Hello Avid Readers. Today I’m sharing my thoughts about Warden by Montana Ash. The first book that kicks-off her adult paranormal romance series, Elemental Paladins.
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Title: Warden by Montana Ash
Series: Elemental Paladins #1
Published by Self-Published on 26 November, 2020
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
No. of Pages: 244
Max is a Warden, a sacred being burdened with the task of ensuring nature continues to thrive. Wardens are revered and to be afforded the respect of their stations at all times for they are passive beings, in constant danger from dark forces. Every warden has their own paladins, ancient knights born to protect, obey and serve. They are bound by honour, justice, courage, and above all, loyalty to their liege.
Sounds like a pretty good deal, right?
The only problem is, Max has no idea what a warden is let alone a paladin. She's been alone her whole life, causing natural disasters and bar fights everywhere she goes. Strange creatures stalk her every step, and she's fairly certain she's a chocolate junkie. Meeting a bunch of smokin' hot knights seems too good to be true but she's just desperate enough to believe them. After all, what harm could there be in a few days of rest and relaxation in a beautiful house by the beach, surrounded by a harem of muscle-bound warriors?
But there's one thing she didn't count on ... Ryker.
The unofficial leader of the group of outcast paladins, Ryker is a perpetually premenstrual, growly, broody, insensitive jerk with no brain-to-mouth filter. He also happens to be the sexiest, hottest, most sensual man Max has ever had the pleasure of ogling. Six foot four of solid muscle, deep chocolate brown eyes, shaggy black hair and a rugged scar down one side of his face, he was Max's every fantasy come to life. But the ancient knight is scarred with a tragic past and believes his soul is stained with dishonour. Coupled with Max's own stubbornness and trust issues, she figures the chance of getting a happy ending is pretty slim.
But fate can be a fickle wench, as Max and Ryker soon discover in Warden, Elemental Paladins: Book One.
Review Format: eBook
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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. 🙂
I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organiser (ARCs). The rest of my book reviews are in a mini format like this.
So on with my thoughts about…
So, what did I think about Warden?
Montana Ash is a new-to-me author and I was blown away by this book! I devoured this book; I loved her writing style, the pace she set for her story and the gripping plot-line. The characters she created were complex souls that exhibited all the traits that I crave. I love that this book made me feel so many emotions; yes, I did blubber like a baby at times but I won’t tell you how often or when. However, I also chuckled out loud too causing many an odd stare. 😉
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 Max 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 I love.
Warden was a bloody good book and I was going to rate it 5 stars until the final couple of pages. Cliffhanger Alert! I never give top ratings to books with cliffhangers, and for me, this book felt like it ended mind scene. I had already bought and downloaded books 2 and 3 when buying this one as they were all on sale at 99p.
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.
Elemental Paladins Series by Montana Ash
It’s never too late to jump into this amazing series. Click on the books below to read my reviews or buy a copy yourself.
- Warden (Elemental Paladins #1) (2015)
- Paladin (Elemental Paladins #2) (2016)
- Chade (Elemental Paladins #3) (2016)
- Ranger (Elemental Paladins #4) (2017)
- Custodian (Elemental Paladins #5) (2018)
- Revolution (Elemental Paladins #6) (2019)
- Reckoning (Elemental Paladins #7) (2020)
Buy any of the books in the Elemental Paladins series in print or ebook at the usual retailers, including:
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini review for Warden. I hope I’ve sparked your interest, not only in this book but in Montana Ash too..
Bye for now,