Jason King was presented the opportunity of a lifetime: assume control of Guardian Security from the billionaire who had built the world renowned agency. As CEO, Jason would manage the best security resources in the world.
Former SEALs, Rangers, Recon, Green Berets, agents from every alphabet agency in the nation, not to mention law enforcement stand outs, flocked to the organization he’d control. But the offer came with a painful stipulation. Jason King must lay to rest the demons haunting him.
Faith Collins' half-brother rescued her and her infant son from a hideous life, then died overseas in a black ops mission gone tragically wrong. Faith knew how to pick up and go on when things got bad. So she'd made peace with losing him--until Jason King arrived.
Neither expected their meeting would tilt the world on its axis–and offer them the solace they both desperately craved.
"Jason", the fourth book in the Kings of Guardian series is about the "F'ed-up" brother. Okay, they all are little crazy, but Jason has major survivors quilt on his mind. And that's major, corporal, general in the line of work he's in.
There is, of course, sex and more sex, but Jason is the striving addict to be better. It's hard going for Jason until the love interest, Faith, and her little boy, Reese, enter his life. I loved the fact that Reese, Faith's boy, had an important role to play in the story.
In my travels and experiences in research, it's been proven that addiction is the result of being unhappy and separated from people and society. In this story, Jason's struggle with drugs melts away as he becomes driven to keep Faith and her son safe and with him. Thus finding his people that love him and that he loves in return. A family of his own if you will. Not that he doesn't have family, just that he's dealing and doesn't want to burden them. Which in my experience is how you get addicted to drugs. By feeling worthless and alone.
A few times in the story, I thought Jason might send Faith and Reese away to protect them, but of course -- the safest place is right by his side. And he keeps them there. I want to point out that this key fact is different from the "norm" and I loved it. I roll my eyes and close the book when the hero wants to send their love interest away as if they are incapable, especially when it's their job as a body guard. It's like--here's this plot point I have to do to make it easy for the villain to gain access to the love interest. But Kris Michaels doesn't do that. No, she makes it awesome by keeping my interest and keeping the two main characters together.
The guardian series gets darker in the book and an underground war is hinted at. Okay, big time hinted at. I'll be looking forward to Jared's story. The next in the series. As usual, the military flavor is ever present and always spot-on. I do love these books and am always on board for the next one!
Last episode, I mentioned I might be able to get a creation of my main characters drawn to show you, but that didn't happen. I dropped the ball.
But what I do have is inspirations to the physical traits of these characters.
One of which I have to direct you to pinterest because even though I'm not allowed to download, alter or pass-on the incredible artwork that was the actual inspiration for Chartan LeBeau, I can pin it pinterest. Go figure.
So if you're looking for that visual it's here:
This lovely woman is the inspiration for Lady Dauphine. I love her refine features, dark hair, regal essence with the hint of sensuality that pulled me in.
She looks like she's ready to tell you a secrete and has many to keep. That, in essence is Lady Dauphine. You'd never guess her to be a refugee.
The model, I believe, is Barbara Mori. She's a gorgeous actress that has starred in Hispanic films. Thought I'd mention that in case you were wondering.
I think she makes a fine Lady Dauphine and so I've kept her as such in my pinterest board.
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