by Bianca D'Arc
Series: Guardians of the Dark #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: March 2010
Goodreads Blurb:Thrills, chills, and a smoldering sexy hero combine to unforgettable effect in Bianca D'Arc's irresistible new novel of paranormal romance. . .When police officer Sarah Petit investigates a disturbance in an abandoned building, she expects to find a few underage drinkers. Instead, she's attacked by creatures straight out of a horror movie. Waking a week later in a hospital, Sarah is visited by Special Forces soldier Captain Xavier Beauvoir. The zombies who attacked Sarah are the result of military research gone terrifyingly wrong, and Sarah's immunity to the virus makes her the perfect person to help Xavier eradicate them. But his smooth Cajun accent, whiskey-colored eyes, and dizzying kiss are risky to her in a very different way.
Sarah attracts danger like a magnet--and the smart, fearless cop attracts Xavier too, instilling a bone-deep need that's undermining his steady façade. Enlisting her aid is a necessary gamble, but vicious undead creatures are not the only enemy they face. And the only way to keep each other safe is to trust in an instant connection that could be their greatest strength--or the perfect way to destroy them both. . .
I haven't really hard much about this author, picked up the book to help complete a challenge, and man am I glad that I grabbed this one. The world that this book is set in is one much like we are used to, only the Navy has managed to create zombies while trying to create the ultimate soldier and the situation is slowly getting out of control.
In New York, Sarah encounters one of these zombies and is brought to the attention of the government as she is one of the few that are immune to the bite and they want her on their team to help fight as she is a cop too. Sarah is startled to find out that there really are zombies and from here the story ramps up like crazy. Sarah's government contact is a Green Beret named Xavier, and right from the start the sparks fly between the two of them. While they fight the zombies professionally they fight their attraction to each other too, but luckily for us they don't fight too hard which leads to some great scenes between the two of them.
We also get to the the government conspiracy and how things are getting set up for future books. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one seeing the commander fall hard, and also to see what will happen with John and Sam who hopefully will come into play in later books.
This review was written by my friend Darcy at Goodreads.