Series: Night Wardens 01
Author: Stephani Hecht
Genre: Paranormal/ Action Adventure
Publisher: eXtasy Books (November 1, 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Since the beginning of time, an elite group of human warriors called Wardens protected mankind from all supernatural threats. Born into this destiny, a Warden’s duties passed from father to son…until the supernaturals made peace and the Wardens were no longer needed. Since then, knowledge of their existence has faded into myth and legend.
Recently, the peace has been broken as civil wars and infighting fragment the supernatural species and the Wardens are needed again. One Warden, Rev, could not be more unprepared for what lies ahead. In an instant, he goes from college student to literally fighting for his life as he’s forced to enter a dark world he wants no part of. To make matters worse, his stubborn, by-the-book mentor, Jess, has little patience for a Warden who’s inexperienced and bumbling at best.
Just as Rev thinks things couldn’t be worse, he realizes he’s falling for his hard-ass mentor. Will Jess return the feelings? Or will Rev be dealing with a broken heart while trying to save the world?
Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/night-terrors/
Review: Stephani Hecht has done it again. She has created a series that is absolutely Chocolicious. In this first book, she does quite a bit of world building. The peace that allowed the warrior protectors, known as Night Wardens, to go into semi-retirement is broken. Rick, a Warden, has been allowed to go off to college; an activity he thinks is a complete waste of time.
When evil shows up on campus, Rick’s calm little world disintegrates in a heartbeat. He is thrust into a role he was literally born to fulfill. Luckily, he has a sexy Guardian to watch his back.
I loved every aspect of this story. Stephani Hecht took her time building up sexual tension between Rick and Jess. But, damn…when she finally let them tangle in the sheets…damn!
One of the nice things I like most about Hecht series is how she introduces main characters from later books as secondary plays in the current book. I’m dying to know if Ari and Adam are going to be a couple of if she has other plans for them. And what kind of man could tame Brad?
All in all, Night Terror is a fabulous read. It is gritty and nasty, funny and sexy and absolutely perfect.