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 was one of the attending authors at RARE19 in London, and even though I still haven’t finished reading this series like I had wanted to, I loved meeting her; she’s so nice. 🙂
So, on with my thoughts about…
Custodian (Elemental Paladins #5) by Montana Ash
Max has finally found everything she never dared dream of; family, friends, and love with a man who does terrifying things to her independence. She has more to lose than ever before. With lines being drawn in the sand and sides being chosen, the future from her nightmares seems set in motion. Max is terrified – feeling the weight of her Order’s lives on her shoulders. But she’s also resolute, because she’s calling do-over on their entire society!
Ryker had been a miserable bastard for years before Max stumbled into his life and turned his whole world upside down. Months ago, she arrived and offered him everything he swore he would never want or need. Now there was no question; he was blissfully whipped. But who would have thought that winning Max’s heart wasn’t the real fight?
With the rot at the centre of their society uncovered and the hidden threat identified, Max and Ryker must unite all – wardens, paladins, rangers, and chades – if they are to defeat their common enemy.
But hey, with a Goddess on their side, how hard can it be?
Once again the story in this installment knocked my socks off; I devoured it!
I’m already a fan of Montana Ash’s writing style; the pace she sets her plots and the balance she creates in her gripping stories between heartfelt emotion, action and humour. I love that the characters she has created in the Elemental Paladins world are complex souls that exhibit all the traits that I crave; intelligence, camaraderie, humour and a predisposition to love unconditionally even when they are damaged and flawed by their life experiences.
As I have already mentioned, Custodian brought out a myriad of emotions; fear, fury, yummy tingles and yes, I did bawl my eyes out (no, I won’t tell you how often or when so stop asking) but I also smiled and chuckled out loud plenty of times too, usually at the banter between the members of Max’s rather unique Order. 😉
Custodian is the fifth book in this series and doesn’t centre around a specific romance like the previous books, instead it brings the background story arc into the spotlight. It’s a truly fantastic book and I can’t wait to read what happens next in the final book – Revolution.
As with the rest of the books in this series, due to the sexual scenes, colourful vocabulary and expletives present throughout, I would recommend this book to adults who are not offended by content of this nature who love stories about kickass heroines and damaged alphas within the adult paranormal romance genre with story-lines about the bonds of true friendship, over-coming insurmountable odds and fighting for what’s right despite the costs.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest.
Bye for now,