Flora’s Mini Book Reviews… Paladin (Elemental Paladins #2) by Montana Ash

Hello Avid Readers,

Sometimes, when I read a book I don’t write a full review, I just write a paragraph or two to publish on Amazon and Goodreads; especially if it’s a book with thousands of reviews already. But I want to build up my blog to be THE place to go to for paranormal romance fans, so I should really post those smaller reviews on here too, right?

Montana Ash is an attending author at RARE19 in London, which is why I sought out her books. I am so glad I did and I can’t wait to meet her later this month. 🙂

So on with my thoughts about…


Paladin (Elemental Paladins #2) by Montana Ash

Honour. Duty. Loyalty. Control. These are the principles Darius lives by – almost to the point of obsession. They had forged him into a noble knight but had also cost him the woman of his dreams and wrought a non-relenting hatred for his personal nemeses; the shades.

When a tiny, redheaded, whirlwind of trouble descends upon him and his fellow knights in a flurry of questions and impossibilities, Darius finds himself struggling to reconcile his past values with his future desires.

For Diana, the arrival of Max brings with it a portent; revolution. As a paladin of death, acceptance is at her core. So embracing the sarcastic powerhouse as her sworn liege is easy. But embracing a certain air paladin who is a pathological rule-follower? Well, that isn’t so easy, despite the attraction they have shared for centuries.

With Darius confronted by his demons and a bitter Warden bent on exacting revenge, will the two knights ever reach their happily ever after?


Montana Ash is still a new-to-me author but I thank my friend Nikki who brought her to my attention just recently. Once again the story in this book just blew me away! I devoured it; I loved Ms Ash’s writing style, the pace she set for her story and the balance she created in her gripping plot-line. The characters she has created are complex souls that exhibit all the traits that I crave; intelligence, camaraderie, humour and a soul deep love. This story brought out do many emotions; fear, fury, yummy tingles and yes, I did blubber like a baby at times too (I won’t tell you how often or when) but I I also chuckled out loud too at the banter.

This book focuses on the relationship between Darius and Diana. If you’ve read any of my reviews before, you will know that I enjoy a story more when the female main character is intelligent, resilient, resourceful, self-reliant and has plenty of gumption. Oh goodness me, Diana may be Queen of Stubborn but she definitely ticked all my boxes and then some, she also has a great sense of humour, sarkiness and an innate sense of right and wrong that seems to be present in most of Ms Ash’s Elemental Paladins.

Paladin is a bloody good book and although I have rated it 5 stars I was a bit miffed at the ending. I seems that Ms Ash likes to end her books with a major hook that, although isn’t a perilous life-or-death situation feels to me like it’s ending mid scene. I had already bought and downloaded the first three books as they were all on sale at 99p so I won’t have to wait before starting Chade.

Due to the sexual scenes, colourful vocabulary and expletives throughout this story, I would recommend this book to adults who are not offended by content of this sort who love stories about kickass heroines and damaged alphas within the adult paranormal romance genre with story-lines about prejudice and fighting for what’s right

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest.

Bye for now,

Flora x

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