughter. He works for an organization that invests in medical research trials that tradional medical groups won't handle. One of the trials isn't working so he goes to Haiti to close it down but it doesn't go as he planned. As he approached the doctor's office, he is beaten by a group of thugs and left for dead. The doctor, Ysabeau Morno, found him and nursed him back to life.


I really enjoyed reading this unusual story. The story line was quite unique with the Guardians funding medical trials around the world and the wonderful writing making what could have been complex situations all very clear and easy to follow. Throw in a bit of romance and this is a great read.


I loved the characters. Luke, being an ex-SEAL, is a very strong and competent man who cares deeply about his daughter. He does have a lot of secrets but they just help make the story even better. Ysabeau was a kind and caring doctor who was concerned about what would happen to her patients if the funding for her trials was stopped. The funniest characters were Ysabeau's Gran, The Great Mambo Priestess of Light and her Godmother, Deolina, a black magic priestess. The things they "saw" and did with voodoo and spells were scary but funny.


I'm so glad I received a complementary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. This is a great story that I highly recommend.