The Succubus Layla has one job: to seduce dreaming men. Although emotional attachments are strictly prohibited, Layla has powerful feelings for the Guardian of the Deep.
Samael is a dark lord charged with maintaining order in his submerged domain. The Guardian is enamored of Layla, and they fuel their passion in his undersea home.
With forces stirring against them, the fae world becomes dangerous. Samael suggests a hideaway in the human dimension – a 1950 Montana ranch. Layla is thrilled. They can escape the threat looming over them, and she can indulge her cowboy fantasies with Samael.
When Samael disappears before their rendezvous, Layla’s dream turns to a nightmare. Peril is closer than ever. She must call on her deepest reserves and risk everything for the truth to come out. Is her love strong enough to hold the bond with her Guardian of the Deep?
Guardian of the Deep
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I judge a book on its ability to hold my attention and keep me hooked until the very end. Guardian of the Deep did this for me. If you haven’t read any of Flossie Benton’s books this is a really good one to start with. Guardian of the Deep was a chance for me to get lost again in her wonderful characters and their lives and realms. A light read mixing sensual romance, paranormal and adventure both in the fae’s world and in Montana in the human world.
The author creates characters who are smart and beautiful. I couldn’t help but to fall in love with both Layla and Samael as they involve themselves in a dangerous relationship. Why dangerous? Because Layla is a Succubus and falling in love with Samael is considered a treacherous thing by her people. On the other hand, all those close to Samael consider Layla an enemy and don’t hide their disdain for her. As any forbidden fruit, their love is more enticing and full of unexpected surprises as, reading the story, one will discover. I won’t go into more details as this is a novella and you must read it and savor the thrilling adventure. Apart from Layla and Samael I also loved Sadie, a secondary character, a Wytchfae.
It amused me reading how Lyla went and had a cup of leftover coffee before leaving. So faes are also addicted to the black, divine drink. Good for them!
Another quote I enjoyed from the book, "She was trouble wrapped up in a bow. Gut instinct told him this woman could be the death of him.”
Guardian of the Deep is another amazing story by Ms. Benton-Rogers and the characters that she creates are second to none. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
I love Flossie Benton’s 's writing - have loved Flossie Benton’s books since I read the first one - and this book is one of my favorites from her. She never disappoints.